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: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0155078852
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Comparative government.

This anthology features a mix of classic and contemporary essays, providing an overview of tested theories and 21st-century 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: 9780198737421
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre:

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.

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

Comparative Politics

Author: J. Tyler Dickovick
Publisher:
ISBN: 0190271019
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre:

An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases gives students the methogological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field.

Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy

Author: Daniel Ziblatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108298599
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Genre: Political Science

How do democracies form and what makes them die? Daniel Ziblatt revisits this timely and classic question in a wide-ranging historical narrative that traces the evolution of modern political democracy in Europe from its modest beginnings in 1830s Britain to Adolf Hitler's 1933 seizure of power in Weimar Germany. Based on rich historical and quantitative evidence, the book offers a major reinterpretation of European history and the question of how stable political democracy is achieved. The barriers to inclusive political rule, Ziblatt finds, were not inevitably overcome by unstoppable tides of socioeconomic change, a simple triumph of a growing middle class, or even by working class collective action. Instead, political democracy's fate surprisingly hinged on how conservative political parties – the historical defenders of power, wealth, and privilege – recast themselves and coped with the rise of their own radical right. With striking modern parallels, the book has vital implications for today's new and old democracies under siege.

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

Author: Todd Landman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317533801
Release Date: 2016-12
Genre: Philosophy

Further reading; 10 Institutional design and democratic performance; The research problem; Comparing many countries; Comparing few countries; Single-country studies; Summary; Further reading; 11 Human rights; The research problem; Comparing many countries; Comparing few countries; Single-country studies; Summary; Further reading; 12 International relations and comparative politics; Research problems; Comparing many countries; Comparing few countries; Single-country studies; Summary; Further reading; PART III Comparative methods and new issues; 13 Common themes and different comparisons

The Politics of Everyday Europe

Author: Kathleen R. McNamara
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191025525
Release Date: 2015-05-21
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. The European Union, as a novel political entity, faces a particularly difficult set of challenges. The Politics of Everyday Europe argues that the legitimation of EU authority rests in part on a transformation in the symbols and practices of everyday life in Europe. The Single Market and the Euro, the legal category of European Citizen and policies promoting the free movement of people, EU public architecture, arts and popular entertainment, and EU diplomacy and foreign policy all generate symbols and practices that change peoples' day-to-day experiences naturalizing European governance.The modern nation-state has long used similar strategies of nationalism and 'imagined communities' to legitimize its political power. But the EU's cultural infrastructure is unique, as it navigates European national identities with a particularly banality, trying to make the EU seem complementary to, not in competition with, the nation-states. While this cultural legitimation has successfully underpinned the EU's surprising political development, Europe today is more often met with indifference by its citizens rather than affection. As economic and political crises have stretched European social solidarity to the breaking point, this book offers a clear theoretical framework for understanding how everyday culture matters fundamentally in the political life of the EU, and how the construction of meaning can be a potent power resource-albeit one open to contestation and subversion by the very citizens it calls into being.

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.

The Ideology of Failed States

Author: Susan L. Woodward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107176423
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Political Science

Contests to reorganize the international system after the Cold War agree on the security threat of failed states: this book asks why.

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.

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.

A Sociology of Modern China

Author: Jean-Louis Rocca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190231200
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Jean-Louis Rocca's admirably concise A Sociology of Modern China wears its scholarship lightly and paints an intimate and complex portrait of Chinese society, all the while avoiding clichés and simplifications. He delves into China's history and examines the country's many different social strata so as to better understand the enormous challenges and opportunities with which its people are confronted. After discussing the long march toward reform and the crises along the way - among them the 1989 protests which culminated in the events in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere - Rocca dedicates the second half of the book to the major questions facing the country (or, at the very least, its political elites) today: new forms of social stratification; the interaction between the market and the state; growing individualism; and the pressures exerted by social conflict and political change. In eschewing culturalist visions, Rocca thoroughly and successfully deconstructs received wisdom about Chinese society to reveal a thriving nation and its people.