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Introducing Comparative Politics Concepts and Cases in Context

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ISBN-10: 1608716686

ISBN-13: 9781608716685

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Carol Ann Drogus, Stephen Orvis

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Uncomfortable with a strictly thematic approach, or tired of a purely country-by-country organization for your comparative politics course? Teach the way you want to teach with this innovative hybrid book-fully accessible to students, easy to teach, and satisfying to professors who want to give students a real sense of the questions that drive research in the fi eld. Organized thematically around important concepts in comparative politics-Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why?-the book integrates a set of extended case studies in eleven "core" countries. Serving as consistent geographic touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense…    
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

a Framework For Understanding Comparative Politics
Introduction
The Big Issues
Comparative Politics: What Is It? Why Study It? How to Study It?
Three Key Questions in Comparative Politics
Plan of the Book
The Modern State
Characteristics of the Modern State
Historical Origins of Modern States
Strong, Weak, and Failed States
Case Studies of State Formation
States and Citizens
Regimes Regimes, Ideologies, and Citizens
States and Identity
The Debate over Identity
Nations and Nationalism
Ethnicity and Religion
Race
States and Markets
The Market, Capitalism, and the State
Key Economic Debates
Globalization: a New World Order or Déjà Vu All Over Again?
States and Markets around the World
Political Systems and How They Work
Governing Institutions in Democracies
Institutions Institutions: Executives and Legislatures
Comparing Executive-Legislative Institutions
Judiciary
Bureaucracy
Federalism
Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies
Formal Institutions: The Electoral System
Formal Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems
Civil Society
Contexts
Authoritarian Institutions
Governing Institutions in Authoritarian Regimes
Elections, Parties, and Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes
Regime Change
The Military in Politics: Coups d���Etat
Revolution
Democratization
Issues and Policies
Globalization, Economic Sovereignty, and Development
Wealthy Countries: Globalization and Economic Sovereignty
Development and Globalization
Welfare, Health, and the Environment When Markets Fail
�ǣWelfare�Ǡ: Social Policy in Comparative Perspective
Health Care and Health Policy
Environmental Problems and Policy
Policies and Politics of Inclusion and Clashing Values
The Debate over Inclusion and Group Rights
Religion: Recognition, Autonomy, and the Secular State
Gender: The Continuing Struggle for Equal Social Status, Representation, and Participation
Glossary
Index