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Political Science (North American edition) A Comparative Introduction



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The classic introduction to political science has been comprehensively updated for this new edition. Retaining the clarity of expression and breadth of coverage that has made it the introduction of choice for generations of students, it provides a lively and up-to-date account of the events and forces shaping politics in today's interconnected world.

Author Biography

ROD HAGUE was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK. MARTIN HARROP is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK.

Table of Contents

List of illustrative materialp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Guide to learning featuresp. xiv
Guide to profilesp. xv
Studying Politics
Political conceptsp. 3
What is politics?p. 3
Government or governance?p. 5
Classifying governmentsp. 7
Powerp. 10
Authority and legitimacyp. 11
The state and sovereigntyp. 14
Nations and nationalismp. 15
Ideologyp. 19
Left and rightp. 20
Learning resourcesp. 23
Theoretical approachesp. 25
The institutional approachp. 25
The behavioural approachp. 28
The structural approachp. 31
The rational choice approachp. 33
The interpretive approachp. 37
Conclusionp. 41
Learning resourcesp. 42
Research strategiesp. 43
Case studiesp. 43
Comparative studiesp. 46
Qualitative comparisonsp. 50
Quantitative analysisp. 51
Historical analysisp. 53
Learning resourcesp. 57
States and Regimes
The statep. 61
Emergence, expansion and restructuringp. 61
Security and surveillancep. 67
The post-colonial statep. 69
Collapsed states and state buildingp. 72
Beyond the statep. 76
Learning resourcesp. 82
Democracyp. 83
Direct democracyp. 84
Deliberative democracyp. 86
Representative democracyp. 88
Liberal and illiberal democracyp. 89
Waves of democratizationp. 91
Learning resourcesp. 98
Authoritarian rulep. 99
The nature of authoritarian rulep. 99
Personal despotsp. 103
Monarchsp. 104
Political partiesp. 105
Presidentsp. 112
Armed forcesp. 113
Religious leadersp. 115
Learning resourcesp. 117
Political Mobilization
Political Culutrep. 121
Studying political culturep. 122
Political trust and social capitalp. 123
Generational analysis and postmaterialismp. 125
Political culture in authoritarian statesp. 130
Political culture in illiberal democraciesp. 131
Elite political culturep. 132
A clash of civilizationsp. 134
Learning resourcesp. 137
Political communicationp. 139
Media developmentp. 140
Media structuresp. 145
Media impactp. 146
Public opinionp. 152
The media in authoritarian statesp. 155
The media in illiberal democraciesp. 157
Learning resourcesp. 159
Political participationp. 161
Participation in liberal democraciesp. 161
Social movementsp. 165
Participation in political violencep. 168
Participation in authoritarian statesp. 170
Participation in illiberal democraciesp. 173
Learning resourcesp. 177
Elections and votersp. 179
Scope and franchisep. 179
Electing legislaturesp. 180
Electing presidentsp. 188
The referendum, initiative and recallp. 190
Turnoutp. 194
Voting behaviourp. 197
Elections in authoritarian statesp. 199
Elections in illiberal democraciesp. 200
Learning resourcesp. 202
Political partiesp. 203
Party organization and membershipp. 204
Selecting candidates and leadersp. 208
Membership and financep. 211
The waning social basep. 214
Party systemsp. 216
Parties in authoritarian statesp. 222
Parties in illiberal democraciesp. 224
Learning resourcesp. 226
Interest groupsp. 227
Classifying interest groupsp. 228
Interest groups in liberal democraciesp. 231
Channels of influencep. 234
Conditions of influencep. 240
Interest groups in authoritarian statesp. 241
Interest groups in illiberal democraciesp. 243
Learning resourcesp. 246
Government and Governance
Constitutions and lawp. 249
Constitutionsp. 250
Judicial review and constitutional courtsp. 253
Judicial activismp. 258
Judicial independence and recruitmentp. 261
Administrative lawp. 262
Law in authoritarian statesp. 264
Law in illiberal democraciesp. 265
Legal pluralismp. 267
Learning resourcesp. 270
Multilevel governancep. 271
Introducing multilevel governancep. 271
Federalismp. 273
The European Union: a special casep. 281
Unitary statesp. 282
Regional governancep. 283
Local governmentp. 284
Central-local relations in authoritarian statesp. 290
Central-local relations in illiberal democraciesp. 291
Learning resourcesp. 294
Legislaturesp. 295
Structurep. 296
Functionsp. 299
Committeesp. 309
Membershipp. 310
Legislatures in authoritarian statesp. 313
Legislatures in illiberal democraciesp. 314
Learning resourcesp. 317
The political executivep. 319
Presidential governmentp. 320
Parliamentary governmentp. 326
Semi-presidential governmentp. 334
The executive of the European Unionp. 338
The executive in authoritarian statesp. 340
The executive in illiberal democraciesp. 342
Learning resourcesp. 344
Public managementp. 345
Evolutionp. 345
Recruitmentp. 347
Organizationp. 349
Accountabilityp. 355
New public managementp. 357
Public management in authoritarian statesp. 360
Public management in illiberal democraciesp. 361
Learning resourcesp. 364
Public Policy
The policy processp. 367
Models of policy-makingp. 368
Stages of the policy processp. 370
Policy instrumentsp. 375
Regulationp. 376
Public policy in authoritarian statesp. 381
Public policy in illiberal democraciesp. 382
Learning resourcesp. 385
Political economyp. 387
Foundationsp. 387
Varities of capitalismp. 390
Convergence?p. 397
The political economies of authoritarian statesp. 398
The political economies of illiberal democraciesp. 403
Learning resourcesp. 405
Referencesp. 407
Indexp. 434
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