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Comparative Politics Political Economy, Political Culture, and Political Interdependence

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ISBN-10: 0534602673

ISBN-13: 9780534602673

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Monte Palmer

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This accessible introduction to the theory and practice of comparative politics views politics as a complex process involving a broad range of institutional, behavioral, and textual factors. An analyses of ten countries, plus the EU, representing a cross-section of diverse regions, economic systems, and levels of development, each chapter reviews a country's history; its major political institutions and the way they influence the policy-making process; the role of elites, parties, groups, and masses; and the broader cultural, economic, and international contexts. Each chapter also concludes with a current assessment of the country in terms of the United Nations' definition of good…    
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List price: $81.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Preface
An Introduction to Comparative Politics
An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Conflict and Cooperation: The Two Faces of Politics
Comparative Analysis
States, Governments, and Political Systems
The Structures of Government
The Human Dimension of Political Institutions
Actors in the Political Arena
The Context of Politics: Economics, Culture, and International Interdependence
Putting the Parts Together: Analyzing Total Systems
Using This Text
References
Politics in Advanced Industrial Democracies
The European Union: The Evolving Dream
The Actors in European Politics: Countries, Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of European Politics: Political Economy, Political Culture, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Looking Toward the Future
Looking Toward the Future
References
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Origins of Parliamentary Government
Britain in Historical Perspective: England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom
The Political Institutions of Britain
The Actors in British Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of British Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
France: Politics in the Fifth Republic
France in Historical Perspective
The Political Institutions of France
The Actors in French Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of French Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
Germany: The Dominant Power in Europe
Germany in Historical Perspective
The Political Institutions of Germany
The Actors in German Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of German Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
Japan: The Troubled Economic Power
Japan in Historical and Cultural Perspective
The Political Institutions of Japan
The Actors in Japanese Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Japanese Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
The Decline of Communism
The Russian Federation: The Transition to Democracy and Capitalism
Russia in Historical and Cultural Perspective
The Political Institutions of Russia
The Actors in Russian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Russian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
The People's Republic of China: The Politics of Impending Change
China in Historical and Cultural Perspective
The Political Institutions of China: The Party, the State, and the Military
The Actors in Chinese Politics: Elites, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Chinese Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
The Politics of Development
India: Democracy in Turmoil
India in Historical and Religious Perspective
The Actors in Indian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Indian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
Mexico: The Long Road to Democracy and Beyond
Mexico in Historical Perspective
The Political Institutions of Mexico
The Actors in Mexican Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Mexican Politics: Culture, Economics and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
The Arab Republic of Egypt: The Politics of Indecision
Egypt in Historical and Religious Perspective
The Political Institutions of Egypt
The Actors in Egyptian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Egyptian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
Nigeria: The Politics of Hope and Despair
Nigeria in Historical Perspective
The Political Institutions of Nigeria
The Actors in Nigerian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens
The Context of Nigerian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future
References
Glossary
Index