Comparative Politics

Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases
Author: J. Tyler Dickovick,Jonathan Eastwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190854867
Category: Political Science
Page: 696
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Combining thematic organization and a variety of country-specific case studies, this text is an engaging and accessible introduction to comparative politics. Methodological tools are introduced early in the text and integrated throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way ofthinking about the subject.

Comparative Politics

Classic and Contemporary Readings
Author: James Tyler Dickovick,J. Tyler Dickovick,Jonathan Eastwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199730957
Category: Comparative government
Page: 368
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Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings brings together major articles and book chapters from the field of comparative politics, including both classic pieces and more recent contributions that have significantly advanced research in the field. The selections represent major theoretical schools of thought for addressing research questions in comparative politics, giving students a clear sense of how thinkers differ in understanding the causes of major events in world politics. An excellent stand-alone text, Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, Second Edition.

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.

Knowing China


Author: Gregory C Chow
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814483745
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 268
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' This invaluable book offers an insight into China through its history, culture, people, economy, education, science and technology, as well as government and political system. The author also compares the “twin” cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai, and describes places of interest in the world's most populous country. In addition, he offers a glimpse into the delicate China–US relations, highlighting partnership opportunities between the two giant economies. The book is based on the author's knowledge accumulated over five decades of research, teaching, traveling, directing projects on China, and working with Chinese government officials, educators, academics and entrepreneurs. Contents:Some Facets of China's HistoryCulture and Daily LifeThe EconomyThe Chinese PeopleEducation, Science and TechnologyGovernment System and PerformanceHong Kong and Shanghai: Two Modern CitiesA Country for TouristsUS–China Relations Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students, academics, business people and general readers. Keywords:China;Culture;History;Economy;US-China Relations;Tourists;Confucius;BeijingReviews:“Gregory Chow enlivens this authoritative and lucid survey of China — its history, its current condition, its future prospects — by drawing on his own experience as a native born Chinese who has spent more than half a century as an academic in the West and has been active in mainland China as teacher and advisor since the early 1980's.”Milton Friedman most influential economist in the last half century and recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “I have read the manuscript by Gregory Chow on China with great interest. As one who is working in China, I find it most effective in its scope and depth and in its direct style. Generally I find it GREAT.”Robert Venturi most prominent architect and 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate “Gregory Chow has once again written an excellent and very readable book on China, covering history, culture, population issues, governmental system, and other topics besides the economy. I strongly recommend the book to any one who wants a good introduction to China.”Gary Becker 1992 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences “China 's path of development is a fascinating story, and the future development of that immense country will touch people throughout the world. Gregory Chow gives us a thoughtful, authoritative, and readable book that will inform us and deepen our understanding of these portentous developments.”George P Shultz former U.S. Secretary of State “This is an excellent book. I enjoyed very much reading it and learned enormously from it.”Samuel C C Ting 1976 Nobel Laureate in Physics “I highly recommend this book. It will be an important addition to the library of readers interested in gaining valuable insights into a culture and economy that has only just begun to impact our nascent international order. During these times of commercial globalization and international political turmoil, Professor Chow's central message and reminder that the best way to understand another country is to keep in mind the other country's interests and needs, is an important one. There's an old Chinese expression that states that all long journeys must start with a first step: Professor Chow's book is an essential first step for anyone thinking about a short or long voyage to China.”Bryan Bachner Associate Professor of Law City University of Hong Kong “Written in a manner readily accessible by the general public, ‘Knowing China’ provides an insightful view into the complex world of China.”Futurecasts '

Fire Service Administration


Author: Nancy K. Grant,David H. Hoover
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780877653905
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 442
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Based on a wide body of field research, this Second Edition text explores the areas of knowledge that are most critical for fire service administrators. You'll get expert guidance on the practical aspects of budgeting, hiring human resource management, employee motivation, and business ethics. It's an excellent reference for both fire service officers and students.

Comparative Politics


Author: Daniele Caramani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737424
Category:
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.

Looking for Transwonderland

Travels in Nigeria
Author: Noo Saro-Wiwa
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 159376491X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to visit her father in Nigeria — a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didn’t return for several years. Recently, she decided to come to terms with the country her father given his life for. Saro-Wiwa travels from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the decrepit kitsch of the Transwonderland Amusement Park. She explores Nigerian Christianity, delves into the country’s history of slavery, examines the corrupting effect of oil, and ponders the huge success of Nollywood. She finds the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despairs at the corruption and inefficiency she encounters. But she also discovers that it si far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, with its captivating thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all, she introduces us to the many people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the African character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.

Comparative Politics

Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order
Author: Jeffrey Kopstein,Mark Lichbach,Stephen E. Hanson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139991388
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Twelve in-depth case studies of the EU and countries across the globe, written by the leading country specialists and combining insights of cutting-edge institutional analysis and deep study of national histories, explore how the concepts of interests, identities and institutions shape the politics of nations and regions. The country studies trace the global and historical contexts of political development and examine the diverse pathways that countries have taken in their quest to adapt to the competitive pressures of twenty-first-century globalization. These country studies constitute the overarching framework of the text, addressing the larger question, 'why are countries ruled and governed so differently?' Free of heavy-handed jargon, Comparative Politics inspires thought-provoking debate among introductory students and specialists alike, and encourages students to engage in real comparative analysis. In this new edition, all twelve country studies have been rewritten, and the first two theory chapters have been updated to reflect the latest research in the field.

