Skip to main content

Comparison with an Ethnographic Sensibility

  • Erica S. Simmons (a1) and Nicholas Rush Smith (a2)
Hide All
Barth, Fredrik. 1969. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Culture Difference. London: Allen & Unwin.
Beissinger, Mark R. 2002. Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outline of a Theory of Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Dunning, Thad. 2012. Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach. New York: Cambridge University Press.
George, Alexander L. and Bennett, Andrew. 2005. Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Gisselquist, Rachel M. 2014. “Paired Comparison and Theory Development: Considerations for Case Selection.” PS: Political Science and Politics 47 (2): 477–84.
Laitin, David D. 1986. Hegemony and Culture: Politics and Change among the Yoruba. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Lawrence, Adria. 2013. Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Locke, Richard and Thelen, Kathleen. 1995. “Contextualized Comparisons and the Study of Comparative Labor Politics.” Politics & Society 23 (3): 337–67.
Madrid, Raúl L. 2012. The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Meierhenrich, Jens. 2008. The Legacies of Law: Long-Run Consequences of Legal Development in South Africa, 1650–2000. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Pader, Ellen. 2006. “Seeing with an Ethnographic Sensibility.” In Interpretation and Method: Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn, ed. Yanow, Dvora and Schwartz-Shea, Peregrine, 161–75. New York: M. E. Sharpe.
Parkinson, Sarah. 2013. “Organizing Rebellion: Re-Thinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War.” American Political Science Review 107 (3): 418–32.
Schatz, Edward. 2009. “Ethnographic Immersion and the Study of Politics.” In Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Politics, ed. Schatz, Edward, 122. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Schwedler, Jillian. 2015. “Why Academics Can’t Get beyond Moderates and Radicals.” The Washington Post, February 12. Available at Accessed May 5, 2015.
Sewell, William H. 2005. Logics of History: Social Theory and Social Transformation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Slater, Dan and Simmons, Erica. 2010. “Informative Regress: Critical Antecedents in Comparative Politics.” Comparative Political Studies 43 (7): 886917.
Slater, Dan and Ziblatt, Daniel. 2013. “The Enduring Indispensability of the Controlled Comparison.” Comparative Political Studies 46 (10): 1301–27.
Snyder, Richard. 2001. “Scaling Down: The Subnational Comparative Method.” Studies in Comparative International Development 36 (1): 93110.
Tarrow, Sidney. 2010. “The Strategy of Paired Comparison: Toward a Theory of Practice.” Comparative Political Studies 43 (2): 230–59.
Walsh, Katherine. 2004. Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Wedeen, Lisa. 1999. Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Wedeen, Lisa. 2002. “Conceptualizing Culture: Possibilities for Political Science.” American Political Science Review 96 (4): 713–28.
Wedeen, Lisa. 2008. Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Wimmer, Andreas. 2013. Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks. New York: Oxford University Press.
Wood, Elizabeth. 2003. Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Yanow, Dvora. 2014. “Interpretive Analysis and Comparative Research.” In Comparative Policy Studies: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges, ed. Engeli, Isabelle and Allison, Christine Rothmayr, 131–59. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

PS: Political Science & Politics
  • ISSN: 1049-0965
  • EISSN: 1537-5935
  • URL: /core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed