Annual Editions: Comparative Politics 11/12

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  • Edition: 29th
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  • Copyright: 2/10/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Table of Contents

Topic Guide
Internet References
Why Comparative Politics?
Unit Overview
North Korea on the Edge: If the regime collapses, Will the Rest of the World Be Ready?
Somali Piracy: A Nasty Problem, a Web of Responses
Corruption Suspected in Airlift of Billions in Cash from Kabul
Corruption You Can Count On
The Politics of Death in Darfur
When to Step In to Stop War Crimes Causes Fissures
Mexican Drug Trafficking, The New York Times, June 9, 2010
Studying Comparative Politics: Developing Theories, Culling Evidence and Interpretation Over Time
Unit Overview
What Democracy Is . . . and Is Not
Twenty-Five Years, Fifteen Findings
Schmitter's Retrospective: A Few Dissenting Notes
People Power
Advanced Democracies and the New Politics
Facing the Challenge of Semi-Authoritarian States
Capitalism and Democracy
Political Participation: From Preferences to Policies
Unit Overview
What Political Institutions Does Large-Scale Democracy Require?
Civil Society, Youth and Societal Mobilization in Democratic Revolutions
Online Activism
Community Engagement for Counterterrorism: Lessons from the United Kingdom
Bin Laden, the Arab "Street," and the Middle East's Democracy Deficit
The Executive: Instituting Accountability and Responsiveness
Unit Overview
The Return of Continuismo?
How Reform has Powered Brazil's Rise
Lula's Last Year
It Is Still Putin's Russia
The Resilient Authoritarians
Civil Society's Choice
The Legislature: Representation and the Effects of Electoral Systems
Unit Overview
Discipline, Accountability, and Legislative Voting in Latin America
The Case for a Multi-Party U.S. Parliament?
Equity in Representation for Women and Minorities, from Electoral Systems in Comparative Perspective: Their Impact on Women and Minorities
The Female Factor: Women Spreading Political Wings with Help of India's Quota System, The New York Times, April 28, 2010
Malaysia in 2008: The Elections That Broke the Tiger's Back
Australia's Dead-Heat Election: Hung, Drawn, Now Courting, The Economist, August 26, 2010
Unelected Thugs or Expert Protectors? The Judiciary, Intelligence Agencies, and the Military
Unit Overview
Reclaiming Democracy: The Strategic Uses of Foreign and International Law by National Courts
Rule of Law, Russian Style
The Making of a Neo-KGB State, The Economist, August 25, 2007
Civil-Military Power Struggles: The Case of Mauritania
In Turkey, Military's Power over Secular Democracy Slips
Trends and Challenges: Institutional Change through Capitalism, Globalization, or Supra-National Government?
Unit Overview
China: The Quiet Revolution
The True Clash of Civilizations
Authoritarianism's last defense
Why Democracy Needs a Level Playing Field
The EU and Its "Constitution"
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