Comparative Politics

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: James Tyler Dickovick,J. Tyler Dickovick,Jonathan Eastwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199730957

Category: Comparative government

Page: 368

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Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings brings together major articles and book chapters from the field of comparative politics, including both classic pieces and more recent contributions that have significantly advanced research in the field. The selections represent major theoretical schools of thought for addressing research questions in comparative politics, giving students a clear sense of how thinkers differ in understanding the causes of major events in world politics. An excellent stand-alone text, Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, Second Edition.
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Political Culture, Change, and Security Policy in Nigeria

Author: Kalu N. Kalu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351065807

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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Demonstrating how political culture facilitates or distorts political preferences and political outcomes, this book explores how the historical development of social conditions and the current social structures shape understandings and constrain individual and collective actions within the Nigerian political system. Political Culture, Change, and Security Policy examines the extent to which specific norms and socialization processes within the political and civic culture abet corruption or the proclivity to engage in corrupt practices and how they help reinforce political attitudes and civic norms that have the potential to undermine the effectiveness of government. It also delineates specific doctrinal models and strategic framework essential to the development and implementation of Nigeria’s national security policy, as well as innovative approaches to national development planning. Professor Kalu N. Kalu offers an exhaustive study that integrates several quantitative models in addressing a series of theoretical and empirical questions that inform historical and contemporary issues of the Nigerian project. The general premise is that it is not enough to simply highlight the problems of the state and address the what question, we must also address the why and how questions that drive political change, policy preferences, and competing political outcomes.
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Principles and Practice of American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 5th Edition

Author: Samuel Kernell,Steven S Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452226288

Category: Political Science

Page: 731

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Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections, Kernell and Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government. This collection effectively examines the strategic behavior of key players in American politics, showing that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others. The 5th edition features 17 new readings, including 5 pieces written specifically for this volume. True to form, each and every selection is artfully framed by Kernell and SmithÆs headnotes, providing an invaluable grounding for todayÆs students.
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A Functional Theory of Government, Law, and Institutions

Author: Kalu N. Kalu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498587038

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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This comprehensive analysis of functional theory and its applications in the analysis of states, governments, and institutions draws from an interdisciplinary orientation and creates a central premise of how systems seek the maintenance of stable states and how patterned orientations enable them to perform their functions
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Principles and Practice Of American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 3rd Edition

Author: Samuel Kernell,Smith S

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781933116723

Category: Political Science

Page: 646

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Without ever losing sight of the classics, Kernell and Smith take a fresh look at the implications of political science for our understanding of recent events and trends. This balance of the classic with the contemporary?along with careful editing to retain the flow of original pieces?distinguishes this highly regarded reader. Drawing from a variety of sources and perspectives, readings examine the strategic behavior of key players in American politics. These 44 selections show that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others. Thanks to feedback from adopters, 26 readings are back by popular demand, while 17 new or revised selections offer readable and current analyses, 5 of which have been written specifically for this volume. Kernell and Smith supply helpful headnotes for each reading, establishing important context and rationale for selections.
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Comparative Politics

Notes and Readings

Author: Bernard Edward Brown

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155078857

Category: Comparative government.

Page: 408

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This anthology features a mix of classic and contemporary essays, providing an overview of tested theories and 21st-century trends in comparative politics.
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American Politics

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 513

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Classic and contemporary readings include: The founding fathers: A reform caucus in action / John P. Roche -- The Federalist, No. 51 / James Madison -- The Federalist, No. 39 / James Madison -- McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) -- Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) -- Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) -- Brown v. Board of Education (1954; 1955) -- In defense of preference / Nathan Glazer -- The Federalist, No. 78 / Alexander Hamilton -- Bad news, bad governance / Thomas E. Patterson -- The "new" media and politics: What does the future hold? / Doris A. Graber -- Marbury v. Madison (1803) -- Regulation: The new pork barrel / Pietro S. Nivola.
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Principles and Practice of American Politics

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Samuel Kernell,Steven S. Smith

Publisher: C Q Press College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 642

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A collection of readings that balances political science classics with contemporary analyses of politics and public policy. They consider the strategies of major players in modern politics - citizens, public officals, candidates for office, voters, parties, organized interests and the media.
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