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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2017-05-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Daniele Caramani, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Daniele Caramani is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Section I: Theories and methods
1. The relevance of comparative politics, Bo Rothstein
2. Approaches in comparative politics, B. Guy Peters
3. Comparative research methods, Claudius Wagemann
Section II: The historical context
4. The nation-state, Gianfranco Poggi
5. Democracies, Anibal Perez-Linan
6. Authoritarian regimes, Paul Brooker
Section III: Structures and institutions
7. Legislatures, Amie Kreppel
8. Governments and bureaucracies, Wolfgang C. Muller
9. Constitutions and courts, Alec Stone Sweet
10. Elections and referendums, Michael Gallagher
11. Unitary, federal, and local government institutions, John Loughlin
Section IV: Actors and processes
12. Political parties, Richard S. Katz
13. Party systems, Daniele Caramani
14. Interest groups, Roland Erne
15. Regions, James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon
16. Social movements, Hanspeter Kriesi
17. Political culture, Christian Welzel and Ronald Inglehart
18. Political participation, Herbert Kitschelt and Philipp Rehm
19. Political communication, Frank Esser and Barbara Pfetsch
Section V: Public policies
20. Policy making, Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun
21. The welfare state, Kees van Kersbergen and Philip Manow
22. The impact of public policies, Jorgen Goul Andersen
Section VI: Beyond the Nation-State
23. The EU as a new political system, Simon Hix
24. Globalization and the nation-state, Georg Sorensen
25. Promoting democracy, Peter Burnell

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