David Collier

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus

210 Barrows Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720

United States

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1.

The Comparative Method

POLITICAL SCIENCE: THE STATE OF DISCIPLINE II, Ada W. Finifter, ed., American Political Science Association, 1993
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Jun 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Case Study, Comparative, Experimental

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Teaching Process Tracing: Exercises and Examples

PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 823-830, October 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2016
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Understanding Process Tracing

PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 823-830, October 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2019
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Critical Junctures and Historical Legacies

SHAPING THE POLITICAL ARENA: CRITICAL JUNCTURES, THE LABOR MOVEMENT, AND REGIME DYNAMICS IN LATIN AMERICA, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Mar 2011
Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier
University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America

Collier, Ruth Berins, and David Collier. 2002. Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 08 Mar 2017
Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier
University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Putting Typologies to Work: Concept Formation, Measurement, and Analytic Rigor

Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 65, No. 2, June 2012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2016
David Collier, Jody LaPorte and Jason Seawright
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, University of Oxford - Department of Politics and International Relations and Northwestern University - Department of Political Science
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Insights and Pitfalls: Selection Bias in Qualitative Research

World Politics, Vol. 49, No. 1, October 1996
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
David Collier and James Mahoney
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Northwestern University
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Conceptual 'Stretching' Revisited: Adapting Categories in Comparative Analysis

American Political Science Review, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 845-855, December 1993
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Jan 2011
David Collier and James E. Mahon
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Williams College
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Conceptual Hierarchies in Comparative Research: The Case of Democracy

CONCEPTS AND METHOD IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCE: THE TRADITION OF GIOVANNI SARTORI, David Collier, John Gerring, eds., Routledge, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Jun 2011
David Collier and Steven Levitsky
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Harvard University
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Democracy with Adjectives: Conceptual Innovation in Comparative Research

World Politics, Vol. 49, pp. 430-451, April 1997
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
David Collier and Steven Levitsky
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Harvard University
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Democracy and Dichotomies: A Pragmatic Approach to Choices About Concepts

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 2, pp. 537-565, 1999
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
David Collier and Robert Adcock
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and American University - School of International Service
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Measurement Validity: A Shared Standard for Qualitative and Quantitative Research

American Political Science Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, pp. 529-546, September 2001
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
Robert Adcock and David Collier
American University - School of International Service and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Trajectory of a Concept: ‘Corporatism’ in the Study of Latin American Politics

LATIN AMERICA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, Peter H. Smith, ed., Westview, 1995
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Feb 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Bureaucratic Authoritarianism

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO POLITICS OF THE WORLD, 2nd Edition, Joel Krieger, ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Qualitative and Multi-Method Research: Organizations, Publication, and Reflections on Integration

Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, pp. 780-795, 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2016
David Collier and Colin Elman
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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Qualitative versus Quantitative: What Might This Distinction Mean?

Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2003
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
David Collier, Jason Seawright and Henry E. Brady
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, Northwestern University - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Typologies: Forming Concepts and Creating Categorical Variables

Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Jul 2016
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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A Sea Change in Political Methodology

Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Mar 2011
David Collier, Henry E. Brady and Jason Seawright
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Northwestern University - Department of Political Science
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Case Selection, Case Studies, and Causal Inference: A Symposium

Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 2-16, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Aug 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Outdated Views of Qualitative Methods: Time to Move On

Political Analysis, Vol. 18, pp. 506-512, September 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2016
David Collier, Henry E. Brady and Jason Seawright
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Northwestern University - Department of Political Science
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Data, Field Work, and Extracting New Ideas at Close Range

Newsletter of the Organized Section in Comparative Politics of the American Political Science Association, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1999
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
Downloads 192 (154,259)
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The Comparative Method: Two Decades of Change

Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives, HarperCollins Publishers, 1991
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Mar 2017
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Rival Strategies of Validation: Tools for Evaluating Measures of Democracy

Comparative Political Studies 47 No. 2, January 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2016
Jason Seawright and David Collier
Northwestern University - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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validity, measurement, democracy, methodology, multi-method, cross-national research, comparatice case studies, structural equation modeling, level of measurement

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Symposium on Critical Junctures and Historical Legacies

Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 15, No. 1, pp. 1-47, 2017
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Dec 2017
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, Cornell University - Law School, Cornell University - Department of Government, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Political Science, Boston University - Department of Political Science, Notre Dame University, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government, Students, Johns Hopkins University, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and University of California, Berkeley - Center on the Politics of Development
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critical junctures, Latin America, state-formation, party systems, neoliberal transformation, religion, law, economic growth, colonial rebellion

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Who Does What, to Whom, and How: Toward a Comparative Analysis of Latin American Corporatism

