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Author: Harry Eckstein; David E Apter
Publisher: [New York] Free Press of Glencoe [1963]
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Eckstein, Harry.
Comparative politics.
[New York] Free Press of Glencoe [1963]
(OCoLC)592503991
Online version:
Eckstein, Harry.
Comparative politics.
[New York] Free Press of Glencoe [1963]
(OCoLC)609203802
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Eckstein; David E Apter
OCLC Number: 192848
Description: 746 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: PART I. INTRODUCTION. A perspective on comparative politics, past and present / Harry Eckstein --
PART II. PRESENT TRENDS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS. Introductory note. General methodological problems / Gunnar Heckscher --
A survery of the field of comparative government / Roy C. Macridis --
A suggested research strategy in western European government and politics / Gabriel A. Almond, Taylor Cole, and Roy C. Macridis --
New Horizons for comparative politics / Dankwart A. Rustow --
Social theory and comparative politics / F.X. Sutton --
A comparative method for the study of politics / David E. Apter --
Part III. CONSTITUTIONAL AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT. Introduction: Constitutional engineering and the problem of viable representative government / Harry Eckstein --
Classic studies: Of the proper functions of representative bodies / John Stuart Mill --
Modern democracies / James Bryce --
Political institutions / Harold Laski --
Constitutions and constitutional courts: The constitution as a political force / Carl J. Friedrich --
The political theory of the new democratic constitutions / Carl. J. Friedrich --
Reflections on the value of constitutions in our revolutionary age / Karl Loewenstein --
Three constitutional courts: a comparison / Taylor Cole --
Parliamentary vs. presidential systems: Analysis of political systems / Douglas V. Verney --
The English constitution: The cabinet / Walter Bagehot --
Conditions of stable and effective democracy: Political man / Seymour Martin Lipset --
The politics of mass society / William Kornhauser. PART IV. ELECTORAL SYSTEMS. Introduction: The impact of electoral systems on representative government / Harry Eckstein --
The dynamics of proportional representation / F.A. Hermens --
Voting in democracies / Enid Lakeman and James D. Lambert --
Models, theories, and the theory of political parties / Colin Leys --
The export of electoral systems / W.J.M. Mackenzie --
PART V. POLITICAL PARTIES. Introduction / David E. Apter --
Party perspectives: A survey of writings / Neil A. McDonald --
Toward a comparative study of political parties / Sigmund Neumann --
A methodological critique of Duverger's Political parties / Aaron B. Wildavsky --
The party in mass society / Otto Kirchheimer --
A critique of recent writings on political parties / Frederick C. Engelmann --
PART VI. PRESSURE AND INTEREST GROUPS. Introduction: Group theory and the comparative study of pressure groups / Harry Eckstein --
A comparative study of interest groups and the political process / Gabriel A. Almond --
The determinants of pressure group politics / Harry Eckstein --
The utility and limitations of interest group theory in non-American field situations / Joseph LaPalombara. PART VII. TOTALITARIANISM AND AUTOCRACY. Introduction / Harry Eckstein and David E. Apter --
Totalitarianism. A Classless Society / Hannah Arendt --
The rise of totalitarian democracy / J.L. Talmon --
Totalitarian dictatorship and autocracy / Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew K. Brzezinski --
The totalitarian mystique: some impressions of the dynamics of totalitarian society / Alex Inkeles --
Environmental controls and the impoverishment of thought / Else Frenkel-Brunswik --
Cracks in the monolith: possibilities and patterns of disintegration in totalitarian systems / Karl. W. Deutsch --
Different roads to socialism / Paul E. Zinner --
The organization of the communist camp / Zbigniew K. Brzezinski --
Autocracy. The system of the single-party state / Ernest Barker --
Politics and psyche in the vicious circle / Daniel Lerner --
PART VIII. POLITICAL CHANGE. Introduction / David E. Apter --
The anatomy of revolution / Crane Brinton --
Social mobilization and political development / Karl W. Deutsch --
The end of colonialism / Karl Jaspers --
Political instability in the new states of Asia / Michael Brecher --
The erosion of democracy in the new states / Rupert Emerson. PART IX. NON-WESTERN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. Introduction / David E. Apter --
The non-western political process / Lucian W. Pye --
Discontinuity and politics in the developing areas. Ethnicity and national integration in West Africa / Immanuel Wallerstein --
Political groups in Latin America / George L. Blanksten --
Prolegomena to the comparative study of Middle East governments / Leonard Binder --
Political organization. Single-party systems in West Africa / Ruth Schachter --
Parties in Indian politics / M. Weiner --
Alternative ways to democracy: the example of Israel / Amitai Etzioni --
PART X. COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND POLITICAL THOUGHT: Past influences and future development / David E. Apter.
Responsibility: Edited by Harry Eckstein and David E. Apter.

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