MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS

APPROACHES, METHODS AND ISSUES

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Author: SAMIRENDRA N. RAY

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120314887

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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Designed primarily as an introductory textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students offering comparative politics as a compulsory course, this finely integrated text is by far the most comprehensive, yet concise and critical analysis of the contending approaches, methods, and models and the theory-building efforts made in the second half of this century. The book provides a lucid and up-to-date presentation of the ramifications of the governmental process and political dynamics, issues and problems relating to the structure, function, process and operation of governmental and political organizations in a genuinely comparative perspective.

Comparative Politics

An Introduction

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Author: Peter Calvert

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582438231

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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"Politics is not just a game. It is the ultimate game" Comparative Politics takes a truly international approach to thestudy of different political systems. Using a clear analytical frameworkand focusing on three key concepts: democratisation, liberalisation andglobalisation, Comparative Politics explains how governments andpolitical establishments gain, exercise and maintain power. Case studies and examples of different types of government from around the world vividly illustratethe text. Not only liberal democracies, but authoritarian and military systems are considered, and the impact of new social movements, and their opposition to the centralisation of power is also explored. Key features: * Global perspective * Clear and distinctive analytical framework * Three themes: democratisation, liberalisation and globalisation * 12 case studies to illustrate key aspects * Brief analyses of 22 leading countries * Sample examination questions * Broad bibliography and suggestions for further reading *Supporting webside material - see p.vii Peter Calvert has been Professor of Comparative and International Politicsat the University of Southampton since 1984. He has more than forty yearsteaching experience at University level, is the author, co-author or editor of some thirty books and has since 1996 been co-editor of the journal Democratization.

Comparative Politics

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Author: J. C. Johari

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120704688

Category: Comparative government

Page: 600

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Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices

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Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111341931

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

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COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURES AND CHOICES, offers a thematic framework that seamlessly connects concepts, theories, and country-specific information. In the Second Edition, an important set of concepts and theories is introduced and then applied to each of nine countries (the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China, India, Nigeria, and Iran) through the Topic in Countries (TIC) sections of each chapter. Students develop an understanding of how economic, cultural, identity, and political structures are linked to political systems and how individuals make political choices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comparative Politics

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Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446241823

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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'Bara and Pennington's edited volume successfully fills a huge void in the market for introductory textbooks to comparative politics which previously offered either descriptions of political processes and systems or overviews of the methodology of comparative analysis. By applying major political science theories to overviews of the core elements of political systems, the authors both enhance our understanding of these elements and provide readers an excellent introduction to comparative explanation' - Dr David Howarth, University of Edinburgh 'What is distinctive about this authoritative and comprehensive book on comparative politics is the way in which it is underpinned throughout by a theoretical analysis centred on a new institutionalist approach' - Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick 'Comparative Politics takes a fresh and original approach to the field... it examines the role of structures, rules and norms in regulating the individual and collective behaviour of political actors. Each chapter provides a critical bibliography and key questions which will be particularly useful for students approaching Comparative Politics for the first time. Altogether this is a comprehensive and useful read which I warmly recommend' - Ian Budge, Professor Emiritus Professor of Government, University of Essex 'This is a most useful book. Teachers of comparative politics often scramble around, with out-of-date textbooks and photocopies of more or less compatible articles. Here is a new book that gives an up-to-date, comprehensive and systematic introduction to the major strands of institutional thought and applies these to the major institutions, processes and policy areas. It will be a great help for many of us, academics and students alike' - Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Copenhagen This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. Part One explores the nature of comparative methodology and introduces students to the major theoretical paradigms that seek to explain the operation of institutions in democratic states and facilitate comparison across different political systems. Part Two examines the institutional structures of the modern state, outlining the key features such as the electoral systems and territorial and functional divisions of government across a range of modern states. Part Three analyzes the role of key actors, such as voters and parties, interest groups and social movements, the bureaucracy and the judiciary. This book will be an essential primer for students on first-year courses in comparative government and politics as well as introductory courses in political science concepts and methods. Judith Bara is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London and Research Fellow in Government, University of Essex. David S. Bell is Professor of French Government and Politics and Head of Social Studies and Law at the University of Leeds. Jocelyn Evans is Reader in Politics at the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford. Catherine Needham is Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Brendan O'Duffy is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Mark Pennington is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. David Robertson is Professor of Politics, University of Oxford and Vice Principal, St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Principles of Comparative Politics

