Political Science

Readings in Comparative Politics

Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780547212746

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 3079

READINGS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS, 2nd Edition, is a collection drawn from a variety of published, unpublished, and electronic sources. The author has carefully selected these readings, which are theoretical in nature, to offer students a good sample of the wide range of popular and scholarly views relevant to the major topics presented in introductory comparative courses. The works are divided into seven sections--an Introduction, States and Regimes, Governing the Economy, the Democratic Challenge, Collective Identity, Political Institutions and Political Challenges and Changing Agendas.
Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111831823

Category: Political Science

Page: 736

View: 7322

Updated to reflect today’s political climate, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Sixth Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, Sixth Edition, consists of 13 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Political Science

Introduction to Politics of the Developing World: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133712584

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 7567

Updated to reflect today's political climate, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD: POLITICAL CHALLENGES AND CHANGING AGENDAS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries in the developing world. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. At the same time, the country studies have common section and subsection headings to help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries that are presented. INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD: POLITICAL CHALLENGES AND CHANGING AGENDAS , Sixth Edition, consists of 7 country case studies and provides a clear and comprehensive guide to how these unsettled times shape politics in the developing world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges

Author: Charles Hauss

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337554804

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 3009

Balancing theory with application and featuring an engaging, student-friendly writing style, the TENTH EDITION of COMPARATIVE POLITICS uses a unique theme--Domestic Responses to Global Challenges--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence of strong and weak states. COMPARATIVE POLITICS takes an in-depth look at fourteen countries, framed within broader discussions in the part-opening chapters on Industrialized Democracies, Current and Former Communist Regimes, and The Global South. The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping students hone their skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Political Science

Policy Agendas in British Politics

Author: P. John,A. Bertelli,W. Jennings,S. Bevan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390404

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 1472

Using a unique dataset spanning fifty years of policy-making in Britain, this book traces how topics like the economy, international affairs, and crime have shifted in importance. It takes a new approach to agenda setting called focused adaptatio n, and sheds new light on key points of change in British politics, such as Thatcherism and New Labour.
Law

Morality Politics in Western Europe

Parties, Agendas and Policy Choices

Author: Isabelle Engeli,Christoffer Green-Pedersen,Lars Thorup Larsen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023030933X

Category: Law

Page: 216

View: 6051

Why do some countries have 'Culture Wars' over morality issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage while other countries hardly experience any conflict? This book argues that morality issues only generate major conflicts in political systems with a significant conflict between religious and secular parties.
Political Science

Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics

Author: Gerardo L. Munck,Richard Snyder

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801892058

Category: Political Science

Page: 792

View: 1171

Giving voice to scholars who practice their craft in different ways yet share a passion for knowledge about global politics, Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics offers a wealth of insights into contemporary debates about the state of knowledge in comparative politics and the future of the field.
Political Science

Fighting Terror

Ethical Dilemmas

Author: Alex Bellamy

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136706

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 5732

Fighting Terror analyses the ethical dilemmas that confront everyone in the war on terror. Arguing that this is as much a war of ideas as it is a military struggle, Alex Bellamy argues that fighting morally is essential in distancing the terrorized from the terrorists. The book starts by setting out the case for thinking ethically about the war on terror and demonstrates the immorality of terrorism. Covering everything from torture to bombing, assassination to post-war reconstruction, Bellamy uses a series of fascinating case studies to examine how morally terror is being fought across the world. Though, he claims, there is a good case for combating terrorism, the way this is being done is ethically deeply troubling. Fighting Terror makes a powerful and controversial argument for bringing ethics and morality back in to the way we think about terrorism.
Political Science

Political Science

A Comparative Introduction

Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137601248

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 904

Long established as the leading text in the field, the new edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten. Accessible, student-friendly and truly international in its coverage, this edition includes more on authoritarian states as well as a much wider variety of country studies more generally.
Political Science

Foundations of Comparative Politics

Democracies of the Modern World

Author: Kenneth Newton,Jan W. van Deth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131655290X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3918

The new edition of this leading overview of comparative politics once again blends theory and evidence across democratic systems to provide unparalleled coverage. The student-friendly structure and clear, concise writing ensure that complex issues are clearly explained and students engage with the key theories. The third edition is updated throughout, with a new chapter, 'Public Spending and Public Policies', increased coverage of defective democracies, and revised coverage of e-democracy and the power of the media. The pedagogy is simplified with a focus on 'Briefings' and 'Controversies' that feature examples from across the globe, alongside clear key terms, 'What We Have Learned' and 'Lessons of Comparison' sections, and a wealth of online materials to complete a rich teaching and learning package.
Social Science

