Politics and Government: A Brief Introduction to the Politics of the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Eastern Europe, Japan, Mexico, and the Third World

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ISBN-13: 9781933116662
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
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Description: 'The Politics of Governing' provides a text that frames country case studies within regional chapters. This approach equips students to see the bigger picture and make sense of the world's many political systems.

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List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 5/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 323
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

'The Politics of Governing' provides a text that frames country case studies within regional chapters. This approach equips students to see the bigger picture and make sense of the world's many political systems.

PAUL CAIRNEY Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK. His interest in tobacco policy was sparked by research into public policy in the devolved UK. He is the author of Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues (Palgrave). DONLEY T. STUDLAR Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University, USA. He has published four books and over 125 articles on comparative politics in journals all over the world. His previous book on this topic is Tobacco Control: Comparative Politics in the United States and Canada . HADII M. MAMUDU Assistant Professor of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, USA, where he researches tobacco control. He is the author of The Politics of the Evolution of Global Tobacco Control: The Formation and Functioning of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Preface
About the Authors
Introduction: A Compass for Studying the Politics of Governing
The United States: The World's Oldest Constitutional Democracy
The Constitution
Social Dynamics
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Elections
The Presidency
Congress
The Federal Bureaucracy
The Judiciary
Conclusion: Inventing and Reinventing a Nation
Suggestions for Additional Reading
The Constitutions and Institutions of Western Europe
The British Constitution
The Monarchy
The Political Executive
The Bureaucracy
The Legislature
The Judiciary
Devolution and Local Government
The French Constitution
The Political Executive
The Bureaucracy
The Legislature
The Judiciary
Decentralization
The German Constitution
The Political Executive
The Bureaucracy
The Legislature
The Judiciary
Federalism
Development of the Constitution of the European Union
Institutions of the European Union
Constitutional Prospects for the European Union
Conclusion
Suggestions for Additional Reading
The Dynamics of European Political Systems: The United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the European Union
The Socioeconomic Setting
Political Culture
Civil Society and Social Movements
Interest Groups
The Media
Political Parties and Party Systems
The British Party System and Political Parties
The French Party System and Political Parties
The German Party System and Political Parties
The Party System of the European Union
Electroal Systems and Elections
Political Recruitment
Policy Processes
Theories of EU Development and Governance
Political Views of the European Union
Conclusion: Britain, France, Germany, and the European Union
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Transitional Politics in Central Europe: From Communism to Western-Style Democracy
The Old System in a Nutshell
Comparisons
Framework Applied
Value Consensus
Principal Agents
How Refined?
What Values?
Political Architecture of the State
Basic Constitutional Framework
More Political Architecture
Economic Architecture
Political and Social Dynamics
Forward- versus Backward-Facing
Resource Needs
Legitimacy
Elite Accountability
Elections as Political Art
Doors and Windows
Civil Society
Leadership Cadre: "Driving Skills"
Generational Change
Confidence
Prognosis
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Transitional Politics in East and Southeastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, and the Balkans
Russia
Value Consensus
Political Architecture of the State: The Constitution as an Issue
Economic Architecture
Political and Social Dynamics
Leadership
Prognosis
Ukraine
Value Consensus
Political Architecture of the State
Economic Architecture
Political and Social Dynamics: Elections
Leadership
Prognosis
Bosnia and Southeastern Europe
Value Consensus
Political Architecture of the State
Economic Architecture
Political and Social Dynamics
Leadership
Prognosis
Comparing Revisited
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Political Systems in East Asia: From a Great Unity (da tong) to a Greater Diversity
Diversity in East Asian Politics
China's Ineluctable Influence
Confucian at the Core
The Political System of the PRC
Political Party Structure
The State
The Constitution of the PRC
The Limits of Party-State Control
The Political System on Taiwan
The Political System of Japan
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Politics in the Muslim World: Morocco, Iran, and Indonesia
Traditional Principles of Governance
Traditional Institutions and Political Culture
The Colonial Experience
Examples of Governance
Morocco
The Sultanate
Colonial Legacy: From Ruling to Reigning
Reform and Institutionalization
Political Stability
Iran
Dual Governmental System and the Power of the Jurisconsult
The Supreme Leader: Military, Judicial, and Security Power
Hizbollahi Counters Reform
Indonesia
Nationalism and Islam
"Guided Democracy"
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Politics in Latin America: The Mexican and Brazilian Political Systems
Mexico
Constitutional Development
Social Forces
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Governmental Institutions
The System in Action
Brazil
Constitutional Development
Social Forces
Interest Groups
Political Parties
Governmental Institutions
The System in Action
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Regional Convergence in a Diverse World
The New Regionalism
Great Variety-Common Economic Problems
Common Third World Political Problems
Political Institutions and Processes
Futures in the Developing World
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Notes
Index

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