Introducing Comparative Politics by Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Introducing Comparative Politics
  • Title : Introducing Comparative Politics
  • Author : Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • ISBN Code : 1506375448
  • Pages : 760
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  • Language : English
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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics, Introducing Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition by Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically—not separated from theory or in a separate volume—and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book’s organization allows instructors flexibility and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study. In this edition, a brand new chapter on Contentious Politics covers ethnic fragmentation, social movements, civil war, revolutions, and political violence. New case studies on this topic include the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the US; Zapatista rebellion in Mexico; Boko Haram in Nigeria; and; and revolutions in China and Iran. The chapter on States and Identity has been substantially revised to better introduce students to the concept of identity and how countries handle identity-based demands. Case studies include nationalism in Germany; ethnicity in Nigeria; religion in India; race in the US; gender in Iran; and sexual orientation in Brazil. Content on states and markets, political economy, globalization, and development has all been consolidated into a new Part III of the book, focusing in a sustained way on economic issues.


Introducing Comparative Politics by Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Introducing Comparative Politics
  • Title : Introducing Comparative Politics
  • Author : Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • ISBN Code : 1506385702
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials is organized thematically around the essential questions in comparative politics—Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why? Adapted from the authors’ Introducing Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition, The Essentials version offers the same framework for understanding comparative politics in a briefer format. Instructors have greater flexibility in teaching the course because this version of Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus’ best-seller does not include extended case studies. Loaded with contemporary examples and up-to-date research, this streamlined text helps students engage with the critical issues shaping global politics today. KEY FEATURES: Chapter-opening key questions help you focus on the key issues as you are reading. The chapters sometimes provide conclusive answers to the key questions, but more often they show you different ways the questions can be answered or approached. Multiple “In Context” features in every chapter illustrate basic data about the chapter topics so you can set that idea into a comparative (and sometimes provocative) context. Critical Inquiry features highlight methodological issues in comparative politics, providing a gateway for empirical study and analysis. More than a hundred full color tables, figures, and maps help you visualize comparative data and better understand concepts. End-of-chapter lists of key concepts with page references are included to help you easily study and review the concepts, and a list of works cited and list of important print and electronic references offer you resources for further research.


Introducing Comparative Politics Interactive EBook by Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Introducing Comparative Politics Interactive EBook
  • Title : Introducing Comparative Politics Interactive EBook
  • Author : Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
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  • ISBN Code : 9781483317564
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  • Language : English
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This dynamic new Interactive eBook version of the Third Edition of Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus's bestselling text, Introduction to Comparative Politics is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more!


Politics of the 'Other' in India and China by Lion Koenig,Bidisha Chaudhuri

Politics of the 'Other' in India and China
  • Title : Politics of the 'Other' in India and China
  • Author : Lion Koenig,Bidisha Chaudhuri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317530551
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm of development the world tends to get divided into simplistic binary oppositions between the ‘West’ and the ‘rest’, ‘us’ and ‘them’ and ‘self’ and ‘other’. Proposing to shift the discussion on what constitutes the ‘Other’ as opposed to the ‘Self’ from philosophy and cultural studies to the social sciences, this book explores how the structural asymmetries existing between Western discourses and the realities of the non-Western world manifest themselves in the ideas, institutions and socio-political practices of India and China, and in how far they shape the social scientist’s understanding of their discipline in general. It provides a counter-narrative by revealing the relativity of geographies, and by showing that the conventional presentation of core elements of the Asian socio-political set-up as ‘aberrations’ from the Western models fails to acknowledge their inherent strategic character of adapting Western concepts to meet local requirements. Drawing on multiple disciplines, concepts and contexts in India and China, the book makes a valuable contribution to the theory and practice of politics, as well as to International and Asian Studies.


