Comparative Politics

Author: James Tyler Dickovick
Publisher:
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.

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.

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.

Comparative Politics

Author: Daniele Caramani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199665990
Release Date: 2014-01
Genre: Political Science

This exciting and authoritative introduction to comparative politics provides a range of perspectives, methods, and theories at the heart of political systems around the world. Alongside explanations of the most important themes, students are presented with a wealth of empirical data to demonstrate similarities and differences in practice, and to encourage research. This new edition takes account of the latest developments in the wake of democratic uprisings in North Africa and the MiddleEast, and sees a much stronger emphasis on the financial crisis, paying particular attention to state finances, and stressing the effects of the crisis on political attitudes and forms of participation.

Political Theory

Author: Joseph Losco
Publisher:
ISBN: 1891487914
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Political Science

Excerpts from Plato's Republic, Cicero's On the Commonwealth, Augustine's The City of God, and other canonical writings of political theory are paired with interpretive essays written by modern scholars. The eleven excerpts and sixteen papers comprise a textbook meant to be used for one semester

Comparative Politics

Author: James Tyler Dickovick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190270993
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Comparative government

Why do countries have different institutions and forms of government? Why do some social revolutions succeed and endure while others fail? Why are some societies subjected to terrorism and not others? An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, Second Edition, gives students the methodological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field. The authors introduce methods early in the text and integrate them throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way of thinking about comparative politics. FEATURES * A unique structure offers the best of thematic and country-by-country approaches. Sixteen succinct thematic chapters--organized around the "big questions" in the field--are followed by a separate section at the end of the book offering full-length profiles and case studies for twelve countries * Each chapter integrates several standalone country case studies in "Case in Context" boxes; these features tie into the narrative, pose questions, and point students to the full case discussions in the country profiles * "Thinking Comparatively" sections at the end of each chapter introduce new methodological tools and help students apply the theories and concepts covered in that chapter * "Thinking It Through" questions help students test their ability to apply comparative politics theories to cases * "Research Prompts" in every case-study section help students develop comparative projects and papers

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.

Cases in Comparative Politics

Author: O'Neil, Patrick H
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393937541
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Political Science

Cases in Comparative Politics , fifth edition, is a set of thirteen country studies that describe politics in the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Brazil, Iran, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, Mexico, South Africa and Nigeria. This casebook applies the conceptual framework developed in the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics , across countries with a consistent organisation that integrates concepts and cases, facilitates comparison and aids understanding.

Contemporary European Politics

Author: José Magone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136933974
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Political Science

In this important new introductory textbook, José Magone provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to contemporary European politics. The unification of the European continent since the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the nature of European politics. This book seeks to address the new European politics that emerged out of this coming together of West and East. Utilizing a pan-European comparative approach the book: covers key topics, with chapters on the history, theory, institutions, parties and party systems, interest groups, systems of interest intermediation and civil society, the impact of European public policy and the emergence of a European common and foreign policy provides detailed comparisons of the national political systems across Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans contextualises national politics in the growing importance of European integration examines the European Union multi-level governance system approach, highlighting relationships and interactions between the global, supranational, national, regional and local levels analyses the change from modern politics, in which the nation-state was still in command of domestic politics and its own borders, to postmodern politics in which de-territorialisation , de-nationalisation and internationalisation processes have transformed the national politics of European states facilitates learning through a wide range of pedagogical features, including chapter summaries, guides to further reading, questions for revision and extensive use of maps, figures, case studies and tables. Richly illustrated throughout, this work is an indispensable resource for all students and academics of European politics.

