In from the Cold: Institutions and Causal Inference in Postcommunist Studies

Posted: 25 Jun 2012

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Timothy Frye

Columbia University - Department of Political Science; National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: June 2012

Abstract

Wrestling with basic problems of causal inference between institutions and outcomes has been a central focus of political science over the last decade, and as elsewhere in the discipline, scholars of postcommunism have begun to make some headway on these problems. Their efforts have not only advanced important debates about postcommunism, but also in many cases addressed long-standing concerns in political science. This is in itself a sign that after years on the periphery of political science prior to 1989, the study of politics and economics in postcommunist Eurasia has come in from the cold.

Suggested Citation

Frye, Timothy, In from the Cold: Institutions and Causal Inference in Postcommunist Studies (June 2012). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 15, pp. 245-263, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2089197 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-polisci-043010-095817

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