The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War by Nicolas Lewkowicz

The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War
  • Title : The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War
  • Author : Nicolas Lewkowicz
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • ISBN Code : 1783088001
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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‘The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War, 1945–1949’ describes how the United States and the Soviet Union deployed their hard and soft power resources to create the basis for the institutionalization of the international order in the aftermath of World War Two. The book argues that the origins of the Cold War should not be seen from the perspective of a magnified spectrum of conflict but should be regarded as a process by which the superpowers attempted to forge a normative framework capable of sustaining their geopolitical needs and interests in the post-war scenario. ‘The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War, 1945–1949’ examines how the use of ideology and the instrument of political intervention in the spheres of influence managed by the superpowers were conducive to the establishment of a stable international order. It postulates that the element of conflict present in the early period of the Cold War served to demarcate the scope of manoeuvring available to each of the superpowers and studies the notion that the United States and the Soviet Union were primarily interested in establishing the conditions for the accomplishment of their vital geostrategic interests. This required the implementation of social norms imposed in the respective spheres of influence, a factor that provided certainty to the spectrum of interstate relations after the period of turmoil that culminated with the onset of World War Two.


Introducing Comparative Politics - International Student Edition by Stephen Walter Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus

Introducing Comparative Politics - International Student Edition
  • Title : Introducing Comparative Politics - International Student Edition
  • Author : Stephen Walter Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781071807705
  • Pages : 648
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics--Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why?--Introducing Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries directly into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically--not separated from theory or in a separate volume--and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book's hybrid organization allows instructors to teach the way you want to teach and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study.


Politics and Society by Robert Morrison MacIver

Politics and Society
  • Title : Politics and Society
  • Author : Robert Morrison MacIver
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9780202367941
  • Pages : 571
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  • Language : English
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This carefully selected and integrated series of discourses on the central issues of political life presents Robert M. MacIver's views on ethics and politics, society and the state, government and political change, war and peace, and the conditions of a viable international order. It is both a key to the astonishing scope and versatility of MacIver's mind and a major contribution to political thought. Politics and Society elucidates some of the major themes and essential problems of political theory. Here are incisive essays on the nature of understanding in social and political science; on the discontinuities between ethics and politics that render difficult, yet imperative, the ordering of a multigroup society; and on the ever-present tensions between liberty and authority, private interests and the common good. Here too are MacIver's assessments of the forces that make for social change and the transformations requisite to the establishment of a viable international order. And here, with sensitivity and wisdom, are MacIver's articulations of relevant ends and their realization through appropriate means. David Spitz provided a lengthy introduction to this volume on its first publication in 1969 assessing the importance of MacIver's teachings as well as relating these essays within the broader context of MacIver's political and social thought. The republication of this collection now attests to Spitz's conclusion: "The rewards that await the reader of these essays support my conviction that MacIver's eminent achievements, in both method and vision, stamp him as the most distinguished of our social and political theorists."Robert M. MacIver (1882-1970) was Lieber Professor of Political Philosophy and Sociology at Columbia University (1929-1950) and held many other academic posts, directorships and honorary degrees, and in 1962 came out of retirement to be chancellor of the New School for Social Research. Among his most important books were Social Causation and Community, a Sociological Study. David Spitz was professor of political science at Columbia University. He was the author among other books of The Liberal Idea of Freedom. The David and Elaine Spitz Prize is awarded every year for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory by the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought in his honor.


The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society by Professor and Chair of Political Science Reuven Y Hazan,Reuven Y. Hazan,Alan Dowty,Professor Emeritus of International Relations Alan Dowty,Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science Menachem Hofnung,Menachem Hofnung,Gersten Family Chair in Political Science Gideon Rahat

