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Comparing apples and mangoes : the overpoliticized state in developing countries

Author: S N Sangmpam
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book the author provides a wealth of empirical, historical, and quantitative evidence from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the West and demonstrates the overpoliticized state constitutes the cornerstone of an integrated theory of politics in developing countries."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S N Sangmpam
ISBN: 0791471136 9780791471135 9780791479995 0791479994
OCLC Number: 70676502
Description: ix, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Comparing apples and mangoes --
The mischaracterization of Third World experiences --
Setting the framework: comparing apples and mangoes --
Politics and overpoliticization --
Sins of universalism and particularism --
From the behavioral revolution to modernization theory --
Democratization by institutional fiat --
Universalism from the left --
Particularism and anti-third worldism --
Particularism in South America, Asia, and Africa --
Conclusion --
Overpoliticization: empirical and historical evidence --
Overpoliticized behaviors in democratic regimes --
Overpoliticized behaviors in authoritarian regimes --
Overpoliticized behaviors common to democratic and authoritarian regimes --
Overpoliticized behaviors in Western countries --
Conclusion: differences and similarities --
Overpoliticization : quantitative evidence --
Data and procedure --
Results and interpretation --
Conclusion: differences and similarities --
Understanding the overpoliticized state --
Political institutions and the state as effects of politics --
Compromise-resistant politics and the overpoliticized state --
The liberal democratic state as the conceptual contrast --
Basic hypotheses about the overpoliticized state --
What explains liberal compromise? --
What explains overpoliticization? --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: S.N. Sangmpam.
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"In this book the author provides a wealth of empirical, historical, and quantitative evidence from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the West and demonstrates the overpoliticized state constitutes the cornerstone of an integrated theory of politics in developing countries."--Jacket.

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