An Introduction

Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137528389

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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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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Author: Gunnar Heckscher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135027188

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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Originally published in 1957, the first part of the book discusses the general problems of approach, classification, typology and terminology, and examines ancillary fields of study and the methods of teaching comparative government. Part Two is concerned with studies of particular areas, democratic control of foreign policy, political parties, contemporary revolutionary movements, parliamentary procedures, electoral systems and elections, and nationalized industries.
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Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.
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Author: S. A. PALEKAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120333357

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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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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Author: Jeff Davis

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438006154

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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Here’s everything you need to review, simplify, and understand the most important concepts in AP Comparative Government and Politics. This must-have guide focuses on an in-depth study of the governments of six nations: Britain, Russia, China, Mexico, Iran, and Nigeria. Topics of study, test practice, and review information include: Introduction to Comparative Politics Sovereignty, Authority, and Power Political Institutions Citizens, Society, and the State Political and Economic Change Public Policy One diagnostic test Two practice tests All questions thoroughly answered and explained The first six chapters address general concepts with illustrations about specific countries. The final six chapters address each of the six countries individually and are organized by the six topics of study as headings within each chapter, making it easier for test takers to find the information they need to prepare and succeed on this Advanced Placement test.
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Including Case Studies of Britain, Brazil, Nigeria and China

Author: Chanchal Kumar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788177084078

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Comparative governments and politics is one of the most exciting and dynamic fields in political science. A comparative study of governments facilitates objective and rational judgement about political systems. Comparative politics seeks to study and understand different political systems analytically, systematically and relatively. It looks for patterns, regularities and systemic changes within and among them. Comparative politics concerns itself with a great variety of issues. These include the comparative study of institutions, interest groups, political culture/values and public policies in different countries. Comparative politics also studies the processes by which countries become developed, modern and democratic. This book is designed to provide insights into comparative governments and politics and related approaches for the study of the subject. More specifically, the book focuses on examining politics in a historical framework while engaging with various themes of comparative analysis in developed and developing countries.
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APPROACHES, METHODS AND ISSUES

Author: SAMIRENDRA N. RAY

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120314887

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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Designed primarily as an introductory textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students offering comparative politics as a compulsory course, this finely integrated text is by far the most comprehensive, yet concise and critical analysis of the contending approaches, methods, and models and the theory-building efforts made in the second half of this century. The book provides a lucid and up-to-date presentation of the ramifications of the governmental process and political dynamics, issues and problems relating to the structure, function, process and operation of governmental and political organizations in a genuinely comparative perspective.
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Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204723

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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'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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Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618493190

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Taking a unique hybrid approach to comparative government, the exciting new COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURE AND CHOICE begins each chapter by introducing relevant concepts and then ties those concepts together by applying them to the governments of ten countries: Mexico, China, Russia, the UK, Nigeria, Iran, India, Germany, France, and Brazil. This model allows instructors to easily compare and contrast the structures and choices of like governments--and helps students put chapter concepts into the context of today’s political climate. The text emphasizes real-world application throughout. Comparative exercises model what a comparativist actually does, while features such as the brief In theory/In Practice boxes give students hands-on experience at putting theory into action. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices, 1e using only the chapters you need. Visit http://cengage.com/custom/makeityours/barrington/ 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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Review Book & Practice Test Questions for the Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics Exam

Author: Ap Prep Team

Publisher: Test Prep Books

ISBN: 9781628454093

Category:

Page: N.A

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AP Comparative Government and Politics Study Guide: Review Book & Practice Test Questions for the Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics Exam Developed for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam, this comprehensive study guide includes: -Quick Overview -Test-Taking Strategies -Introduction to the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam -Introduction to Comparative Politics -Sovereignty, Authority, and Power -Political Institutions -Citizens, Society, and the State -Political and Economic Change -Public Policy -Practice Questions -Detailed Answer Explanations Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam. The practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them. Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Anyone planning to take the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam should take advantage of the review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this study guide.
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An Introduction

