ISBN-10:
0534602673
ISBN-13:
2900534602672
Pub. Date:
08/01/2005
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Cengage Advantage Books: Comparative Politics: Political Economy, Political Culture, and Political Interdependence / Edition 3

Cengage Advantage Books: Comparative Politics: Political Economy, Political Culture, and Political Interdependence / Edition 3

by Monte Palmer

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ISBN-13: 2900534602672
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Monte Palmer received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and is currently Professor Emeritus at Florida State University. He had previously taught political science at Western Illinois University, Iowa State University, Florida State University and the American University of Beirut. He served as the chair of the Department of Political Science at the Florida State University and as the director of the Middle East Centers at the Florida State University and the American University of Beirut. He as also a senior fellow at the Al-Ahram Center for Strategic and Political Studies and has been a consultant to Bir Ziet University and the Arab Development Institute (Libya). He remains an advisor to the Middle East Center at FSU. His recent books include AT THE HEART OF TERROR (Rowman & Littlefield,2004), COMPARATIVE POLITICS: POLITICAL ECONOMY, POLITICAL CULTURE, AND POLITICAL INTERDEPENDENCE (2006) and POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT (1997).

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
IAn Introduction to Comparative Politics1
1An Introduction to Comparative Politics3
Conflict and Cooperation: The Two Faces of Politics5
Comparative Analysis6
States, Governments, and Political Systems7
The Structures of Government13
The Human Dimension of Political Institutions14
Actors in the Political Arena15
The Context of Politics: Economics, Culture, and International Interdependence23
Putting the Parts Together: Analyzing Total Systems44
Using This Text45
References45
IIPolitics in Advanced Industrial Democracies51
2The European Union: The Evolving Dream53
The Actors in European Politics: Countries, Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens62
The Context of European Politics: Political Economy, Political Culture, and International Interdependence65
Challenges of the Present and Looking Toward the Future69
Looking Toward the Future71
References72
3The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Origins of Parliamentary Government75
Britain in Historical Perspective: England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom76
The Political Institutions of Britain85
The Actors in British Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens100
The Context of British Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence111
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future116
References121
4France: Politics in the Fifth Republic125
France in Historical Perspective127
The Political Institutions of France135
The Actors in French Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens149
The Context of French Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence161
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future165
References169
5Germany: The Dominant Power in Europe175
Germany in Historical Perspective176
The Political Institutions of Germany184
The Actors in German Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens193
The Context of German Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence205
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future211
References214
6Japan: The Troubled Economic Power219
Japan in Historical and Cultural Perspective220
The Political Institutions of Japan228
The Actors in Japanese Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens236
The Context of Japanese Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence246
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future255
References259
IIIThe Decline of Communism263
7The Russian Federation: The Transition to Democracy and Capitalism265
Russia in Historical and Cultural Perspective266
The Political Institutions of Russia285
The Actors in Russian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens293
The Context of Russian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence299
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future303
References308
8The People's Republic of China: The Politics of Impending Change315
China in Historical and Cultural Perspective316
The Political Institutions of China: The Party, the State, and the Military332
The Actors in Chinese Politics: Elites, Groups, and Citizens342
The Context of Chinese Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence348
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future354
References361
IVThe Politics of Development365
9India: Democracy in Turmoil367
India in Historical and Religious Perspective368
The Actors in Indian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens393
The Context of Indian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence403
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future408
References412
10Mexico: The Long Road to Democracy and Beyond417
Mexico in Historical Perspective420
The Political Institutions of Mexico430
The Actors in Mexican Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens439
The Context of Mexican Politics: Culture, Economics and International Interdependence455
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future464
References469
11The Arab Republic of Egypt: The Politics of Indecision473
Egypt in Historical and Religious Perspective474
The Political Institutions of Egypt485
The Actors in Egyptian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens490
The Context of Egyptian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence505
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future508
References513
12Nigeria: The Politics of Hope and Despair519
Nigeria in Historical Perspective520
The Political Institutions of Nigeria535
The Actors in Nigerian Politics: Elites, Parties, Groups, and Citizens540
The Context of Nigerian Politics: Culture, Economics, and International Interdependence549
Challenges of the Present and Prospects for the Future553
References557
Glossary560
Index572

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