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

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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.

Essentials of Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393624588

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 1154

The #1 book for the course, professors and students love Essentials of Comparative Politics because it provides clear, concise coverage of core concepts for a low price. The Sixth Edition applies core concepts to current events such as Brexit and the role of groups like ISIS.

Essentials of Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393938975

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 8510

The most flexible package for comparative politics provides the best value for students.

Cases in Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil,Karl J. Fields,Donald Share

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393933772

Category: Political Science

Page: 595

View: 6892

A set of thirteen country studies that applies the conceptual framework developed in Essentials of Comparative Politics.

Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context

Author: Carol Ann Drogus,Stephen Orvis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781608716685

Category: Political Science

Page: 725

View: 6725

Uncomfortable with a strictly thematic approach, or tired of a purely country-by-country organization for your comparative politics course? Teach the way you want to teach with this innovative hybrid book - fully accessible to students, easy to teach, and satisfying to professors who want to give students a real sense of the questions that drive research in the field. Organized thematically around important concepts in comparative politics - Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why? - the book integrates a set of extended case studies in eleven "core" countries. Serving as consistent geographic touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense substantively - not separated from theory or in a separate volume - and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. Features include: * Core country case studies: Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, India, Iran, Nigeria, Russia, the UK, the U.S., and, new to this edition, Mexico. * NEW! Methods in Context boxes that model how comparativists do their research and analysis. * In Context fact boxes that put eye-opening data into thematic context. * Where and Why? boxes that explore why certain political outcomes occur in some countries but not in others. * Country and Concept tables that display key indicators for core countries. Updates and revisions include: * recent elections around the world and the effects of the global financial crisis and its aftermath, * authoritarian versus totalitarian regimes, * ethnic violence, * racial politics and identity, * economic globalization, * executive-legislative institutions, and * the role of civil society in government.

Comparative Politics of the "Third World"

Linking Concepts & Cases

Author: December Green,Laura Luehrmann

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588267924

Category: Political Science

Page: 567

View: 4260

The authors introduce eight case studies of developing states - Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, China, Peru, Zimbabwe, Turkey & Indonesia - combining historical, political & economic analysis to present a broad picture of the political economy in each case.

Comparative Politics

Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases

Author: J. Tyler Dickovick,Jonathan Eastwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190854867

Category: Political Science

Page: 696

View: 5053

Combining thematic organization and a variety of country-specific case studies, this text is an engaging and accessible introduction to comparative politics. Methodological tools are introduced early in the text and integrated throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way ofthinking about the subject.

Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics

An Integrated Approach

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil,Karl Fields,Don Share

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393631302

Category: Political Science

Page: 864

View: 3122

"Based on O'Neil, Fields, and Share's market-leading textbook and casebook, Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics: An Integrated Approach integrates concepts and cases in one volume. Students get all of the materials in a straightforward, easy-to-use, and cost-effective way. Every conceptual chapter of the text adds robust examples from cases and connects them with just-learned concepts. The authors also integrate 13 minicases, all drawn from O'Neil, Fields, and Share's #1 selling casebook, Cases in Comparative Politics. These cases have been abridged to focus students on key concepts and thus foster better comparison between countries. This approach to integration proves seamless, logical, and easy to use" --

Case Studies in Comparative Politics

Author: David Samuels

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205740093

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 7118

Debuting in its first edition and written by a new generation of area studies experts, Case Studies in Comparative Politics follows a questions-based approach that helps readers understand different countries' political histories, institutions, identities, and interests and why each country is politically interesting and relevant. When used on its own or with the accompanying thematic survey, Case Studies in Comparative Politics asks—and answers—the same important questions that political scientists research and that are relevant to anyone interested in politics.

Principles of Comparative Politics

Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona Nadenichek Golder

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506318142

Category: Political Science

Page: 888

View: 3029

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.