The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society
  • Author : Professor and Chair of Political Science Reuven Y Hazan,Reuven Y. Hazan,Alan Dowty,Professor Emeritus of International Relations Alan Dowty,Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science Menachem Hofnung,Menachem Hofnung,Gersten Family Chair in Political Science Gideon Rahat
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190675586
  • Pages : 728
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  • Language : English
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"Few countries receive as much attention as Israel and are at the same time as misunderstood. The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society brings together leading Israeli and international figures to offer the most wide-ranging treatment available of an intriguing country. It serves as a comprehensive reference for the growing field of Israel studies and is also a significant resource for students and scholars of comparative politics, recognizing that in many ways Israel is not unique, but rather a test case of democracy in deeply divided societies and states engaged in intense conflict. The handbook presents an overview of the historical development of Israeli democracy through chapters examining the country's history, contemporary society, political institutions, international relations, and most pressing political issues. It outlines the most relevant developments over time while not shying away from the strife both in and around Israel. It presents opposed narratives in full force, enabling readers to make their own judgments"--


United States Air Force Academy by United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy
  • Title : United States Air Force Academy
  • Author : United States Air Force Academy
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations
  • Title : The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations
  • Author : Patrick Thaddeus Jackson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136912037
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume ws the winner of The International Studies Association Theory Section Book Award 2013, presented by the International Studies Association and The Yale H. Ferguson Award 2012, presented by International Studies Association-Northeast. There are many different scientifically valid ways to produce knowledge. The field of International Relations should pay closer attention to these methodological differences, and to their implications for concrete research on world politics. The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations provides an introduction to the philosophy of science issues and their implications for the study of global politics. The author draws attention to the problems caused by the misleading notion of a single unified scientific method, and proposes a framework that clarifies the variety of ways that IR scholars establish the authority and validity of their empirical claims. Jackson connects philosophical considerations with concrete issues of research design within neopositivist, critical realist, analyticist, and reflexive approaches to the study of world politics. Envisioning a pluralist science for a global IR field, this volume organizes the significant differences between methodological stances so as to promote internal consistency, public discussion, and worldly insight as the hallmarks of any scientific study of world politics. This important volume will be essential reading for all students and scholars of International Relations, Political Science and Philosophy of Science.


Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics by Frank Lee Wilson

Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics
  • Title : Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics
  • Author : Frank Lee Wilson
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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Compact and jargon-free, this book focuses on the major issues and themes of comparative politics. It limits its focus to ten major countries so readers won't be overwhelmed by excessive details. Democratization and globalization. Political issues and changes in developing countries. Alternative institutional frameworks. The effects of socioeconomic cleavages. Non-western cultures and values. Electoral systems. New directions in comparative research. For anyone wanting a readable introduction to comparative politics and a broader understanding of world politics.


Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics by Patrick H. O'Neil,Karl J. Fields,Donald Share

Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics
  • Title : Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics
  • Author : Patrick H. O'Neil,Karl J. Fields,Donald Share
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780393631302
  • Pages : 864
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Based on O'Neil, Fields, and Share's market-leading textbook and casebook, Cases and Concepts in Comparative Politics: An Integrated Approach integrates concepts and cases in one volume. Students get all of the materials in a straightforward, easy-to-use, and cost-effective way. Every conceptual chapter of the text adds robust examples from cases and connects them with just-learned concepts. The authors also integrate 13 minicases, all drawn from O'Neil, Fields, and Share's #1 selling casebook, Cases in Comparative Politics. These cases have been abridged to focus students on key concepts and thus foster better comparison between countries. This approach to integration proves seamless, logical, and easy to use" --


Comparative Politics of the Third World by December Green,Laura Luehrmann

Comparative Politics of the Third World
  • Title : Comparative Politics of the Third World
  • Author : December Green,Laura Luehrmann
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781588261908
  • Pages : 537
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Engaging. Refreshing. Provocative. These are just a few of the positive responses received already to this much needed new textbook. Comparative Politics of the Third World offers just the right blend of theory and substance to introduce students in a meaningful way to the developing - or not developing - world. Avoiding overgeneralization on the one hand and the problems of a strictly country-by-country approach on the other, authors Green and Luehrmann consistently link concepts pertaining to history, politics, economics, and international relations to a set of eight case studies: the classic cases of Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, and China and the alternative cases of Peru, Zimbabwe, Turkey, and Indonesia. Their approach, an accessible and even compelling narrative, is directed specifically at today's undergraduate students. Among the many outstanding features of the book: -Uses the familiar concreteness of case studies to make sense of both classic and cutting-edge theory. -Provides a solid introduction to eight countries, as well as the analytical tools needed to appreciate the enormous diversity of experience within and across regions. -Raises controversies: offers a stimu


