Comparative Politics

Author : James Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190270993
Genre : Comparative government
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Why do countries have different institutions and forms of government? Why do some social revolutions succeed and endure while others fail? Why are some societies subjected to terrorism and not others? An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, Second Edition, gives students the methodological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field. The authors introduce methods early in the text and integrate them throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way of thinking about comparative politics. FEATURES * A unique structure offers the best of thematic and country-by-country approaches. Sixteen succinct thematic chapters--organized around the "big questions" in the field--are followed by a separate section at the end of the book offering full-length profiles and case studies for twelve countries * Each chapter integrates several standalone country case studies in "Case in Context" boxes; these features tie into the narrative, pose questions, and point students to the full case discussions in the country profiles * "Thinking Comparatively" sections at the end of each chapter introduce new methodological tools and help students apply the theories and concepts covered in that chapter * "Thinking It Through" questions help students test their ability to apply comparative politics theories to cases * "Research Prompts" in every case-study section help students develop comparative projects and papers
Category: Comparative government

Current Debates In Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0199341354
Genre : Political Science
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Designed for introductory courses, Current Debates in Comparative Politics presents fifty-one readings drawn from major magazines and newspapers including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Addressing theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, the selections include scholarly readings that introduce students to key debates in the field along with more informal readings--including one from The Onion and another on Stephen Colbert's notion of "truthiness"--that help students to engage with the material and see how it relates to their daily lives. An excellent stand-alone text, Current Debates in Comparative Politics is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases (OUP, 2012), as its selections are organized thematically into fifteen sections that correspond to the chapters in the text. Each section includes a short introductory essay and discussion questions that guide students in their reading. To package Current Debates in Comparative Politics with Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases for use in your course, order using pkg. ISBN 978-0-19-939030-4.
Category: Political Science

Comparative Politics

Author : James Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0199730954
Genre : Comparative government
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Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings brings together major articles and book chapters from the field of comparative politics, including both classic pieces and more recent contributions that have significantly advanced research in the field. The selections represent major theoretical schools of thought for addressing research questions in comparative politics, giving students a clear sense of how thinkers differ in understanding the causes of major events in world politics. An excellent stand-alone text, Comparative Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, Second Edition.
Category: Comparative government

Politik Als Beruf

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 9783843030397
Genre : Political Science
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Max Weber: Politik als Beruf Zweiter Vortrag im Rahmen einer Vortragsreihe vor dem Freistudentischen Bund, gehalten im Winter 1918/19. Erstdruck in: Geistige Arbeit als Beruf. Vier Vorträge vor dem Freistudentischen Bund, München und Leipzig (Duncker und Humblot) 1919. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Max Weber: Gesammelte politische Schriften. Hrsg. von Johannes Winckelmann. 5. Auflage, Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1988 (1. Auflage 1921) Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Category: Political Science

Issues And Methods In Comparative Politics

Author : Todd Landman
ISBN : 9781317533801
Genre : Philosophy
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Further reading; 10 Institutional design and democratic performance; The research problem; Comparing many countries; Comparing few countries; Single-country studies; Summary; Further reading; 11 Human rights; The research problem; Comparing many countries; Comparing few countries; Single-country studies; Summary; Further reading; 12 International relations and comparative politics; Research problems; Comparing many countries; Comparing few countries; Single-country studies; Summary; Further reading; PART III Comparative methods and new issues; 13 Common themes and different comparisons
Category: Philosophy

Revitalizing Classrooms

Author : Jeffery Galle
ISBN : 9781475832877
Genre : Education
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Revitalizing Classrooms brings together six diverse essays with the central purpose of providing a venue for scholar teachers from a number of disciplines to convey their individual journeys in pedagogical innovation. These classroom narratives involve a paradigm shift away from traditional lecture modes to vital, active, engaged teaching and learning. From high school classrooms to undergraduate and graduate classes, these models provide adaptable ways to reinvigorate and energize classroom spaces that center student driven learning.
Category: Education

Populist Authoritarianism

Author : Wenfang Tang
ISBN : 9780190490812
Genre : Political Science
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Populist Authoritarianism focuses on the Chinese Communist Party, which governs the world's largest population in a single-party authoritarian state. Wenfang Tang attempts to explain the seemingly contradictory trends of the increasing number of protests on the one hand, and the results of public opinion surveys that consistently show strong government support on the other hand. The book points to the continuity from the CCP's revolutionary experiences to its current governing style, even though China has changed in many ways on the surface in the post-Mao era. The book proposes a theoretical framework of Populist Authoritarianism with six key elements, including the Mass Line ideology, accumulation of social capital, public political activism and contentious politics, a hyper-responsive government, weak political and civil institutions, and a high level of regime trust. These traits of Populist Authoritarianism are supported by empirical evidence drawn from multiple public opinion surveys conducted from 1987 to 2015. Although the CCP currently enjoys strong public support, such a system is inherently vulnerable due to its institutional deficiency. Public opinion can swing violently due to policy failure and the up and down of a leader or an elite faction. The drastic change of public opinion cannot be filtered through political institutions such as elections and the rule of law, creating system-wide political earthquakes.
Category: Political Science

Africa 2014

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 9781475812381
Genre : History
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The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, including a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Published annually, this work covers the latest changes and news in African affairs. Each country is examined in terms of several categories: Basic Facts; Land and People; The Past: Political and Economic History; The Present: Contemporary Issues; and The Future. In addition to country chapters, the book features extended essays on Africa’s Historical Background and The Colonial Period, as well a new essay this year on Africa in 2013. With its combination of factual accuracy and detail set alongside informed projections about the future of Africa’s many diverse and distinctive countries, the book is specially designed as an authoritative and easy-to-use resource for students, researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, and potential investors.
Category: History

Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 9783863831141
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Max Webers beruhmtes Werk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Nachdruck des Originals von 1923."
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