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Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190271019
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An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases gives students the methogological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field.

Comparative Politics

Author : James Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190270993
Genre : Comparative government
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Why do countries have different institutions and forms of government? Why do some social revolutions succeed and endure while others fail? Why are some societies subjected to terrorism and not others? An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, Second Edition, gives students the methodological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field. The authors introduce methods early in the text and integrate them throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way of thinking about comparative politics. FEATURES * A unique structure offers the best of thematic and country-by-country approaches. Sixteen succinct thematic chapters--organized around the "big questions" in the field--are followed by a separate section at the end of the book offering full-length profiles and case studies for twelve countries * Each chapter integrates several standalone country case studies in "Case in Context" boxes; these features tie into the narrative, pose questions, and point students to the full case discussions in the country profiles * "Thinking Comparatively" sections at the end of each chapter introduce new methodological tools and help students apply the theories and concepts covered in that chapter * "Thinking It Through" questions help students test their ability to apply comparative politics theories to cases * "Research Prompts" in every case-study section help students develop comparative projects and papers

Current Debates In Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0199341354
Genre : Political Science
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Designed for introductory courses, Current Debates in Comparative Politics presents fifty-one readings drawn from major magazines and newspapers including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Addressing theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, the selections include scholarly readings that introduce students to key debates in the field along with more informal readings--including one from The Onion and another on Stephen Colbert's notion of "truthiness"--that help students to engage with the material and see how it relates to their daily lives. An excellent stand-alone text, Current Debates in Comparative Politics is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases (OUP, 2012), as its selections are organized thematically into fifteen sections that correspond to the chapters in the text. Each section includes a short introductory essay and discussion questions that guide students in their reading. To package Current Debates in Comparative Politics with Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases for use in your course, order using pkg. ISBN 978-0-19-939030-4.

Comparative Politics

Author : Daniele Caramani
ISBN : 9780199665990
Genre : Political Science
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This exciting and authoritative introduction to comparative politics provides a range of perspectives, methods, and theories at the heart of political systems around the world. Alongside explanations of the most important themes, students are presented with a wealth of empirical data to demonstrate similarities and differences in practice, and to encourage research. This new edition takes account of the latest developments in the wake of democratic uprisings in North Africa and the MiddleEast, and sees a much stronger emphasis on the financial crisis, paying particular attention to state finances, and stressing the effects of the crisis on political attitudes and forms of participation.

Arguing Comparative Politics

Author : Alfred C. Stepan
ISBN : 0198299974
Genre : Political Science
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Assembling articles by one of the foremost scholars in comparative politics, this volume covers the important works and ideas in the field from the last thirty years, most notably the nature of contemporary democracy and its prospects. It begins with a personal analysis of the intellectual, and often political, reasons why and how Stepan chose to engage in certain critical arguments over the last thirty years. Dividing into three sections, the volume then explores state and society, constructing polities, and varieties of democracies. It contains articles on civil society, political society, economic society, and a usable state and compares and contrasts the incentive systems and political practices of parliamentarianism, presidentialism, and semi-presidentialism.

Ethics And World Politics

Author : Duncan Bell
ISBN : 9780199548620
Genre : Political Science
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The book opens with a discussion of different methods and approaches employed to study the subject, including analytical political theory, post-structuralism and critical theory. It then surveys some of the most prominent perspectives on global ethics, including cosmopolitanism, communitarianism of various kinds, theories of international society, realism, postcolonialism, feminism, and green political thought. Part III examines a variety of more specific issues, including immigration, democracy, human rights, the just war tradition and its critics, international law, and global poverty and inequality. -- Publisher description.

Toward An Evangelical Public Policy

Author : Ronald J. Sider
ISBN : 9780801065385
Genre : Political Science
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Deepens thinking about biblical and other conceptual foundations for political engagement in order to unify and give consistency to evangelicals' involvement in politics.

Case Studies And Theory Development In The Social Sciences

Author : Alexander L. George
ISBN : 0262572222
Genre : Political Science
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A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous.

Lessons From Europe

Author : R. Daniel Kelemen
ISBN : 9781483343730
Genre : Political Science
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What can American policymakers learn from the experiences of European democracies? While we can look to our own history and to the ideas emanating from our own public sphere, by looking abroad we can also learn lessons from European policies – from both those that have proven successful and those that have failed. The contributors in this volume examine the ways our European allies have dealt with issues such as rising healthcare and pension costs, large-scale immigration, childcare and work-life balance, and climate change, and ask whether such policies might prove effective in the U.S. context. Brief and engaging, R. Daniel Kelemen’s Lessons from Europe? What Americans Can Learn from European Public Policies is an ideal supplement for comparative public policy courses and would add a provocative comparative component to U.S. public policy courses.

Introducing Comparative Politics

Author : Stephen Orvis
ISBN : 9781506375441
Genre : Political Science
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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics, Introducing Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition by Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically—not separated from theory or in a separate volume—and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book’s organization allows instructors flexibility and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study. In this edition, a brand new chapter on Contentious Politics covers ethnic fragmentation, social movements, civil war, revolutions, and political violence. New case studies on this topic include the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the US; Zapatista rebellion in Mexico; Boko Haram in Nigeria; and; and revolutions in China and Iran. The chapter on States and Identity has been substantially revised to better introduce students to the concept of identity and how countries handle identity-based demands. Case studies include nationalism in Germany; ethnicity in Nigeria; religion in India; race in the US; gender in Iran; and sexual orientation in Brazil. Content on states and markets, political economy, globalization, and development has all been consolidated into a new Part III of the book, focusing in a sustained way on economic issues.

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