This book approaches current controversies concerning qualitative and quantitative procedures in the social sciences and incorporates new methods showing how they can supplement each other. It is based on a comprehensive international research project that readers can apply to their findings through the data set provided on the author's home page.
The problems of democratization â?? its successes, failures, and future prospects â?? belong to the most pressing concerns of our times. Empirical democratic theory has received many new impulses since the last wave of democratization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast and East Asia. The concepts and findings presented in this second edition â?? by leading international experts in the field â?? are of high relevance both for political science and practical politics.
Approaching the subject from a focussed international and pluralist perspective, this book provides advanced-level treatment of all the core areas to give postgraduate students a wide-ranging and dynamic introduction
The analysis of benchmarks and best practices is becoming more relevant. Political cultural aspects and the facets of democratization are central fields in Comparative Political Science. The well known political scientists Juan Linz, Arend Lijphart, Charles Ragin and other describe the state of the art and new methodological approaches in the discipline.
With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes examine all the main subdisciplines of political science and include coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The Encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensiv...
This book addresses problems of poverty and democratization, and their possible interactions. Its focus lies on marginalized populations within large cities of ‘Third World’ countries, where these problems have become most crystallized in a spatial sense. Based on field research from Brazil, Chile, Ivory Coast, and Kenya, the book focuses on the national and local contexts and the concrete forms of social structure, interest organization, political culture, and political participation in these cities, countries, and continents.
Dieser Klassiker unter den Einführungen wurde für die 8. Auflage vollständig neu überarbeitet. Konzipiert ist der Band für einen Bachelor-Grundkurs. Er vermittelt das gesamte Basiswissen für das Studium der Politikwissenschaft. Besonderes Anliegen ist es, die Grundzüge des Fachs im Ganzen wie in seinen verschiedenen Teildisziplinen vorzustellen.