Comparative Politics: Critical Concepts in Political Science, Volume 1

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Howard J. Wiarda
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Political Science - 430 pages
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 12
2
PART
5
PART
8
PART
9
PART
15
PART
22
Historical Background
26
The new populism and the new politics
221
The Rentier State in the Arab World
226
is there a
244
PART 6
247
South Asia
248
Social Policy 311
252
Civil Society and Democracy in the Middle East
261
The consumption of dependency theory in
270

the fall of communism and Conclusions
28
Presidents and Prime Ministers
29
The compass of the comparativist
33
The political economy of postsocialism
39
Comparing to find sociological rules
41
Parliament in the New Europe
42
MATTEI DOGAN AND DOMINIQUE PELLASSY
47
Theoretical frameworks
53
A historical sketch of modern constitutionalism in theory
63
Western European Cabinets in comparative perspective
69
Toward a Theory of Latin American Comparative Politics
80
Genesis of a Unique Democracy 311
82
The new constitutional politics of Europe
83
Research in Comparative Politics
99
Extracts from The Study of Comparative Government
120
PART 2
124
Regional and Country Studies
133
Organized Interests New Social Movements
141
A functional approach to Comparative Politics
159
The challenge of new movements
167
the political basis
168
approaches to the study
189
Japan
198
PART 23
211
A perspective on Comparative Politics past and present
213
Political Culture Islam and Politics
279
Postcommunist Politics
287
A model of statesociety relations
288
critiques
303
Gender and Citizenship
304
The three political economies of the welfare state
313
The renaissance of political culture
324
The Israel I Palestine Conflict
326
Unsettled Democratic Tradition
339
Hopeful Houdinis
341
Social Transformation and the Question of Identity
347
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
Uses and limitations of rational choice
376
Transitions to Democracy?
392
Where does Europe end?
393
The study of political institutions
403
THE POLITICS OF ASIA
412
What Does the Future Hold?
415
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