Foundations of Comparative Politics

ISBN-10: 0521136792

ISBN-13: 9780521136792

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

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List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Brigitte Geissel is Professor of Political Sciences and Political Sociology at Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.Ken Newton is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Southampton, UK.

Jan W. van Deth is Professor of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research at the University of Mannheim.

Introduction: why comparative government?
The State: Origins and Development
The development of the modern state
States and democracy
Democratic change and persistence
The Polity: Structures and Institutions
Presidential and parliamentary government
Multi-level government: international, national and sub-national
Policy making and legislating: executives and legislatures
Implementation: the public bureaucracy
Citizens, Elites and Interest Mediation
Political attitudes and behaviour
Pressure groups and social movements
The mass media
Voters and elections
Party government
Policies and Performance
Political ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, Christian democracy and socialism
Decision making
Defence and security
The future of the democratic state
Postscript: how and what to compare
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