Comparative Politics: Critical Concepts in Political Science, Volume 1

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Howard J. Wiarda
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Political Science - 430 pages
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This collection reprints essential articles in the systematic study of all of the world's political systems. The pieces here focus on issues such as public opinion formation, interest group lobbying, political party activity, as well as the institutions of government, including executives, legislatures, and legal systems. br br The editors have also written an introductory volume explaining the history main approaches, and controversies in the field, covering the debates on formal-legalism, developmentalism, dependency theory, corporatism, rational choice, and much more.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART 18
2
PART
4
PART
7
PART
9
PART
10
Politics in Transitional Nations
13
PART
20
The modern Middle East in the world context
196
Japan
198
Spreading the wealth
199
The State in the Middle East
203
PART 23
211
A perspective on Comparative Politics past and present
213
A race to the bottom or governance from the top?
217
The new populism and the new politics
221

Historical Background
26
the fall of communism and Conclusions
28
Presidents and Prime Ministers
29
The compass of the comparativist
33
deja vu all over again?
37
conflicting perspectives
39
Comparing to find sociological rules
41
Parliament in the New Europe
42
MATTEI DOGAN AND DOMINIQUE PELLASSY
47
PART 16
51
What is lessondrawing?
52
Theoretical frameworks
53
A historical sketch of modern constitutionalism in theory
63
Western European Cabinets in comparative perspective
69
Development Policy
79
Toward a Theory of Latin American Comparative Politics
80
What was the Soviet Political System and why did
81
Genesis of a Unique Democracy 311
82
The new constitutional politics of Europe
83
The changing definition of development and development
92
PART 17
96
Research in Comparative Politics
99
an alternative view
119
Extracts from The Study of Comparative Government
120
PART 2
124
Democracy
125
Regional and Country Studies
133
Organized Interests New Social Movements
141
The Third Wave 127
148
Three articles from the Christian Science Monitor
154
A functional approach to Comparative Politics
159
Democracy in its one and many forms
165
The challenge of new movements
167
the political basis
168
Causes of the collapse of the USSR
169
Overview
179
State Society and Democracy
187
approaches to the study
189
Economic Transformation and Troubles
193
The Rentier State in the Arab World
226
What is shock therapy? What did it do in Poland
238
Environmental Policy
239
is there a
244
PART 6
247
South Asia
248
Social Policy 311
252
Civil Society and Democracy in the Middle East
261
Russias phony Capitalism
269
The consumption of dependency theory in
270
Political Culture Islam and Politics
279
the advantages
280
Postcommunist Politics
287
A model of statesociety relations
288
Islam and the political field
295
critiques
303
Gender and Citizenship
304
The three political economies of the welfare state
313
analytic models
317
The renaissance of political culture
324
The Israel I Palestine Conflict
326
Unsettled Democratic Tradition
339
PART 13
341
The concept of liberal society
349
What is right about the Canadian health care system?
350
Purple is the color of the future
356
The nature of political economy
357
Are Russians undemocratic?
363
The transformation of liberalism 1964 to 2001
366
The political economy of postsocialism 39
375
Uses and limitations of rational choice
376
Transitions to Democracy?
392
Where does Europe end?
393
The tunnel at the end of the light
399
The study of political institutions
403
The uses and abuses of civil society in Africa
411
THE POLITICS OF ASIA
412
What Does the Future Hold?
415
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