Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

With an unparalleled amount of empirical material, this is the most comprehensive introduction to comparative politics written by the leading experts in the field.

Author: Daniele Caramani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198737421

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Page: 624

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An outstanding group of internationally-renowned comparative political scientists provide a substantive introduction to comparative politics. Thematic in organisation, readers are guided through a comprehensive analysis of the core methods, theories, and concepts in comparative politics. An unrivalled amount of empirical material in the text and on the supporting website illustrates key similarities and differences of political systems inpractice. The wealth of empirical data also encourages students to go beyond the "what" of comparison to the "how". Combining cutting edge treatment of theories and truly global geographical coverage, this exciting textbook is essential reading for all comparative politics students.
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Introduction to Comparative Politics Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Introduction to Comparative Politics  Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

This edition consists of 13 country case studies, as well as a case study on the European Union, providing an interesting sample of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions.

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305445444

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

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Updated to reflect today's political climate, the seventh edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The text offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy, such as marginal key terms and questions that will help them make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. This edition consists of 13 country case studies, as well as a case study on the European Union, providing an interesting sample of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Four innovative themes, each with a specific focus, form the framework of the text: "The World of States, "Governing the Economy, "The Democratic Idea, and "The Politics of Collective Identities.A classification system focuses on levels of ...

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015050064784

Category: Political Science

Page: 687

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"Introduction to Comparative Politics offers accessible material for an introductory comparative politics course. Edited by a highly respected team of scholars, each of the text' s twelve country studies is written by an expert in the field. Four innovative themes, each with a specific focus, form the framework of the text: "The World of States, "Governing the Economy, "The Democratic Idea, and "The Politics of Collective Identities.A classification system focuses on levels of democracy, including established, transitional, and non-democracies.A chapter on the United States follows the same lines of comparison as those on other countries.Every chapter includes four to six sidebars, which focus on different subjects, including leaders, citizen action, institutional intricacies, current challenges, and global connections.
Categories: Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Through this focus, Wiarda gives students an overview of the field, traces its history and development, and surveys newer approaches in a sequential and systematic fashion.

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0155078690

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This brief, lively, and well-written text sparks students' interest by focusing on current trends, issues, and controversies in the field. Through this focus, Wiarda gives students an overview of the field, traces its history and development, and surveys newer approaches in a sequential and systematic fashion.
Categories: Political Science

Introduction To Comparative Political Analysis

Introduction To Comparative Political Analysis

The Book, In Its First Part, Presents A Brief History Of The Development Of Modern Comparative Politics, Elaborates With Clarity And Precision The Logic, Methods And Strategies Of Comparative Political And Social Inquiry, And Draws Critical ...

Author: Rakhahari Chatterji

Publisher: Sarat Book Distributors

ISBN: 8187169672

Category: Comparative government

Page: 312

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The Book, In Its First Part, Presents A Brief History Of The Development Of Modern Comparative Politics, Elaborates With Clarity And Precision The Logic, Methods And Strategies Of Comparative Political And Social Inquiry, And Draws Critical Attention To The Varieties Of Concepts And Approaches Used In The Study Of Comparative Politics During The Last Half-Century. The Second Part Of The Book Is About Substantive Issues Of Politics; It Focuses On The Major Political Institutions, Their Conceptual Foundations, The Formal Structures And The Processes Of Their Working, And Their Mutual Interrelationships With Reference To Five Modern Political Systems, Namely, The Usa, Uk, Fracne, Russia And Th People`S Republic Of China. With A Reader-Friendly Style Of Writing, And With Up-To-Date Data And Information, The Book Would Be Of Use To Anyone With A Serious Interest In Contemporary Politics. At The Same Time It Is Targeted Towards Enriching The Teaching And Learning Of Comparative Politics In The Universities And Colleges.
Categories: Comparative government

An Introduction to Comparative Politics

An Introduction to Comparative Politics

This text provides students with an overview of the concepts, models and institutions necessary for the comparative study of political systems.

Author: Peter Calvert

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017975373

Category: Comparative gorernment

Page: 262

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This text provides students with an overview of the concepts, models and institutions necessary for the comparative study of political systems. It combines a description of the development and classification of political systems with up-to-date analysis of the social environment for politics, the structure and function of political systems, methods of system maintenance and the dynamics of political change. The text is organized and presented in a style accessible to students approaching these topics for the first time, and is illustrated throughout with tables, figures and summary boxes.
Categories: Comparative gorernment

Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics

Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics

Compact and jargon-free, this book focuses on the major issues and themes of comparative politics.

Author: Frank Lee Wilson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015061097211

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Compact and jargon-free, this book focuses on the major issues and themes of comparative politics. It limits its focus to ten major countries so readers won't be overwhelmed by excessive details. KEY TOPICS: Democratization and globalization. Political issues and changes in developing countries. Alternative institutional frameworks. The effects of socioeconomic cleavages. Non-western cultures and values. Electoral systems. New directions in comparative research. MARKET: For anyone wanting a readable introduction to comparative politics and a broader understanding of world politics.
Categories: Political Science

Introducing Comparative Politics

Introducing Comparative Politics

In this edition, a brand new chapter on Contentious Politics covers ethnic fragmentation, social movements, civil war, revolutions, and political violence.