The American Anomaly

U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective

Author: Raymond A. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135079110

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today’s globalized society and workforce, it is all the more important for students to understand that the American political system is in many ways the exception and not the rule. Introductory textbooks on American government, however, rarely emphasize in sufficient depth how the United States compares to other political systems. And introductions to comparative politics infrequently situate the United States in their analysis. The American Anomaly systematically analyzes the U.S. political system by way of comparison with other countries, especially other industrialized democracies. It is organized into four sections, respectively covering the constitutional order, governmental institutions, political participation, and public policy. Extended case studies in each chapter draw on all the major regions of the world. Thoroughly revised throughout, the third edition includes: Updates throughout to reflect recent developments, including battles for control of Congress and the White House in 2010 and 2012, the challenges and successes of the Obama presidency, and political developments including the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. The addition of a ready-reference glossary defining key terms, along with a key terms list at the end of each chapter. Updates to examples from other countries, such as changes to the European Union in light of the Eurozone crisis, the weakening of the Mexican state due to surges in drug-related crime, and the growth of China’s global role. A substantive update to the domestic policy and foreign policy chapters. A significant update on online/web-based activism, with particular regard to the expanding role of social media. New tables and charts in each chapter. A companion website also offers overview slides, links, and other supporting features.

Democratization in the Third World

Concrete Cases in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective

Author: Lars Rudebeck,Olle Törnquist,Virgilio Rojas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134926783X

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

View: 620

Democratization in the Third World addresses many current issues of development, democratization and civil society in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America against the background of theoretical introductions and comparisons with the Swedish historical experience of democratisations. The authors, from seven different continents, examine civil society and its relation to the state throughout the world and assess prospects for sustainable democratization.

Conceptualising Comparative Politics

Author: Anthony Petros Spanakos,Francisco Panizza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317639030

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Comparative politics often involves testing of hypotheses using new methodological approaches without giving sufficient attention to the concepts which are fundamental to hypotheses, particularly the ability of these concepts to ‘travel’. Proper operationalising requires deep reflection on the concept, not simply establishing how it should be measured. Conceptualising Comparative Politics – the flagship book of Routledge’s series of the same name – breaks new ground by emphasising the role of thoroughly thinking through concepts and deep familiarity with the case that inform the conceptual reflection. In this thought- provoking book, established academics as well as emerging scholars in the field collect (and invite) scholarship in the tradition of conceptual comparative politics. The book posits that concepts may be used comparatively as ‘lenses’, ‘building blocks’ and ‘scripts’, and contributors show how these conceptual tools can be employed in original comparative research. Importantly, contributors to Conceptualising Comparative Politics do not simply use concepts in one of these three ways but they apply them with careful consideration of empirical variation. The chapters included in this volume address some of the most contentious issues in comparative politics (populism, state capacity, governance, institutions, elections, secularism, among others) from various geographic regions and model how scholars doing comparative politics might approach such subjects. Concepts make possible scholarly conversations including creative confrontations across paradigms. Conceptualising Comparative Politics will challenge you to think of how to engage in conceptual comparative inquiry and how to use various methodologically sound techniques to understand and explain comparative politics.

Europeanisation of Public Policy in Southern Europe

Comparative Political Economy from the 2000s to the Crisis

Author: Canan Balkir,H. Tolga Bolukbasi,Ebru Ertugal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317802918

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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Large or small, old EU member or new, and even EU member state or not – political economies across Southern Europe have been increasingly but distinctively ‘Europeanised’. In political, public and scholarly debates on processes of Europeanisation, Southern Europe invariably features as the area of concern. These concerns have been all the more heightened when the current sovereign debt crisis disproportionately hit this ‘flaky fringe’. This volume systematically investigates the dynamics of Europeanisation in the ‘Southern Periphery’ by tracing the domestic constellations of ideas, interests and institutions over the course of the 2000s which came to a close with the crisis. Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of leading specialists, the volume focuses on the political economy of public policy reform in Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. In order to allow for cross-case comparisons, these original country studies follow a common template framed by what the Editors call the ‘Europeanisation as research programme’. The volume casts empirical light on the causes of the crisis in these cases as well as the past legacies conditioning their responses to the crisis. Its conclusions point to variegated patterns of Europeanisation in different policy areas across Southern Europe. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of European integration, European political economy, European public policy and comparative politics as well as specialists of Southern Europe. This book was published as a special issue of South European Society and Politics.

