Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices

Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111341931

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 1934

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

Structures and Choices, International Edition

Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439041482

Category: Comparative government

Page: 592

View: 8825

Taking a unique approach, the exciting new COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURE AND CHOICE, International Edition begins each chapter with an introduction of relevant concepts and then ties those concepts together by applying them to the governments of ten countries. This model enables readers to easily compare and contrast the structures and choices of like governmentsùand put concepts in the context of today's political climate.

Comparative Politics, Structures and Choices

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467244155

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 7021

Facts101 is your complete guide to Comparative Politics, Structures and Choices. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

After Independence

Making and Protecting the Nation in Postcolonial and Postcommunist States

Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472025084

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 890

The majority of the existing work on nationalism has centered on its role in the creation of new states. After Independence breaks new ground by examining the changes to nationalism after independence in seven new states. This innovative volume challenges scholars and specialists to rethink conventional views of ethnic and civic nationalism and the division between primordial and constructivist understandings of national identity. "Where do nationalists go once they get what they want? We know rather little about how nationalist movements transform themselves into the governments of new states, or how they can become opponents of new regimes that, in their view, have not taken the self-determination drive far enough. This stellar collection contributes not only to comparative theorizing on nationalist movements, but also deepens our understanding of the contentious politics of nationalism's ultimate product--new countries." --Charles King, Chair of the Faculty and Ion Ratiu Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service "This well-integrated volume analyzes two important variants of nationalism-postcolonial and postcommunist-in a sober, lucid way and will benefit students and scholars alike." --Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan Lowell W. Barrington is Associate Professor of Political Science, Marquette University.

Comparative Politics

Rationality, Culture, and Structure

Author: Mark Irving Lichbach,Alan S. Zuckerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521885159

Category: Political Science

Page: 497

View: 9257

This revised edition of Comparative Politics offers an assessment of the past decade of scholarship in comparative politics.

Authoritarian Party Structures and Democratic Political Setting in Turkey

Author: P. Musil

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137015853

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 506

Conducting a comparative case study among four parties in the Turkish political system, this study shows how the variance in interest configurations and the power resources of local party activists constitute these changing patterns.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Author: Susan Carol Stokes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199278480

Category: Political Science

Page: 1021

View: 5751

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction

Author: Todd Landman,Edzia Carvalho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113448366X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 4710

Building on the strengths of the first edition, this accessible and user-friendly textbook explores the strategies of comparative research in political science. It begins by examining different methods, then highlights some of the big issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples before discussing the new challenges in the area. Thoroughly revised throughout with the addition of extensive new material, this edition is also supplemented by the availability online of the author's datasets. The book is designed to make a complex subject easier and more accessible for students, and contains: * briefing boxes explaining key concepts and ideas * suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter * a glossary of terms.

Comparative Politics in Transition

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049556852X

Category: Political Science

Page: 656

View: 9901

COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN TRANSITION, Sixth Edition, combines a thematic framework with a country-by-country approach to provide a thoughtful and effective introduction to Comparative Politics that is appropriate for students new to the study of political science. The author uses an arenas classification to organize and frame the systematic comparative analysis, rather than the traditional three worlds framework. This classification reflects the contemporary political, economic, and social realities of different political systems, allowing the author to provide historical, theoretical, and conceptual background through nine in-text country case studies (with additional online chapters available). Unlike most other texts, McCormick focuses intently on the non-Western world. The book explores the political influence of Islam with a new chapter on Iran. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of Comparative Politics in Transition using only the chapters you need. In addition to the countries in the standard Table of Contents, choose additional coverage on the European Union and Egypt. Visit to get started. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Citizen Politics

Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Author: Russell J. Dalton

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483321436

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 5960

Now, more than ever, people drive the democratic process. What people think of their government and its leaders, how (or whether) they vote, and what they do or say about a host of political issues greatly affect the further strengthening or erosion of democracy and democratic ideals. This fully updated new sixth edition of Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, by Russell J. Dalton, continues to offer the only truly comparative study of political attitudes and behavior in the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany. In addition to its comprehensive, thematic examination of political values, political activity, voting, and public images of government within a cross-national context, Citizen Politics explores new forms of political activity, such as Internet-based activism and new forms of political consumerism. All chapters have been updated with the latest research and empirical evidence. Further, Dalton includes new discussions of citizen sophistication and its implications for democratic citizenship.

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Author: Keith E. Whittington,R. Daniel Kelemen,Gregory A. Caldeira

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615064

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

View: 2708

The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.

Introduction to Comparative Politics

The State and its Challenges

Author: Robert Hislope,Anthony Mughan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110737670X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 6591

This stimulating and accessible introduction to comparative politics offers a fresh perspective on the fundamentals of political science. Its central theme is the enduring political significance of the modern state despite severe challenges to its sovereignty. There are three main sections to the book. The first traces the origins and meaning of the state and proceeds to explore its relationship to the practice of politics. The second examines how states are governed and compares patterns of governance found in the two major regime types in the world today, democracy and authoritarianism. The last section discusses several contemporary challenges - globalization, ethnic nationalism, terrorism and organized crime - to state sovereignty. Designed to appeal to students and professors alike, this lively text engages readers as it traces states' struggles against the mutually reinforcing pressures of global economic and political interdependence, fragmented identities and secessionism, transnational criminal networks, and terrorism.