Author: John McCormick,Rod Hague,Martin Harrop

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352005042

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 9280

This revised and updated edition of a core textbook – one of the most well-established texts in the field of comparative politics – offers a comprehensive introduction to the comparison of governments and political systems, helping students to understand not just the institutions and political cultures of their own countries but also those of a wide range of democracies and authoritarian regimes from around the world. The book opens with an overview of key theories and methods for studying comparative politics and moves on to a study of major institutions and themes, such as constitutions and courts, the state, elections, voters, interest groups and political economy. In addition, two common threads run throughout the chapters in this edition – the reversal of democracy and declining trust in government – ensuring that the book fully accounts for the rapid developments in politics that have taken place across the globe in recent times. Written by a team of experienced textbook authors and featuring a range of engaging learning features, this book is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Comparative Politics, Comparative Government, Introduction to Politics and Introduction to Political Science.
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An Introduction

Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,Shaun Breslin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333696323

Category: Comparative government

Page: 317

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Theory and Methods

Author: B. Guy Peters

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814766682

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 8954

Comparative Politics provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and methodological introduction to the field of comparative politics. In the sciences, theory is tested through direct experimentation. In politics, however, social scientists cannot simply manipulate an institution or law to see what might happen. Comparisons of different political contexts are thus central to political theory. Analyzing what happens when different countries modify constitutions or party systems provides useful information about the probable consequences of such changes among diverse political orders. The world of politics is full rich and complex factors which influence the way people vote, how policies are made, or how interest groups lobby. Written by a well-established author with an international reputation, Comparative Politics, surveys the best work in the field, examining the issues involved in an attempt to compare political systems and discussing how the methods and results of comparative politics can be improved. This valuable survey presents a wide array of case studies to illustrate how comparative analysts devise effective methods to construct meaningful theories about political systems. All major current approaches are covered, making this essential reading for students of politics and government.
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Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333716939

Category: China

Page: 428

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Now available in a substantially revised 3rd edition covering the changes of the Seventeenth Party Congress and Eleventh National People's Congress and other recent developments, this major text by a leading academic authority provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China
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Author: Keith Mitchell

Publisher: Palabra

ISBN: 9780738600468

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

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A NEWER EDITION OF THIS TITLE IS AVAILABLE. SEE ISBN: 978-0-7386-0267-7 REA ... Real review, Real practice, Real results. Get the college credits you deserve. AP U.S. & COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 8th Edition Completely aligned with today’s AP exam Are you prepared to excel on the AP exam? * Set up a study schedule by following our results-driven timeline * Take the first practice test to discover what you know and what you should know * Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success Practice for real * Create the closest experience to test-day conditions with 5 full-length practice tests (3 U.S. and 2 Comparative) * Chart your progress with full and detailed explanations of all answers * Boost your confidence with test-taking strategies and experienced advice Sharpen your knowledge and skills * The book's full subject review features coverage of all areas on the official exam, including the U.S. government through the George W. Bush administration and targeted comparative coverage embracing the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the European Union, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran. * Smart and friendly lessons reinforce necessary skills * Key tutorials enhance specific abilities needed on the test * Targeted drills increase comprehension and help organize study Ideal for Classroom, Family, or Solo Test Preparation! REA has provided advanced preparation for generations of advanced students who have excelled on important tests and in life. REA’s AP study guides are teacher-recommended and written by experts who have mastered the course and the test.
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Author: Suzanne Bailey,Glenn Hastedt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260020037

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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The newest addition to the popular test prep series that has prepared millions of students for AP exams in every subject AP Comparative Government and Politics is a fast-growing Advanced Placement test. This new addition to the popular test prep series covers the current course syllabus and will help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to reach your full potential. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Comparative Government & Politics includes three practice tests reflecting the actual exam, detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scored, and more. Score-Raising Features Include: •3 full-length practice exams •Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations •Comprehensive overview of the AP Comparative Government exam format •Authentic practice questions that reflect both multiple-choice and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day, along with detailed answer explanations and sample responses •Addresses all topics at the depth and in the style required for the AP Comparative Government exam •Proven strategies specific to each section of the test
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essays in honour of S.E. Finer

Author: Dennis Kavanagh

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

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