Introduction to Comparative Politics

The State and Its Challenges
Author: Robert Hislope,Anthony Mughan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521765161
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
View: 9043
This accessible introduction to comparative politics offers a fresh, state-centered perspective on the fundamentals of political science.

Introduction to Comparative Politics: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William A. Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337560448
Category: Education
Page: 744
View: 333
Balancing theory with application and featuring an engaging, student-friendly writing style, Updated to reflect today's political climate, INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers detailed descriptions and analyses of a country's politics, political challenges and changing agendas. Pedagogy and a condensed narrative help students make connections and comparisons about the countries presented. The eighth edition presents case studies on 13 countries and the European Union, providing an interesting sample of political regimes, levels of economic development and geographic regions. Students contemplate the dramatic Brexit vote, the impeachment of Brazil's president, Russia's drift toward authoritarianism and the polarizing elections of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, among other recent political developments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comparing Political Regimes

A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Alan Siaroff
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442600126
Category: Political Science
Page: 347
View: 7854
"Instead of the typical disparate mixture of themes and/or countries, Siaroff offers a unified analysis. The text is clear, thoughtful and well-written, and contains a wealth of data including excellent original tables and figures." - Peter Kingstone, University of Connecticut

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111831823
Category: Political Science
Page: 736
View: 7640
Updated to reflect today’s political climate, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Sixth Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, Sixth Edition, consists of 13 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Concepts and Processes
Author: Howard J. Wiarda
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780155078697
Category: Political Science
Page: 241
View: 8044
This brief, lively, and well-written text sparks students' interest by focusing on current trends, issues, and controversies in the field. Through this focus, Wiarda gives students an overview of the field, traces its history and development, and surveys newer approaches in a sequential and systematic fashion.

The Good Society

An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Alan Draper,Ansil Ramsay
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780205082780
Category: Political Science
Page: 391
View: 2613
Combining thematic and country approaches to show students what comparative politics is really about, The Good Society organizes itself around a key question–why are some countries better than others at improving their citizens' lives? This brief survey offers a focused look at political institutions and uses in-depth country studies to compare how different institutional arrangements yield different political results. By concentrating on how politics affects citizens' lives, The Good Society offers a uniquely relevant introduction to comparative politics that goes to the heart of the field and helps students develop a critical point-of-view.

Introduction To Comparative Political Analysis

Author: Rakhahari Chatterji
Publisher: Sarat Book Distributors
ISBN: 9788187169673
Category: Comparative government
Page: 312
View: 5463
The Book, In Its First Part, Presents A Brief History Of The Development Of Modern Comparative Politics, Elaborates With Clarity And Precision The Logic, Methods And Strategies Of Comparative Political And Social Inquiry, And Draws Critical Attention To The Varieties Of Concepts And Approaches Used In The Study Of Comparative Politics During The Last Half-Century. The Second Part Of The Book Is About Substantive Issues Of Politics; It Focuses On The Major Political Institutions, Their Conceptual Foundations, The Formal Structures And The Processes Of Their Working, And Their Mutual Interrelationships With Reference To Five Modern Political Systems, Namely, The Usa, Uk, Fracne, Russia And Th People`S Republic Of China. With A Reader-Friendly Style Of Writing, And With Up-To-Date Data And Information, The Book Would Be Of Use To Anyone With A Serious Interest In Contemporary Politics. At The Same Time It Is Targeted Towards Enriching The Teaching And Learning Of Comparative Politics In The Universities And Colleges.

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Political Challenges and Changing Agendas
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781337807050
Page: N.A
View: 3074

Doing Comparative Politics

An Introduction to Approaches and Issues
Author: Timothy C. Lim
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588267443
Category: Political Science
Page: 369
View: 4012
This systematic, user friendly, and refreshingly unusual introduction to comparative politics is designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in.The second edition retains the core features of the first, coherently integrating comparative method, theory, and issues, but provides updated material and additional cases throughout. The text now also includes study questions for each chapter.

Comparative Politics

Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204723
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
View: 6446
'Bara and Pennington's edited volume successfully fills a huge void in the market for introductory textbooks to comparative politics which previously offered either descriptions of political processes and systems or overviews of the methodology of comparative analysis. By applying major political science theories to overviews of the core elements of political systems, the authors both enhance our understanding of these elements and provide readers an excellent introduction to comparative explanation' - Dr David Howarth, University of Edinburgh 'What is distinctive about this authoritative and comprehensive book on comparative politics is the way in which it is underpinned throughout by a theoretical analysis centred on a new institutionalist approach' - Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick 'Comparative Politics takes a fresh and original approach to the field... it examines the role of structures, rules and norms in regulating the individual and collective behaviour of political actors. Each chapter provides a critical bibliography and key questions which will be particularly useful for students approaching Comparative Politics for the first time. Altogether this is a comprehensive and useful read which I warmly recommend' - Ian Budge, Professor Emiritus Professor of Government, University of Essex 'This is a most useful book. Teachers of comparative politics often scramble around, with out-of-date textbooks and photocopies of more or less compatible articles. Here is a new book that gives an up-to-date, comprehensive and systematic introduction to the major strands of institutional thought and applies these to the major institutions, processes and policy areas. It will be a great help for many of us, academics and students alike' - Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Copenhagen This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. Part One explores the nature of comparative methodology and introduces students to the major theoretical paradigms that seek to explain the operation of institutions in democratic states and facilitate comparison across different political systems. Part Two examines the institutional structures of the modern state, outlining the key features such as the electoral systems and territorial and functional divisions of government across a range of modern states. Part Three analyzes the role of key actors, such as voters and parties, interest groups and social movements, the bureaucracy and the judiciary. This book will be an essential primer for students on first-year courses in comparative government and politics as well as introductory courses in political science concepts and methods. Judith Bara is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London and Research Fellow in Government, University of Essex. David S. Bell is Professor of French Government and Politics and Head of Social Studies and Law at the University of Leeds. Jocelyn Evans is Reader in Politics at the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford. Catherine Needham is Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Brendan O'Duffy is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Mark Pennington is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. David Robertson is Professor of Politics, University of Oxford and Vice Principal, St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Comparative Politics

Author: Daniele Caramani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737424
Page: 624
View: 9328
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.

