Comparative Government and Politics

Author: Pushpa Singh,Chetna Sharma

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789353285692

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to the tradition of comparative political research and explores the central ideas and questions that constitute the field. This textbook, written in close consultation with the syllabus and course curriculums of major Indian universities, indulges in critical thematic exploration as well as detailed study of important political institutions and their functioning in comparative perspective. Instead of just summarizing European scholarly works with examples from the West, the book centralizes the experiences and case studies from post-colonial societies, making it relatable for the students of developing countries. It covers contemporary global debates pertinent to each topic and brings up important cases from the Global South as well. This is further intensified in the context of the complex and competitive strategic rivalry between India and China in the Indo-Pacific region, as India looks outward and expands its outreach to meet its pressing energy security challenges. The book presents an in-depth analysis of all such domestic and foreign policy challenges and measures to meet India’s fast-growing energy demand in a competitive geopolitical environment.
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Comparative Government and Politics

An Introduction

Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349222763

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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A revised edition, rewritten to cover the collapse of communism, the extension of democracy in the Second and Third Worlds and the growing internationalization of political and economic life. The book has been redesigned and includes an extended range of international examples and exhibits.
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COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Author: S. A. PALEKAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120333357

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Considerable changes are taking place today in the structure and working of governments all over the world. This, in turn, has necessitated a change in the approach to the study of government and politics. This well-organized and systematic study takes into account these developments and shift in approach in the field of comparative government and politics. As the empirical study of political processes, structures and functions forms a major part of comparative political studies, the author examines them in detail. He also analyzes the many variables that are heterogeneous in nature. The book analyzes in tandem comparative government—which involves the study of different political systems with their institutions and functions—and comparative politics, which covers comparative governments and non-state politics. The latter also studies rule making, rule implementing and rule adjudicating. Since different political systems are governed by the constitutions of the nations concerned, the book deals in detail with the constitutions of these countries. While the text gives a comprehensive coverage of constitutions of democracies such as UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Japan, it also deals with the constitutions of authoritarian States like Russia and China. This text should be of great value to undergraduate and postgraduate students of political science as well as aspirants of civil services.
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Comparative Governments and Politics

Including Case Studies of Britain, Brazil, Nigeria and China

Author: Chanchal Kumar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788177084078

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Comparative governments and politics is one of the most exciting and dynamic fields in political science. A comparative study of governments facilitates objective and rational judgement about political systems. Comparative politics seeks to study and understand different political systems analytically, systematically and relatively. It looks for patterns, regularities and systemic changes within and among them. Comparative politics concerns itself with a great variety of issues. These include the comparative study of institutions, interest groups, political culture/values and public policies in different countries. Comparative politics also studies the processes by which countries become developed, modern and democratic. This book is designed to provide insights into comparative governments and politics and related approaches for the study of the subject. More specifically, the book focuses on examining politics in a historical framework while engaging with various themes of comparative analysis in developed and developing countries.
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Comparative Politics

Theory and Methods

Author: B. Guy Peters

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814766682

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Comparative Politics provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and methodological introduction to the field of comparative politics. In the sciences, theory is tested through direct experimentation. In politics, however, social scientists cannot simply manipulate an institution or law to see what might happen. Comparisons of different political contexts are thus central to political theory. Analyzing what happens when different countries modify constitutions or party systems provides useful information about the probable consequences of such changes among diverse political orders. The world of politics is full rich and complex factors which influence the way people vote, how policies are made, or how interest groups lobby. Written by a well-established author with an international reputation, Comparative Politics, surveys the best work in the field, examining the issues involved in an attempt to compare political systems and discussing how the methods and results of comparative politics can be improved. This valuable survey presents a wide array of case studies to illustrate how comparative analysts devise effective methods to construct meaningful theories about political systems. All major current approaches are covered, making this essential reading for students of politics and government.
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Comparative Politics

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.
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AP Comparative Government and Politics Study Guide

Review Book & Practice Test Questions for the Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics Exam

Author: Ap Prep Team

Publisher: Test Prep Books

ISBN: 9781628454093

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AP Comparative Government and Politics Study Guide: Review Book & Practice Test Questions for the Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics Exam Developed for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam, this comprehensive study guide includes: -Quick Overview -Test-Taking Strategies -Introduction to the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam -Introduction to Comparative Politics -Sovereignty, Authority, and Power -Political Institutions -Citizens, Society, and the State -Political and Economic Change -Public Policy -Practice Questions -Detailed Answer Explanations Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam. The practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them. Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Anyone planning to take the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam should take advantage of the review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this study guide.
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