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.

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.

Political Culture Change and Security Policy in Nigeria

Author: Kalu N. Kalu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351065801
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Political Science

Demonstrating how political culture facilitates or distorts political preferences and political outcomes, this book explores how the historical development of social conditions and the current social structures shape understandings and constrain individual and collective actions within the Nigerian political system. Political Culture, Change, and Security Policy examines the extent to which specific norms and socialization processes within the political and civic culture abet corruption or the proclivity to engage in corrupt practices and how they help reinforce political attitudes and civic norms that have the potential to undermine the effectiveness of government. It also delineates specific doctrinal models and strategic framework essential to the development and implementation of Nigeria’s national security policy, as well as innovative approaches to national development planning. Professor Kalu N. Kalu offers an exhaustive study that integrates several quantitative models in addressing a series of theoretical and empirical questions that inform historical and contemporary issues of the Nigerian project. The general premise is that it is not enough to simply highlight the problems of the state and address the what question, we must also address the why and how questions that drive political change, policy preferences, and competing political outcomes.

A Functional Theory of Government Law and Institutions

Author: Kalu N. Kalu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781498587037
Release Date: 2019-07-12
Genre: Political Science

This comprehensive analysis of functional theory and its applications in the analysis of states, governments, and institutions draws from an interdisciplinary orientation and creates a central premise of how systems seek the maintenance of stable states and how patterned orientations enable them to perform their functions

The Austrian and Bloomington Schools of Political Economy

Author: Paul Dragos Aligica
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787148437
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.

Principles and Practice Of American Politics Classic and Contemporary Readings 3rd Edition

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1933116722
Release Date: 2006-07-15
Genre: Political Science

Without ever losing sight of the classics, Kernell and Smith take a fresh look at the implications of political science for our understanding of recent events and trends. This balance of the classic with the contemporary?along with careful editing to retain the flow of original pieces?distinguishes this highly regarded reader. Drawing from a variety of sources and perspectives, readings examine the strategic behavior of key players in American politics. These 44 selections show 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. Thanks to feedback from adopters, 26 readings are back by popular demand, while 17 new or revised selections offer readable and current analyses, 5 of which have been written specifically for this volume. Kernell and Smith supply helpful headnotes for each reading, establishing important context and rationale for selections.

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.

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

ISBN: 9780199738595
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Comparative government

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.

Principles and Practice of American Politics

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: C Q Press College
ISBN: UCSC:32106017159390
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

A collection of readings that balances political science classics with contemporary analyses of politics and public policy. They consider the strategies of major players in modern politics - citizens, public officals, candidates for office, voters, parties, organized interests and the media.

Toward a New Theory of American Electoral Psychology

Author: Chunhou Zhang
ISBN: UOM:39015064730792
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This book explores the fundamental basis of American electoral psychology. It challenges and augments the psychological approach of partisanship and the theory of rational choice.

Judging Bush

Author: Robert Maranto
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804772460
Release Date: 2009-09-02
Genre: Political Science

There is no shortage of opinions on the legacy that George W. Bush will leave as 43rd President of the United States. Recognizing that Bush the Younger has been variously described as dimwitted, opportunistic, innovative, and bold, it would be presumptuous to draw any hard and fast conclusions about how history will view him. Nevertheless, it is well within academia's ability to begin to make preliminary judgments by weighing the evidence we do have and testing assumptions. In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the initially successful military campaign in Afghanistan, Bush and his administration enjoyed nearly unprecedented popularity. But after failures in Iraq and in the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Bush's approval ratings plummeted. Guided by a new framework, Judging Bush boldly takes steps to evaluate the highs and lows of the Bush legacy according to four types of competence: strategic, political, tactical, and moral. It offers a first look at the man, his domestic and foreign policies, and the executive office's relationship to the legislative and judicial branches from a distinguished and ideologically diverse set of award-winning political scientists and White House veterans. Topics include Bush's decision-making style, the management of the executive branch, the role and influence of Dick Cheney, elections and party realignment, the Bush economy, Hurricane Katrina, No Child Left Behind, and competing treatments of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contributors include Lara M. Brown, David B. Cohen, Jeffrey E. Cohen, Laura Conley, Jack Covarrubias, John J. DiIulio, Jr., William A. Galston, Frederick M. Hess, Karen M. Hult, Lori A. Johnson, Robert G. Kaufman, Anne M. Khademian, Lawrence J. Korb, Patrick McGuinn, Michael Moreland, Costas Panagopoulos, James P. Pfiffner, Richard E. Redding, Neil Reedy, Andrew Rudalevige, Charles E. Walcott, and Shirley Anne Warshaw.

Doing research in political science

Author: Paul Pennings
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 0761951024
Release Date: 1999-03
Genre: Political Science

This book offers a comprehensive inroduction to research methods and statistics for students of political science. Clearly organized and accessibly written around three parts, the text introduces the main theories and methodologies used across the social sciences in understanding and doing comparative political research. „h Part 1 broadly frames the comparative approach within that of the political and social sciences. The importance of the relationship between theory and method to empirical analytical research, and the crucial steps in generating and implementing a genuinely comparative research design are carefully outlined. „h Part 2 introduces both basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods, as well as more advanced multivariate methods used in quantitative political analysis and applied to examples taken from comparative studies. „h Part 3 demonstrates the application of the methods and techniques of the previous two parts to a number of research questions drawn from contemporary themes and issues in political science. Incorporating summary questions, practice exercises, glossaries and further reading sections throughout, this book provides and invaluable step-by-step guide to the research process in the political and social sciences. It will be an essential resource for all students and researchers in political science, comparative politics and sociology.