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Comparative Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

Comparative Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-07-09
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. Part I explores the nature of comparative methodology and introduces students to the major theoretical paradigms that seek to explain the operation of institutions in democratic states and facilitate comparison across different political systems. Part 2 examines the institutional structures of the modern state, outlining the key features such as the electoral systems and territorial and functional divisions of government across a range of modern states. Part 3 analyses the role of key actors, such as voters and parties, interest groups and social movements, the bureaucracy and the judiciary. This book will be an essential primer for students of comparative government and politics as well as introductory courses in political science concepts and methods.

Comparative Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Comparative Politics

This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.

Mapping Policy Preferences II
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 267

Mapping Policy Preferences II

This book is probably the most important source of evidence published up to now on the consolidation of democracy in Eastern Europe. It provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically for 51 countries from 1990 onwards. Time-series are presented in the text. This also reports party life histories (essential to over time analyses) and provides updated and newly validated vote statistics. All thisinformation and much more is available on the CD Rom sold with the book. The final chapter gives instructions on how to access the data on your own computer. For comparative purposes, similar estimates of policy and preferences are given for CEE, OECD and EU countries. These estimates update theprize-winning data set covered in Mapping Policy Preferences: Estimates for Parties, Electors and Governments 1945-1998 - also published by OUP. A must-buy for all commentators, students and analysts of democracy, in Eastern Europe and the world.

Democratic Politics and Party Competition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Democratic Politics and Party Competition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-09-27
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This new book introduces innovative research on democracy from the leading Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP). It details the key achievements of the project to date, illustrates how its findings may be applied, lays out the future challenges it faces and examines how the field as a whole can advance. It also presents a special assessment of the dimensionality of party competition, presenting ways in which research can be extended and related to broader approaches in Political Science and Theory. Although CMP research is widely used and constitutes the major comparative data set on party positions and ideological location, it is also subject to challenge. The volume therefore provides the reader with a clear sense of the key debates and questions surrounding its work. This volume also honours the life-time achievement of Professor Ian Budge, who has provided distinguished intellectual leadership for the CMP over the last twenty-five years. This is an essential point of reference for all comparative research on the functioning of democracies. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of politics and of democracy in particular.

How Parties Win
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

How Parties Win

Studies Irish party politics chiefly from the 1970s onward within a comparative framework.

Handbook of Party Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 560

Handbook of Party Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-01-05
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  • Publisher: SAGE

'This thoughtful and wide-ranging review of parties and party research contains contributions from many of the foremost party scholars and is a must for all library shelves' - Richard Luther, Keele University 'The study of political parties has never been livelier and this genuinely international Handbook – theoretically rich, comparatively informed, and focused on important questions – defines the field. This volume is both an indispensable summary of what we know and the starting point for future research' - R K Carty, University of British Columbia 'Political parties are ubiquitous, but their forms and functions vary greatly from regime to regime, from continent to continent, and from...

Mapping Policy Preferences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

Mapping Policy Preferences

This book uniquely enriches and empowers its readers. It enriches them by giving them the most detailed and extensive data available on the policies and preferences of key democratic actors - parties, governments, and electors in 25 democracies over the post-war period. Estimates are provided for every election and most coalitions of the post-war period and derive from the programmes, manifestos, and platforms of parties and governments themselves. Thus they form a uniquely authoritativesource, recognized as such and provided through the labour of a team of international scholars over 25 years.The book empowers readers by providing these estimates on the CD ROM contained in it. The printed t...

Government and Politics in Taiwan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

Government and Politics in Taiwan

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar this new textbook introduces the reader to the big questions that concern change and continuity in how politics operates and how Taiwan is governed. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions that have shaped Taiwan over the last few decades. Topics covered include: the transition to democracy, party politics, cross-strait relations, foreign policy, electoral politics and voting, political economy, national identity and social welfare. Key features of this text are: Suggestions for further reading End of chapter study questions Discussion points Graphs, tables and figures A series of case studies highlighting the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics. Government and Politics in Taiwan is an essential text for any course on Taiwanese politics, Chinese politics and East Asian Politics. It is also important supplementary reading for courses covering the process of democratisation.

The Social World of Batavia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 249

The Social World of Batavia

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HL 171 - Broadcast General Election Debates
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 79

HL 171 - Broadcast General Election Debates

Political jockeying over TV election debates risks a return to the historical pattern of failure to ensure the debates reach our screens. The Committee argues that this would be regrettable in light of powerful evidence that the public expects the debates to happen again. Research also shows that the debates helped to energise and engage the public in the electoral process, with the most striking impact on the young and relatively disengaged. The Committee also argues that speculation over who can participate in the debates is sometimes misinformed. A proper account of the legal and regulatory framework around broadcasting, which the Committee sets out in this report, is important in answeri...