ISBN-10:
145224152X
ISBN-13:
9781452241524
Pub. Date:
01/15/2014
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SAGE Publications
Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context / Edition 3

Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context / Edition 3

by Stephen Orvis, Carol Ann Drogus

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ISBN-13: 9781452241524
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 838,932
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Orvis is professor of government and Associate Dean of Students for Academics at Hamilton College. He is a specialist on sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya in particular), identity politics, democratic transitions, and the political economy of development. He has taught introduction to comparative politics for 25 years, as well as courses on African politics, nationalism and the politics of identity, political economy of development, and weak states. He has written a book and articles on agricultural development in Kenya, has written several articles on civil society in Africa and Kenya, and is currently doing research on political institutions in Africa.



Carol Ann Drogus is Senior Associate Director of Off-Campus Study at Colgate University. She is a specialist on Brazil, religion, and women’s political participation. She taught introduction to comparative politics for 15 years, as well as courses on Latin American politics, gender and politics, and women in Latin America. She has written two books and numerous articles on the political participation of women in religious movements in Brazil.

Table of Contents

Regional and Country Coverage
Preface
PART I A Framework for Understanding Comparative Politics
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
The Big Issues
Comparative Politics: What Is It? Why Study It? How to Study It?
Three Key Questions in Comparative Politics
Plan of the Book
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 2. THE MODERN STATE
Characteristics of the Modern State
Historical Origins of Modern States
Strong, Weak, and Failed States
Case Studies of State Formation
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 3. STATES, CITIZENS, AND REGIMES
Citizens and Civil Society
Regimes, Ideologies, and Citizens
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 4. STATES AND IDENTITY
The Debate over Identity
Identity-Based Political Mobilization and Violence
Nations and Nationalism
Ethnicity and Religion
Race
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 5. STATES AND MARKETS
The Market, Capitalism, and the State
Key Economic Debates
Globalization: A New World Order, or Déjà Vu All Over Again?
States and Markets around the World
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
PART II Political Systems and How They Work
CHAPTER 6. GOVERNING INSTITUTIONS IN DEMOCRACIES
Executives and Legislatures
Comparing Executive-Legislative Institutions
Judiciary
Bureaucracy
Federalism
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 7. INSTITUTIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION IN DEMOCRACIES
Formal Institutions: The Electoral System
Formal Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems
Civil Society
Patron-Client Relationships
Case Studies in Participation and Representation
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 8. AUTHORITARIAN INSTITUTIONS
Authoritarian Rule around the World
Governing Institutions in Authoritarian Regimes
Elections, Parties, and Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 9. REGIME CHANGE
The Military in Politics: Coups d’État
Revolution
Democratization
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
PART III Issues and Policies
CHAPTER 10. GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY, AND DEVELOPMENT
Wealthy Countries: Globalization and Economic Sovereignty
Development and Globalization
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 11. PUBLIC POLICIES WHEN MARKETS FAIL: WELFARE, HEALTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
“Welfare”: Social Policy in Comparative Perspective
Health Care and Health Policy
Environmental Problems and Policy
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
CHAPTER 12. POLICIES AND POLITICS OF INCLUSION AND CLASHING VALUES
The Debate over Inclusion and Group Rights
Politics of Inclusion and the Modern State
Religion: Recognition, Autonomy, and the Secular State
Gender: The Continuing Struggle for Equal Social Status, Representation, and Participation
Sexual Orientation: Assimilation or Liberation?
State Responses to the LGBT Movement
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Works Cited
Resources for Further Study
Web Resources
Glossary
Index
Photo Credits

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