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Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

ISBN-10: 0199548463
ISBN-13: 9780199548460
Edition: 2008
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Description: The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 840
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838

The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world.

#60;b#62;R. A. W. Rhodes#60;/b#62; is Professor of Government in the School of Government at the University of Tasmania, Honorary Professorial Fellow in Political Science at the University of Melbourne, and Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK. Rhodes was the editor of #60;i#62;Public Administration#60;/i#62; from 1986 to 2011.

About the Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Elaborating the "New Institutionalism"
Approaches
Rational Choice Institutionalism
Historical Institutionalism
Constructivist Institutionalism
Network Institutionalism
Old Institutionalisms
Institutions
The State and State-building
Development of Civil Society
Economic Institutions
Exclusion, Inclusion, and Political Institutions
Analyzing Constitutions
Comparative Constitutions
American Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
Comparative Federalism
Territorial Institutions
Executives-The American Presidency
Executives in Parliamentary Government
Comparative Executive-Legislative Relations
Public Bureaucracies
The Welfare State?
The Regulatory State?
Legislative Organization
Comparative Legislative Behavior
Bicameralism
Comparative Local Governance
Judicial Institutions
The Judicial Process and Public Policy
Political Parties In and Out of Legislatures
Electoral Systems
Direct Democracy
International Political Institutions
International Security Institutions: Rules, Tools, Schools, or Fools?
International Economic Institutions
International NGOs
Old and New
Encounters with Modernity
About Institutions, Mainly, but not Exclusively, Political
Thinking Institutionally
Political Institutions-Old and New
Index

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