Corruption and Public Administration

The Italian Case in a Comparative Perspective

Author: Francesco Merloni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429772149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 7007

Corruption and Public Administration looks at public sector organizations and what they have achieved since signing the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Agreement in Merida in 2004. It examines how the signee countries engaged in the set-up of institutions to contain corruption in public administration, and how these governments and institutions have progressed. The book compares several developed countries, and undertakes an especially detailed examination of Italy. It highlights strengths and weaknesses, and proposes organizational means of addressing the issues, which include diversity in organizational structures and systems, and a focus on prevention rather than repression. The book shines a light on anti-corruption practices and aims to foster open discussion about this pressing topical issue among peers in all relevant fields of the social sciences.

Introducing Comparative Politics Interactive EBook

Concepts and Cases in Context

Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781483317564


Page: N.A

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This dynamic new Interactive eBook version of the Third Edition of Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus's bestselling text, Introduction to Comparative Politics is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more!

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics

Author: Patrick H. O'Neil,Ronald Rogowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393938982

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 8027

This accessible collection combines classic theoretical works, contemporary scholarship, and serious journalistic pieces. It's perfectly suited for the undergraduate comparative politics course. Designed to complement Essentials of Comparative Politics, the reader's chapters are organized thematically around major topics. The Fifth Edition includes 40% NEW readings.

Political Catholicism and Euroscepticism

The Deviant Case of Poland in Comparative Perspective

Author: Bartosz Napieralski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315281678

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 1312

This book explores the phenomena of both Political Catholicism and the growth of Euroscepticism across Eastern and Western Europe. It focuses in particular on Political Catholicism in Poland, but sets this in its wider European context. It examines the nature of Political Catholicism as a political movement, discusses the circumstances in which Political Catholicism, which has traditionally been pro-European, can turn to being Eurosceptic, and argues that Political Catholicism in Poland is a special case because of its Catholic-nationalist nature. The book concludes by assessing the role religion plays in the politics of modern Europe and outlines the implications for the future studies of European integration.

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction

Author: Todd Landman,Edzia Carvalho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533798

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

View: 9213

Building on the strengths of the third edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples from around the world, and then discusses the new challenges in the area. This thoroughly revised and updated edition features: Additional contemporary case studies including the democratisation of technology and the Arab Spring; Detailed discussion of regression analysis and diffusion; More analysis of justice, inequality, and compliance; Reflection on new methods and treatments of contemporary comparative politics. Balancing reader friendly features with high quality analysis makes this popular academic text is essential reading for everyone interested in comparative politics and research methods.

Politics in the Developing World

Author: Peter Burnell,Vicky Randall,Lise Rakner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737432


Page: 496

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An impressive line-up of international contributors provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to politics in the developing world. The first four parts explore the theoretical approaches, the changing nature and role of the state, and the major policy issues that confront alldeveloping countries. The final parts set out a diverse range of country case studies, representing all the main geographical regions. These country case studies illustrate the themes introduced in the thematic chapters and highlight the developing world as a place of diversity and rapidtransformations. Readers are provided with the tools to appreciate the perspectives of developing countries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to address topical issues and themes, including refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals bySustainable Development Goals. Two new country case studies have been added: Syria and the Sudan. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following student resources:* Additional country case studies to encourage students to consider the political situations in different developing countries* A flashcard glossary to allow students to test their knowledge of important concepts* Study questions encourage readers to think critically about each chapter* Web links encourage students to go beyond the textbook and read more widely.