Book , Print in English

Comparative politics today : a theoretical framework

[edited] by G. Bingham Powell, Jr., Russell J. Dalton, Kaare Strøm.
  • Boston : Longman, ©2012.
  • 6th ed.
  • xii, 210 pages : illustrations; 23 cm.
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    JF51 .A575 2012
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Subjects
Contents
  • 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 information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780205082865 (pbk.)
  • 0205082866 (pbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011456044
  • OCLC: 720506490
  • OCLC: 720506490