Essentials of Comparative Politics

Fifth International Student Edition
Author: O'Neil, Patrick H
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393263118
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
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The Essentials of Comparative Politics family provides all of the tools professors need to introduce the study and comparison of political systems. A brief conceptual textbook of the core ideas behind comparative politics, a complete casebook of thirteen country studies, and a comprehensive reader of secondary and primary sources - together these give instructors the utmost flexibility in structuring their courses without asking students to pay too much.

Cases in Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil,Karl J. Fields,Donald Share
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393933772
Category: Political Science
Page: 595
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A set of thirteen country studies that applies the conceptual framework developed in Essentials of Comparative Politics.

Introducing Comparative Politics

Concepts and Cases in Context
Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483323005
Category: Political Science
Page: 768
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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics—Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why?—Introducing Comparative Politics 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 hybrid organization allows you to teach the way you want to teach and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study.

Comparative Politics of the "Third World"

Linking Concepts & Cases
Author: December Green,Laura Luehrmann
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588267924
Category: Political Science
Page: 567
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The authors introduce eight case studies of developing states - Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, China, Peru, Zimbabwe, Turkey & Indonesia - combining historical, political & economic analysis to present a broad picture of the political economy in each case.

Principles of Comparative Politics

Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona Nadenichek Golder
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506318142
Category: Political Science
Page: 888
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William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, and Sona Nadenichek Golder’s groundbreaking Principles of Comparative Politics offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. In this thoroughly revised Third Edition, readers have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. Readers are offered a new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results; a thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy that now includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics; and a revised chapter on dictatorships that incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters and empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes more than 250 tables and figures, numerous photos and maps, end of chapter exercises and problem sets, and a broader set of works cited. New to this Edition A new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results are included. A thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics. A revised chapter on dictatorships incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters. Empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. Online videos and tutorials guide students through some of the methodological components addressed in the book.

The Good Society

An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Alan Draper,Ansil Ramsay
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133952797
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab search for 0134113934 / 9780134113937 The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics plus MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics – Access Card Package, 3/e, which includes: 0133974855 / 9780133974850 The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3/e 0134064054 / 9780134064055 MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Introduction to Comparative Politics Examine the Elements of a “Good Society” The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics takes a comprehensive look at the question: Why are some governments better than others? Exploring issues related to why certain political institutions provide a better quality of life for their citizens, readers can learn not only how different political systems work, but how they can work better. Redefining the common case-study and thematic approaches used in other courses on the subject, The Good Society approaches comparative politics in a relevant and meaningful way that helps readers understand the way different governments function. Also available with MyPoliSciLab MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction
Author: Todd Landman,Edzia Carvalho
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317533801
Category: Political Science
Page: 354
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Building on the strengths of the third edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples from around the world, and then discusses the new challenges in the area. This thoroughly revised and updated edition features: Additional contemporary case studies including the democratisation of technology and the Arab Spring; Detailed discussion of regression analysis and diffusion; More analysis of justice, inequality, and compliance; Reflection on new methods and treatments of contemporary comparative politics. Balancing reader friendly features with high quality analysis makes this popular academic text is essential reading for everyone interested in comparative politics and research methods.

Democratization in the Third World

Concrete Cases in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective
Author: Lars Rudebeck,Olle Törnquist,Virgilio Rojas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134926783X
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
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Democratization in the Third World addresses many current issues of development, democratization and civil society in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America against the background of theoretical introductions and comparisons with the Swedish historical experience of democratisations. The authors, from seven different continents, examine civil society and its relation to the state throughout the world and assess prospects for sustainable democratization.

Contemporary Politics in the Middle East

Author: Beverley Milton-Edwards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509520864
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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The fourth edition of this dynamic and popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Fully revised and updated throughout, it features a new chapter on the Arab Spring and its aftermath, plus a wide range of vibrant case studies, data, questions for class discussion and suggestions for further reading. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure, the book begins by introducing key concepts and contentious debates before outlining the impact of colonialism, and the rise and relevance of Arab nationalism in the region. Major political issues affecting the Middle East are then explored in full. These include political economy, conflict, political Islam, gender, the regional democracy deficit, and ethnicity and minorities. The book also examines the role of key foreign actors, such as the USA, Russia and the EU, and concludes with an in-depth analysis of the Arab uprisings and their impact in an era of uncertainty.

The American Anomaly

U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective
Author: Raymond A. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135079110
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today’s globalized society and workforce, it is all the more important for students to understand that the American political system is in many ways the exception and not the rule. Introductory textbooks on American government, however, rarely emphasize in sufficient depth how the United States compares to other political systems. And introductions to comparative politics infrequently situate the United States in their analysis. The American Anomaly systematically analyzes the U.S. political system by way of comparison with other countries, especially other industrialized democracies. It is organized into four sections, respectively covering the constitutional order, governmental institutions, political participation, and public policy. Extended case studies in each chapter draw on all the major regions of the world. Thoroughly revised throughout, the third edition includes: Updates throughout to reflect recent developments, including battles for control of Congress and the White House in 2010 and 2012, the challenges and successes of the Obama presidency, and political developments including the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. The addition of a ready-reference glossary defining key terms, along with a key terms list at the end of each chapter. Updates to examples from other countries, such as changes to the European Union in light of the Eurozone crisis, the weakening of the Mexican state due to surges in drug-related crime, and the growth of China’s global role. A substantive update to the domestic policy and foreign policy chapters. A significant update on online/web-based activism, with particular regard to the expanding role of social media. New tables and charts in each chapter. A companion website also offers overview slides, links, and other supporting features.

Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics

First Edition
Author: Patrick H O'Neil,Karl Fields,Don Share
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393644073
Page: N.A
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Based on O’Neil, Fields, and Share’s market-leading textbook and casebook, Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics: An Integrated Approach integrates concepts and cases in one volume. Students get all of the materials in a straightforward, easy-to-use, and cost-effective way.

Doing Comparative Politics

An Introduction to Approaches and Issues
Author: Timothy C. Lim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626374508
Page: 350
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This systematic, user friendly, and refreshingly unusual introduction to comparative politics has not only been updated and refined in the third edition, but also fully revised to reflect the impact of major new developments in world politics. Designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in, the book is organized around a set of critical questions¿why are poor countries poor? why is East Asia relatively prosperous? what makes a democracy? how can we explain terrorism and genocide? what leads people to mobilize around a cause?¿each the topic of a full chapter. These issue chapters are based on the solid methodological and theoretical foundation laid out in the first part of the book, and the entire text is enhanced with case studies and graphics. Timothy C. Lim is professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles.

Politics in the Developing World

Author: Peter Burnell,Vicky Randall,Lise Rakner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737432
Page: 496
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An impressive line-up of international contributors provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to politics in the developing world. The first four parts explore the theoretical approaches, the changing nature and role of the state, and the major policy issues that confront alldeveloping countries. The final parts set out a diverse range of country case studies, representing all the main geographical regions. These country case studies illustrate the themes introduced in the thematic chapters and highlight the developing world as a place of diversity and rapidtransformations. Readers are provided with the tools to appreciate the perspectives of developing countries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to address topical issues and themes, including refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals bySustainable Development Goals. Two new country case studies have been added: Syria and the Sudan. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following student resources:* Additional country case studies to encourage students to consider the political situations in different developing countries* A flashcard glossary to allow students to test their knowledge of important concepts* Study questions encourage readers to think critically about each chapter* Web links encourage students to go beyond the textbook and read more widely.

Foundations of Comparative Politics

Democracies of the Modern World
Author: Kenneth Newton,Jan W. van Deth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131655290X
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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The new edition of this leading overview of comparative politics once again blends theory and evidence across democratic systems to provide unparalleled coverage. The student-friendly structure and clear, concise writing ensure that complex issues are clearly explained and students engage with the key theories. The third edition is updated throughout, with a new chapter, 'Public Spending and Public Policies', increased coverage of defective democracies, and revised coverage of e-democracy and the power of the media. The pedagogy is simplified with a focus on 'Briefings' and 'Controversies' that feature examples from across the globe, alongside clear key terms, 'What We Have Learned' and 'Lessons of Comparison' sections, and a wealth of online materials to complete a rich teaching and learning package.

The handbook of political change in Eastern Europe

Author: Frank H. Aarebrot
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781954291
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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'The editors have succeeded in putting together an excellent group of authors who present a well informed and balanced analysis of the formation of political systems in the examined countries. . . . The authors of this book are to be congratulated on the structure and clarity of its presentation. This volume makes an interesting contribution to knowledge in this field and should be useful reading for students and experts interested in Central and Eastern European politics.' - Dan Marek, Journal of European Area Studies 'This is a very interesting reference book of the political changes in Eastern Europe since the demise of communism. It will prove to be of great use for everybody involved in research on Eastern Europe, but it can also offer considerable introductory information to those who have not followed the most recent developments in the region.' - Ioannis Armakolas, The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest This major new reference book provides an authoritative and thorough analysis of the political changes which have occurred in Eastern Europe since the demise of communism. It offers an historical, comparative perspective of the region and focuses on the social consequences of the transition, historical legacies, and variations between countries in the sequences of the changes.

Comparative Politics of the Global South

Linking Concepts and Cases
Author: December Green,Laura Luehrmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626376502
Category: Developing countries
Page: 550
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Revised edition of: Comparative politics of the "Third World." 3rd ed. 2011.

The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics

Author: Todd Landman,Neil Robinson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412919762
Category: Political Science
Page: 563
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The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics presents in one volume an authoritative overview of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive elements of comparative political science. The 28 specially commissioned chapters, written by renowned comparative scholars, guide the reader through the central issues and debates, presenting a state-of-the-art guide to the past, present, and possible futures of the field.

Current Debates in Comparative Politics

Author: James Tyler Dickovick,Jonathan Eastwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190855024
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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This text presents 43 readings drawn from major magazines and newspapers including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Statesman. Addressing theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, the selections include contemporary articles thatintroduce students to key debates in the field along with more informal readings that help students to engage with the material.

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods
Author: Lisa A. Baglione
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 148337615X
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.