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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Why are the countries of the world governed so differently? How did this diversity of political orders come about? Will liberal capitalism spread farther around the globe in the 21st century? These are the questions that guide this new introductory text to comparative politics. Cast through the lens of ten historically grounded country studies, it illustrates and explains how the three major concepts of comparative political analysis--interests, identities, and institutions--shape the politics of nations. This textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of today's complex world.
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.
The groundbreaking first edition of Principles of Comparative Politics offered the most comprehensive and up-to-date view of the rich world of comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. Now, this thoroughly revised second edition offers students an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. The new edition retains its focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. Improving organization and integrating the latest scholarship, important changes include: * A new "Varieties of Dictatorship" chapter; * Clearer headers signaling coverage of authoritarian regimes, and new sections highlighting resources on the study of authoritarianism; * An expanded program of world maps showing key attributes of national political systems; * Reorganization of the "What is Science?" chapter with a focus on the scientific method and reduced emphasis on Mill's Methods; * A streamlined "Problems with Group Decision Making" chapter that focuses on government formation and collapse as a principle-agent problem; * Timely analysis of developments in the Middle East as part of the "Democratic Transitions" chapter including an examination of the use of coordinating devices and differences within the region focusing on outcomes and coalitions; * Updates for current events, including coverage of late Bush and Obama era policies, war in Somalia, the intervention in Libya, and more. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes chapter opener overviews, bolded key terms and a marginal glossary, more than 250 tables and figures, numerous photos and maps, end of chapter problem sets, and new works cited and country-specific bibliographies.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2005
- Genre : Comparative government
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : LCCN:2004046794
This collection reassesses rational choice theory, culturalist analysis, and structuralist approaches to comparative politics.
Comparative Politics Six lectures With The Unity of History the Rede Lecture read before the University of Cambridge May 29 1872
- Author : Edward Augustus FREEMAN
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1873
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : BL:A0022183243
Comparative Politics, Which Helps In The Study Of Ever Increasing Political Problems In A Scientific And Systematic Way, Has WitNessed Not Only Development On A Scale NevEr Reached So Far But Has Become More And More Popular In These Days. Moreover, By Providing Fresh And Exciting New LaboratoRies For The Analysis Of Political Developments, The Emerging States Of Asia, Africa, South East Asia, Latin America And Middle East, Have Significantly Expanded The Universe Of Comparative Politics. In Spite Of All These Development, Not Many Broad-Ranged Books On This Discipline Are Available To The Indian Students. Thus, In Order To Introduce The Indian Students To The Subject Of 'Comparative Politics', The Present Volume Though Rich In Material, Written In Simple Language And Handy In Size, Is Designed To Present A Simplified Description Of Different Aspects Of Comparative Politics. The Book Will Not Only Cater Well To The Requirements Of Those Engaged In The Study Of Comparative Politics For Postgraduate Degree In Indian Universities But Also Be Equally Useful To Those Interested In Acquiring A Core Knowledge Of This Fast Expanding Discipline Of Political Science.
Comparative politics has undergone significant theoretical changes in recent decades. Particularly since the 1980s, a new generation of scholars have revamped and rejuvinated the study of the subject. Mehran Kamrava examines current and past approaches to the study of comparative politics and proposes a new framework for analysis. This is achieved through a comparative examination of state and social institutions, the interactions that occur between them, and the poltical cultures within which they operate. The book also offers a concise and detailed synthesis of existing comparative frameworks that, up to now at least, have encountered analytical shortcomings on their own. Although analytically different in its arguments and emphasis from the current "Mainstream" genre of literature on comparative politics, the present study is a logical outgrowth of the scholarly works of the last decade or so. It will be essential reading for all students of comparative politics.
Debuting in its first edition and driven by a question-based approach, Comparative Politics shows readers how to do real comparative analysis while introducing them to political institutions, identities, and interests. This thematic survey uniquely balances the how–analytical knowledge–and the what–descriptive knowledge–to help readers make their own political arguments and to thus be more critically informed and engaged political participants.
Fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit.
This balanced collection of classical and contemporary articles, based on a range of scholarly viewpoints, explores the tumultuous past and present of world politics. The book's forty-five selections allow readers to compare political institutions and government regimes (democratic, authoritarian, and post-communist) and examine the dynamics of decision making, performance, and political change. Close to half of the readings in this Eighth Edition are new, reflecting the dramatic political events of recent years: the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist systems in Europe, the struggle of former communist nations to create democratic institutions and a market economy, and the explosion of ethnic conflict, without neglecting the problems within established democracies and industrialized societies. These readings, complemented with introductory essays from the editors, provide a stimulating overview of the tested theories and current trends in comparative politics.