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Comparing government activity

Author: Louis M Imbeau; Robert D McKinlay; Université Laval. Groupe de recherche sur les interventions gouvernementales.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The comparative analysis of government raises methodological, theoretical, and substantive problems. This volume addresses some of these problems, including the usefulness of expenditure data, case  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis M Imbeau; Robert D McKinlay; Université Laval. Groupe de recherche sur les interventions gouvernementales.
ISBN: 0312158467 9780312158460 0333644123 9780333644126
OCLC Number: 33243368
Notes: "Book originated in a conference organised by the Groupe de recherche sur les interventions gouvernementales of the Department of Political Science at Laval University"--Preface.
Description: xiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Comparative Observation of Government Activity / Louis M. Imbeau --
2. Throwing Money and Heaving Bodies: Heuristic Callisthenics for Comparative Policy Buffs / Arnold J. Heidenheimer --
3. Patterns of Post-War Expenditure Priorities in Ten Democracies / Richard I. Hofferbert and Ian Budge --
4. Case Interdependence and Non-Activity in Response to Pressures for Activity / Klaus Armingeon --
5. Laws and the Distribution of Power in Society / Vincent Lemieux --
6. Comparative Textual Analyses of Government and Party Activity: The Work of the Manifesto Research Group / Ian Budge and Richard I. Hofferbert --
7. The Suitability of Several Models for Comparative Analysis of the Polity Process / Paul A. Sabatier --
8. Methodological Individualism and the U-Shaped Curve: Some Theoretical Guidelines for the Comparative Analysis of Public Policy / Henry Milner.
Responsibility: edited by Louis M. Imbeau and Robert D. McKinlay.
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