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Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190271019
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An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases gives students the methogological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field.

Current Debates In Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0199341354
Genre : Political Science
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Designed for introductory courses, Current Debates in Comparative Politics presents fifty-one readings drawn from major magazines and newspapers including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Addressing theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, the selections include scholarly readings that introduce students to key debates in the field along with more informal readings--including one from The Onion and another on Stephen Colbert's notion of "truthiness"--that help students to engage with the material and see how it relates to their daily lives. An excellent stand-alone text, Current Debates in Comparative Politics is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases (OUP, 2012), as its selections are organized thematically into fifteen sections that correspond to the chapters in the text. Each section includes a short introductory essay and discussion questions that guide students in their reading. To package Current Debates in Comparative Politics with Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases for use in your course, order using pkg. ISBN 978-0-19-939030-4.

Passion Craft And Method In Comparative Politics

Author : Gerardo L. Munck
ISBN : 0801884640
Genre : Political Science
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In the first collection of interviews with the most prominent scholars in comparative politics since World War II, Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder trace key developments in the field during the twentieth century. Organized around a broad set of themes—intellectual formation and training; major works and ideas; the craft and tools of research; colleagues, collaborators, and students; and the past and future of comparative politics—these in-depth interviews offer unique and candid reflections that bring the research process to life and shed light on the human dimension of scholarship. Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.

Introducing Comparative Politics

Author : Stephen Orvis
ISBN : 9781506375441
Genre : Political Science
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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics, Introducing Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition by Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically—not separated from theory or in a separate volume—and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book’s organization allows instructors flexibility and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study. In this edition, a brand new chapter on Contentious Politics covers ethnic fragmentation, social movements, civil war, revolutions, and political violence. New case studies on this topic include the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the US; Zapatista rebellion in Mexico; Boko Haram in Nigeria; and; and revolutions in China and Iran. The chapter on States and Identity has been substantially revised to better introduce students to the concept of identity and how countries handle identity-based demands. Case studies include nationalism in Germany; ethnicity in Nigeria; religion in India; race in the US; gender in Iran; and sexual orientation in Brazil. Content on states and markets, political economy, globalization, and development has all been consolidated into a new Part III of the book, focusing in a sustained way on economic issues.

Case Studies And Theory Development In The Social Sciences

Author : Alexander L. George
ISBN : 0262572222
Genre : Political Science
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A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous.

Foundations Of Comparative Politics

Author : Ken Newton
ISBN : 1139445685
Genre : Political Science
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This authoritative new introductory text covers the key concepts, theories and issues involved in the study of comparative politics. Focusing on democratic government, it covers all important topics in the field from constitutional design and institutions; through mass and elite politics, groups, parties, the media and governments; to policy making and implementation. The final chapter considers the future of the state and democracy in a globalising world. The authors draw on experiences and examples from around the world, and the book includes extensive supporting apparatus for students and teachers, including briefings, fact files, key terms, guides to further reading, and related websites. Each chapter ends with a section dealing with the major theoretical approaches to the subject. The aim is to give students a clear and comprehensive account of democratic politics and government at the start of the twenty first century.

Ethics And World Politics

Author : Duncan Bell
ISBN : 9780199548620
Genre : Political Science
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The book opens with a discussion of different methods and approaches employed to study the subject, including analytical political theory, post-structuralism and critical theory. It then surveys some of the most prominent perspectives on global ethics, including cosmopolitanism, communitarianism of various kinds, theories of international society, realism, postcolonialism, feminism, and green political thought. Part III examines a variety of more specific issues, including immigration, democracy, human rights, the just war tradition and its critics, international law, and global poverty and inequality. -- Publisher description.

Arguing Comparative Politics

Author : Alfred C. Stepan
ISBN : 0198299974
Genre : Political Science
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Assembling articles by one of the foremost scholars in comparative politics, this volume covers the important works and ideas in the field from the last thirty years, most notably the nature of contemporary democracy and its prospects. It begins with a personal analysis of the intellectual, and often political, reasons why and how Stepan chose to engage in certain critical arguments over the last thirty years. Dividing into three sections, the volume then explores state and society, constructing polities, and varieties of democracies. It contains articles on civil society, political society, economic society, and a usable state and compares and contrasts the incentive systems and political practices of parliamentarianism, presidentialism, and semi-presidentialism.

The Globalization Of World Politics

Author : John Baylis
ISBN : 9780198739852
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The Globalization of World Politics is the bestselling introduction to international relations, offering the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics. The seventh edition features several brand new chapters that reflect the very latest developments in the field, including those on Feminism, and Race, to ensure the book continues to cover those topics that will define the key issues in IR into the future. New pedagogical features help readers toevaluate key IR debates and apply theory and IR concepts to real world events. Leading scholars in the field introduce readers to the history, theory, structures and key issues in IR, providing students with an ideal introduction and a constant guide throughout their studies. Students and lecturers are further supported by an extensive online resources including: * Student resources: * IR simulations * IR theory in practice case studies * Video podcasts from the contributors * Guidance on how to evaluate the opposing opinions feature* Interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs and video content * Flash card glossary* Multiple choice questions * Revision guide Instructor Resources: * Case studies * Test bank - a fully customisable resource containing ready-made assessments with which to test your students* Question bank - a bank of short answer and essay questions for testing your students* PowerPoint slides * Figures and tables from the book

Battle For The Big Sky

Author : David C.W. Parker
ISBN : 9781483368658
Genre : Political Science
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Battle for the Big Sky delves into one of the few competitive races of the 2012 election: the US Senate campaign in Montana. Author David C.W. Parker was granted exceptional access by both candidates over the 21 months preceding the election, allowing him to tell the story of the race in rare and fascinating detail, while also exploring the impact of Citizens United and so-called "dark money" on the campaign. The Montana setting offers readers a view into the rising political influence of the West, the importance of "place" in politics, and the impact of congressional styles and constituent relationships on campaigns and elections. Parker skillfully weaves political analysis into his narrative and places the race in the broader context of congressional elections and the research literature.

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