9780205576562

Comparative Politics Today : A Theoretical Framework

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205576562

  • ISBN10:

    0205576567

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Presenting the revised and updated theoretical chapters from the bestsellingComparative Politics Today, this text is a brief survey of the fundamental concepts students need to study government and politics. 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 Stroslash;m and Russell Dalton, students will learn to make insightful comparisons no matter what countries they are studying.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Issues in Comparative Politics
Comparing Political Systems
System, Process, and Policy
Political Culture and Political Socialization
Interest Articulation
Interest Aggregation and Political Parties
Government and Policymaking
Public Policy
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