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Comparative Politics

Third Edition

Edited by Daniele Caramani

Publication Date - February 2014

ISBN: 9780199665990

660 pages
Paperback
10.4 x 7.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $64.95

Features expert insights into methods and theories along with detailed coverage of the institutions, actors, processes, and policies at the heart of political systems around the world

Description

Now in a new edition, Comparative Politics provides an exciting and authoritative introduction to all of the core areas of the field. Featuring a diverse range of perspectives from expert international contributors, it explores the methods and theories of comparative politics and also examines the institutions, actors, processes, and policies at the heart of political systems around the world. The selections elucidate the major themes and also present students with a wealth of empirical data and examples--drawn from both developing regions and industrial countries--that demonstrate similarities and differences in practice and encourage further research. The text is enhanced by excellent pedagogical features including readers' guides, key points, questions, a guide to further reading, text boxes, and a glossary.

New to this Edition

  • Covers the Arab Spring, the global financial and economic crises, and the rise of right-wing populism
  • Addresses the latest theoretical contributions to the political science literature
  • Incorporates a wealth of updated empirical data
  • An updated Companion Website (coming soon) featuring resources for students and instructors

About the Author(s)

Daniele Caramani is Chair of Comparative Politics, Head of the Department of Political Science, Co-Director of the Institute of Political Science, and Vice-Dean of the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Previous Publication Date(s)

February 2011
January 2008

Table of Contents

    I. THEORIES AND METHODS
    1. The Evolution of Comparative Politics, Klaus von Beyme
    2. Approaches in Comparative Politics, B. Guy Peters
    3. Comparative Research Methods, Hans Keman
    II. THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT
    4. The Nation-state, Gianfranco Poggi
    5. Democracies, Peter Mair
    6. Authoritarian Regimes, Paul Brooker
    III. STRUCTURES AND INSTITUTIONS
    7. Legislatures, Amie Kreppel
    8. Governments and Bureaucracies, Wolfgang C. Muller
    9. Constitutions and Judicial Power, Alec Stone Sweet
    10. Elections and Referendums, Michael Gallagher
    11. Federal and Local Government Institutions, John Loughlin
    IV. ACTORS AND PROCESSES
    12. Political Parties, Richard S. Katz
    13. Party Systems, Daniele Caramani
    14. Interest Associations, Roland Erne
    15. Regions, James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon
    16. Social Movements, Hanspeter Kriesi
    17. Political Culture, Christian Welzel and Ronald Inglehart
    18. Political Participation, Herbert Kitschelt and Philipp Rehm
    19. Political Communication, Pippa Norris
    V. PUBLIC POLICIES
    20. Policy-making, Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun
    21. The Welfare State, Kees van Kersbergen and Philip Manow
    22. The Impact of Public Policies, Jorgen Goul Andersen
    VI. BEYOND THE NATION-STATE
    23. The EU as a New Political System, Simon Hix
    24. Globalization and the Nation-state, Georg Sorensen
    25. Promoting Democracy, Peter Burnell

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