Comparative Politics of Latin America

Author: Daniel C. Hellinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134070077
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Political Science

Students will explore and understand the evolutions and revolutions that have brought the region to where it is today in the fully-updated new edition of Daniel Hellinger’s Comparative Politics of Latin America. This text offers a unique balance of comparative politics theory and interdisciplinary country-specific context, of a thematic organization and in-depth country case studies, of culture and economics, of scholarship and pedagogy. No other textbook draws on such a diverse range of scholarly literature to help students understand the ins and outs of politics in Latin America today. Insightful historical background in early chapters provides students with a way to think about how the past influences the present. However, while history plays a part in this text, comparative politics is the primary focus, explaining through fully integrated, detailed case studies and carefully paced analysis such concepts as democratic breakdown and transition, formal and informal institutions, the rule of law, and the impact of globalization. Country-specific narratives integrate concepts and theories from comparative politics, leading to a richer understanding of both. Several important features of the 2nd edition ensure student success: Substantially reorganized text now with 16 chapters Focus Questions at the start of every chapter "For Review" boxes interspersed in every chapter to ensure comprehension New "Punto de Vista" boxes in every chapter, showcasing competing perspectives on democratization and development throughout the region Country locator maps spread throughout the book to help students orient themselves in the region "Democracy Snapshot" graphics show support for democracy in each Latin American country Bolded key terms focus attention on important concepts and a glossary at the end of the book provides a useful reference Discussion questions and Further Resources at the end of each chapter Integrated case studies on most countries in the region A companion website (http://www.routledge.com/cw/hellinger) with discussion questions and other useful study aids.

Democracy and Redistribution

Author: Carles Boix
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521532671
Release Date: 2003-07-21
Genre: History

In this 2003 book, Boix offers a complete theory of political transitions.

Essentials of Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393933768
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

The most complete, flexible, and affordable Comparative Politics package on the market. Essentials of Comparative Politics introduces students to the concepts that political scientists use to study and compare political systems and the particulars of specific political systems. The text is available with a corresponding casebook of 14 country studies and a reader-the three components can be used individually or in any combination. The Third Edition has been revised and updated to include the most current and relevant examples; it includes a robust suite of emedia resources for students and instructors. The Comparative Politics package provides maximum value to students-the textbook/casebook/reader package is priced comparably to most standalone country studies textbooks. FEATURES A conceptual framework that is easy for students to apply Essentials of Comparative Politics provides a clear framework based on the fundamental concepts that political scientists use to compare countries. Beginning with the most basic terms (the state, regimes, nations, political economic systems), O'Neil gives students the tools they need to make meaningful comparisons. The Third Edition is revised and updated with new data and current examples, and a new chapter organization helps students more intuitively compare and understand political systems. Up-to-date coverage of topics students are interested in Examples have been thoroughly updated to make the topics as relevant as possible for students. Updates include new discussions of Iraq, Hugo Chávez, and even the Second Life online role-playing game in the context of globalization. Student friendly pedagogy reinforces the main concepts No other book on the market has an art program that covers the concepts as thoroughly and clearly. Features include In Focus boxes that summarize important ideas students will want to review and Institutions in Action boxes that describe how institutions work around the world. Figures and tables in every chapter illustrate important points with real-world data, and chapter previews aid study with an outline of the chapter to come. Innovative emedia resources Our free and open student website includes video exercises using embedded clips from official news channels on YouTube, such as Al-Jazeera, CBS, and BBC Worldwide. These videos will also appear on an interactive Google Map. Conceptual quizzes and country quizzes on the website allow students to review key ideas from the conceptual framework of the text and key details from the countries discussed in the casebook. The Third Edition offers a library of digital images of various key places and political figures for instructors. These high-resolution images are optimized for easy integration into PowerPoint presentations. A complete package offers flexibility to instructors and value to students Essentials of Comparative Politics, Third Edition, is available with a corresponding casebook of 14 country studies and a reader-the three components can be used individually or in any combination. Essentials of Comparative Politics textbook/casebook package costs $20-30 less than the leading country studies books alone. The package of our textbook, casebook, and reader costs just a few dollars more than most standalone country studies books.

The Politics of Everyday Europe

Author: Kathleen R. McNamara
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198716235
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Political Science

How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. This book shows how social processes can legitimate new rulers and make their exercise of power seem natural. Historically, political authorities have used carefully crafted symbols and practices to create a cultural infrastructure for rule, most notably through nationalism and state-building. The European Union (EU), as a new governance form, faces a particularly acute set of challenges in naturalising itself.