Theory, Case and Method in Comparative Politics

Theory, Case and Method in Comparative Politics

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This collection of classic and contemporary essays focuses on political theory and its application. The author introduces students to comparative political research through a balance of theory and method, using specific examples from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and other areas as illustration. He equips students with the necessary analytical tools to understand politics in the countries he discusses, and gives them a theoretical framework to use when studying other countries.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 163.8 x 234.2 x 10.9mm | 317.88g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155031775
  • 9780155031777

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Part I: Theoretical Notes on Method and Substance. Comparing Forms of Comparative Analysis, By Richard Rose. The Comparative Method, By David Collier. Part II: Methodological Notes on Theory. Structural-Functionalism. A Developmental Approach to Political Systems, By Gabriel A. Almond. Political Development and Political Decay, By Samuel P. Huntington. Political Culture. The Renaissance of Political Culture, By Ronald Inglehart. Nationalism Versus Ethnic Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa, By William F. S. Miles and David A. Rochefort. Radical Approach. Political Transitions in Greece and Argentina: Toward a Reorientation of Marxist Political Theory, By Nicos Mouzelis. Dependent Development, By Peter Evans. State-Society Relations. Domestic Structures and Strategies of Foreign Economic Policy, By Peter J. Katzenstein. The Irony of State Strength: Comparative Responses to the Oil Shocks of the 1970s, By G. John Ikenberry. Sovereignty: An Institutional Perspective, By Steven D. Krasner. Corporatism. Still the Century of Corporatism?, By Philippe Schmitter. Corporatism, Totalitarianism, And Transitions to Democracy, By Baohui Zhang. Corporatist Bargaining and International Politics, By Michael G. Huelshoff. Rational Choice. A Game Theoretic Model of Reform in Latin American Democracies, By Barbara Geddes. Institutions, Veto Points, And Policy Results: A Comparative Analysis of Health Care, By Ellen M. Immergut. Policy Approach. Selling British Rail: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, By Nikolaos Zahariadis. Applying "Most Different Systems" Designs: Comparing Development Policies in Alabama and Jamaica, By Dennis Gayle. Part III: Retrospect and Prospect. On Oligarchy, Tyranny, And Democracy, By Aristotle. The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life, By James G. March and Johan P. Olsen.
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Part I: Theoretical Notes on Method and Substance. Comparing Forms of Comparative Analysis, By Richard Rose. The Comparative Method, By David Collier. Part II: Methodological Notes on Theory. Structural-Functionalism. A Developmental Approach to Political Systems, By Gabriel A. Almond. Political Development and Political Decay, By Samuel P. Huntington. Political Culture. The Renaissance of Political Culture, By Ronald Inglehart. Nationalism Versus Ethnic Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa, By William F. S. Miles and David A. Rochefort. Radical Approach. Political Transitions in Greece and Argentina: Toward a Reorientation of Marxist Political Theory, By Nicos Mouzelis. Dependent Development, By Peter Evans. State-Society Relations. Domestic Structures and Strategies of Foreign Economic Policy, By Peter J. Katzenstein. The Irony of State Strength: Comparative Responses to the Oil Shocks of the 1970s, By G. John Ikenberry. Sovereignty: An Institutional Perspective, By Steven D. Krasner. Corporatism. Still the Century of Corporatism?, By Philippe Schmitter. Corporatism, Totalitarianism, And Transitions to Democracy, By Baohui Zhang. Corporatist Bargaining and International Politics, By Michael G. Huelshoff. Rational Choice. A Game Theoretic Model of Reform in Latin American Democracies, By Barbara Geddes. Institutions, Veto Points, And Policy Results: A Comparative Analysis of Health Care, By Ellen M. Immergut. Policy Approach. Selling British Rail: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, By Nikolaos Zahariadis. Applying "Most Different Systems" Designs: Comparing Development Policies in Alabama and Jamaica, By Dennis Gayle. Part III: Retrospect and Prospect. On Oligarchy, Tyranny, And Democracy, By Aristotle. The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life, By James G. March and Johan P. Olsen.
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