AUTHORITARIANISM AND CORPORATISM IN LATIN AMERICA, James Malloy, ed., University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Aug 2011
David Collier and Ruth Berins Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley
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Essentially Contested Concepts: Debates and Applications

Journal of Political Ideologies, Vol. 11, Vol. 3, pp. 211-246, October 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley and University of Houston
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Comparative Method in the 1990s

American Political Science Association – Comparative, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-2, 4-5, Winter 1998
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Jun 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Symposium: The Set-Theoretic Comparative Method — Critical Assessment and the Search for Alternatives

Symposium on "The Set-Theoretic Comparative Method (STCM): Critical Assessment and the Search for Alternatives." 2014. David Collier, Ed. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 12(1): 1-51.
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Jul 2014
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori (Introduction)

Concepts & Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori, 1st Edition, (Eds.) David Collier,‎ John Gerring, London: Routledge, 2009, pp. i-ix and 1-10; ISBN: 978-0415775786
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Dec 2017
David Collier and John Gerring
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of Texas at Austin
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concepts, method, Sartori, conceptual stretching, democracy, comparison

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Problematic Tools: Introduction to Symposium on Set Theory in Social Science

Collier, David. 2014. “Problematic Tools: Introduction to Symposium on Set Theory in Social Science.” Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 12(1).
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Jul 2014
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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QCA, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Set theory, Qualitative methods, Causal inference, Simulations, Process tracing, Interactions, Fuzzy logic, Net effects, Categorization

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Comparative-Historical Analysis: Where Do We Stand?

Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section in Comparative Politics. Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 1998
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Mar 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Toward a Pluralistic Vision of Methodology

Political Analysis, Vol. 14, pp. 353-368, 2006
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 May 2012
David Collier, Jason Seawright and Henry E. Brady
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, Northwestern University - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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methodology, causal inference, multimethod research, qualitative methods

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Prerequisites Versus Diffusion: Testing Alternative Explanations of Social Security Adoption

American Political Science Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 1299-1315, December 1975
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Mar 2011
David Collier and Richard E. Messick
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Social Security, Diffusion, Economic Development, Social Policy

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Inducements Versus Constraints: Disaggregating Corporatism

American Political Science Review, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 967-986, December 1979
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier
University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Building Blocks and Methodological Challenges: A Framework for Studying Critical Junctures

Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 15, No. 1, Spring 2017, pp. 2-9
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Sep 2017
David Collier and Gerardo L. Munck
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of Southern California
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critical juncture

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Building a Disciplined, Rigorous Center in Comparative Politics

Newsletter of the Organized Section in Comparative Politics of the American Political Science Association, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1999
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Industrial Modernization and Political Change: A Latin American Perspective

World Politics, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 593-614, July 1978
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Strategic Choice Models of Political Change in Latin America

Comparative Politics, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 229-243, January 1992
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
David Collier and Deborah L. Norden
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and Whittier College
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Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (Front Matter)

Rethinking Social Inquiry, 2nd edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010; ISBN: 978-1-4422-0344-0)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Henry E. Brady and David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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political science, comparative politics, methodology

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Statistical Models and Causal Inference

"Statistical Models and Causal Inference", New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2018
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley
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social science methodology, causal inference, foundations of statistics, statistical models

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QCA Should Set Aside the Algorithms

Sociological Methodology, Vol. 44 (August 2014): 122-26
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Jul 2016
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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42.

Squatter Settlements and Policy Innovation in Peru

In Abraham F. Lowenthal, ed., The Peruvian Experiment: Continuity and Change under Military Rule. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Mar 2017
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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El Nuevo Autoritarismo en America Latina (The New Authoritarianism in Latin America)

El Nuevo Autoritarismo en America Latina, 1985
Number of pages: 227 Posted: 19 Mar 2017
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Regimes and Democracy in Latin America

Studies in Comparative International Development, Spring 2001, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 3–6.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Mar 2017
David Collier and Gerardo L. Munck
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of Southern California
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O Novo Autoritarismo Na America Latina (The New Authoritarianism in Latin America)

O Novo Autoritarismo Na America Latina, 1982
Number of pages: 204 Posted: 19 Mar 2017
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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A New Qualitative Methods Section

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Colin Elman, David Collier and Henry E. Brady
Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science
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Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards

Henry E. Brady and David Collier, eds., Rethinking Social Inquiry. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010
Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Henry E. Brady and David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science

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methodology, qualitative-quantitative debate, causal process observations, process tracing, natural experiments

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Set-Theoretic Comparative Methods: Raising Some Question - and Asking Where We Go from Here

Posted: 06 Mar 2017
David Collier
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Political Science

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