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Principles of Comparative Politics (International Student Edition) 3rd Revised edition


Principles of Comparative Politics (International Student Edition) 3rd Revised edition

Paperback by Clark, William Roberts; Golder, Matt; Golder, Sona Nadenichek

Principles of Comparative Politics (International Student Edition)

£75.00

ISBN:
9781506389790
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Principles of Comparative Politics (International Student Edition)

Description

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, students now have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. The new edition retains a focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. Updates to this edition include 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 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 authors have thoughtfully streamlined chapters to better focus attention on key topics. Explore online resources: https://edge.sagepub.com/principlescp3e

Contents

Part I. What Is Comparative Politics? Chapter 1. Introduction Overview of the Book The Approach Taken in This Book Key Concepts Chapter 2. What Is Science? Introduction What Is Science? The Scientific Method An Introduction to Logic Myths about Science Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 3. What Is Politics? The Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game Solving the Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game Evaluating the Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game Conclusion Key Concepts Preparation for the Problems Problems Part II. The Modern State: Democracy or Dictatorship? Chapter 4. The Origins of the Modern State What Is a State? Somalia and Syria: Two Failed States The Contractarian View of the State The Predatory View of the State Conclusion Key Concepts Preparation for the Problems Problems Chapter 5. Democracy and Dictatorship: Conceptualization and Measurement Democracy and Dictatorship in Historical Perspective Classifying Democracies and Dictatorships Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 6. The Economic Determinants of Democracy and Dictatorship Classic Modernization Theory A Variant of Modernization Theory Some More Empirical Evidence Conclusion Key Concepts Appendix: An Intuitive Take on Statistical Analyses Problems Chapter 7. Cultural Determinants of Democracy and Dictatorship Classical Cultural Arguments: Mill and Montesquieu Does Democracy Require a Civic Culture? Religion and Democracy Experiments and Culture Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 8. Democratic Transitions Bottom-Up Transitions to Democracy Top-Down Transitions to Democracy Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 9. Democracy or Dictatorship: Does it Make a Difference? The Effect of Regime Type on Economic Growth The Effect of Regime Type on Government Performance Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Part III. Varieties of Democracy and Dictatorship Chapter 10. Varieties of Dictatorship A Common Typology of Authoritarian Regimes The Two Fundamental Problems of Authoritarian Rule Selectorate Theory Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 11. Problems with Group Decision Making Problems with Group Decision Making Arrow's Theorem Conclusion Key Concepts Problems APPENDIX: STABILITY IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL MAJORITY-RULE VOTING Chapter 12. Parliamentary, Presidential, and Semi-Presidential Democracies Classifying Democracies Making and Breaking Governments in Parliamentary Democracies Making and Breaking Governments in Presidential Democracies Making and Breaking Governments in Semi-Presidential Democracies A Unifying Framework: Principal-Agent and Delegation Problems Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 13. Elections and Electoral Systems Elections and Electoral Integrity Electoral Systems Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 14. Social Cleavages and Party Systems Political Parties: What Are They, and What Do They Do? Party Systems Where Do Parties Come From? Types of Parties: Social Cleavages and Political Identity Formation Number of Parties: Duverger's Theory Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Chapter 15. Institutional Veto Players Federalism Bicameralism Constitutionalism Veto Players Conclusion Key Concepts Problems Part IV. Varieties of Democracy and Political Outcomes Chapter 16. Consequences of Democratic Institutions Majoritarian or Consensus Democracy? The Effect of Political Institutions on Fiscal Policy Electoral Laws, Federalism, and Ethnic Conflict Presidentialism and Democratic Survival Conclusion Key Concepts Problems

Edition:
3rd Revised edition
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint:
CQ Press
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
888 pages
Publication Date:
26 Jun 2017
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