Vergleichende Regierungslehre

Eine Einführung

Author: Hans-Joachim Lauth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531901060

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

View: 392

Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft bildet einen Kernbestand der Politikwissenschaft. Der Band "Vergleichende Regierungslehre" gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die methodischen und theoretischen Grundlagen der Subdisziplin und erläutert die zentralen Begriffe und Konzepte. In 16 Beiträgen werden hierbei nicht nur die klassischen Ansätze behandelt, sondern gleichfalls neuere innovative Konzeptionen vorgestellt, die den aktuellen Forschungsstand repräsentieren. Darüber hinaus informiert der Band über gegenwärtige Diskussionen, Probleme und Kontroversen und skizziert Perspektiven der politikwissenschaftlichen Komparatistik. Die "Vergleichende Regierungslehre" dient sowohl zur Einführung in die Thematik als auch zu deren Vertiefung.

Parteien und die Politisierung der Europäischen Union

Author: Lisa H. Anders,Henrik Scheller,Thomas Tuntschew

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658192836

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 2618

Die EU und die europäische Politik rücken ins Zentrum von öffentlichen Diskussionen und parteipolitischem Wettbewerb. Der Band widmet sich dieser Politisierung der Europäischen Union und fokussiert Parteien als zentrale Politisierungsagenten. Ihr Handeln an der Schnittstelle zwischen Bürgerinnen und Bürgern sowie den politischen Institutionen des europäischen Mehrebenensystems bildet den Rahmen, in dem exemplarisch Ursachen, Ausprägungen und Wirkungen von Politisierungsphänomenen vergleichend analysiert werden. Mit zwölf Beiträgen trägt der Band zur Systematisierung der theoretisch und methodisch vielfältigen Politisierungsforschung bei und stellt gemeinsame Trends aber auch Unterschiede in der Auseinandersetzung über die Europäische Union und ihre Politik in ausgewählten Mitgliedsstaaten heraus.

Commitment and Compliance

The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Author: Dinah Shelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199270989

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 8485

The studies in this book concern the nature of international law, how it is and is not constituted, and whether commitments that are not legally binding can change the behaviour of states as well as or better than legal norms do.Readership: Students and scholars of international law and international relations, civil servants, government officials and diplomats.

Structure and Policy in Japan and the United States

An Institutionalist Approach

Author: Peter F. Cowhey,Mathew McCubbins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467100

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 4749

This volume compares the strengths and weaknesses of governments in Japan and in the US.

Ownership and Control of Oil

Explaining Policy Choices across Producing Countries

Author: Bianca Sarbu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317695437

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

View: 9596

Ownership and Control of Oil examines government decisions about how much control to exert over the petroleum industry, focusing on the role of National Oil Companies in the production of crude oil since the nationalizations in the 1970s. What are the motives for which some producing states opt for less and NOT more control of their oil production sector? When can International Oil Companies enter the upstream industry of producing states and under what conditions? The diversity of policy choices across producers provides the stage for this investigation: different theoretical explanations are confronted, with the empirical evidence, with the aim of finally proposing an interdisciplinary framework of analysis to explain who controls oil production around the world. This book is intended for both specialists and general readers who have an interest in the issue of government control of the petroleum industry. Due to its multidisciplinary approach, the book is aimed at a large academic public composed of scholars of Political Science, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, and Middle East Area Studies. Moreover, this book should be relevant to international consultants, industry professionals and decision-makers in countries assessing their experience with existing control structures as well as the many countries in the process of joining the ‘petroleum club’ of oil producing nations.

Comparative Political Leadership

Author: Ludger Helms

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264918

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 7464

This volume has been designed as a key resource in the field of international political leadership research. Written by a team of distinguished leadership scholars from three continents and nine countries, the original chapters gathered in this volume cover all the major fields of political leadership, from executive, legislative and party leadership to leadership in social movements and international organizations. The special value and appeal of this book relates to its genuinely comparative focus that characterizes all chapters.

Democracy and Discontent

India's Growing Crisis of Governability

Author: Atul Kohli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521396929

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 4405

Long considered one of the great successes of the developing world, India has more recently experienced growing challenges to political order and stability. Institutional mechanisms for the resolution of conflict have broken down, the civil and police services have become highly politicized, and the state bureaucracy appears incapable of implementing an effective plan for economic development. In this book, Atul Kohli analyzes political change in India from the late 1960s to the late 1980s. Based on research conducted at the local, state and national level, the author analyzes the changing patterns of authority in and between the centre and periphery. He combines rich empirical investigation, extensive interviews and theoretical perspectives in developing a detailed explanation of the growing crisis of governance his research reveals. The book will be of interest to both specialists in Indian politics and to students of comparative politics more generally.