New Approaches to Comparative Politics

New Approaches to Comparative Politics : Insights from Political Theory

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The field of comparative politics traditionally has been divided into two camps: on the one hand, quantitatively driven work on a broad scale; on the other, more qualitative area studies. This edited collection promotes a new approach to comparative politics: theoretically informed comparative analysis. The contributors' essays are innovative in their interweaving of case studies of the political situations in particular regions (from the United States to Colombia to Mali) with the project of political more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739104624
  • 9780739104620

About Jennifer S. Holmes

Jennifer S. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Government, Politics, and Political Economy at the School of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author ofTerrorism and Democratic Stability (2001).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Comparative Politics with Political Theory Chapter 2 The Reconciliation of Political Theory and Comparative Politics Chapter 3 Modernity and the State: Enlightenment, Liberalism, and Political Development in the United States Chapter 4 Relationships Between Poverty Reduction Approaches and Donor Support for Democracy: The Case of Mali Chapter 5 Citizenship and Difference in Latin American Indigenous Politics: Democratic Theory and Comparative Politics Chapter 6 Plan Colombia, Violence, and Citizen Support in Colombia Chapter 7 The Kantian Peace through a Radical Theoretic Lens Chapter 8 Imagining Legal Fairness: A Comparative Perspective Chapter 9 Conclusion: Bridging the Disciplinary Divideshow more