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Comparative politics today : a theoretical framework

Author: G Bingham Powell; Russell J Dalton; Kaare Strøm
Publisher: Boston : Longman, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Bingham Powell; Russell J Dalton; Kaare Strøm
ISBN: 9780205082865 0205082866
OCLC Number: 720506490
Notes: Prev. editions under title: Comparative politics : a theoretical framework.
Description: xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction --
ch. 1 Issues in Comparative Politics --
What Is Politics? --
Governments and the State of Nature --
Why Governments? --
When Does Government Become the Problem? --
Political Systems and States --
Diversity of States --
Challenges: Building Community --
Fostering Economic Development --
Fostering Democracy, Human Rights, and Civil Liberties --
Looking Forward --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes --
ch. 2 Comparing Political Systems --
Why We Compare --
How We Compare --
How We Explain and Predict --
Political Systems: Environment and Interdependence --
Political Systems: Structures and Functions --
Illustrative Comparison: Regime Change in Russia --
Policy Level: Performance, Outcome, and Evaluation --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes --
pt. II System, Process, and Policy --
ch. 3 Political Culture and Political Socialization --
Mapping the Three Levels of Political Culture --
Why Culture Matters --
Political Socialization --
Agents of Political Socialization --
Trends Shaping Contemporary Political Cultures --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes --
ch. 4 Interest Articulation --
Citizen Action --
How Citizens Participate --
Interest Groups --
Civil Society --
Interest-Group Systems --
Access to the Influential --
Interest-Group Development --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes --
ch. 5 Interest Aggregation and Political Parties --
Personal Interest Aggregation --
Institutional Interest Aggregation --
Competitive Party Systems and Interest Aggregation --
Authoritarian Party Systems --
Military and Interest Aggregation --
Trends in Interest Aggregation --
Significance of Interest Aggregation --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes --
ch. 6 Government and Policymaking --
Constitutions and Decision Rules --
Democracy and Authoritarianism --
Separation of Government Powers --
Geographic Distribution of Government Power --
Limitations on Government Power --
Checking the Top Policymakers --
Assemblies --
Political Executives --
Bureaucracy --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes --
ch. 7 Public Policy --
Government and What It Does --
Public Policy Outputs --
Domestic Policy Outcomes --
International Outcomes --
Complexity of Policy Choice --
Review Questions --
Key Terms --
Suggested Readings --
Endnotes.
Other Titles: Comparative politics : a theoretical framework.
Responsibility: [edited] by G. Bingham Powell, Jr., Russell J. Dalton, Kaare Strøm.

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