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Introduction to comparative politics

Introduction to comparative politics  

Daniele Caramani

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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9780191851018
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0001
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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
Conclusion: Towards a Globalizing, Post-Western-Dominated World

Conclusion: Towards a Globalizing, Post-Western-Dominated World  

Peter Ferdinand

in Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780198704386.003.0022
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This chapter summarizes the text's various arguments. It first considers the relationships between the study of political philosophy, political institutions, and international relations and ... 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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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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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
20. Global Political Economy

20. Global Political Economy  

Stephanie Lawson

in Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)

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This chapter provides an overview of the field of Global Political Economy (GPE), also known as International Political Economy (IPE). It begins with a discussion of how GPE/IPE has ... More
10. Political Parties

10. Political Parties  

Peter Ferdinand

in Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)

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This chapter deals with political parties: why they emerged, how they can be classified, what functions they perform, how they interact, and what challenges they are facing today. One of ... 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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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
Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)  

Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, and Stephanie Lawson

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10.1093/hepl/9780198704386.001.0001
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9780198704386
Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics provides an introduction to the subject. It covers both comparative politics and international ... More
Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics (4th edn)  

Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, and Stephanie Lawson

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Apr 2020
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9780191860362
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10.1093/hepl/9780198820611.001.0001
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Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics provides an introduction to the subject. It covers both comparative politics and international ... More
5. Traditional Ideologies

5. Traditional Ideologies  

Robert Garner

in Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)

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This chapter examines a range of traditional ideologies associated with the Enlightenment, including liberalism, socialism, nationalism, anarchism, conservatism, and fascism. It first ... More
19. Political Communication

19. Political Communication  

Frank Esser and Barbara Pfetsch

in Comparative Politics (5th edn)

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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
Introduction: The Nature of Politics and Political Analysis

Introduction: The Nature of Politics and Political Analysis  

Robert Garner

in Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)

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This introductory chapter examines the nature of politics and the political, and more specifically whether politics is an inevitable feature of all human societies. It begins by addressing ... 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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Aug 2020
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

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