Introduction to Comparative Political Analysis

Author: Rakhahari Chatterjee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789380663807
Page: 332
View: 5576

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction
Author: Todd Landman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415272704
Category: Philosophy
Page: 292
View: 2853
Explores the importance of comparative politics, discusses different comparative methods, investigates the big issues of today and looks forward to the key challenges for comparative politics over the next century.

Comparative Politics

An Introduction
Author: Peter Calvert
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582438231
Category: Political Science
Page: 351
View: 7443
"Politics is not just a game. It is the ultimate game" Comparative Politics takes a truly international approach to thestudy of different political systems. Using a clear analytical frameworkand focusing on three key concepts: democratisation, liberalisation andglobalisation, Comparative Politics explains how governments andpolitical establishments gain, exercise and maintain power. Case studies and examples of different types of government from around the world vividly illustratethe text. Not only liberal democracies, but authoritarian and military systems are considered, and the impact of new social movements, and their opposition to the centralisation of power is also explored. Key features: * Global perspective * Clear and distinctive analytical framework * Three themes: democratisation, liberalisation and globalisation * 12 case studies to illustrate key aspects * Brief analyses of 22 leading countries * Sample examination questions * Broad bibliography and suggestions for further reading *Supporting webside material - see p.vii Peter Calvert has been Professor of Comparative and International Politicsat the University of Southampton since 1984. He has more than forty yearsteaching experience at University level, is the author, co-author or editor of some thirty books and has since 1996 been co-editor of the journal Democratization.

A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

Author: Robert J. Jackson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Political Science
Page: 474
View: 3859
Globally oriented, this thoughtfully executed book presents the concepts, frameworks, and interpretative tools for understanding the diverse range of political systems at work in our world today, from democratic to authoritarian. Prompting readers to ask 'What constitutes good government and how it can be achieved?' it introduces the dynamic worlds of political science, politics, and government, examines theories and methods of comparison and international relations, and focuses on both domestic and global factors in promoting change. Introducing the ideas which form the basis of political science, it compares culture, ideology, constitutions, government institutions, public administration, elections, and parties and interest groups among the world's 192 states. Exploring both international and domestic factors in politics, it discusses recent controversies such as the strategic environment, disarmament, North-South Politics, human rights, environmental, economic, and health questions. Chapters are organized to help readers learn to appreciate the rigorous relationship between concepts and empirical analysis - pairing a more 'general' chapter is followed by an empirically oriented chapter concerning all democratic and authoritarian countries. For those beginning work in the fields of civics, politics, government and international affairs.

Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia

An Introduction to Governments and Political Regimes
Author: Aurel Croissant,Philip Lorenz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319681826
Category: Political Science
Page: 442
View: 8575
This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the political systems of all ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste from a comparative perspective. It investigates the political institutions, actors and processes in eleven states, covering democracies as well as autocratic regimes. Each country study includes an analysis of the current system of governance, the party and electoral system, and an assessment of the state, its legal system and administrative bodies. Students of political science and regional studies will also learn about processes of democratic transition and autocratic persistence, as well as how civil society and the media influence the political culture in each country.

Comparative Politics: An Introduction

Author: Joseph Klesner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073526430
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
View: 3350
Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction shows new students of world politics how the methods and concepts of comparative politics can lead them to ask critical questions to better understand the complex world around them. The majority of undergraduates in introductory comparative politics courses do not plan to pursue graduate education in political science nor embark upon careers as political scientists. Most hope to take part in public and perhaps international affairs as elected officials, civil servants, or engaged citizens. As such they will need to make countless decisions about public policy, including foreign policy, throughout their careers. Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction equips students to make better, more informed decisions. Central to that task are three important goals: (1) to introduce readers to the conceptual foundations of comparative politics, (2) to enhance their analytical and critical-thinking skills through an introduction to basic empirical techniques of political and social science, and (3) to promote their understanding of a wide range of countries and political leaders.

Introduction to Comparative Politics: Brief Edition

Author: N.A
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618866833
Category: Political Science
Page: 458
View: 7111
This brief edition of the bestselling, full-length Introduction to Comparative Poliics uses the same key themes to frame the presentation of each country's politics, placing a strong emphasis on political economy. This edition's easy to read 8x10" format

Politics in a changing world

a comparative introduction to political science
Author: Marcus E. Ethridge,Howard Handelman
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN: 9780534566333
Category: Political Science
Page: 560
View: 369
POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD introduces students to the diverse discipline of political science by providing a foundation for understanding political life in a systematic and comparative way. The text includes a combination of in-depth chapters on important concepts in political science and a series of brief country studies. POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD helps students to acquire not only a better understanding of the actors and institutions that play a part in diverse political systems, but to gain a sense of how and why they act in relation to one another, and what their actions mean for the political culture.

Comparative Politics

Approaches and Issues
Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Esther M. Skelley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530362
Category: Political Science
Page: 291
View: 8927
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.