Everyone should read (1 and 2) for the conceptual background, and one of the articles in (3) as an example of QCA in practice. You may decide among yourselves which of the case study articles to read; each of the three must be covered. Do not worry about the technical aspects of the analytical method (such as crisp vs. fuzzy sets); focus instead on the goals and logic of the method. You may also propose a different case study article based on QCA. Let me know by Monday 11/12 at 2pm.
1) Gupta, Devashree. 2017. Protest Politics Today. Camb, UK: Polity. "Methods Spotlight: QCA," pages 263-4.
2) Ragin, Charles C. 1987. The Comparative Method: Moving beyond Qualitiative and Quantitative Strategies. Berkeley: University of California Press. Chapter 2: "Heterogeneity and Causal Complexity" (Can skip the section "Interests, Simplicity, and Complexity" on pp 20-23.)
3) Each student reads only one of the following:
- Elizabeth Borland. 2008. “Social Movement Organizations and Coalitions: Comparisons from the Women’s Movement in Buenos Aires, Argentina.” In Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
, 28:83–112. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 28. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://www.emeraldinsight.com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/doi/full/10.1016/S0163-786X%2808%2928003-1
- Giugni, Marco, and Sakura Yamasaki. 2009. “The Policy Impact of Social Movements: A Replication Through Qualitative Comparative Analysis.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly 14 (4): 467–84.
-Guzman-Concha, Cesar. 2015. “Radical Social Movements in Western Europe: A Configurational Analysis.” Social Movement Studies
14 (6): 668–91. Guzman-Concha2015Radical Social Movements in Western Europe A Configurational Analysis.pdf