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Document type:
Buchbeitrag 
Author(s):
Mello, P.A. 
Title:
Qualitative Comparative Analysis and the Study of Non-State Actors 
Pages contribution:
123-142 
Abstract:
Suppose you wanted to find out under what conditions non-state actors (NSAs) rebel against state authorities or to investigate what factors lead governments to contract private military and security companies (PMSCs). For these and similar research aims there will rarely be a single cause to account for the outcome. Instead, you might discover that multiple factors bring about the phenomenon of interest and that these interact in specific ways. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is ideally s...    »
 
Editor:
Andrea Schneiker; Andreas Kruck 
Book title:
Researching Non-State Actors in International Security: Theory & Practice 
Publisher:
Routledge 
Publisher address:
London 
Year:
2017