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.

Principles of Comparative Politics


Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona Nadenichek Golder
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506318118
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.

Comparative Politics

Approaches and Issues
Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Esther M. Skelley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530362
Category: Political Science
Page: 291
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Beginning with an introduction to the field of comparative politics, this clear and complete text moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the field. Leading scholar Howard J. Wiarda explores its main approaches, including political development, political culture, dependency theory, corporatism, indigenous theories of change, state-society relations, rational choice, and the new institutionalism. The book then turns its attention to the hot issues in the field. The book concludes with a stimulating discussion of whether the great systems debates of the past (socialism vs. capitalism, democracy vs. authoritarianism) are now over, and points to some of the next important study and research frontiers. Students, professors, and general readers will all find Comparative Politics current, provocative, and well written a truly balanced overview."

Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics


Author: Gerardo L. Munck,Richard Snyder
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884641
Category: Political Science
Page: 773
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In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes—intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics—these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.

Comparative Politics


Author: David Samuels
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134562674
Category: Comparative government
Page: 416
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This title is part of a new Pearson program pilot offering students the option to rent a print textbook for fall 2017. By having affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day-one, students come to class prepared and ready to succeed. Additional details on the rental program will be coming soon.

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.

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges


Author: Charles Hauss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337554804
Category: Education
Page: 50
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Balancing theory with application and featuring an engaging, student-friendly writing style, the TENTH EDITION of COMPARATIVE POLITICS uses a unique theme--Domestic Responses to Global Challenges--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence of strong and weak states. COMPARATIVE POLITICS takes an in-depth look at fourteen countries, framed within broader discussions in the part-opening chapters on Industrialized Democracies, Current and Former Communist Regimes, and The Global South. The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping students hone their skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conceptualising Comparative Politics


Author: Anthony Petros Spanakos,Francisco Panizza
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317639030
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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Comparative politics often involves testing of hypotheses using new methodological approaches without giving sufficient attention to the concepts which are fundamental to hypotheses, particularly the ability of these concepts to ‘travel’. Proper operationalising requires deep reflection on the concept, not simply establishing how it should be measured. Conceptualising Comparative Politics – the flagship book of Routledge’s series of the same name – breaks new ground by emphasising the role of thoroughly thinking through concepts and deep familiarity with the case that inform the conceptual reflection. In this thought- provoking book, established academics as well as emerging scholars in the field collect (and invite) scholarship in the tradition of conceptual comparative politics. The book posits that concepts may be used comparatively as ‘lenses’, ‘building blocks’ and ‘scripts’, and contributors show how these conceptual tools can be employed in original comparative research. Importantly, contributors to Conceptualising Comparative Politics do not simply use concepts in one of these three ways but they apply them with careful consideration of empirical variation. The chapters included in this volume address some of the most contentious issues in comparative politics (populism, state capacity, governance, institutions, elections, secularism, among others) from various geographic regions and model how scholars doing comparative politics might approach such subjects. Concepts make possible scholarly conversations including creative confrontations across paradigms. Conceptualising Comparative Politics will challenge you to think of how to engage in conceptual comparative inquiry and how to use various methodologically sound techniques to understand and explain comparative politics.

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.

Comparative Environmental Politics

Theory, Practice, and Prospects
Author: Paul F. Steinberg,Stacy D. VanDeveer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262195852
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
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Combining the theoretical tools of comparative politics with the substantive concerns of environmental policy, experts explore responses to environmental problems across nations and political systems.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics


Author: Susan Carol Stokes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199278480
Category: Political Science
Page: 1021
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics

Comparative Politics

Using MicroCase Explorit
Author: Michael K. Le Roy
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495007616
Category: Mathematics
Page: 279
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Designed to supplement core Comparative Politics textbooks, provides students with award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data.

Understanding Comparative Politics

A Framework for Analysis
Author: Mehran Kamrava
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415773040
Category: Political Science
Page: 211
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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.