European Politics in Transition

Author: Joel Krieger,Christopher S. Allen,Stephen Hellman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618870784

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 3870

This comprehensive text offers a stimulating introduction to the political systems of post-World War II Europe. The Sixth Edition uses a region-by-region approach, focusing in turn on Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the
Political Science

Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics

An Introduction to Comparative Analysis

Author: Frank Lee Wilson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 6396

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.
Political Science

Essentials of Comparative Politics

Fifth International Student Edition

Author: O'Neil, Patrick H

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393263118

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 5535

The Essentials of Comparative Politics family provides all of the tools professors need to introduce the study and comparison of political systems. A brief conceptual textbook of the core ideas behind comparative politics, a complete casebook of thirteen country studies, and a comprehensive reader of secondary and primary sources - together these give instructors the utmost flexibility in structuring their courses without asking students to pay too much.
Political Science

Politics in China

An Introduction

Author: William A. Joseph

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199339422

Category: Political Science

Page: 554

View: 2709

Previously published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Political Science

Introduction to Comparative Politics, Brief Edition

Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111834172

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 7292

Updated to reflect today’s political climate, the Second Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Second Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and marginal focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF consists of 8 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Political Science

Agenda Setting, Policies, and Political Systems

A Comparative Approach

Author: Christoffer Green-Pedersen,Stefaan Walgrave

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022612844X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8905

Before making significant policy decisions, political actors and parties must first craft an agenda designed to place certain issues at the center of political attention. The agenda-setting approach in political science holds that the amount of attention devoted by the various actors within a political system to issues like immigration, health care, and the economy can inform our understanding of its basic patterns and processes. While there has been considerable attention to how political systems process issues in the United States, Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Stefaan Walgrave demonstrate the broader applicability of this approach by extending it to other countries and their political systems. Agenda Setting and Political Attention brings together essays on eleven countries and two broad themes. Contributors to the first section analyze the extent to which party and electoral changes and shifts in the partisan composition of government have led—or not led—to policy changes in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and France. The second section turns the focus on changing institutional structures in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, and Canada, including the German reunification and the collapse of the Italian party system. Together, the essays make clear the efficacy of the agenda-setting approach for understanding not only how policies evolve, but also how political systems function.
Comparative government

Doing Comparative Politics

An Introduction to Approaches and Issues

Author: Timothy C. Lim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626374508

Category: Comparative government

Page: 409

View: 1506

This systematic, user friendly, and refreshingly unusual introduction to comparative politics has not only been updated and refined in the third edition, but also fully revised to reflect the impact of major new developments in world politics. Designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in, the book is organized around a set of critical questions¿why are poor countries poor? why is East Asia relatively prosperous? what makes a democracy? how can we explain terrorism and genocide? what leads people to mobilize around a cause?¿each the topic of a full chapter. These issue chapters are based on the solid methodological and theoretical foundation laid out in the first part of the book, and the entire text is enhanced with case studies and graphics. Timothy C. Lim is professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles.
Political Science

Comparative Governance

Rediscovering the Functional Dimension of Governing

Author: B. Guy Peters,Jon Pierre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316738175

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 899

Decision-making is at the heart of governing and governance, and is a more challenging task compared to just a few decades ago as a result of increasing social complexity and globalization. In this book, B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre propose a new framework for the comparative analysis of governance, arguing that government remains a central actor in governance. By articulating the functionalist dimension of governance they show how goal setting, resource mobilization, decision-making, implementation and feedback can be performed by a combination of different types of actors. Even so, effective governance requires a leading role for government. The framework is also applied to a taxonomy of governance arrangements and national styles of governing. Comparative Governance advances our knowledge about governance failure and how forms of governance may change. It also significantly strengthens the theory of governance, showing how governance can be studied conceptually as well as empirically.
Education

Adult Language Education and Migration

Challenging agendas in policy and practice

Author: James Simpson,Anne Whiteside

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317512774

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 4801

Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice provides a lively and critical examination of policy and practice in language education for adult migrants around the world, showing how opportunities for learning the language of a new country both shape and are shaped by policy moves. Language policies for migrants are often controversial and hotly contested, but at the same time innovative teaching practices are emerging in response to the language learning needs of today’s mobile populations. This book: analyses and challenges language education policies relating to adult migrants in nine countries; provides a comparative study with separate chapters on policy and practice in each country; focuses on Australia, Canada, Spain (Catalonia), Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Adult Language Education and Migration is essential reading for practitioners, students and researchers working in the area of language education in migration contexts.