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Introduction to comparative politics

Introduction to comparative politics  

Daniele Caramani

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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Mar 2017
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9780191851018
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0001
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9780198737421
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to comparative politics. Comparative politics is an empirical science that deals primarily with domestic politics. It is one of the three ... More
19. Political communication

19. Political communication  

Frank Esser and Barbara Pfetsch

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0021
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This chapter examines the dimensions of the political communication system. It first explains the rationale for a comparative study of political communication before discussing relevant ... More
12. Political parties

12. Political parties  

Richard S. Katz

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0014
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This chapter examines the role that political parties play in the working of democracy. Political parties are among the major actors in democratic politics. Whether or not in power as the ... More
16. Social movements

16. Social movements  

Hanspeter Kriesi

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0018
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This chapter focuses on social movements, specific forms of collective behaviour having action repertoires of their own that distinguish them from established political actors. Social ... More
1. The Relevance of Comparative Politics

1. The Relevance of Comparative Politics  

Bo Rothstein

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0003
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This chapter explains what comparative politics could be relevant for, such as informing the public debate and giving policy advice. It argues that comparative politics has a huge but ... More
17. Political culture

17. Political culture  

Christian Welzel and Ronald Inglehart

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0019
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This chapter examines the role that the concept of political culture plays in comparative politics. In particular, it considers how the political culture field increases our understanding ... More
23. The EU as a new political system

23. The EU as a new political system  

Simon Hix

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0025
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This chapter examines the development and operation of the European Union from a comparative politics perspective. It first considers the evolution of the EU, from the signing of the Treaty ... More
25. From supporting democracy to supporting autocracy

25. From supporting democracy to supporting autocracy  

Peter Burnell

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0027
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This chapter examines the controversies surrounding democracy support and its significance for comparative politics. It first compares definitions of democracy support and provides an ... More
7. Legislatures

7. Legislatures  

Amie Kreppel

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0009
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This chapter focuses on the political roles and powers of legislatures. It first describes different types of legislatures on the basis of their functions and relationship with the ... More
19. Political Communication

19. Political Communication  

Frank Esser and Barbara Pfetsch

in Comparative Politics (5th edn)

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Apr 2020
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9780191860355
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10.1093/hepl/9780198820604.003.0019
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9780198820604
This chapter examines the dimensions of the political communication system. It first explains the rationale for a comparative study of political communication before discussing relevant ... More
1. Political Research

1. Political Research  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0001
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This text provides readers with the analytic skills and resources they need to evaluate research findings in political research, as well as the practical skills for conducting their own ... More
14. Textual Analysis

14. Textual Analysis  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0014
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This chapter discusses the principles of textual analysis as a means of gathering information and evidence in political research. Textual analysis has generated strong interest as a ... More
14. Interest groups

14. Interest groups  

Roland Erne

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0016
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This chapter examines the role that interest groups play in political systems across time and space. Many scholars define interest groups as voluntary organizations that appeal to ... More
2. Approaches in comparative politics

2. Approaches in comparative politics  

B. Guy Peters

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0004
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This chapter examines five main approaches in comparative politics that represent important contributions: old and new institutional analysis, interest approach, ideas approach, individual ... More
Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics  

Daniele Caramani

in Comparative Politics (5th edn)

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Apr 2020
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eISBN: 
9780191860355
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820604.003.0026
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chapter
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9780198820604
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to comparative politics. Comparative politics is an empirical science that deals primarily with domestic politics. It is one of the three ... More
12. Political Parties

12. Political Parties  

Richard S. Katz

in Comparative Politics (5th edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
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9780191860355
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10.1093/hepl/9780198820604.003.0012
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chapter
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9780198820604
This chapter examines the role that political parties play in the working of democracy. Political parties are among the major actors in democratic politics. Whether or not in power as the ... More
13. Ethnography and Participant Observation

13. Ethnography and Participant Observation  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0013
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9780198702740
This chapter discusses the principles of ethnography and participant observation: what they are, how (if) they became standardized as a research method, what form of evidence they ... More
2. Forms of KnowledgeLaws, Explanation, and Interpretation in the Study of the Social World

2. Forms of Knowledge: Laws, Explanation, and Interpretation in the Study of the Social World  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0002
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This chapter focuses on fundamental assumptions that researchers make about how we can know and develop knowledge about the social world, such as assumptions about the nature of human ... More
7. What is Data?

7. What is Data?  

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath

in Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills (2nd edn)

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Dec 2016
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9780191850738
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10.1093/hepl/9780198702740.003.0007
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This chapter considers the main types of data used in Politics and International Relations (IR), as well as the main criteria by which to judge whether the data collected is good or not. It ... More
13. Party systems

13. Party systems  

Daniele Caramani

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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Mar 2017
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9780191851018
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0015
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9780198737421
This chapter examines how competition between political parties gives rise to different party systems. In liberal democracies, competition for power is based on popular votes. The shape and ... More

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