Author: Stephen Orvis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506375441

Category: Political Science

Page: 760

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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics, Introducing Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition by Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically—not separated from theory or in a separate volume—and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book’s organization allows instructors flexibility and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study. In this edition, a brand new chapter on Contentious Politics covers ethnic fragmentation, social movements, civil war, revolutions, and political violence. New case studies on this topic include the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the US; Zapatista rebellion in Mexico; Boko Haram in Nigeria; and; and revolutions in China and Iran. The chapter on States and Identity has been substantially revised to better introduce students to the concept of identity and how countries handle identity-based demands. Case studies include nationalism in Germany; ethnicity in Nigeria; religion in India; race in the US; gender in Iran; and sexual orientation in Brazil. Content on states and markets, political economy, globalization, and development has all been consolidated into a new Part III of the book, focusing in a sustained way on economic issues.
Categories: Political Science

Politics Power and Revolution

Politics  Power  and Revolution

Author: Peter Calvert

Publisher: Brighton, Sussex : Wheatsheaf Books

ISBN: 0710801963

Category: Comparative government

Page: 208

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Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

Explores the importance of comparative politics, discusses different comparative methods, investigates the big issues of today and looks forward to the key challenges for comparative politics over the next century.

Author: Todd Landman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041527270X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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Explores the importance of comparative politics, discusses different comparative methods, investigates the big issues of today and looks forward to the key challenges for comparative politics over the next century.
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Introduction to Comparative Politics AP Edition

Introduction to Comparative Politics  AP  Edition

Written by a distinguished group of comparativists, this innovative text has been organized around levels of political development and themes to make comparative politics accessible and easy to understand.

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0495793779

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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Written by a distinguished group of comparativists, this innovative text has been organized around levels of political development and themes to make comparative politics accessible and easy to understand. Readers can use the Geographic Setting sections in each chapter, as well as maps, tables, charts, photographs, and political cartoons to further their understanding of each country studied. The Fifth Edition has been completely redesigned to engage readers with additional pedagogy and color.
Categories: Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics Brief Edition

Introduction to Comparative Politics  Brief Edition

Updated to reflect today's political climate, the Second Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and ...

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133711599

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Updated to reflect today's political climate, the Second Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Second Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and marginal focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF consists of 8 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Comparing Political Regimes

Comparing Political Regimes

"Instead of the typical disparate mixture of themes and/or countries, Siaroff offers a unified analysis. The text is clear, thoughtful and well-written, and contains a wealth of data including excellent original tables and figures.

Author: Alan Siaroff

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442600128

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

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"Instead of the typical disparate mixture of themes and/or countries, Siaroff offers a unified analysis. The text is clear, thoughtful and well-written, and contains a wealth of data including excellent original tables and figures." - Peter Kingstone, University of Connecticut
Categories: Political Science

Countries and Concepts

Countries and Concepts

By demonstrating that political life is universal and comparable, the text also proves that no country is really alien, but rather that all countries are understandable.

Author: Michael G. Roskin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: IND:30000122452950

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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Introduces the concepts and vocabulary of Comparative Politics through a country-by-country analysis and recent case studies. By demonstrating that political life is universal and comparable, the text also proves that no country is really alien, but rather that all countries are understandable. Appropriate for undergraduate Political Science courses including Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to European Politics, and Introduction to Politics.* NEW - A new chapter on Iran has been added to explore the politics and stability of the Islamic revolution while placing its potential threat to U.S. interests into perspective. * NEW - The section on Japan has been updated to reflect the return to power of that countrys Liberal Democratic Party. This revised section now presents in-depth discussions of important issues such as the inability of Japans opposition parties to unite and the possible end of Japans economic miracle. * NEW - The section on Russia has been updated to reflect recent political events in that country. Among the topics now covered are the implications of Boris Yeltsins reelection, the potential for collapse into the hands of an authoritarian such as
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Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

This is a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the study of politics in a variety of countries.

Author: Michael J. Sodaro

Publisher:

ISBN: 0072867981

Category: Political Science

Page: 744

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This is a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the study of politics in a variety of countries. Part I surveys the core topics of comparative politics and equips students with the concepts and analytical methods needed to understand the complexities of today's political world, explaining in a step-by-step fashion how the basic techniques of the scientific method, such as qualitative hypothesis testing, can be used to understand political realities. Part II provides in-depth studies of a number of major countries, using the concepts and analytical techniques introduced in Part I. By combining rich conceptualization, analytical methods, and extensive coverage of a diversity of countries, this engaging text teaches students how to think for themselves about politics, logically and systematically.
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Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

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.

Author: Judith Bara

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241820

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.
Categories: Political Science

Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

Peter Calvert's approach to comparative politics centres round the three main themes of liberalisation, globalisation and democratisation.

Author: Peter Calvert

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582438233

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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Peter Calvert's approach to comparative politics centres round the three main themes of liberalisation, globalisation and democratisation.
Categories: Political Science