Comparative Government: An Introduction

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Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995 - Political Science - 418 pages
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A comprehensive and systematic introduction to the institutions and patterns of behavior of political systems worldwide. The book is concept rather than country based, looking in the depth at the key elements necessary to an understanding of political institutions and political change. It also looks at the part played by bureaucracies, the military and the courts in political life and the extent to which people participate directory in politics. The revised edition includes more material on typologies on political systems and the policy-making process. Students of Comparative Politics. Also relevant for general Introduction to Politics/Political Concepts Courses. A Harvester Wheatsheaf Book.

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The importance and scope of comparative government
Political systems and the role of institutions
Types of political system

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Jean Blondel has been Professor of Political Science at the European University Institute and was formerly Professor of Government at the University of Essex, UK.

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