Comparative Politics: Comparative public policy

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Howard J. Wiarda
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Political Science - 408 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

I05 The politics of social choice
13
deja vu all over again?
37
I07 What is lessondrawing?
52
I08 The five stagesofgrowth a summary
81
I09 The changing definition of development and development
92
The Third Wave
127
II2 The rise of illiberal democracy
149
II3 Democracy in its one and many forms
165
II5 Spreading the wealth
199
II7 A race to the bottom or governance from the top?
217
green light or red light?
241
I2I The three political economies of the welfare state
313
Hopeful Houdinis
341
I24 What is right about the Canadian health care system?
350
I25 Purple is the color of the future
356
Index
392

II4 Overview
179

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