History of Concepts by Iain Hampsher-Monk,Karin Tilmans,Frank van Vree

History of Concepts
  • Title : History of Concepts
  • Author : Iain Hampsher-Monk,Karin Tilmans,Frank van Vree
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9789053563069
  • Pages : 293
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  • Language : English
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Hoewel enorm invloedrijk in Duitstalig Europa, heeft de conceptuele geschiedschrijving (Begriffsgeschichte) tot nu toe weinig aandacht in het Engels gekregen. Dit genre van intellectuele geschiedschrijving verschilt van zowel de Franse geschiedschrijving van mentalités als de Engelstalige geschiedschrijving van verhandelingen door het concept. Aan de hand van practische voorbeelden in de geschiedschrijving wordt deze vorm toegelicht door Bram Kempers, Eddy de Jongh en Rolf Reichardt.


The Oxford Handbook of Political Science by Robert E. Goodin

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
  • Author : Robert E. Goodin
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191619795
  • Pages : 1312
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.


Introduction to Comparative Politics by Howard J. Wiarda

Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Title : Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Author : Howard J. Wiarda
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 189
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  • Language : English
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This brief, lively, and well-written textbook is intended for upper-level classes on comparative politics where several small studies are used instead of one large text. Appropriate course titles are Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of Developing Areas, World Politics, and Comparative Development, all found in the political science department. The book is designed to motivate student interest by focusing on current trends, issues, and controversies. It introduces students to the field, traces the history and development of comparative politics, assesses the newer approaches to the field in sequential and systematic fashion, and takes account of recent events.


Introduction to Politics by Robert Garner

Introduction to Politics
  • Title : Introduction to Politics
  • Author : Robert Garner
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780195443035
  • Pages : 476
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  • Language : English
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a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/ebrochure/garner/index.html"img src="/images/hed/closer_look_btn.gif"/aNow in a Canadian edition, this truly international introduction to politics offers comprehensive coverage of key concepts and ideologies, institutions, and international relations. Balancing theory with a wealth of Canadian and international real world examples, this text equips students with theknowledge required to think critically about the current state of global politics. Intellectually stimulating yet accessible, Introduction to Politics offers students a solid foundation to understanding politics and how it impacts every aspect of our lives.


Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language by Daniel Béland,Klaus Petersen

Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language
  • Title : Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language
  • Author : Daniel Béland,Klaus Petersen
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • ISBN Code : 1447306449
  • Pages : 327
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  • Language : English
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Where do concepts such as "welfare state" and "social security" come from and how does their meaning changed over time. This edited collection, written by a cross-disciplinary group of leading social policy researchers, analyses the concepts and language used to make sense of contemporary social policy.


Indiana University Bulletin by N.A

Indiana University Bulletin
  • Title : Indiana University Bulletin
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Writing a Research Paper in Political Science by Lisa A. Baglione

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science
  • Title : Writing a Research Paper in Political Science
  • Author : Lisa A. Baglione
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • ISBN Code : 148337615X
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.


International Encyclopedia of Political Science by Bertrand Badie,Dirk Berg-Schlosser,Leonardo Morlino

International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Title : International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Author : Bertrand Badie,Dirk Berg-Schlosser,Leonardo Morlino
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1412959632
  • Pages : 2767
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes examine all the main subdisciplines of political science and include coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The Encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Approximately 80 entries on the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science are provided. The process of democratization will remain a vital topic during the 21st century, and the encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of the evolution of democracy as well as other political systems. Readers will find theoretical and empirical background on other important issues such as global security, the relationship between religion and the state, and political issues related to gender and race/ethnicity. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers.


