Benoît Rihoux is professor of political science at the Centre de science politique et de politique comparée (CESPOL) of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). His substantive research interests include political parties, new social movements, organizational studies, political change, and policy processes. He is manager of the COMPASSS international research group (http://www.compasss.org ) on systematic comparative methods and plays a leading role in the development and refinement of these methods. He is also joint convener of international initiatives around methods more generally, especially through the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), such as the ECPR Methods School. He has recently published Configurational Comparative Methods : Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques (Sage, ed., with Charles Ragin, 2009), and has published extensively on systematic comparative methods (QCA in particular) and their applications in diverse fields.
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