• Political Science

Political Science

A Comparative Introduction
Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,John McCormick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137601248
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
View: 4351
Long established as the leading text in the field, the new edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten. Accessible, student-friendly and truly international in its coverage, this edition includes more on authoritarian states as well as a much wider variety of country studies more generally.

    • Comparative government

European Politics


Author: Bale Tim
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137581379
Category: Comparative government
Page: N.A
View: 9555

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Comparative Government and Politics

An Introduction
Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,John McCormick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137528389
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 1378
This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage. The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features: • Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world • Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge • New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text • Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style. This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.

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Political Science (North American edition)

A Comparative Introduction
Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230101142
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
View: 4315
The classic introduction to political science and comparative politics has been comprehensively updated for this new edition. Retaining the clarity of expression and breadth of coverage that has made it the introduction of choice for generations of students, it provides a lively and up-to-date account of the events and forces shaping politics in today's interconnected world. The new edition includes separate chapters on theoretical approaches and research strategies in political science as well as increased coverage of security, media, culture, law and regulation. Carefully designed learning features illustrate the text throughout. These include: • full-page Profiles on individual countries and the European Union, with associated Spotlights linked to each chapter • on-page glossary definitions for key terms and timelines of key events • guides to additional learning resources for each chapter • a companion website providing additional resources and activities

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A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

Contention and Cooperation
Author: Alan G. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144225260X
Category: Political Science
Page: 618
View: 7994
When are legislators inclined to cast votes in cooperation with their parties, and when do they go their own way? When and why do nations contend with each other, and when are they more likely to cooperate? Thematically arranged around the interplay of contention and cooperation, A Comparative Introduction to Political Science encourages students to explore causal factors and consequences related to political phenomena to become knowledgeable and resourceful citizens of their nations and the world. Alan Smith covers how patterns of contention and cooperation—and the resulting government policies—may be affected by such factors as the surrounding political framework, the distribution of influence, and political motivation, including values as well as material interests. To expose students to the politics of specific nations, each chapter concludes with two country case studies that illuminate the theme of the chapter. Students emerge with a sense of what is going on in the world today. Pedagogically, the book employs careful sequencing of topics and concepts for clarity and to introduce politics in a natural, logical, synchronized way. At times Smith goes beyond sharp, night-and-day terminological distinctions to add accessible, ordinary language-based terminology that better captures the real-world spectrum between the extremes. A Comparative Introduction to Political Science: Contention and Cooperation provides a comprehensive teaching and learning package including these ancillaries: Test Bank. Available for adopters to download, the Test Bank provides multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter. Testing Software. This customizable test bank is available as a Word file or in Respondus 4.0—a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed out or published directly to the most popular learning management systems. Exams can be created offline or moved from one LMS to another. Respondus LE is available for free and can be used to automate the process of creating printed tests. Respondus 3.5, available for purchase or via a school site license, prepares tests to be uploaded to an LMS. Click here: http://www.respondus.com/products/testbank/search.php to submit your request. Companion Website. The open-access Companion Website is designed to engage students with the material and reinforce what they’ve learned in the classroom. For each chapter, flash cards and self-quizzes help students master the content and apply that knowledge to real-life situations. Students can access the Companion Website from their computers, tablets, or mobile devices. eBook. The full-color eBook allows students to access this textbook anytime, anywhere. The eBook includes the entire print edition rendered in vibrant color and features direct links to the Companion Website. PowerPoint Slides. For every chapter, art slides of all figures and tables are available for adopters to download.

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Contemporary European Politics

A Comparative Introduction
Author: José Magone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136933980
Category: Political Science
Page: 688
View: 7067
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.

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Understanding the Political World

A Comparative Introduction to Political Science ,
Author: James N. Danziger,Charles A. Smith
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133952827
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
View: 8004
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab search for 0134113934 / 9780134113937 Understanding the Political World plus MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics — Access Card Package, 12/e, which contains: 0133941477 / 9780133941470 Understanding the Political World, 12/e 0134064054 / 9780134064055 MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Introduction to Political Science Grasp the Ever-Changing Nature of International Politics Understanding the Political World gives readers deeper insight into the continually evolving nature of international politics. Presenting key concepts, relevant research findings, and detailed explanations, the Twelfth Edition offers readers a path to understanding the challenges of politics and political differences. The text explores the subject matter from a comprehensive and comparative standpoint, using real examples from different international political systems to demonstrate how politics are understood throughout the world. By directly questioning readers to understand and explain what they know, Understanding the Political World brings an abstract subject into focus by relating it to readers’ opinions and lives. Through real examples of political institutions and processes, readers can better understand the nature of global politics. Also available with MyPoliSciLab MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Understanding the Political World, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Comparative Politics


Author: Daniele Caramani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737424
Category:
Page: 624
View: 3976
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.

