Introducing Comparative Politics

The Essentials

Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506385672

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 8585

For Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials, the driving force is the pluralist, objective stance on introducing students to core concepts in Comparative Politics. Authors Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus introduce key comparative questions while providing equal strengths and weaknesses of commonly debated theories, structures, and beliefs that push students beyond memorization of country profiles and ever-changing statistics and generate in-class debate over key concepts used in the science of comparative politics. While detailed case studies can go in-depth on specific countries and political systems, Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials, distills its country material into paragraph-long examples woven seamlessly into the narrative of the text, increasing diverse global awareness, current-event literacy, and critical-thinking skills.
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Introducing Comparative Politics Interactive EBook

Concepts and Cases in Context

Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781483317564

Category:

Page: N.A

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This dynamic new Interactive eBook version of the Third Edition of Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus's bestselling text, Introduction to Comparative Politics is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more!
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Comparative Politics

Approaches and Issues

Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Esther M. Skelley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742530362

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

View: 6184

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 research frontiers. Students, professors, and general readers will all find Comparative Politics current, provocative, and well written a truly balanced overview."
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Essentials of Comparative Politics

Fifth International Student Edition

Author: O'Neil, Patrick H

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393263118

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 7324

The Essentials of Comparative Politics family provides all of the tools professors need to introduce the study and comparison of political systems. A brief conceptual textbook of the core ideas behind comparative politics, a complete casebook of thirteen country studies, and a comprehensive reader of secondary and primary sources - together these give instructors the utmost flexibility in structuring their courses without asking students to pay too much.
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Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Mark Bevir

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199606412

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

View: 1550

Generally referring to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule, the term 'governance' is used in many different contexts. In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Bevir explores the main theories of governance and considers their impact on ideas of governance in the corporate, public, and global arenas.
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Understanding Politics: Ideas, Institutions, and Issues

Author: Thomas M. Magstadt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305629906

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 8191

UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES provides in-depth coverage of contemporary political issues and calls attention to the more enduring underlying questions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices

Author: Lowell Barrington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111341931

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 418

COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURES AND CHOICES, offers a thematic framework that seamlessly connects concepts, theories, and country-specific information. In the Second Edition, an important set of concepts and theories is introduced and then applied to each of nine countries (the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China, India, Nigeria, and Iran) through the Topic in Countries (TIC) sections of each chapter. Students develop an understanding of how economic, cultural, identity, and political structures are linked to political systems and how individuals make political choices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Case Studies in Comparative Politics

Author: David Samuels

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205740093

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 3764

Debuting in its first edition and written by a new generation of area studies experts, Case Studies in Comparative Politics follows a questions-based approach that helps readers understand different countries' political histories, institutions, identities, and interests and why each country is politically interesting and relevant. When used on its own or with the accompanying thematic survey, Case Studies in Comparative Politics asks—and answers—the same important questions that political scientists research and that are relevant to anyone interested in politics.
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Politics of the 'Other' in India and China

Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

Author: Lion Koenig,Bidisha Chaudhuri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317530543

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2071

The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm of development the world tends to get divided into simplistic binary oppositions between the ‘West’ and the ‘rest’, ‘us’ and ‘them’ and ‘self’ and ‘other’. Proposing to shift the discussion on what constitutes the ‘Other’ as opposed to the ‘Self’ from philosophy and cultural studies to the social sciences, this book explores how the structural asymmetries existing between Western discourses and the realities of the non-Western world manifest themselves in the ideas, institutions and socio-political practices of India and China, and in how far they shape the social scientist’s understanding of their discipline in general. It provides a counter-narrative by revealing the relativity of geographies, and by showing that the conventional presentation of core elements of the Asian socio-political set-up as ‘aberrations’ from the Western models fails to acknowledge their inherent strategic character of adapting Western concepts to meet local requirements. Drawing on multiple disciplines, concepts and contexts in India and China, the book makes a valuable contribution to the theory and practice of politics, as well as to International and Asian Studies.
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Conceptualising Comparative Politics

Author: Anthony Petros Spanakos,Francisco Panizza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317639030

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4991

Comparative politics often involves testing of hypotheses using new methodological approaches without giving sufficient attention to the concepts which are fundamental to hypotheses, particularly the ability of these concepts to ‘travel’. Proper operationalising requires deep reflection on the concept, not simply establishing how it should be measured. Conceptualising Comparative Politics – the flagship book of Routledge’s series of the same name – breaks new ground by emphasising the role of thoroughly thinking through concepts and deep familiarity with the case that inform the conceptual reflection. In this thought- provoking book, established academics as well as emerging scholars in the field collect (and invite) scholarship in the tradition of conceptual comparative politics. The book posits that concepts may be used comparatively as ‘lenses’, ‘building blocks’ and ‘scripts’, and contributors show how these conceptual tools can be employed in original comparative research. Importantly, contributors to Conceptualising Comparative Politics do not simply use concepts in one of these three ways but they apply them with careful consideration of empirical variation. The chapters included in this volume address some of the most contentious issues in comparative politics (populism, state capacity, governance, institutions, elections, secularism, among others) from various geographic regions and model how scholars doing comparative politics might approach such subjects. Concepts make possible scholarly conversations including creative confrontations across paradigms. Conceptualising Comparative Politics will challenge you to think of how to engage in conceptual comparative inquiry and how to use various methodologically sound techniques to understand and explain comparative politics.
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Introducing Comparative Literature