The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya by Selma K. Sonntag,Mark Turin

The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya
  • Title : The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya
  • Author : Selma K. Sonntag,Mark Turin
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1783747072
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geopolitically complex region. Edited by respected scholars in the field, the collection comprises five new research contributions by established and early-career researchers who have been significantly engaged in the Himalayan region. Grounded in a commitment to theoretically informed area studies, and covering Tibet (China), Assam (India), and Nepal, each case study is situated within contemporary debates in sociolinguistics, political science, and language policy and planning. Bridging disciplines and transcending nation-states, the volume offers a unique contribution to the study of language contact and its political implications. The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya is essential reading for researchers in the fields of language policy and planning, applied linguistics, and language and literary education. The detailed introduction and concluding commentary make the collection accessible to all social scientists concerned with questions of language, and the volume as a whole will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, sociolinguistics, political science and Asian studies.


Foreign Policy Analysis by Valerie M. Hudson

Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Title : Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Author : Valerie M. Hudson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 074251689X
  • Pages : 225
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this book covers the theory of foreign policy analysis. Beginning with an overview, it then tackles theory and research at multiple levels of analysis, ending with an examination of the areas in which the next generation of foreign policy analysts can make important contributions.


Comparative Politics by Gregory S. Mahler

Comparative Politics
  • Title : Comparative Politics
  • Author : Gregory S. Mahler
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 398
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  • Language : English
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An exceptionally clear, jargon-free writing style and an emphasis on political institutions and behavior—rather than on abstract conceptual frameworks—make this volume consistently more accessible to readers than most others on comparative politics. It features both a cross-national approach—permitting readers to develop a truly comparative understanding of the types of institutions (e.g. constitutions, executives, legislatures, political parties, etc.)—as well as a country-by-country approach that examines those institutions within the context of eight different countries—enabling readers to see how all the “pieces” fit together. The volume analyzes comparative political analysis, constitutions and ideologies, political development and political economics, legislatures and legislative structures, the executive, judiciary and the legal order, interest groups, political parties and the individual and the political environments of The British, French, German, Japanese, Canadian, Mexican, Nigerian, and Russian political systems. For those interested in a comprehensive look at comparative


Courses Catalog - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Catalog - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Title : Courses Catalog - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Author : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Includes undergraduate and graduate courses.


Comparative Government by Robert J. Jackson,Doreen Jackson

Comparative Government
  • Title : Comparative Government
  • Author : Robert J. Jackson,Doreen Jackson
  • Publisher : Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice Hall Allyn and Bacon Canada
  • ISBN Code : 9780135242575
  • Pages : 519
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  • Language : English
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Western Political Science in a Non-western Context by Naṣr Muḥammad ʻĀrif

Western Political Science in a Non-western Context
  • Title : Western Political Science in a Non-western Context
  • Author : Naṣr Muḥammad ʻĀrif
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 105
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  • Language : English
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How has political science been perceived by non-western scientific communities? What was the position of comparative literature in Arab political writings? What are the most attractive theories? Is there any continuity between the Arab scientific community's progress and developments in comparative politics in the west? Is there a time gap as well as an epistemological one? Is there any attempt to adapt and manipulate these theories to suit the political reality of the Arab region? Have new theories been developed to study Arab political systems? What are the guidelines for real and meticulous work in that area? This monograph investigates these issues, and presents a clearer picture of the field of comparative politics in Arab academic literature.


Essential Readings in Comparative Politics by Patrick H. O'Neil,Ronald Rogowski

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics
  • Title : Essential Readings in Comparative Politics
  • Author : Patrick H. O'Neil,Ronald Rogowski
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • ISBN Code : 9780393938982
  • Pages : 593
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Classic works and contemporary ideas


The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society by John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
  • Author : John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191618578
  • Pages : 742
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of human security and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels.


