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READINGS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS, 2nd Edition, is a collection drawn from a variety of published, unpublished, and electronic sources.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
|The End of History?||p. 10|
|The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century||p. 18|
|The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers||p. 29|
|The Clash of Civilizations?||p. 37|
|Us and Them||p. 52|
|Is Ethnic Conflict Inevitable? Parting Ways Over Nationalism and Separatism||p. 59|
|States and Regimes||p. 72|
|Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa, and Brazil||p. 74|
|The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy||p. 81|
|The State and Globalization||p. 89|
|The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism||p. 95|
|Failed States in a World of Terror||p. 105|
|The New Middle Ages||p. 113|
|Governing the Economy||p. 121|
|Political Economy||p. 123|
|Models of Capitalism in the New World Order||p. 129|
|An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism||p. 138|
|Systemic Vulnerability and the Origins of Developmental States: Northeast and Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspective||p. 150|
|From North-South to South-South||p. 164|
|Globalism's Discontents||p. 170|
|The Challenge of Democracy||p. 182|
|Democracy as a Universal Value||p. 184|
|Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition||p. 194|
|What Democracy Is...and Is Not||p. 201|
|Toward Consolidated Democracies||p. 212|
|Rethinking Democratization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience||p. 222|
|Illusions About Consolidation||p. 232|
|The End of the Transition Paradigm||p. 247|
|Collective Identities||p. 257|
|Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representation||p. 258|
|The Claims of Culture||p. 269|
|Race in the Twenty-First Century||p. 276|
|Migration and Politics: Explaining Variation Among Rich Democracies in Recent Nativist Protest||p. 288|
|A Nation Is a Nation, Is a State, Is an Ethnic Group, Is a...||p. 300|
|Lessons from the Muslim World||p. 310|
|Political Institutions||p. 316|
|The Perils of Presidentialism||p. 318|
|Democratic Transitions, Institutional Strength, and War||p. 329|
|Are New Democracies War-Prone?||p. 338|
|Divided We Stand: Institutional Sources of Ethnofederal State Survival and Collapse||p. 345|
|Electoral Systems for Divided Societies||p. 357|
|Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence Against Women: A Cross-National Comparison||p. 364|
|Political Challenges and Changing Agendas||p. 371|
|Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads||p. 372|
|A Movement Society?||p. 379|
|Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital||p. 392|
|The State and Social Capital: An Institutional Theory of Generalized Trust||p. 403|
|The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad||p. 412|
|An Alternative to Progress||p. 421|
|Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet||p. 429|
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