New Trends and Applications

Author: César Domínguez,Haun Saussy,Dario Villanueva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415702683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 6176

Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Looking at Comparative Literature within the context of globalization, cosmopolitanism and post or transnationalism, the book also offers engagement and comparison with other visual media such as cinema and e-literature. The first four chapters address the broad theoretical issues within the field such as 'interliterary theory', decoloniality, and world literature, while the next four are more applied, looking at themes, translation, literary history and comparison with other arts. This engaging guide also contains a glossary of terms and concepts as well as a detailed guide to further reading.
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Community Unionism

A Comparative Analysis of Concepts and Contexts

Author: J. McBride,I. Greenwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230242189

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 6515

This book examines the concept of 'community unionism', which argues that the future of the labour movement and industrial relations lies with the community and local labour markets. Providing a conceptual overview of the term, the book uses international case studies and draws on faith-based organizations to explore the issue.
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Countries and Concepts

Politics, Geography, Culture

Author: Michael G. Roskin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133953351

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 4090

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab search for 0134113934 / 9780134113937 Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture plus MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics – Access Card Package, 13/e, which includes: 013396308X / 9780133963083 Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, 13/e 0134064054 / 9780134064055 MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Introduction to Comparative Politics A Critical View of International Political Systems Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture is a critical examination of comparative politics and political systems. The text rejects theories of smoothly functioning systems and embraces the mistakes that countries inevitably make, taking a skeptical approach to understanding international political systems. The Thirteenth Edition is an easy-to-read text that stresses fundamental vocabulary and connects the material to real world examples. Understanding politics as a series of ongoing quarrels for which no good solution has been found, the material views international political systems through a dubious lens. This undeniably real examination of our political world makes Countries and Concepts the most accurate examination of politics’ true nature. Also available with MyPoliSciLab MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, Thirteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
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Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, The, Plus New Mypoliscilab for Comparative Politics -- Access Card Package

Author: Alan Draper,Ansil Ramsay

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780134113920

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 8600

NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in Introduction to Comparative Politics This package includes MyPoliSciLab® Examine the Elements of a "Good Society" The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics takes a comprehensive look at the question: Why are some governments better than others? Exploring issues related to why certain political institutions provide a better quality of life for their citizens, readers can learn not only how different political systems work, but how they can work better. Redefining the common case-study and thematic approaches used in other courses on the subject, The Good Society approaches comparative politics in a relevant and meaningful way that helps readers understand the way different governments function. Enhance learning with MyPoliSciLab MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics courses extends learning online, engaging readers and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. 0134113934 / 9780134113937 The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics plus MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics -- Access Card Package, 3/e Package consists of: 0133974855 / 9780133974850 The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3/e 0134064054 / 9780134064055 MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics Access Card The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Learn more.
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Comparative Politics

Author: David Samuels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134562674

Category: Comparative government

Page: 416

View: 7612

This title is part of a new Pearson program pilot offering students the option to rent a print textbook for fall 2017. By having affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day-one, students come to class prepared and ready to succeed. Additional details on the rental program will be coming soon.
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Comparative Politics of the Global South

Linking Concepts and Cases

Author: December Green,Laura Luehrmann

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781626376502

Category: Developing countries

Page: 563

View: 7089

Revised edition of: Comparative politics of the "Third World." 3rd ed. 2011.
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Comparative Political Economy

States, Markets and Global Capitalism

Author: Ben Clift

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137406003

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 8328

This new textbook provides an authoritative analysis of Comparative Political Economy and how it can help us to understand the global capitalist marketplace in the 21st century in all its variant forms. The author provides broad-ranging empirical examples throughout and relates classical concerns to current international affairs.
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Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

Author: Lisa A. Baglione

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 148337615X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 937

In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.
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Principles of Comparative Politics

Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona Nadenichek Golder

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506318142

Category: Political Science

Page: 888

View: 723

William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, and Sona Nadenichek Golder’s groundbreaking Principles of Comparative Politics offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. In this thoroughly revised Third Edition, readers have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. Readers are offered a new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results; a thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy that now includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics; and a revised chapter on dictatorships that incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters and empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes more than 250 tables and figures, numerous photos and maps, end of chapter exercises and problem sets, and a broader set of works cited. New to this Edition A new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results are included. A thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics. A revised chapter on dictatorships incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters. Empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. Online videos and tutorials guide students through some of the methodological components addressed in the book.
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