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Cases in comparative politics

Author: Patrick H O'Neil; Karl J Fields; Donald Share
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Thirteen country studies that apply the conceptual framework developed in Essentials of Comparative Politics.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick H O'Neil; Karl J Fields; Donald Share
ISBN: 9780393912791 0393912795
OCLC Number: 795353859
Description: xxiv, 731, A-43 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
What Is Comparative Politics? --
Comparing States --
In Comparison: Total Land Size --
In Comparison: Population --
In Comparison: Freedom House Rankings, 2011 --
Comparing Regimes --
Comparing Political Conflict and Competition --
In Comparison: Average Voter Turnout, 1945-98 --
Comparing Societies --
In Comparison: Ethnic And Religious Diversity --
Comparing Political Economies --
In Comparison: Total GDP --
In Comparison: Total Per Capita GDP --
In Comparison: GDP Growth Rate, 1975-2005 --
In Comparison: Human Development Index Scores, 2011 --
Global Context --
In Comparison: Average Annual HDI Growth Rates, 1980-2011, And 2000-2011 --
Conclusion --
2. United Kingdom --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Class Identity --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
In Comparison: European Union --
Current Issues --
3. United States --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of the Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
In Comparison: Religious Values --
Political Economy --
In Comparison: Economic Opportunity --
In Comparison: Taxes As A Percentage Of GDP --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
4. France --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Referenda --
Local Government --
Other Institutions: The French Bureaucracy --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System and Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
In Comparison: Religion And Government --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
5. Germany --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
In Comparison; Military Force --
Current Issues --
6. Japan --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Other Institutions: Bureaucracy and the Iron Triangle --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System and Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Japan and Asia --
Japan and the United States --
Japan and the World --
Current Issues --
In Comparison: Percentage Of The Population Over Age 65 --
7. Russia --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System and Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
In Comparison: Free Markets --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
8. China --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Communist Party Institutions and Organs --
Branches of Government --
Local Government --
Other Institutions --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Succession and Circulation of Elites --
Civil Society --
In Comparison: Is The State Too Powerful? --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Rapid Growth Brings Challenges --
State Capitalism and Foreign Investment --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
9. India --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
In Comparison: Fears About Foreign Influence --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Pakistan and the Kashmir Dispute --
September 11 and Great Power Relations --
Current Issues --
10. Iran --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Other Institutions --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Rise and Fall of Political Reform --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
In Comparison: Religion And Government --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
11. Mexico --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Dimensions of the Economy --
Economic Crises in the Twilight of PRI Authoritarianism --
NAFTA and Globalization --
Economic Policies and Issues --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
In Comparison: The Importance Of Foreign Remittances To The Mexican Economy --
12. Brazil --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Other Institutions --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System and Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
In Comparison: Perceived Corruption, 2010 --
13. South Africa --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System and Elections --
Civil Society --
Society --
Racism in the Rainbow Nation --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
In Comparison: Gini Index Of Economic Inequality --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues --
14. Nigeria --
Introduction --
Why Study This Case? --
Major Geographic and Demographic Features --
Historical Development of the State --
Political Regime --
Political Institutions --
Branches of Government --
Electoral System --
Local Government --
Other Institutions --
Political Conflict and Competition --
Party System --
Elections --
Civil Society --
In Comparison: Choosing Between A Good Democracy And A Strong Economy --
Society --
Ethnic and National Identity --
Ideology and Political Culture --
Political Economy --
Foreign Relations and the World --
Current Issues.
Responsibility: Patrick H. O'Neil, Karl Fields, and Don Share.

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