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Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190854863
Genre : Political Science
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Combining thematic organization and a variety of country-specific case studies, this text is an engaging and accessible introduction to comparative politics. Methodological tools are introduced early in the text and integrated throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way ofthinking about the subject.
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

Current Debates In Comparative Politics

Author : James Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190855029
Genre : Political Science
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This text presents 43 readings drawn from major magazines and newspapers including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Statesman. Addressing theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, the selections include contemporary articles thatintroduce students to key debates in the field along with more informal readings that help students to engage with the material.
Category: Political Science

Knowing China

Author : Gregory C Chow
ISBN : 9789814483742
Genre : Business & Economics
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' This invaluable book offers an insight into China through its history, culture, people, economy, education, science and technology, as well as government and political system. The author also compares the “twin” cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai, and describes places of interest in the world's most populous country. In addition, he offers a glimpse into the delicate China–US relations, highlighting partnership opportunities between the two giant economies. The book is based on the author's knowledge accumulated over five decades of research, teaching, traveling, directing projects on China, and working with Chinese government officials, educators, academics and entrepreneurs. Contents:Some Facets of China's HistoryCulture and Daily LifeThe EconomyThe Chinese PeopleEducation, Science and TechnologyGovernment System and PerformanceHong Kong and Shanghai: Two Modern CitiesA Country for TouristsUS–China Relations Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students, academics, business people and general readers. Keywords:China;Culture;History;Economy;US-China Relations;Tourists;Confucius;BeijingReviews:“Gregory Chow enlivens this authoritative and lucid survey of China — its history, its current condition, its future prospects — by drawing on his own experience as a native born Chinese who has spent more than half a century as an academic in the West and has been active in mainland China as teacher and advisor since the early 1980's.”Milton Friedman most influential economist in the last half century and recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “I have read the manuscript by Gregory Chow on China with great interest. As one who is working in China, I find it most effective in its scope and depth and in its direct style. Generally I find it GREAT.”Robert Venturi most prominent architect and 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate “Gregory Chow has once again written an excellent and very readable book on China, covering history, culture, population issues, governmental system, and other topics besides the economy. I strongly recommend the book to any one who wants a good introduction to China.”Gary Becker 1992 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences “China 's path of development is a fascinating story, and the future development of that immense country will touch people throughout the world. Gregory Chow gives us a thoughtful, authoritative, and readable book that will inform us and deepen our understanding of these portentous developments.”George P Shultz former U.S. Secretary of State “This is an excellent book. I enjoyed very much reading it and learned enormously from it.”Samuel C C Ting 1976 Nobel Laureate in Physics “I highly recommend this book. It will be an important addition to the library of readers interested in gaining valuable insights into a culture and economy that has only just begun to impact our nascent international order. During these times of commercial globalization and international political turmoil, Professor Chow's central message and reminder that the best way to understand another country is to keep in mind the other country's interests and needs, is an important one. There's an old Chinese expression that states that all long journeys must start with a first step: Professor Chow's book is an essential first step for anyone thinking about a short or long voyage to China.”Bryan Bachner Associate Professor of Law City University of Hong Kong “Written in a manner readily accessible by the general public, ‘Knowing China’ provides an insightful view into the complex world of China.”Futurecasts '
Category: Business & Economics

Fire Service Administration

Author : Nancy K. Grant
ISBN : 0877653909
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Based on a wide body of field research, this Second Edition text explores the areas of knowledge that are most critical for fire service administrators. You'll get expert guidance on the practical aspects of budgeting, hiring human resource management, employee motivation, and business ethics. It's an excellent reference for both fire service officers and students.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Looking For Transwonderland

Author : Noo Saro-Wiwa
ISBN : 9781593764913
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to visit her father in Nigeria — a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didn’t return for several years. Recently, she decided to come to terms with the country her father given his life for. Saro-Wiwa travels from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the decrepit kitsch of the Transwonderland Amusement Park. She explores Nigerian Christianity, delves into the country’s history of slavery, examines the corrupting effect of oil, and ponders the huge success of Nollywood. She finds the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despairs at the corruption and inefficiency she encounters. But she also discovers that it si far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, with its captivating thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all, she introduces us to the many people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the African character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Comparative Politics

Author : Daniele Caramani
ISBN : 9780198737421
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An outstanding group of internationally-renowned comparative political scientists provide a substantive introduction to comparative politics. Thematic in organisation, readers are guided through a comprehensive analysis of the core methods, theories, and concepts in comparative politics. An unrivalled amount of empirical material in the text and on the supporting website illustrates key similarities and differences of political systems inpractice. The wealth of empirical data also encourages students to go beyond the "what" of comparison to the "how". Combining cutting edge treatment of theories and truly global geographical coverage, this exciting textbook is essential reading for all comparative politics students.

Comparative Politics

Author : Jeffrey Kopstein
ISBN : 9781139991384
Genre : Political Science
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Twelve in-depth case studies of the EU and countries across the globe, written by the leading country specialists and combining insights of cutting-edge institutional analysis and deep study of national histories, explore how the concepts of interests, identities and institutions shape the politics of nations and regions. The country studies trace the global and historical contexts of political development and examine the diverse pathways that countries have taken in their quest to adapt to the competitive pressures of twenty-first-century globalization. These country studies constitute the overarching framework of the text, addressing the larger question, 'why are countries ruled and governed so differently?' Free of heavy-handed jargon, Comparative Politics inspires thought-provoking debate among introductory students and specialists alike, and encourages students to engage in real comparative analysis. In this new edition, all twelve country studies have been rewritten, and the first two theory chapters have been updated to reflect the latest research in the field.
Category: Political Science

Comparing Political Regimes

Author : Alan Siaroff
ISBN : 9781442607026
Genre : Political Science
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Comparing Political Regimes provides a comprehensive assessment of the world's political systems by outlining and contrasting the aspects of four different regime types: liberal democracies, electoral democracies, semi-liberal autocracies, and closed autocracies. The third edition is thoroughly revised and updated. It now incorporates the two new countries that have appeared since the last edition—Kosovo and South Sudan—and covers the regime changes that have occurred in many countries, including the liberalization (but not yet actual democratization) of the Arab Spring. Extra material has also been added on demography and political economy, especially with regards to economic development, and on secession of regions.
Category: Political Science

Politics And Ethnicity

Author : J. Rudolph
ISBN : 9781403983572
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a brief, broad, comparative study of ethnic politics that places ethnic conflict within the context of particular political systems. To develop these themes, they are explored by comparing and contrasting the experiences of France, Czechoslovakia and its subsequent division, and Nigeria.
Category: Political Science