Principles of Comparative Politics
CQ Press, Feb 23, 2017 - Political Science - 888 pages
William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, and Sona Nadenichek Golder’s groundbreaking Principles of Comparative Politics offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. In this thoroughly revised Third Edition, readers have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. Readers are offered a new intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results; a thoroughly-revised chapter on culture and democracy that now includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics; and a revised chapter on dictatorships that incorporates a principal-agent framework for understanding authoritarian institutions.
Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters and empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes more than 250 tables and figures, numerous photos and maps, end of chapter exercises and problem sets, and a broader set of works cited.
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 WHAT IS SCIENCE?
CHAPTER 3 WHAT IS POLITICS?
CHAPTER 4 THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN STATE
CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT
CHAPTER 6 THE ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP
CHAPTER 7 THE CULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP
CHAPTER 8 DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONS
CHAPTER 11 PROBLEMS WITH GROUP DECISION MAKING
CHAPTER 12 PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDENTIAL AND SEMIPRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRACIES
CHAPTER 13 ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 14 SOCIAL CLEAVAGES AND PARTY SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 15 INSTITUTIONAL VETO PLAYERS
CHAPTER 16 CONSEQUENCES OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS
DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
CHAPTER 10 VARIETIES OF DICTATORSHIP
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