Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Six Countries

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Prentice-Hall, Jan 1, 1986 - Australia - 608 pages
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Contents

History and Political Culture
6
Political Frameworks
15
Political Leadership
24
Two Myths About British Political Development
31
Asset or Liability?
38
The Social Setting of British Politics
40
Ethnic Diversity and Conflict in Britain
46
Conclusion
53
The Impact of Russian History
319
The Coming of the Revolution
331
The Socioeconomic Structure of Russia before 1917
337
The Political Framework of the USSR
350
The USSR Supreme Soviet
356
Presidium of the USSR Council of Ministers
363
Soviet Elections
371
Conclusion
379

The Government
64
Conclusion
70
Interest Groups in British Politics
78
Conclusion
86
Whos In Charge?
93
Social Welfare and Human Development
103
A Model Democracy?
109
The Concept of the State
115
Origins of the Fifth Republic
121
The Religious Cleavage
129
3
135
The One and Indivisible Republic
152
Voting
159
French Political Parties 766
166
Political Leaders in France
173
Depoliticization of a Political Army
180
Uncertain Stability
191
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
197
The Rise of Prussia
204
The Second German Empire 18711918
210
The Social Setting of West German Politics
220
Religion
228
Conclusion
235
The Basic Law
240
The PolicyMaking Institutions
248
Bundestag Election
256
The West German Citizen in Politics
262
Minor Political Parties and Movements
273
Conclusion
282
The Free Democratic Party FDP
292
Other PolicyMaking Institutions
298
Political Stability
309
Selected Bibliography
315
Political Leadership in the USSR
381
Structure of the CPSU
389
The Secretariat and the Central Party Apparatus
396
Soviet Political Performance
404
Political Stability
415
Conclusion
422
Chinas Historical Legacies and Traditional Political Culture
428
The New Orthodoxy
437
Chinas Search for a Development Model
444
Mixture of Planned Economy and Market Socialism
448
Chinas Ethnic Minorities
455
Constitution
461
Rural Townships
467
Chinese Elections
473
5
481
The Central Committee
488
Chinas Political Performance
495
Peasant Income
500
Political Stability and Succession
507
Precolonial Nigeria
513
The Military in Power 19661979
519
Regional Cleavages in Nigerian Politics
526
3
533
Conclusion
543
Political Participation in Nigeria
545
Conclusion
557
Bureaucracy
563
Nigerian Political Performance
570
Nigeria Economic Development
576
Conclusion
582
The Western Democracies
590
Index
599
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