9780205082865

Comparative Politics Today A Theoretical Framework

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    9780205082865

  • ISBN10:

    0205082866

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/2/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Presenting the revised and updated theoretical chapters from the bestselling Comparative Politics Today, this text is a brief survey of the fundamental concepts students need to study government and politics. #xA0; Beginning with a discussion of the purpose of government and of the methods for comparing political systems, the text then examines system, process, and policy as well as essential themes in comparative politics, like democratization, identity and community, and economic and social development. Through the seminal theoretical framework created by Gabriel Almond and G. Bingham Powell and refined by Kaare Strom and Russell Dalton, students will learn to make insightful comparisons no matter what countries they are studying.

Author Biography

G. Bingham Powell is Marie C. Wilson and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

Russell J. Dalton is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Kaare Strøm is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

Table of Contents

PART ONE. INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. Issues in Comparative Politics

Chapter 2. Comparing Political Systems


PART TWO. SYSTEM, PROCESS, AND POLICY

Chapter 3. Political Culture and Political Socialization

Chapter 4. Interest Articulation

Chapter 5. Interest Aggregation and Political Parties
Chapter 6. Government and Policymaking

Chapter 7. Public Policy

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