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Contending perspectives in comparative politics

Author: Lawrence C Mayer; Dennis Patrick Patterson; Frank Thames
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By framing chapters around a central question in the field, this title shows students how scholars approach inquiry with different perspectives, producing controversy and consensus in interesting and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence C Mayer; Dennis Patrick Patterson; Frank Thames
ISBN: 9780872899254 087289925X
OCLC Number: 275151373
Description: x, 542 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Does the comparative method contribute to building a body of explanatory theory about politcal outcomes? --
What is the Utility of formal theory in comparative analysis? --
Why do some democracies emphasize representation while others emphasize ruling? --
Ideological change or ideological decline? --
Realignment or dealignment? --
Do electoral institutions matter? --
What executive style is most favorable to democracy? --
What is the importance of the nation-state in age of globalization? --
Should the nation-state be replaced by larger political units? --
Does modernization lead to a stable and effective democracy? --
Is dependency theory an explanation or an ideology? --
Which approach, macro or micro, best explains political violence? --
What causes transitions to democracy? --
Can democratic transition be consolidated? --
Are there cultural requisites for democracy?
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence Mayer, Dennis Patterson, and Frank Thames.

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