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Introduction to Comparative Politics


Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0547216297
Category: Political Science
Page: 762
View: 4155
Written by a distinguished group of comparativists, this innovative and accessible introductory text surveys 12 key countries organized by their level of political development: established democracies, transitional democracies, and non-democracies. The country studies illuminate four comparative themes in a global context: 1. The world of states -- the interaction of states within the international order. 2. Governing the economy -- the role of the state in economic management. 3. The democratic idea -- the pressure for more democracy and the challenges of democratization. 4. The politics of collective identities -- the political impact of diverse attachments and sources of group identity. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS using only the chapters you need. In addition to the countries in the standard Table of Contents, choose additional coverage on Cuba, East-Central Europe, The European Union, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey. Visit http://www.cengage.com/custom/makeityours/ICP5e/ to get started. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Principles of Comparative Politics


Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona Nadenichek Golder
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506318142
Category: Political Science
Page: 888
View: 5161
William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, and Sona Nadenichek Golder’s groundbreaking Principles of Comparative Politics offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. In this thoroughly revised Third Edition, readers have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. Readers are offered a new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results; a thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy that now includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics; and a revised chapter on dictatorships that incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters and empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes more than 250 tables and figures, numerous photos and maps, end of chapter exercises and problem sets, and a broader set of works cited. New to this Edition A new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results are included. A thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics. A revised chapter on dictatorships incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters. Empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. Online videos and tutorials guide students through some of the methodological components addressed in the book.

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COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT


Author: S. A. PALEKAR
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120333357
Category: Political Science
Page: 332
View: 4207
Considerable changes are taking place today in the structure and working of governments all over the world. This, in turn, has necessitated a change in the approach to the study of government and politics. This well-organized and systematic study takes into account these developments and shift in approach in the field of comparative government and politics. As the empirical study of political processes, structures and functions forms a major part of comparative political studies, the author examines them in detail. He also analyzes the many variables that are heterogeneous in nature. The book analyzes in tandem comparative government—which involves the study of different political systems with their institutions and functions—and comparative politics, which covers comparative governments and non-state politics. The latter also studies rule making, rule implementing and rule adjudicating. Since different political systems are governed by the constitutions of the nations concerned, the book deals in detail with the constitutions of these countries. While the text gives a comprehensive coverage of constitutions of democracies such as UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Japan, it also deals with the constitutions of authoritarian States like Russia and China. This text should be of great value to undergraduate and postgraduate students of political science as well as aspirants of civil services.

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Essentials of Comparative Politics

Fifth International Student Edition
Author: O'Neil, Patrick H
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393263118
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
View: 5843
The Essentials of Comparative Politics family provides all of the tools professors need to introduce the study and comparison of political systems. A brief conceptual textbook of the core ideas behind comparative politics, a complete casebook of thirteen country studies, and a comprehensive reader of secondary and primary sources - together these give instructors the utmost flexibility in structuring their courses without asking students to pay too much.

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Politics in Pacific Asia

An Introduction
Author: X. Huang,Jason Young
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137466502
Category: Political Science
Page: 328
View: 3559
This lively and accessible new edition provides a uniquely broad-ranging introduction to the governance and politics of Pacific Asia. Thematically structured around the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely comparative in its approach to the whole region. A range of representative countries (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines) are used as key case examples throughout and each of them is subject to a detailed full-page country profile. Key features include: • 'Pacific Asia in Context' – comparisons with other parts of the world • 'Country Profiles' – essential facts on Pacific Asian countries • Boxed, on-page definitions for key terms • Annotated lists of further reading for each chapter • Study questions for each chapter This diverse region is a fascinating area for study. Politics in Pacific Asia provides a framework to form a coherent understanding of the region's politics; it balances persistent patterns with the latest developments and general characteristics with the differing cultures, histories and institutions of individual countries.

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Comparative Politics


Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204723
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
View: 9036
'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.

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Electoral Systems

A Comparative Introduction
Author: David M. Farrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137285508
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 9999
Electoral Systems examines the six principle types of electoral system currently in use in more than seventy of the world's democracies. A common format is adopted throughout, dealing with explanations of how the system operates and its effects on the political system.

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Comparing Political Regimes

A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition
Author: Alan Siaroff
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607025
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 2782
Comparing Political Regimes provides a comprehensive assessment of the world's political systems by outlining and contrasting the aspects of four different regime types: liberal democracies, electoral democracies, semi-liberal autocracies, and closed autocracies. The third edition is thoroughly revised and updated. It now incorporates the two new countries that have appeared since the last edition—Kosovo and South Sudan—and covers the regime changes that have occurred in many countries, including the liberalization (but not yet actual democratization) of the Arab Spring. Extra material has also been added on demography and political economy, especially with regards to economic development, and on secession of regions.

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Politics of Bureaucracy


Author: B. Guy Peters,Guy Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134648162
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
View: 6363
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Governance and Politics of China


Author: Tony Saich
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 140390099X
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 604
Over the last 20 years of the 20th century, change in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected every facet of life and has left no policy and institution untouched. How did China move from being one of the most isolated nations to being a major international player? Written by a leading academic authority who has also lived and worked in China, this text provides a thorough introduction to these changes and to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China.

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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: 8117
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.

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Foundations of Comparative Politics

Democracies of the Modern World
Author: Kenneth Newton,Jan W. van Deth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131655290X
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 3341
The new edition of this leading overview of comparative politics once again blends theory and evidence across democratic systems to provide unparalleled coverage. The student-friendly structure and clear, concise writing ensure that complex issues are clearly explained and students engage with the key theories. The third edition is updated throughout, with a new chapter, 'Public Spending and Public Policies', increased coverage of defective democracies, and revised coverage of e-democracy and the power of the media. The pedagogy is simplified with a focus on 'Briefings' and 'Controversies' that feature examples from across the globe, alongside clear key terms, 'What We Have Learned' and 'Lessons of Comparison' sections, and a wealth of online materials to complete a rich teaching and learning package.