Comparative Politics

Author: James Tyler Dickovick
ISBN: 0199730954
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre: Comparative government

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.

Comparative Politics

Author: Bernard Edward Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
ISBN: 0534261361
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Political Science

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.

Principles and Practice of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 5th Edition

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452226286
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Political Science

Combining timeless readings with cutting-edge, current selections, Kernell and Smith bring judicious editing and important context for students learning the ropes of American government. This collection effectively examines the strategic behavior of key players in American politics, showing that political actors, though motivated by their own interests, are governed by the Constitution, the law, and institutional rules, as well as influenced by the strategies of others. The 5th edition features 17 new readings, including 5 pieces written specifically for this volume. True to form, each and every selection is artfully framed by Kernell and SmithÆs headnotes, providing an invaluable grounding for todayÆs students.

The Austrian and Bloomington Schools of Political Economy

Author: Paul Dragos Aligica
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787432734
Release Date: 2017-11-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The volume is a unique attempt to explore the relationship between two of the most interesting contemporary schools of thought evolving at the interface between social science and social philosophy: The Austrian tradition of F A Hayek and Ludwig von Mises, and the Bloomington tradition of Elinor Ostrom and Vincent Ostrom.

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393912809
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Political Science

An affordable companion reader to Essentials of Comparative Politics that features the classic ideas and contemporary debates that inform comparative politics today.

American Politics

ISBN: IND:30000061626515
Release Date: 1999
Genre: United States

Classic and contemporary readings include: The founding fathers: A reform caucus in action / John P. Roche -- The Federalist, No. 51 / James Madison -- The Federalist, No. 39 / James Madison -- McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) -- Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) -- Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) -- Brown v. Board of Education (1954; 1955) -- In defense of preference / Nathan Glazer -- The Federalist, No. 78 / Alexander Hamilton -- Bad news, bad governance / Thomas E. Patterson -- The "new" media and politics: What does the future hold? / Doris A. Graber -- Marbury v. Madison (1803) -- Regulation: The new pork barrel / Pietro S. Nivola.

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Author: Joel Krieger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199738595
Release Date: 2012-10-25
Genre: Political Science

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.

Immer weniger Kinder

Author: Barbara Elisabeth Fulda
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593505497
Release Date: 2016-05-12
Genre: Social Science

Die demografische Entwicklung ist seit Langem Thema öffentlicher Debatten. Weitgehend unbemerkt geblieben sind jedoch die deutlichen regionalen Unterschiede der Geburtenraten in Deutschland. Sinkende Fertilität ist nicht überall zu beobachten, in manchen Regionen ist sie sogar ähnlich hoch wie in den als besonders familienfreundlich geltenden Ländern Schweden und Frankreich. Barbara Fulda zeigt anhand einer Fallstudie zweier Landkreise, weshalb die bisherigen Erklärungen die deutlichen regionalen Unterschiede nicht ausreichend dokumentieren: Historisch gewachsene kulturelle Normen von Elternschaft und Familie sind zu berücksichtigen.

Doing Research in Political Science

Author: Paul Pennings
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412903769
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

This is an immensely helpful book for students starting their own research... an excellent introduction to the comparative method giving an authoritative overview over the research process - Klaus Armingeon, University of Bern Doing Research in Political Science is the book for mastering the comparative method in all the social sciences - Jan-Erik Lane, University of Geneva This book has established itself as a concise and well-readable text on comparative methods and statistics in political science I...strongly recommend it. - Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps-University Marburg This thoroughly revised edition of the popular textbook offers an accessible but comprehensive introduction to comparative research methods and statistics for students of political science. Clearly organized around three parts, the text introduces the main theories and methodologies used in the discipline. Part 1 frames the comparative approach within the methodological framework of the political and social sciences. Part 2 introduces basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods as well as more advanced multivariate methods used in quantitative political analysis. Part 3 applies the methods and techniques of Parts 1 & 2 to research questions drawn from contemporary themes and issues in political science. Incorporating practice exercises, ideas for further reading and summary questions throughout, Doing Research in Political Science provides an invaluable step-by-step guide for students and researchers in political science, comparative politics and empirical political analysis.

Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective

Author: Ryan K. Beasley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452289090
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Political Science

Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations—both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world—chapter authors link the study of international relations to domestic politics, while treating each nation according to individual histories and contemporary dilemmas. The book's accessible theoretical framework is designed to enable comparative analysis, helping students discern patterns to understand why a state acts as it does in foreign affairs.

Education Feminism

Author: Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438448978
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Genre: Education

Collection of important essays by feminist scholars from cultural studies, philosophy of education, curriculum theory, and women’s studies. Education Feminism is a revised and updated version of Lynda Stone’s out-of-print anthology, The Education Feminism Reader. The text is intended as a course text and provides students a foundational base in feminist theories in education. The classics section is comprised of the readings that students have most responded to in classes. The contemporary readings section demonstrates how the third-wave feminist criticism of the 1990s has an impact on today’s feminist work. Both of these sections address critical multicultural educational issues and have an inclusive, diverse selection of feminist scholars who bring race, class, sexual orientation, religious practices, and colonial/postcolonial perspectives to bear on their work. The individual essays are concise and well written and arranged in such a way that it is easy for instructors to assign them around themes of their own choosing. “The incredible value of this fine collection is that it demonstrates what it means to critically consider, interrogate, and challenge historic and contemporary ideas regarding educational equity while using these very ideas to imagine new possibilities. It will serve as an indispensable resource in graduate classrooms where students can use the text to ground and forward explorations of the necessarily complex considerations of equity in education today.” — Adela C. Licona, coeditor of Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward

UN Robust Peacekeeping

Author: Kofi Nsia-Pepra
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137463128
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the emergent conviction that UN robust peacekeeping works better than UN traditional peacekeeping in reducing civilian killings within contemporary post-cold war violent civil wars. In an unprecedented study, Nsia-Pepra has systematically and empirically documented the relationship between robust peacekeeping and civilian killings in violent civil wars using both statistical and case study models. His research, engagingly expounded upon in UN Robust Peacekeeping, indicates that robust peacekeeping works better than traditional peacekeeping in lowering civilian killings by spoilers in violent civil wars. His book also presents the concept of a formidable barrier model of robust peacekeeping success using the game theoretical model. It makes policy recommendations to enhance the UN's capacity to protect civilians from human rights violations, including a unified, coherent doctrinal definition for robust peacekeeping, an operational doctrine on the use of force, and improved UN intelligence capacity. Nsia-Pepra also suggests employing the GA 1950 Uniting for Peace Resolution—as well as robust mandates, common training doctrine, pre-deployment training, improved UN intelligence capacity, major power participation, implementation of R2P and US objective global leadership.

21st Century Political Science A Reference Handbook

Author: John T Ishiyama
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483305462
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Political Science

Request a free trial of SAGE Knowledge to sample this title and many more! Via 99 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook serves as an authoritative reference source that meets students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. An editorial advisory board comprised of eminent scholars from various subfields, many of whom are also award-winning teachers, selected the most important general topics in the discipline. The two volumes are divided into six major parts: 1) General Approaches of Political Science; 2) Comparative Politics; 3) International Relations; 4) Political Science Methodology; 5) Political Thought; and 6) American Politics. A section on identity politics includes chapters on topics such as Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Gender and Politics; Religion and Politics; and LGBT Issues/ Queer Theory. This two-volume resource makes fairly complex approaches in political science accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.

The Democracy Sourcebook

Author: Robert Alan Dahl
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262541475
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.