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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

Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0195392108
Genre : Political Science
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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 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. Fifteen 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 six 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" boxes introduce new methodological tools and help students apply the theories and concepts covered in each chapter * "Insights" boxes provide abstracts on some of the leading works in the field

Comparative Politics

Author : J. Tyler Dickovick
ISBN : 0190271019
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An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases gives students the methogological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field.

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.

Looking For Transwonderland

Author : Noo Saro-Wiwa
ISBN : 9781619020078
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Noo Saro-Wiwa returns to Nigeria for the first time since her activist father died there, a trip on which she is struck by the level of government corruption but also by the country's unique geography and captivating population.

European Politics

Author : Paul Kubicek
ISBN : 9781317348528
Genre : Political Science
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European Politics surveys the history, institutions, and issues that are essential for understanding contemporary European politics. Exploring a central question-"What is Europe?", this text's thematic approach helps students compare politics in individual countries and see the political big picture in the region. European Politics examines not only countries already in the European Union but also those eligible to join to give students the most comprehensive picture of Europe's evolution in a globalized world.

Ethics And World Politics

Author : Duncan Bell
ISBN : 9780199548620
Genre : Political Science
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The book opens with a discussion of different methods and approaches employed to study the subject, including analytical political theory, post-structuralism and critical theory. It then surveys some of the most prominent perspectives on global ethics, including cosmopolitanism, communitarianism of various kinds, theories of international society, realism, postcolonialism, feminism, and green political thought. Part III examines a variety of more specific issues, including immigration, democracy, human rights, the just war tradition and its critics, international law, and global poverty and inequality. -- Publisher description.

A Novel Approach To Politics

Author : Douglas A. Van Belle
ISBN : 9781483304700
Genre : Political Science
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Textbooks seldom inspire accolades, particularly the dry behemoths often used in survey courses. A Novel Approach to Politics turns conventional wisdom on its head. This is a textbook your students will want to read! Douglas A. Van Belle delivers all of the core concepts and real-world political examples you expect from an introductory book, gives students a solid grounding in political institutions, ideologies, economics and moreā€”all while referencing examples from 1984 to Game of Thrones to The Avengers. New material includes coverage of the Obama administration and other changes in administrations and regimes worldwide; current policy debates about things like reproductive rights, whether corporations are people, and the effect of partisanship; international happenings such as the Arab Spring and the Euro crisis; and other assorted intergalactic matters. Throughout, Van Belle adds a wealth of new and recent movies and books to the book, drawing from current pop culture.

Case Studies And Theory Development In The Social Sciences

Author : Alexander L. George
ISBN : 0262572222
Genre : Political Science
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A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous.

Arguing Comparative Politics

Author : Alfred C. Stepan
ISBN : 0198299974
Genre : Political Science
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Assembling articles by one of the foremost scholars in comparative politics, this volume covers the important works and ideas in the field from the last thirty years, most notably the nature of contemporary democracy and its prospects. It begins with a personal analysis of the intellectual, and often political, reasons why and how Stepan chose to engage in certain critical arguments over the last thirty years. Dividing into three sections, the volume then explores state and society, constructing polities, and varieties of democracies. It contains articles on civil society, political society, economic society, and a usable state and compares and contrasts the incentive systems and political practices of parliamentarianism, presidentialism, and semi-presidentialism.

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