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Comparative Politics Approaches and Issues

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ISBN-10: 0742530361

ISBN-13: 9780742530362

Edition: 2006

Authors: Howard J. Wiarda, Esther M. Skelley

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Beginning with an introduction to the field of comparative politics, this clear and complete text moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the field. Leading scholar Howard J. Wiarda explores its main approaches, including political development, political culture, dependency theory, corporatism, indigenous theories of change, state-society relations, rational choice, and the new institutionalism. The book then turns its attention to the hot issues in the field. The book concludes with a stimulating discussion of whether the great systems debates of the past (socialism vs. capitalism, democracy vs. authoritarianism) are now over, and points to some of the next important study and…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
The Field of Comparative Politics
New Directions in Comparative Politics
Approaches to the Field
Political Development
Political Culture and Comparative Politics
Corporatism and Comparative Politics
Indigenous Theories of Change
Political Development Revisited-and Its Alternatives
Hot Issues
Comparative Democracy and Democratization
Is Civil Society Exportable?
The Developing Nations: What Works in Development-and What Doesn't
Frontiers of Research in Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics: Toward New Frontiers
The End of the Great Systems Debate? Implications for Comparative Politics
Suggested Readings
About the Author