Russian Government and Politics

Author: Eric Shiraev

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230235854

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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An up-to-date new text with a wide range of pedagogical features that takes full account of the dramatic changes in Russian politics under Putin and Medvedev providing clear factual coverage and encouraging students to develop critical thinking about key issues and theories.

Barron's AP Comparative Government and Politics

Author: Jeff Davis

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438011707

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

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Barron’s new edition of AP Comparative Government and Politics provides everything you need to review, simplify, and understand the most important concepts on the AP exam. This must-have guide focuses on an in-depth study of the governments of six nations: Britain, Russia, China, Mexico, Iran, and Nigeria. One diagnostic test, two practice tests, and thorough answers and explanations help you test your knowledge. Get comprehensive review of the most important concepts, including: Introduction to Comparative Politics Sovereignty, Authority, and Power Political Institutions Citizens, Society, and the State Political and Economic Change Public Policy The first six chapters address general concepts with illustrations about specific countries. The final six chapters address each of the six countries individually and are organized by the six topics of study as headings within each chapter, making it easy to find the information you need to prepare and succeed on the AP exam.

Governments and Politics in Russia and the Post-Soviet Region

Author: Vicki L. Hesli

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division


Category: Political Science

Page: 482

View: 6248


[This text] presents the political development sin the post-Soviet space from a ... comparative framework. The text is not only historically and geographically comprehensive, but also thematically broad, surveying all of the major developments in post-Soviet politics, from the elections and party development to the role of the military and the oligarchs. -Back cover.


Author: S. A. PALEKAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120333357

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 6546


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.

Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices

Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618493190

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 8628


Taking a unique hybrid approach to comparative government, the exciting new COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURE AND CHOICE begins each chapter by introducing relevant concepts and then ties those concepts together by applying them to the governments of ten countries: Mexico, China, Russia, the UK, Nigeria, Iran, India, Germany, France, and Brazil. This model allows instructors to easily compare and contrast the structures and choices of like governments--and helps students put chapter concepts into the context of today’s political climate. The text emphasizes real-world application throughout. Comparative exercises model what a comparativist actually does, while features such as the brief In theory/In Practice boxes give students hands-on experience at putting theory into action. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices, 1e using only the chapters you need. Visit to get started. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Russian Modernity

Politics, Knowledge, Practices

Author: Associate Director Naylor Dana Institute for Disease Prevention D Hoffmann,David L. Hoffman,Yanni Kotsonis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312225995

Category: History

Page: 279

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This book represents the first concerted effort to place 19th and 20th century Russia in European context, as well as to understand Soviet Russia against the historical background of Imperial Russia. In a wide-ranging selection of topics--from corporal punishment to diary-writing, from the rise of nationalism to biological engineering--the authors argue that Russia shared in a larger European modernity marked by increased overlap and sometimes merger of realms that had previously been treated as separate entities: the social and the political, state and society, government and economy, and private and public.

Understanding Russian Politics

Author: Stephen White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496832

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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A fresh and compelling interpretation of Russian politics by a leading authority, this textbook focuses on political developments in the world's largest country under Putin and Medvedev. Using a wealth of primary sources, it covers economic, social and foreign policy, and the 'system' of politics that has developed in recent years. Opposing arguments are presented and students are encouraged to reach their own judgements on key events and issues such as privatisation and corruption. This textbook tackles timely topics such as gender and inequality issues; organised religion; the economic krizis; and Russia's place in the international community. It uses numerous examples to place this powerful and richly-endowed country in context, with a focus on the place of ordinary people which shows how policy is translated to Russians' everyday lives.

Comparative Political Systems

Policy Performance and Social Change

Author: Charles F. Andrain,Charles F.. Andrain

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563242809

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 3218


This book focuses on the economic changes produced by different political systems and on the social impact of regime transformations. It addresses several key policy issues: How does the policy process operate in various types of political systems? What impact do public policies and policy outcomes wield on transformations in a political system? How does public policy preference in different political systems affect democracy, capitalism, and socialism?

Constitutional Bargaining in Russia, 1990-93

Institutions and Uncertainty

Author: Edward Morgan-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135171807

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3586


This book examines the constitutional bargaining processes in Russia in the critical period of 1990-1993. It is a valuable resource to those interested in Russia and post-communist politics, origins of political institutions, comparative government, democratisation and development studies.