Part I. Introduction: 1. Comparative-historical analysis in contemporary political science Kathleen Thelen and James Mahoney; Part II. Agenda-Setting Work: 2. The developmental state is dead: long live the developmental state! Stephan Haggard; 3. Coalitions, policies, and distribution: Esping-Andersen's three worlds of welfare capitalism Jane Gingrich; 4. Not just what but when (and how): comparative-historical approaches to authoritarian durability Steven Levitsky and Lucan A. Way; Part III. Tools for Temporal Analysis: 5. Power and path dependence Paul Pierson; 6. Critical junctures and institutional change Giovanni Capoccia; 7. Drift and conversion: hidden faces of institutional change Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson and Kathleen Thelen; Part IV. Issues of Method: 8. The comparative sequential method Tulia G. Falleti and James Mahoney; 9. Nested analysis: towards the integration of comparative-historical analysis with other social science methods Evan S. Lieberman; Epilogue: comparative-historical analysis: past, present, future Wolfgang Streeck.
James Mahoney is Gordon Fulcher Professor in Decision-Making and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Northwestern University, Illinois. Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.