Comparative Politics

Paperback | January 7, 2014

EditorDaniele Caramani

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This exciting and authoritative introduction to comparative politics provides a range of perspectives, methods, and theories at the heart of political systems around the world. Alongside explanations of the most important themes, students are presented with a wealth of empirical data todemonstrate similarities and differences in practice, and to encourage research. This new edition takes account of the latest developments in the wake of democratic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, and sees a much stronger emphasis on the financial crisis, paying particular attentionto state finances, and stressing the effects of the crisis on political attitudes and forms of participation.

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This exciting and authoritative introduction to comparative politics provides a range of perspectives, methods, and theories at the heart of political systems around the world. Alongside explanations of the most important themes, students are presented with a wealth of empirical data todemonstrate similarities and differences in practi...

Daniele Caramani is professor of comparative politics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Head of the Department of Political Science.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pagesPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I: Theories and Methods1. Klaus von Beyme: The evolution of comparative politics2. B. Guy Peters: Approaches in comparative politics3. Hans Keman: Comparative research methodsSection II: The historical context4. Gianfranco Poggi: The nation-state5. Peter Mair: Democracies6. Paul Brooker: Authoritarian regimesSection III: Structures and Institutions7. Amie Kreppel: Legislatures8. Wolfgang C. Muller: Governments and bureaucracies9. Alec Stone Sweet: Constitutions and judicial power10. Michael Gallagher: Elections and referendums11. John Loughlin: Federal and local government institutionsSection IV: Actors and Processes12. Richard S. Katz: Political parties13. Daniele Caramani: Party systems14. Roland Erne: Interest associations15. James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon: Regions16. Hanspeter Kriesi: Social movements17. Christian Welzel and Ronald Inglehart: Political culture18. Herbert Kitschelt and Philipp Rehm: Political participation19. Pippa Norris: Political communicationSection V: Public policies20. Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun: Policy-making21. Kees van Kersbergen and Philip Manow: The welfare state22. Jorgen Goul Andersen: The impact of public policiesSection VI: Beyond the nation-state23. Simon Hix: The EU as a new political system24. Georg Sorensen: Globalization and the nation-state25. Peter Burnell: Promoting democracy