The Politics of Authoritarian Rule


Author: Milan W. Svolik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110702479X
Category: Political Science
Page: 228
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"What drives politics in dictatorships? Milan W. Svolik argues authoritarian regimes must resolve two fundamental conflicts. Dictators face threats from the masses over which they rule - the problem of authoritarian control. Secondly from the elites with whom dictators rule - the problem of authoritarian power-sharing. Using the tools of game theory, Svolik explains why some dictators establish personal autocracy and stay in power for decades; why elsewhere leadership changes are regular and institutionalized, as in contemporary China; why some dictatorships are ruled by soldiers, as Uganda was under Idi Amin; why many authoritarian regimes, such as PRI-era Mexico, maintain regime-sanctioned political parties; and why a country's authoritarian past casts a long shadow over its prospects for democracy, as the unfolding events of the Arab Spring reveal. Svolik complements these and other historical case studies with the statistical analysis on institutions, leaders and ruling coalitions across dictatorships from 1946 to 2008"--

Comparative Hong Kong Politics

A Guidebook for Students and Researchers
Author: Mathew Y. H. Wong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811030960
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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This guidebook for students offers a survey of comparative politics intended for use in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the world's great cities, but its political future has never been hazier. Mass protests, contested elections, a 2047 transition causing uncertainty in financial and business elites- for Hong Kong, it is the best of times as well as the worst of times. Hong Kong University politics scholar Matthew Wong brings a clear-headed and fact-based approach, introducing Hong Kong to scholars of comparative politics even as he introduces comparative politics to students in Hong Kong, with this new area-specific reference work, a mix of theory and insights into how political theory can be of value in understanding the case of Hong Kong, complete with datasets and quantitative information that helps to disentangle fact from myth. For Hong Kong residents, scholars, students, and members of civil society, this book will be a breath of fresh air.

The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate Governance


Author: Liliana B. Andonova,Thomas N. Hale,Charles B. Roger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780815353782
Category:
Page: 212
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Following the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the global politics of climate change depends more than ever on national climate policies and the actions of cities, businesses, and other non-state actors, as well as the transnational governance networks that link them. The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate Governance sheds new light on these critical trends by exploring how domestic political, economic, and social forces systematically shape patterns of non-state actor participation in transnational climate initiatives. The book develops a common conceptual framework and uses a unique data set to explore the interplay between transnational and domestic politics and how these interactions shape the incentives and modalities of participation in transnational governance. The contributing chapters explore the role of cities, non-governmental organizations, companies, carbon markets, and regulations, as well as broader questions of effectiveness and global governance. Bringing together some of the foremost experts in the field of global governance and environmental politics, this book significantly advances our understanding of transnational governance and provides new insights for policymakers seeking to address the problem of climate change. This book was originally published as a special issue of International Interactions.

The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion


Author: Jonas Wolff,Hans-Joachim Spanger,Hans-Jürgen Puhle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134509626
Category: Political Science
Page: 294
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Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives that drive democracy promotion in a comparative and theoretically oriented manner, exploring how democracy promoters deal with conflicting objectives and the factors that shape their behaviour. It also addresses the more policy-oriented debate on the contemporary challenges to democracy promotion, focusing on US and German policies towards three kinds of challenges: the emergence of ‘radical’ leftist governments in Bolivia and Ecuador, the political rise of Islamist movements in Turkey and Pakistan, and the consolidation of (semi-)authoritarian rule in Belarus and Russia. In each case, North-Western democracy promoters have been confronted with serious conflicts of objectives between security, economic interests and democracy promotion. The analysis and comparison of such situations in which democracy promoters have to deal with competing objectives and make tough decisions provides powerful evidence as to the factors that shape democracy promotion. The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, comparative politics, democratization studies and foreign policy.

Introduction to Comparative Politics


Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0547216297
Category: Political Science
Page: 762
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Written by a distinguished group of comparativists, this innovative and accessible introductory text surveys 12 key countries organized by their level of political development: established democracies, transitional democracies, and non-democracies. The country studies illuminate four comparative themes in a global context: 1. The world of states -- the interaction of states within the international order. 2. Governing the economy -- the role of the state in economic management. 3. The democratic idea -- the pressure for more democracy and the challenges of democratization. 4. The politics of collective identities -- the political impact of diverse attachments and sources of group identity. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS using only the chapters you need. In addition to the countries in the standard Table of Contents, choose additional coverage on Cuba, East-Central Europe, The European Union, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey. Visit http://www.cengage.com/custom/makeityours/ICP5e/ to get started. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

Threat Talk

The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction
Author: Mary Manjikian
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409433951
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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Is the internet good or bad for society? This book exposes how US and Chinese scientists and policy-makers have understood and responded to the problem of internet addiction in their societies. It argues that both "risk" and "disease" are ideas which are understood differently at different historic periods and in different cultures.