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Principles of comparative politics

Author: William Roberts Clark; Matt Golder; Sona Nadenichek Golder
Publisher: Washington, DC : CQ Press, [20]10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats

Exploring the debates about political issues that drive current research, this text provides a real insight into comparative politics. The book looks closely at the work of comparativists and the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Roberts Clark; Matt Golder; Sona Nadenichek Golder
ISBN: 9780872892897 0872892891
OCLC Number: 985703333
Description: [Getr. Zählung] : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: PrefaceList of Tables, Figures, and BoxesList of MapsIntroduction Overview of the Book The Approach of this Book Key ConceptsWhat is Science? Introduction The Comparative Method An Introduction to Logic Science and Falsificationism Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesWhat is Politics? The Exit, Voice and Loyalty Game Solving the Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game Evaluating the Exit, Voice and Loyalty Game Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesThe Origins of the Modern State What is a State? The Contractarian View of the State The Predatory View of the State Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesConceptualizing and Measuring Democracy Democracy and Dictatorship in Historical Perspective Classifying Democracies and Dictatorships Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesThe Economic Determinants of Democracy Classic Modernization Theory A Variant of Modernization Theory Some More Empirical Evidence Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesCultural Determinants of Democracy Classical Cultural Arguments: Mill and Montesquieu Does Democracy Require a Civic Culture? Religion and Democracy Experiments and Culture Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesDemocratic Transitions Bottom-Up Transitions to Democracy Top-Down Transitions to Democracy Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesDoes Democracy Make a Difference? Introduction The Effect of Regime Type on Government Performance Selectorate Theory Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesGroup Decision-Making and Democracy Condorcet's Paradox Median Voter Theorem Arrow's Theorem Varieties of Democratic Institutions Key Concepts ExercisesParliamentary, Presidential, and Mixed Democracies: Making and Breaking Governments Introduction Classifying Parliamentary, Presidential, and Mixed Democracies Making and Breaking Governments: Parliamentary Democracies Making and Breaking Governments: Presidential Democracies Making and Breaking Governments: Mixed Democracies Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesElections and Electoral Systems Introduction Elections: An Overview Proportional Electoral Systems Mixed Electoral Systems An Overview of Electoral Systems around the World Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesSocial Cleavages and Party Systems Political Parties: What are they and what do Party Systems Where do Parties Come From? Types of Parties: Social Cleavages and Political Identity Formation Number of Parties: Duverger's Theory ConclusionInstitutional Veto Players Federalism Bicameralism Judicial Review Veto Player Theory Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesThe Effect of Varieties of Democracy Representation Economic Performance Ethnic Conflict Democratic Survival Conclusion Key Concepts ExercisesBibliographyGlossaryAppendixIndex
Responsibility: William Roberts Clark; Matt Golder; Sona Nadenichek Golder.


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