Comparative Politics: Western Europe and the United States: foundations of comparative politics

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Howard J. Wiarda
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Political Science - 400 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

PART
3
PART
6
Liberalism and Social Democracy in Western Europe
9
Presidents and Prime Ministers
29
Parliament in the New Europe
42
Western European Cabinets in comparative perspective
69
The new constitutional politics of Europe
83
The new politics of the welfare state
107
approaches to the study
189
The new populism and the new politics
221
European integration and national political systems
261
Europes uncommon foreign policy
285
Thomas Jefferson
313
Extracts from The Federalist Papers
328
Social Conditions of the AngloAmericans
341
The transformation of liberalism 1964 to 2001
366

Organized Interests New Social Movements
141
The challenge of new movements
167

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