An Introduction to Comparative Politics by Peter Calvert

An Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Title : An Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Author : Peter Calvert
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  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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This text provides students with an overview of the concepts, models and institutions necessary for the comparative study of political systems. It combines a description of the development and classification of political systems with up-to-date analysis of the social environment for politics, the structure and function of political systems, methods of system maintenance and the dynamics of political change. The text is organized and presented in a style accessible to students approaching these topics for the first time, and is illustrated throughout with tables, figures and summary boxes.


Courses and Degrees by Stanford University

Courses and Degrees
  • Title : Courses and Degrees
  • Author : Stanford University
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics by Susan Carol Stokes

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics
  • Author : Susan Carol Stokes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780199278480
  • Pages : 1021
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics


Comparative Politics by Judith Bara,Mark Pennington

Comparative Politics
  • Title : Comparative Politics
  • Author : Judith Bara,Mark Pennington
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 0761943722
  • Pages : 334
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.


Power in Movement by Sidney Tarrow

Power in Movement
  • Title : Power in Movement
  • Author : Sidney Tarrow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521629478
  • Pages : 271
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  • Language : English
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Unlike political or economic institutions, social movements have an elusive power, but one that is no less real. From the French and American revolutions through the democratic and workers' movements of the nineteenth century to the totalitarian movements of today, movements exercise a fleeting but powerful influence on politics and society. This study surveys the history of the social movement, puts forward a theory of collective action to explain its surges and declines, and offers an interpretation of the power of movement that emphasises its effects on personal lives, policy reforms and political culture. While covering cultural, organisational and personal sources of movements' power, the book emphasises the rise and fall of social movements as part of political struggle and as the outcome of changes in political opportunity structure.


The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations by Luigi Curini,Robert Franzese

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations
  • Title : The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations
  • Author : Luigi Curini,Robert Franzese
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1526486393
  • Pages : 1332
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  • Language : English
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The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the field and its research processes through the empirical and research scholarship of leading international authors. The book is structured along the lines of applied research in the discipline: from formulating good research questions and designing a good research project, to various modes of theoretical argumentation, through conceptualization, to empirical measurement and analysis. Each chapter offers new approaches and builds upon existing methods. Through its seven parts, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practicing academics, will be guided through the design, methods and analysis of issues in Political Science and International Relations discipline: Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions and Designing Good Research Projects Part Two: Methods of Theoretical Argumentation Part Three: Conceptualization & Measurement Part Four: Large-Scale Data Collection & Representation Methods Part Five: Quantitative-Empirical Methods Part Six: Qualitative & “Mixed” Methods Part Seven: EITM & EMTI


Perspectives in Computing by N.A

Perspectives in Computing
  • Title : Perspectives in Computing
  • Author : N.A
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Annual Catalog of Colorado College by Colorado College

Annual Catalog of Colorado College
  • Title : Annual Catalog of Colorado College
  • Author : Colorado College
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Rethinking Case Study Research by Lesley Bartlett,Frances Vavrus

Rethinking Case Study Research
  • Title : Rethinking Case Study Research
  • Author : Lesley Bartlett,Frances Vavrus
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317380517
  • Pages : 132
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  • Language : English
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Comparative case studies are an effective qualitative tool for researching the impact of policy and practice in various fields of social research, including education. Developed in response to the inadequacy of traditional case study approaches, comparative case studies are highly effective because of their ability to synthesize information across time and space. In Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach, the authors describe, explain, and illustrate the horizontal, vertical, and transversal axes of comparative case studies in order to help readers develop their own comparative case study research designs. In six concise chapters, two experts employ geographically distinct case studies—from Tanzania to Guatemala to the U.S.—to show how this innovative approach applies to the operation of policy and practice across multiple social fields. With examples and activities from anthropology, development studies, and policy studies, this volume is written for researchers, especially graduate students, in the fields of education and the interpretive social sciences.


Stanford Bulletin by N.A

Stanford Bulletin
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Introducing Political Science by Lynton J. Robins

Introducing Political Science
  • Title : Introducing Political Science
  • Author : Lynton J. Robins
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
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  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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