MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS: APPROACHES, METHODS AND ISSUES

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 1998 - Political Science - 316 pages
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Designed primarily as an introductory textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students offering comparative politics as a compulsory course, this finely integrated text is by far the most comprehensive, yet concise and critical analysis of the contending approaches, methods, and models and the theory-building efforts made in the second half of this century. The book provides a lucid and up-to-date presentation of the ramifications of the governmental process and political dynamics, issues and problems relating to the structure, function, process and operation of governmental and political organizations in a genuinely comparative perspective.
 

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Contents

Understanding Comparative Government
1
The Modernization Paradigm
22
Radical Approaches in Comparative
28
H The Comparative Method and the Nature of Comparative Analysis
34
A Ramifications of the Governmental Process
44
Nature and Concept of the Political Process
77
Definition and Salient Elements
96
Constitutions and Constitutionalism
109
B Interest Group Dynamics
188
The Electoral Process and Voting Behaviour
199
Institutions
211
Patterns Organization Role Issues
224
Organization Functions and Role
235
NonWestern Government and Politics and
256
Latin American and African Political Systems
263
Towards a Framework of Analysis
269

Constitutionmaking and Constitutional Amendment
116
The Problem
132
Control of Political Power
143
Federalism
150
Parties
179
Conclusion
276
Notes and References
283
Index 295300
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SAMIRENDRA N. RAY, PH.D.,Professor of Political Science, University of North Bengal, Earlier, he was Dean, Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Law of the University and member,UGC National Panel on Political Science. He also distinguished himself as Senior Fullbright Fellow (1980-81) University of California at Santa Barbara and Indo-US Exchange Fellow (1989), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Besides, Professor Ray has presented several papers in prestigious national and international conferences.

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