Political Campaign Communication

Inside and Out
Author: Larry Powell,Joseph Cowart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351965867
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 395
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Now in its third edition, Political Campaign Communication: Inside and Out examines the intricacies of political campaigning through the eyes of both an academic and a political consultant. Unlike others in its field, this text takes a broad view of political campaigning, discussing both theories and principles, along with topics such as political socialization, the role of money, ethics, and critical events. This new edition delves into ongoing changes in the American political environment, with fuller examinations of women and gender, the involvement of social media in political campaigning, political money, and ethics. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of political communication can make use of updated chapter-by-chapter discussion questions and online practice quizzes.

Comparing Political Regimes

A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition
Author: Alan Siaroff
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607025
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Comparing Political Regimes provides a comprehensive assessment of the world's political systems by outlining and contrasting the aspects of four different regime types: liberal democracies, electoral democracies, semi-liberal autocracies, and closed autocracies. The third edition is thoroughly revised and updated. It now incorporates the two new countries that have appeared since the last edition—Kosovo and South Sudan—and covers the regime changes that have occurred in many countries, including the liberalization (but not yet actual democratization) of the Arab Spring. Extra material has also been added on demography and political economy, especially with regards to economic development, and on secession of regions.

Politics and Ethnicity

A Comparative Study
Author: J. Rudolph
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403983577
Category: Political Science
Page: 254
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This book offers a brief, broad, comparative study of ethnic politics that places ethnic conflict within the context of particular political systems. To develop these themes, they are explored by comparing and contrasting the experiences of France, Czechoslovakia and its subsequent division, and Nigeria.

Nations and Government: Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective


Author: Thomas Magstadt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495915289
Category: Political Science
Page: 672
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With a unique regional organization and conceptual approach, NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE helps students understand national governments more fully by putting them into a larger regional context. This text documents the changes brought on by the post-Soviet era and the age of globalization, while charting the progress of emerging markets and democracies around the world. This new edition looks closely at the impact of the global recession, providing up-to-date analysis of national policy responses. It also details the continuing rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, with case-study coverage of each country. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology


Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199286546
Category: Political Science
Page: 880
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The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from major international scholars The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.

International Relations: The Key Concepts


Author: Steven C. Roach,Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135012121
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’. Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766. Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on: • The Arab Spring • Responsibility to Protect • Governmentality • Postcolonialism • Neoliberalism • Global Financial Crisis With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.

Yoga for Fitness and Wellness


Author: Ravi Dykema
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133171001
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga -- to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more -- Cengage Learning offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. YOGA FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 2nd Edition, introduces students to the ancient practice of yoga. Covering the history and philosophy of yoga and the theories of Hatha Yoga specifically, the text also explores yoga exercises, including breathing, stretching and strengthening, and relaxation and meditation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences


Author: Alexander L. George,Andrew Bennett
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262572224
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
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A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous.

Political Order and Inequality


Author: Carles Boix
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107089433
Category: Political Science
Page: 334
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The fundamental question of political theory, one that precedes all other questions about the nature of political life, is why there is a state at all. This book describes the foundations of stateless societies, why and how states emerge, and the basis of political obligation.

Introducing Comparative Politics

The Essentials
Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506385702
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials is organized thematically around the essential questions in comparative politics—Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why? Adapted from the authors’ Introducing Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition, The Essentials version offers the same framework for understanding comparative politics in a briefer format. Instructors have greater flexibility in teaching the course because this version of Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus’ best-seller does not include extended case studies. Loaded with contemporary examples and up-to-date research, this streamlined text helps students engage with the critical issues shaping global politics today. KEY FEATURES: Chapter-opening key questions help you focus on the key issues as you are reading. The chapters sometimes provide conclusive answers to the key questions, but more often they show you different ways the questions can be answered or approached. Multiple “In Context” features in every chapter illustrate basic data about the chapter topics so you can set that idea into a comparative (and sometimes provocative) context. Critical Inquiry features highlight methodological issues in comparative politics, providing a gateway for empirical study and analysis. More than a hundred full color tables, figures, and maps help you visualize comparative data and better understand concepts. End-of-chapter lists of key concepts with page references are included to help you easily study and review the concepts, and a list of works cited and list of important print and electronic references offer you resources for further research.

Decentralization and Recentralization in the Developing World

Comparative Studies from Africa and Latin America
Author: James Tyler Dickovick
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271037905
Category: Social Science
Page: 229
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"Examines decentralization and recentralization in the developing world, focusing on a comparison of Brazil and South Africa in the 1990s. Argues that decentralization follows declines in executive power, while subsequent recentralization is contingent upon presidents gaining exceptional governing opportunities, especially by resolving economic crises"--Provided by publisher.