Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics

Author: Barry Ames

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134848285

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

View: 4523


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: 715


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: 2284


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: 7232


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: 3312


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.

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: 9510


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 Global Migration Crisis

Challenge to States and to Human Rights

Author: Myron Weiner,Professor of Political Science Myron Weiner

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division


Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 8185


8. The moral crisis.

Comparative Politics

A Theoretical Framework

Author: Gabriel Abraham Almond,G. Bingham Powell,Robert J. Mundt

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Comparative government

Page: 194

View: 6928


Looks at the functional approach of political theory - examining system, process and policy to understand government. This analytic structure allows the reader to move logically from institution to institution and process to process - without losing the essential connection and meaning.