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Political science is the study of the struggle by humans to gain and use power and authority for useful or destructive reasons. Political scientists analyze this struggle within and among nations using a variety of methodological tools and theoretical concepts and in a variety of sub-disciplines and specialties. It is imperative that students, scholars and professionals stay abreast of new discoveries, new interpretations, and new theoretical ideas. The overlapping fields of practice that come together in the study of political science make it challenging to stay informed about every applicable area. The task is made more difficult because a great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship and research appearing in online databases. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field. As Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science grows, it strives to reflect the impact on political science of major political transformations in the world and of methodological advances.
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Editor in Chief
Mark P. Jones is the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s Political Science Fellow, a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Master of Global Affairs Program at Rice University. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Baker Institute’s Presidential Elections Program, as the Director of the Baker Institute’s Argentina Program and as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs. Jones has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and The Journal of Politics and in edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Penn State University Press, among others. Jones is the lead author of Texas Politics Today 19th Edition (2021, Cengage) and the editor of Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends (2020, ABC-CLIO). Prior to arriving at Rice University in 2004, Jones was on the faculty at Michigan State University for ten years. He also has been a visiting professor or research fellow at the University of Notre Dame in the United States, at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, and at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín and the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. Jones has received over $2 million in extramural grants as either principal investigator or co-principal investigator from foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Moody Foundation and the United States National Science Foundation. Jones, his spouse Ronda, and their daughters Alexa and Caitlin live in Houston, Texas.
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Latin American Politics
Middle Eastern Politics
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