Readings in Comparative Politics: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas / Edition 2

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  • ISBN-13: 9780547212746
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Mark Kesselman is senior editor of the International Political Science Review and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of French and European politics. His publications include The Ambiguous Consensus (1967), The French Workers Movement (1984), The Politics of Globalization: A Reader (2012), and The Politics of Power (2013). His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review, World Politics, and Comparative Politics.

Joel Krieger is the Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. He is author of Reagan, Thatcher, and the Politics of Decline (Oxford University Press, 1986), British Politics in the Global Age (Oxford University Press, 1999). He is the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013).

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

1.1 The End of History? Francis Fukuyama 10

1.2 The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century Samuel P. Huntington 18

1.3 The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers Azar Gat 29

1.4 The Clash of Civilizations? Samuel P. Huntington 37

1.5 Us and Them Jerry Z. Muller 52

1.6 Is Ethnic Conflict Inevitable? Parting Ways Over Nationalism and Separatism James Habyarimana Et Al. 59

Chapter 2 States and Regimes 72

2.1 Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa, and Brazil Anthony W. Marx 74

2.2 The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy Susan Strange 81

2.3 The State and Globalization Sasikia Sassen 89

2.4 The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism Steven Levitsky Lucan A. Way 95

2.5 Failed States in a World of Terror Robert I. Rotberg 105

2.6 The New Middle Ages John Rapley 113

Chapter 3 Governing the Economy 121

3.1 Political Economy Peter Gourevitch 123

3.2 Models of Capitalism in the New World Order David Coates 129

3.3 An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism Peter A. Hall David Soskice 138

3.4 Systemic Vulnerability and the Origins of Developmental States: Northeast and Southeast Asia in Comparative Perspective Richard F. Doner Bryan K. Ritchie Dan Slater 150

3.5 From North-South to South-South Robert J. S. Ross Anita Chan 164

3.6 Globalism's Discontents Joseph E. Stiglitz 170

Chapter 4 The Challenge of Democracy 182

4.1 Democracy as a Universal Value Amartya Sen 184

4.2 Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition Robert Dahl 194

4.3 What Democracy Is...and Is Not Philippe C. Schmitter Terry Lynn Karl 201

4.4 TowardConsolidated Democracies Juan J. Linz Alfred Stepan 212

4.5 Rethinking Democratization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience Valeries Bunce 222

4.6 Illusions About Consolidation Guillermo O'Donnell 232

4.7 The End of the Transition Paradigm Thomas Carothers 247

Chapter 5 Collective Identities 257

5.1 Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representation Pippa Norris Ronald Inglehart 258

5.2 The Claims of Culture Seyla Benhabib 269

5.3 Race in the Twenty-First Century Howard Winant 276

5.4 Migration and Politics: Explaining Variation Among Rich Democracies in Recent Nativist Protest Harold L. Wilensky 288

5.5 A Nation Is a Nation, Is a State, Is an Ethnic Group, Is a... Walker Connor 300

5.6 Lessons from the Muslim World Vali Nasr 310

Chapter 6 Political Institutions 316

6.1 The Perils of Presidentialism Juan Linz 318

6.2 Democratic Transitions, Institutional Strength, and War Edward D. Mansfield Jack Snyder 329

6.3 Are New Democracies War-Prone? Michael McFaul 338

6.4 Divided We Stand: Institutional Sources of Ethnofederal State Survival and Collapse Henry E. Hale 345

6.5 Electoral Systems for Divided Societies Benjamin Reilly 357

6.6 Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence Against Women: A Cross-National Comparison S. Laurel Weldon 364

Chapter 7 Political Challenges and Changing Agendas 371

7.1 Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads Adam Przeworski Michael Wallerstein 372

7.2 A Movement Society? Sidney Tarrow 379

7.3 Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital Robert D. Putnam 392

7.4 The State and Social Capital: An Institutional Theory of Generalized Trust Bo Rothstein Dietlind Stolle 403

7.5 The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad Fareed Zakaria 412

7.6 An Alternative to Progress Bill McKibben 421

7.7 Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet Jeffrey D. Sachs 429

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