Readings in Comparative Politics Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 4/13/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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READINGS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS, 2nd Edition, is a collection drawn from a variety of published, unpublished, and electronic sources. The author has carefully selected these readings, which are theoretical in nature, to offer students a good sample of the wide range of popular and scholarly views relevant to the major topics presented in introductory comparative courses. The works are divided into seven sections?an Introduction, States and Regimes, Governing the Economy, the Democratic Challenge, Collective Identity, Political Institutions and Political Challenges and Changing Agendas.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The End of History?p. 10
The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Centuryp. 18
The Return of Authoritarian Great Powersp. 29
The Clash of Civilizations?p. 37
Us and Themp. 52
Is Ethnic Conflict Inevitable? Parting Ways Over Nationalism and Separatismp. 59
States and Regimesp. 72
Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa, and Brazilp. 74
The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economyp. 81
The State and Globalizationp. 89
The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianismp. 95
Failed States in a World of Terrorp. 105
The New Middle Agesp. 113
Governing the Economyp. 121
Political Economyp. 123
Models of Capitalism in the New World Orderp. 129
An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalismp. 138
Systemic Vulnerability and the Origins of Developmental States: Northeast and Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspectivep. 150
From North-South to South-Southp. 164
Globalism's Discontentsp. 170
The Challenge of Democracyp. 182
Democracy as a Universal Valuep. 184
Polyarchy: Participation and Oppositionp. 194
What Democracy Is...and Is Notp. 201
Toward Consolidated Democraciesp. 212
Rethinking Democratization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experiencep. 222
Illusions About Consolidationp. 232
The End of the Transition Paradigmp. 247
Collective Identitiesp. 257
Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representationp. 258
The Claims of Culturep. 269
Race in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 276
Migration and Politics: Explaining Variation Among Rich Democracies in Recent Nativist Protestp. 288
A Nation Is a Nation, Is a State, Is an Ethnic Group, Is a...p. 300
Lessons from the Muslim Worldp. 310
Political Institutionsp. 316
The Perils of Presidentialismp. 318
Democratic Transitions, Institutional Strength, and Warp. 329
Are New Democracies War-Prone?p. 338
Divided We Stand: Institutional Sources of Ethnofederal State Survival and Collapsep. 345
Electoral Systems for Divided Societiesp. 357
Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence Against Women: A Cross-National Comparisonp. 364
Political Challenges and Changing Agendasp. 371
Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroadsp. 372
A Movement Society?p. 379
Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capitalp. 392
The State and Social Capital: An Institutional Theory of Generalized Trustp. 403
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroadp. 412
An Alternative to Progressp. 421
Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planetp. 429
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