ISBN-10:
1137324031
ISBN-13:
2901137324039
Pub. Date:
06/14/2013
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Political Science: A Comparative Introduction / Edition 7

Political Science: A Comparative Introduction / Edition 7

by Rod Hague
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    ISBN-13: 2901137324039
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    Publication date: 06/14/2013
    Series: Comparative Government and Politics Series
    Edition description: Seventh Edition, Revised
    Pages: 464
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Rod Hague was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK.

    Martin Harrop was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK.

    John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA. Other recent books by John include European Union Politics, 2nd Edition (2015, Palgrave), Understanding the European Union, 6th Edition (2015, Palgrave), and Why Europe Matters (2013, Palgrave).

    Table of Contents


    List of illustrative material     ix
    Preface     xiii
    Guide to learning features     xv
    Guide to profiles     xvi
    Foundations
    Politics and government     3
    Politics     3
    Government     4
    Classifying governments     6
    Governance     9
    Power     10
    Authority and legitimacy     11
    The state and sovereignty     13
    Nations and nationalism     17
    Learning resources     22
    The state in a global context     23
    Emergence     23
    Expansion and restructuring     26
    The post-colonial state     29
    Collapsed states and state building     32
    Globalization and the state     36
    Learning resources     42
    Democracy     43
    Direct democracy     43
    Deliberative democracy     46
    Representative democracy     48
    Liberal and illiberal democracy     49
    Waves of democratization     52
    Learning resources     59
    Authoritarian rule     61
    Communist states     65
    Fascist states     72
    Personal despots     73
    Military government     74
    Other party states     76
    Royal families     77
    Theocracy     78
    Ruling presidents     80
    Learning resources     82
    The comparative approach     83
    Why compare?     83
    What to compare     85
    How to compare     89
    Avoiding the pitfalls     94
    Learning resources     99
    Politics and Society
    Political culture     103
    Political culture in liberal democracies     103
    Political culture in authoritarian states     110
    Political culture in illiberal democracies     112
    Elite political culture     113
    A clash of civilizations?     116
    Learning resources     120
    Political communication     121
    Development of the mass media     122
    The media: contemporary trends     124
    The media in liberal democracies     128
    Public opinion     134
    The media in authoritarian states     137
    The media in illiberal democracies     139
    Learning resources     141
    Political economy      143
    What is political economy?     143
    Varieties of capitalism     146
    Convergence?     150
    The political economies of authoritarian states     152
    The political economies of illiberal democracies     157
    Learning resources     161
    Linking Society and Government
    Political participation     165
    Participation in liberal democracies     165
    Social movements     168
    Participation in authoritarian states     172
    Participation in illiberal democracies     174
    Participation in political violence     175
    Revolution     179
    Learning resources     184
    Elections and voters     185
    Scope and franchise     185
    Electoral systems: legislatures     186
    Electoral systems: presidents     194
    Referendums     198
    Turnout     200
    Voting behaviour     203
    Elections in authoritarian states     205
    Elections in illiberal democracies     206
    Learning resources     208
    Interest groups     209
    Classifying interest groups     210
    Interest groups in liberal democracies      212
    Channels of influence     216
    Conditions of influence     220
    Interest groups in authoritarian states     223
    Interest groups in illiberal democracies     227
    Learning resources     229
    Political parties     231
    Party organization     232
    Selecting candidates and leaders     235
    Membership and finance     237
    The waning social base     241
    Party systems     244
    Parties in authoritarian states     250
    Parties in illiberal democracies     253
    Learning resources     255
    Government and Policy
    Constitutions and the legal framework     259
    Constitutions     260
    Judicial review and constitutional courts     263
    Judicial activism     268
    Judicial independence and recruitment     272
    Administrative law     273
    Law in authoritarian states     275
    Law in illiberal democracies     277
    The impact of international law     278
    Learning resources     280
    Multilevel governance     231
    What is multilevel governance?     281
    Federalism      282
    Unitary states     290
    Local government     294
    Central-local relations in authoritarian states     299
    Central-local relations in illiberal democracies     300
    Learning resources     303
    Legislatures     305
    Structure     305
    Functions     309
    Recruitment     318
    Membership     319
    Legislatures in authoritarian states     324
    Legislatures in illiberal democracies     326
    Learning resources     328
    The political executive     329
    Presidential government     329
    Parliamentary government     336
    Semi-presidential government     344
    The executive in authoritarian states     348
    The executive in illiberal democracies     351
    Learning resources     353
    Public management and administration     355
    Evolution of the public sector     355
    Recruitment to the public sector     357
    Organization of the public sector     358
    Control and accountability     364
    New public management     366
    Public management in authoritarian states     368
    Public management in illiberal democracies     372
    Learning resources     375
    Public policy     377
    Initiation and formulation     378
    Implementation     381
    Evaluation and review     382
    Policy instruments     384
    Public policy in liberal democracies     386
    Public policy in authoritarian states     391
    Public policy in illiberal democracies     392
    Learning resources     395
    References     397
    Index     427

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    From the Publisher

    This is one of, if not the, most comprehensive introductory comparative textbook(s) currently on the market, and this new edition retains all of the strongest features of previous editions.' - James Allan, Wittenberg University, USA

    'This latest edition lives up to the high expectations created by its predecessors and remains top of the list for comprehensiveness and accessibility. The discussion of theories, concepts and typologies is well supported by cases and examples of recent political developments.' - Rudy Andeweg, Leiden University, the Netherlands

    'Once again (and now with John McCormick on board) this classic introductory comparative politics text manages to stay relevant, accessible and contemporary. It remains the key text for students new to comparative politics, mixing theoretical clarity with expert country case studies throughout.' – Mark Bennister, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK

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