Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings by Jonathan EastwoodComparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings by Jonathan Eastwood

Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings

byJonathan EastwoodEditorJ. Tyler Dickovick

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Through essential excerpts of classic pieces and more recent contributions that have significantly advanced research and thinking in the field, Comparative Politics covers the major theoretical schools of thought and major research questions, giving students a clear sense of how scholarsunderstand the political dynamics of various countries and regions around the world.
J. Tyler Dickovick is the Grigsby Term Associate Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University. Jonathan Eastwood is the Laurent Boetsch Term Associate Professor of Sociology at Washington and Lee University.
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Title:Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.09 × 7.52 × 0.98 inPublished:January 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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SECTION I: QUESTIONS, CONCEPTS, AND COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ANALYSIS1. The Comparative Approach: An Introduction- Diamond, Jared. 1997. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W.W. Norton.- Acemoglu, Daron, and James Robinson. 2012. Why Nations Fail. New York: Crown Business.- Collier, David, and Steven Levitsky. 1997. "Democracy with Adjectives: Conceptual Innovation in Comparative Research," World Politics 49(3): 430-451.2. Theories, Hypotheses, and Evidenc- Popper, Karl. 1972. Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach. Oxford: Clarendon Press- King, Gary, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba. 1994. Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton: Princeton University Press.- Mahoney, James and Celso Villegas. 2007. "Historical Enquiry and Comparative Politics," in Carles Boix and Susan Stokes, eds., Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics, pp. 73-89. New York: Oxford University Press.SECTION II: THE STATE, DEVELOPMENT, DEMOCRACY, AND AUTHORITARIANISM3. The Modern State- Bates, Robert H. 2001. Prosperity and Violence: The Political Economy of Development. New York: W.W. Norton.- Weber, Max. 1946. Essays in Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.- Esping-Andersen, Gosta. 1990. The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.4. Development and Political Economy- Friedman, Milton. 1989 "Using the Market for Social Development," Cato Journal 8(3): 567-579.- Fukuyama, Francis. 1995. Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity. New York: Free Press.- Kohli, Atul. 2004. State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.5. Democracy and Democratization- Schmitter, Philippe O., and Terry Lynn Karl. 1991. "What Democracy Is ... and Is Not," Journal of Democracy 2(3): 75-88.- Lipset, Seymour Martin. 1959. "Some Social Requisites of Democracy: Economic Development and Political Legitimacy" American Political Science Review 53(1): 69-105.6. Authoritarian Regimes and Democratic Breakdown- Acemoglu, Daron, and James Robinson. 2006. Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. New York: Cambridge University Press.- Levitsky, Steven, and Lucan Way. 2002. "The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism," Journal of Democracy 13(2): 51-65.- Moore, Barrington. 1966. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World. Boston: Beacon Press.SECTION III: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT7. Constitutions and Constitutional Design- Elazar, Daniel. 1987. Exploring Federalism. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.- Hirschl, Ran. 2007. Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.8. Legislatures and Legislative Elections- Pitkin, Hannah. 1972. The Concept of Representation. Berkeley: University of California Press.- Morgenstern, Scott. 2002. "Explaining Legislative Politics in Latin America," pp. 413-445 in Scott Morgenstern and Benito Nacif, eds. 2002. Legislative Politics in Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.9. Executives- Mainwaring, Scott, and Matthew Soberg Shugart. 1997. "Juan Linz, Presidentialism, and Democracy: A Critical Appraisal," Comparative Politics 29(4): 449-471.- Lijphart, Arend. 2004. "Constitutional Design for Divided Societies," Journal of Democracy 15(2): 96-109.- Jackson, Robert and Carl Rosberg. 1984. "Personal Rule: Theory and Practice in Africa," Comparative Politics 16(4): 421-442.10. Political Parties, Party Systems, and Interest Groups- Madison, James. 1961 [1787]. No. 10: The Same Subject Continued: The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection. In The Federalist Papers, ed. Clinton Rossiter, 77-83. New York: New American Library.- Chhibber, Pradeep and Ken Kollman. 2004. The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States. Princeton: Princeton University Press.SECTION IV: POLITICS, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE11.Revolutions and Contention- Gurr, Ted. 1970. Why Men Rebel. Princeton: Princeton University Press.- Skocpol, Theda. 1979. States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China. New York: Cambridge University Press.- Kuran, Timur. 1991. Now Out of Never: The Element of Surprise in the East European Revolution of 1989. World Politics 44(1): 7-48.12. Nationalism and National Identitiy- Anderson, Benedict. 1991[1983]. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. New York: Verso.- Greenfeld, Liah. 1992. Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.- Laitin, David. 2007. Nations, States, and Violence. New York: Oxford University Press.- Wimmer, Andreas. 2013. "States of War: How the Nation-State Made Modern Conflict," Foreign Affairs, Online Edition, November 7, 2013.13. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender- Htun, Mala. 2004. Is Gender Like Ethnicity? The Political Representation of Identity Groups. Perspectives on Politics 2(3): 439-458.- Van Cott, Donna Lena. 2005. From Movements to Parties in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press.14. Ideology and Religion in Modern Politics- Fukuyama, Francis. 1989. "The End of History," The National Interest (Summer).- Huntington, Samuel P. 1992. "The Clash of Civilizations?" Foreign Affairs 72: 22-49.- Gill, Anthony. 2008. The Political Origins of Religious Liberty. New York: Cambridge University Press.SECTION V: THE COMPARATIVE-INTERNATIONAL NEXUS15. Comparative Politics and International Relations- Naim, Moises. 2003. "The Five Wars of Globalization," Foreign Policy (January/February): 29-37.- Blinder, Alan. 2006. "Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution?" Foreign Affairs 85(2): 113-128.- Hardin, Garrett. 1968. "Tragedy of the Commons," Science 162 (3859): 1243-1248.

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"The selection of readings is excellent. This text presents seminal and innovative research in comparative politics and has special strengths in examining the link between political development and democracy, political identities and social interaction, and the comparative-internationalnexus." --Boyka Stefanova, The University of Texas at San Antonio