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Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona N Golder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1608716791

Category: Political Science

Page: 826

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The groundbreaking first edition of Principles of Comparative Politics offered the most comprehensive and up-to-date view of the rich world of comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. Now, this thoroughly revised second edition offers students an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. The new edition retains its focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. Improving organization and integrating the latest scholarship, important changes include: * A new "Varieties of Dictatorship" chapter; * Clearer headers signaling coverage of authoritarian regimes, and new sections highlighting resources on the study of authoritarianism; * An expanded program of world maps showing key attributes of national political systems; * Reorganization of the "What is Science?" chapter with a focus on the scientific method and reduced emphasis on Mill's Methods; * A streamlined "Problems with Group Decision Making" chapter that focuses on government formation and collapse as a principle-agent problem; * Timely analysis of developments in the Middle East as part of the "Democratic Transitions" chapter including an examination of the use of coordinating devices and differences within the region focusing on outcomes and coalitions; * Updates for current events, including coverage of late Bush and Obama era policies, war in Somalia, the intervention in Libya, and more. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes chapter opener overviews, bolded key terms and a marginal glossary, more than 250 tables and figures, numerous photos and maps, end of chapter problem sets, and new works cited and country-specific bibliographies.

Comparative Politics

Notes and Readings

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Author: Bernard Edward Brown,Roy C. Macridis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: 9780534261368

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

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This balanced collection of classical and contemporary articles, based on a range of scholarly viewpoints, explores the tumultuous past and present of world politics. The book's forty-five selections allow readers to compare political institutions and government regimes (democratic, authoritarian, and post-communist) and examine the dynamics of decision making, performance, and political change. Close to half of the readings in this Eighth Edition are new, reflecting the dramatic political events of recent years: the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist systems in Europe, the struggle of former communist nations to create democratic institutions and a market economy, and the explosion of ethnic conflict, without neglecting the problems within established democracies and industrialized societies. These readings, complemented with introductory essays from the editors, provide a stimulating overview of the tested theories and current trends in comparative politics.

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges

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Author: Charles Hauss,Melissa Haussman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111832552

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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Balancing theory with application and featuring an exciting full-color design and an engaging, student-friendly writing style, COMPARATIVE POLITICS uses a unique theme--Domestic Responses to Global Challenges--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence of strong and weak states. COMPARATIVE POLITICS takes an in-depth look at eleven countries and the European Union, framed within broader discussions in the part-opening chapters on Industrialized Democracies, Communist Regimes, and Less Developed Countries. Four additional countries are available as online chapters or in a custom print solution: Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping students hone their skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. With this uniquely effective text, students can gain an understanding of important political trends and concepts, an exposure to politics in a number of countries, and a desire to dig more deeply into the fascinating field of comparative politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Corporatism and Comparative Politics

The Other Great "Ism"

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Author: Howard J Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315481030

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Corporatism is the third great ideolgy of modern social and political organization and it is one of the main organizing concepts used in comparative political analysis. This study traces corporatism in history, analyzes its modern practice and shows the rise of corporatism in the US.

Comparative Politics

Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order

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Author: Jeffrey Kopstein,Mark Lichbach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446044

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Now in a completely updated second edition, this textbook has become a favorite for the introductory undergraduate course in comparative politics. It features ten theoretically and historically grounded country studies that show how the three major concepts of comparative analysis - interests, identities, and institutions - shape the politics of nations. Throughout the presentation, countries appear in the context of a changing global order that creates challenges to each country's path of development. These challenges frequently alter domestic interests and identities, and force countries to find new institutional solutions to the problems of modern politics. Written in a style free of heavy-handed jargon and organized to address the concerns of contemporary comparativists, this textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of our complex world.