Comparative Politics

Höfundur: Daniele Caramani
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Efnisyfirlit

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • New to this edition
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • List of tables
  • Abbreviations
  • List of contributors
  • Guided tour of learning features
  • Guided tour of the Online Resources
  • World map
  • World data
  • Introduction to comparative politics
    • Introduction
    • The definition of comparative politics
    • The substance of comparative politics
    • The method of comparative politics
    • Conclusion
  • Section 1: Theories and methods
    • 1 The relevance of comparative politics
      • Introduction: what should comparative politics be relevant for?
      • Political institutions and human well-being
      • The many faces of democracy
      • Democracy and state capacity
      • Does democracy generate political legitimacy?
      • What should be explained?
      • Conclusion
    • 2 Approaches in comparative politics
      • Introduction
      • Uses of theory in comparison
      • Alternative perspectives: the five ‘I’s
      • What more is needed?
      • Conclusion
    • 3 Comparative research methods
      • Introduction
      • The role of variables in linking theory to evidence
      • Comparing cases and case selection
      • The logic of comparison: relating cases to variables
      • The use of Methods of Agreement and Difference in comparative analysis
      • Constraints and limitations of the comparative method
      • Conclusion
  • Section 2: The historical context
    • 4 The nation-state
      • Introduction
      • A portrait of the state
      • A more expansive concept
      • State development
      • Conclusion
    • 5 Democracies
      • Introduction
      • What is democracy (and who created it)?
      • Types of democracy
      • Why some countries have democracy and others do not
      • Conclusion: the future of democracy
    • 6 Authoritarian regimes
      • Introduction
      • Totalitarian regimes
      • Beyond totalitarianism: understanding authoritarian regimes
      • How do authoritarian regimes perform?
      • Conclusion
  • Section 3: Structures and institutions
    • 7 Legislatures
      • Introduction
      • What is a legislature?
      • The role of legislatures
      • The internal organizational structures of legislatures
      • Assessing a legislature’s power
      • Conclusion
    • 8 Governments and bureaucracies
      • Introduction
      • Types of government
      • The internal working of government
      • The autonomy of government
      • The political capacity of government
      • Bureaucratic capacities
      • Conclusion
    • 9 Constitutions, rights, and judicial power
      • Introduction
      • Key concepts and definitions
      • Delegation and judicial power
      • The evolution of constitutional review
      • Effectiveness
      • Conclusion
    • 10 Elections and referendums
      • Introduction
      • Elections and electoral systems
      • Referendums
      • Conclusion
    • 11 Multilevel governance
      • Introduction
      • Two logics
      • Concepts and definitions
      • What are the chief trends?
      • Three literatures
      • The effects of multilevel governance
      • Conclusion
  • Section 4: Actors and processes
    • 12 Political parties
      • Introduction
      • Definitions of party
      • Origins of parties
      • The functions of parties
      • Models of party organization
      • Parties and the stabilization of democracy
      • Conclusion
    • 13 Party systems
      • Introduction
      • The genealogy of party systems
      • The morphology of party systems
      • The dynamics of party systems
      • Conclusion
    • 14 Interest groups
      • Introduction
      • What are interest groups?
      • Interest associations in theory
      • Interest associations in practice
      • Conclusion
    • 15 Regions
      • Introduction
      • Theories and approaches
      • Regionalism from below: cultures, identities, and parties
      • Managing and building regionalism
      • Political economy of regions
      • Conclusion
    • 16 Social movements
      • Introduction
      • The concept of social movement
      • Theories and approaches
      • Empirical patterns and profiles of social movements
      • Social movements in a comparative perspective
      • Functions and effects of social movements
      • Conclusion
    • 17 Political culture
      • Introduction
      • Cultural differences around the world
      • Historical roots of the political culture concept
      • The question of citizens’ democratic maturity
      • The allegiance model of the democratic citizen
      • Party–voter dealignment
      • The assertive model of the democratic citizen
      • A cultural theory of autocracy versus democracy
      • Understanding the populist challenge
      • Congruence theory reloaded
      • Conclusion
    • 18 Political participation
      • Introduction
      • How? Modes of political participation
      • Why? Determinants of political participation
      • When and where? Explaining political participation at the macro-level
      • Who? Explaining political participation at the micro-level
      • Conclusion
    • 19 Political communication
      • Introduction
      • Studying political communication comparatively
      • Media–politics relations
      • Political information flows
      • Conclusion
  • Section 5: Public policies
    • 20 Policy-making
      • Introduction
      • Conceptual models of policy-making
      • Analysing policy-making as a process: the policy cycle
      • Institutions, frames, and policy styles
      • International factors for domestic policy-making
      • Conclusion
    • 21 The welfare state
      • Introduction
      • What is the welfare state?
      • The emergence of the welfare state
      • The expansion of the welfare state
      • Variations among developed welfare states
      • The effects of the welfare state
      • The challenges and dynamics of contemporary welfare states
      • Conclusion
    • 22 The impact of public policies
      • Introduction
      • Economic paradigms and approaches to welfare
      • Institutional complementarity: welfare regimes, varieties of capitalism, and flexicurity
      • Tensions between welfare and economic efficiency
      • Policy feedback and path dependence
      • Conclusion
  • Section 6: Beyond the nation-state
    • 23 The EU as a new political system
      • Introduction
      • Explanations of European integration
      • Understanding the EU as a political system
      • Vertical dimension: the EU as a ‘regulatory state’
      • Horizontal dimension: a hyper-consensus system of government
      • Democratic politics: the missing link?
      • Conclusion
    • 24 Globalization and the nation-state
      • Introduction
      • The debate about globalization and states
      • Advanced capitalist states
      • Weak post-colonial states
      • Modernizing states
      • Comparative politics in a new setting
      • Conclusion
    • 25 From supporting democracy to supporting autocracy
      • Introduction: comparing definitions of democracy support
      • Basic vocabulary of democracy support
      • Explaining democracy support
      • Suppliers of democracy support
      • The demand for democracy support
      • Democracy support strategies
      • The record of supporting democracy
      • Growing challenges
      • The rise of autocracy support
      • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Country profiles
  • Appendix 2: Comparative tables
  • Appendix 3: World trends
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

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