Comparative Political Systems: Policy Performance and Social Change

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M.E. Sharpe, 1994 - Political Science - 243 pages
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This book focuses on the economic changes produced by different political systems and on the social impact of regime transformations. It addresses several key policy issues: How does the policy process operate in various types of political systems? What impact do public policies and policy outcomes wield on transformations in a political system? How does public policy preference in different political systems affect democracy, capitalism, and socialism?
 

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Contents

Political Systems and the Economy
3
POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND ECONOMIC CHANGE
13
BureaucraticAuthoritarian Systems
24
Reconciliation Systems
43
Chapters Mobilization Systems
69
Populist Mobilization in 1917 Russia
74
Conclusion
87
The Change to a Mobilization System
102
Chapters The Change to a BureaucraticAuthoritarian System
117
The Change to a Reconciliation System
135
Political Development and Social Progress
159
Notes
193
Index
229
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Charles F. Andrain is Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University and author of several books, including "Comparative Political Systems", "Political Change in the Third World", and "Foundations of Comparative Politics".

David E. Apter is Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Comparative Political and Social Development in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. He is the author of "Choice and the Politics of Allocation", which won the 1972 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on government, politics, and international affairs.

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