Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics

Author: Barry Ames

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134848285

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

View: 1365

With contributions from leading international scholars, this Handbook offers the most rigorous and up-to-date analyses of virtually every aspect of Brazilian politics, including inequality, environmental politics, foreign policy, economic policy making, social policy, and human rights. The Handbook is divided into three major sections: Part 1 focuses on mass behavior, while Part 2 moves to representation, and Part 3 treats political economy and policy. The Handbook proffers five chapters on mass politics, focusing on corruption, participation, gender, race, and religion; three chapters on civil society, assessing social movements, grass-roots participation, and lobbying; seven chapters focusing on money and campaigns, federalism, retrospective voting, partisanship, ideology, the political right, and negative partisanship; five chapters on coalitional presidentialism, participatory institutions, judicial politics, and the political character of the bureaucracy, and eight chapters on inequality, the environment, foreign policy, economic and industrial policy, social programs, and human rights. This Handbook is an essential resource for students, researchers, and all those looking to understand contemporary Brazilian politics.

An Introduction to Government and Politics

A Conceptual Approach

Author: M. O. Dickerson,Thomas Flanagan,Brenda O'Neill

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176500421

Category: Canada

Page: 565

View: 8077

An Introduction To Government and Politics, Eighth Edition continues to build on its tremendous success by maintaining the hallmark features that have made this text a favourite amongst students and instructors through seven editions. Together with new co-author Brenda O?Neill, Mark Dickerson and Tom Flanagan have developed a comprehensive and accessible text with a historical and ?Canadianist?-based approach that appeals to the traditional Introduction to Political Science course. Its many illustrative examples reflect today?s political realities, and are set forth in a meaningful web of inferences and generalizations about the larger domain, ensuring better results than either an abstract discussion of general principles or an encyclopedic recitation of isolated facts.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Author: Hans Keman,Jaap J. Woldendorp

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784710822

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 5170

This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.

Democracy and Party Systems in Developing Countries

A Comparative Study of India and South Africa

Author: Clemens Spiess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134033508

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3029

This book examines and compares the emergence, development and impact of the party systems in post-colonial India and post-apartheid South Africa. It sheds light on the crucial role and function of party systems in democratising developing countries. Although often described as political miracles or empirical anomalies, both countries actually figure prominently in party system and democratic theory due to their regional importance and the important role the party system plays in their political trajectory. The author employs a diachronic comparison of the two party systems, with a distinct focus on the role of party agency in the shaping and maintenance of one-party-dominance and on the role of the two party systems as independent variables. Highlighting the similarities and differences between the two systems, he examines whether the lessons learned from the Indian experience in terms of the function and effects of the country’s post-independent party system and the role of party agency therein are applicable to South Africa. This book will be of interest to academics working in the field of democracy, comparative politics and development in general, and South Africa and South Asia in particular.

Politics in the Middle East

Author: James A. Bill,Robert Springborg

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780673522764

Category: Middle East

Page: 480

View: 9557

This work examines the issues, problems and processes found in the politics of the region in an analytical framework. It looks at particular events which have cut across the region both chronologically and geographically. It also focuses on a number of changes in ideologies, patterns of authority and political economies of Middle-Eastern states. democracy and human rights, expanding Islamic activism; responses by governments to both these trends, substandard economic growth and the region's high-level militarization.

The Global Migration Crisis

Challenge to States and to Human Rights

Author: Myron Weiner

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division


Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 1601

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Politics in Germany

Author: Russell J. Dalton

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division


Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 6485


Comparative Politics Today

A World View

Author: Gabriel Abraham Almond,G. Bingham Powell

Publisher: Scott Foresman


Category: Comparative government

Page: 596

View: 901


Cases in Comparative Politics

Fifth Edition

Author: O'Neil, Patrick H,Fields, Karl

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393937542

Category: Political Science

Page: 864

View: 1569

Cases in Comparative Politics , fifth edition, is a set of thirteen country studies that describe politics in the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Brazil, Iran, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, Mexico, South Africa and Nigeria. This casebook applies the conceptual framework developed in the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics , across countries with a consistent organisation that integrates concepts and cases, facilitates comparison and aids understanding.

The Reenchantment of Political Science

An Epistemological Approach to the Theories of Comparative Politics

Author: Naṣr Muḥammad ʻĀrif

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761820192

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 7456

Noting that theoretical frameworks and methodological tools should be seen as mediators between the political science researcher and his research material, the author suggests that the initial construction of theory is based on empiricism and that to remain grounded in empiricism, theory must be continually revised, analyzed, criticized, deconstructed, and synthesized. He attempts to do this for theories of comparative politics and place them in their respective epistemological, historical, social, and scientific frameworks. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Politics in Russia

Author: Thomas F. Remington

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 288

View: 6038

Focusing on Russia's political institutions and processes since the end of the Soviet regime, Remington (Emory U.) identifies some of the forces affecting the development of the new system that has come into being, as well as the ways communist-era dynamics are influencing its evolution. The text co

Understanding the Political World

A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

Author: James N. Danziger

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321101921

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 9757

Both students and instructors praise this best-selling introduction to political science, which offers a comprehensive and highly readable explanation of how political science helps us understand the contemporary world. Danziger's rich, comparative perspective illuminates how politics works at the individual, group, national, and global levels. Students value its relevance to current situations, its engaging, personal writing style, and the many intriguing examples (including more than 60 boxed discussions) from every part of the world that make concepts more vivid and memorable. The numerous political cartoons, compelling photographs, maps, and analytic diagrams effectively sustain students' interest and elaborate on every major topic. Instructors appreciate the book's comprehensive coverage of key theories and concepts and the logical manner in which it explores many of the interesting questions addressed by political scientists. - NEW - Key Concepts and Website addresses added to the end of each chapter. - Expanded discussion of major political ideologies (conservatism, classical liberalism) explaining the social context in which the ideologies emerged (Ch. 2). - Boxed feature d

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4304


Comparative Politics

Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order

Author: Jeffrey Kopstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521633567

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

View: 4158

Why are the countries of the world governed so differently? How did this diversity of political orders come about? Will liberal capitalism spread farther around the globe in the 21st century? These are the questions that guide this new introductory text to comparative politics. Cast through the lens of ten historically grounded country studies, it illustrates and explains how the three major concepts of comparative political analysis--interests, identities, and institutions--shape the politics of nations. This textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of today's complex world.

Comparative Politics : an Institutional and Cross-national Approach

Author: Gregory S. Mahler,Donald J. MacInnis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130915696

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

View: 7059

This text is appropriate for comparative politics, world politics, and global politics courses taught at the university level. The Canadian edition of Comparative Politics: An Institutional and Cross-National Approach provides students and instructors with a balance of the theoretical, institutional and polity specific approaches. Emphasis is placed on political institutions because of their ease of comparison, their facility of identification and classification, and the extent to which they lend themselves to analysis. Comparative Politics gives students both the tools and the perspective to undertake a meaningful cross-national introduction to the political world in which they must operate.

Criminal Justice in America

Author: George Cole,Christopher Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095303

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 9578

With Cole and Smith's CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Fifth Edition, you'll experience the field in real and exciting ways, AND excel in this course with the book's many effective study tools. You'll learn about the field's many new career opportunities. You'll read the true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You'll learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in understanding the workings of the criminal justice system. And you'll be exposed to the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cases in Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil,Karl J. Fields,Donald Share

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393933772

Category: Political Science

Page: 595

View: 5980

A set of thirteen country studies that applies the conceptual framework developed in Essentials of Comparative Politics.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

Author: Rhona C. Free

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 2766

Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.