Journal Articles

James Mahoney, “After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research,” World Politics 62:1 (January 2010), pp. 120-147. View Online

James Mahoney, Erin Kimball, and Kendra Koivu, “The Logic of Historical Explanation in the Social Sciences,” Comparative Political Studies 42:1 (January 2009), pp. 114-146.View Online

James Mahoney, “Toward a Unified Theory of Causality,” Comparative Political Studies41:4/5 (April/May 2008): 412-436. View Online

James Mahoney, “Qualitative Methods and Comparative Politics,” Comparative Political Studies 40:2 (February 2007): 122-144. View Online

James Mahoney, “Debating the State of Comparative Politics: Views from Qualitative Research.” Comparative Political Studies 40:1 (January 2007): 32-38. View Online

James Mahoney, “On the Second Wave of Historical Sociology, 1970s-Present,”International Journal of Comparative Sociology 47:5 (2006): 371-377. View Online

James Mahoney and Gary Goertz, “A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research,” Political Analysis 14:3 (Summer 2006): 227-249. View Online

Matthew Lange, James Mahoney, and Matthias vom Hau, “Colonialism and Development: A Comparative Analysis of Spanish and British Colonies,” American Journal of Sociology111:5 (March 2006): 1412-1462. View Online

James Mahoney and Daniel Schensul, “Historical Context and Path Dependence,” in Robert E. Goodin and Charles Tilly, eds., Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). View Online

Kirk Bowman, Fabrice Lehoucq, and James Mahoney, “Measuring Political Democracy: Case Expertise, Data Adequacy, and Central America,” Comparative Political Studies 38:8 (October 2005): 939-970. View Online

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney, “Two-Level Theories and Fuzzy-Set Analysis,”Sociological Methods and Research 33:4 (May 2005), pp. 497-538. View Online

Aaron Katz, Matthias vom Hau, and James Mahoney, “Explaining the Great Reversal in Spanish America: Fuzzy-Set Analysis Versus Statistical Analysis,” Sociological Methods and Research 33:4 (May 2005), pp. 539-573. View Online

James Mahoney, “Revisiting General Theory in Historical Sociology,” Social Forces 83:3 (December 2004), pp. 459-490. View Online

James Mahoney and Gary Goertz, “The Possibility Principle: Choosing Negative Cases in Qualitative Research,” American Political Science Review 98:4 (November 2004), pp. 653-670. View Online

James Mahoney, “Comparative-Historical Methodology,” Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 30, edited by Karen S. Cook and John Hagan (2004), pp. 81-101. View Online

James Mahoney, “Long-Run Development and the Legacy of Colonialism in Spanish America.” American Journal of Sociology 109:1 (2003), pp. 51-106. View Online

James Mahoney, “Path-Dependent Explanations of Regime Change: Central America in Comparative Perspective,” Studies in Comparative International Development, 36:1 (Spring 2001), pp. 111-141. Published in Spain as: “Los patones de dependencia en los cambios de regimen: America Central en perspectiva comparada.” Araucaria 4:7 (2002), pp. 133-166.
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James Mahoney, “Beyond Correlational Analysis: Recent Innovations in Theory and Method,” Sociological Forum 16:3 (2001), pp. 575-593. View Online

James Mahoney, “Radical, Reformist, and Aborted Liberalism: Origins of National Regimes in Central America,” Journal of Latin American Studies 33:2 (May 2001), pp. 221-256. View Online

James Mahoney, “Rational Choice Theory and the Comparative Method: An Emerging Synthesis?” Studies in Comparative International Development 35:2 (Summer 2000), pp. 83-94. View Online

James Mahoney, “Path Dependence in Historical Sociology,” Theory and Society 29:4 (August 2000), pp. 507-548. View Online

James Mahoney, “Strategies of Causal Inference in Small-N Analysis,” Sociological Methods and Research 28: 4 (May 2000), pp. 387-424. View Online

Dietrich Rueschemeyer and James Mahoney, “A Neo-Utilitarian Theory of Class?”American Journal of Sociology 105: 6 (May 2000), pp. 1583-1591. View Online

James Mahoney and Michael Ellsberg, “Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners: A Clarification and Methodological Critique,” Journal of Historical Sociology 12: 4 (December 1999), pp. 422-436. View Online

James Mahoney and Richard Snyder, “Rethinking Agency and Structure in the Study of Regime Change,” Studies in Comparative International Development 34: 2 (Summer 1999), pp. 3-32. View Online

Richard Snyder and James Mahoney, “The Missing Variable: Institutions and the Study of Regime Change,” Comparative Politics 32:1 (October 1999), pp. 103-122. View Online

James Mahoney, “Nominal, Ordinal, and Narrative Appraisal in Macrocausal Analysis,”American Journal of Sociology 104:4 (January 1999), pp. 1154-1196. View Online

Ruth Berins Collier and James Mahoney, “Adding Collective Actors to Collective Outcomes: Labor and Recent Democratization in South America and Southern Europe,”Comparative Politics 29:3 (April 1997), pp. 285-303. Reprinted in Lisa Anderson, ed.,Transitions to Democracy (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999). View Online

David Collier and James Mahoney, “Insights and Pitfalls: Selection Bias in Qualitative Research,” World Politics 49 (October 1996), pp. 56-91. View Online