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Comparative politics books

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Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance by Paul (Associate Professor of Governance and Director of the Centre for Change Governance, University of Canberra) Fawcett Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance
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This volume redefines the research agenda for studying anti-politics and contemporary governance, and presents and examines new case-study material from a range of countries and policy areas.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Politics of Secularism Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey by Murat Akan The Politics of Secularism Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey

Discussions of modernity-or alternative and multiple modernities-often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Comparative Politics by David J. Samuels Comparative Politics

This title is part of a new Pearson program pilot offering students the option to rent a print textbook for fall 2017. By having affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day-one, students come to class prepared...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Comparative Politics Today A World View by Russell J. Dalton, Kaare Strom Comparative Politics Today A World View
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This title is part of a new Pearson program pilot offering students the option to rent a print textbook for fall 2017. By having affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day-one, students come to class prepared...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Asia after the Developmental State Disembedding Autonomy by Toby (City University of Hong Kong) Carroll Asia after the Developmental State Disembedding Autonomy

This book presents a cutting-edge analysis of state-society transformation in Asia under globalisation.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Strengthening Electoral Integrity by Pippa Norris Strengthening Electoral Integrity


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Policy Shock Recalibrating Risk and Regulation After Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents and Financial Crises by Edward J. Balleisen Policy Shock Recalibrating Risk and Regulation After Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents and Financial Crises

In this book, compelling case studies show how past crises have reshaped regulation, and how policy-makers can learn from crises in the future.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Strengthening Electoral Integrity by Pippa Norris Strengthening Electoral Integrity


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

State Expansion and Conflict In and Between Israel/Palestine and Lebanon by Oren Barak State Expansion and Conflict In and Between Israel/Palestine and Lebanon

A detailed comparison of Lebanon and Israel/Palestine, two expanded states which have experienced conflict and stability domestically and in their mutual relations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization by Nicholas A. Phelps Old Europe, New Suburbanization? Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe's oldest metropolises. The volume's contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

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Populism and Patronage Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond by Paul D. (Research Fellow in Indian Political and Social Change, Australian National University) Kenny Populism and Patronage Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond
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This volume provides a new explanation for why populists are so successful in political systems where vote buying and other such patronage-based practices are common.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Money for Votes The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa by Eric (George Washington University, Washington DC) Kramon Money for Votes The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa
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This book explains why vote buying is common in low-income democracies in Africa, and examines its consequences for democratic accountability.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Historical Roots of Corruption Mass Education, Economic Inequality, and State Capacity by Eric M. (University of Maryland, College Park) Uslaner The Historical Roots of Corruption Mass Education, Economic Inequality, and State Capacity
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This book argues that corruption levels today depend largely upon the level of education in a country over a century ago.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Historical Roots of Corruption Mass Education, Economic Inequality, and State Capacity by Eric M. (University of Maryland, College Park) Uslaner The Historical Roots of Corruption Mass Education, Economic Inequality, and State Capacity
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This book argues that corruption levels today depend largely upon the level of education in a country over a century ago.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries by Sarah Wilson (University of Colorado Boulder) Sokhey The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries

This book examines how and why policies are reversed by focusing on post-communist backtracking on pension privatization.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Opposition Vanishing The Australian Labor Party and the Crisis in Elite Politics by Ashley Lavelle Opposition Vanishing The Australian Labor Party and the Crisis in Elite Politics

This book questions the common understanding of party political behaviour, explaining some of the sharp differences in political behaviour through a focused case study-drawing systematically on primary and archival research-of the Australian Labor Party's political and policy directions during select...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

The Burden of Tolerance by Pratap Bhanu Mehta The Burden of Tolerance

Mehta argues that democracies must broker demands for social tolerance founded on diversity, pluralism and community with ideas of freedom, equality and individual dignity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Multi-Level Electoral Politics Beyond the Second-Order Election Model by Sona Nadenichek (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University) Golder, Ignacio (As Lago Multi-Level Electoral Politics Beyond the Second-Order Election Model
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This volume re-examines how the incentives created by specific electoral institutions affect the behaviour of voters and party elites. It provides the first systematic analysis of multi-level politics at three distinct levels: regional, national, and European Parliament elections.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Government and Politics of Italy by Robert Leonardi Government and Politics of Italy

The political history of Italy has been an undeniably turbulent one. The country's political system has been repeatedly threatened by the historical existence of extremist parties on the left and right, an economy which struggles to adapt, the cleavage between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Government and Politics of Italy by Robert Leonardi Government and Politics of Italy

The political history of Italy has been an undeniably turbulent one. The country's political system has been repeatedly threatened by the historical existence of extremist parties on the left and right, an economy which struggles to adapt, the cleavage between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Comparative Health Policy by Viola Burau, Ellen Kuhlmann Comparative Health Policy
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A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Comparative Health Policy by Viola Burau, Ellen Kuhlmann Comparative Health Policy
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A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Governing Human Well-Being Domestic and International Determinants by Nisha Bellinger Governing Human Well-Being Domestic and International Determinants

This book provides a comprehensive explanation of human well-being outcomes by analyzing the role of domestic and international political factors. The well-being outcomes under study are the building blocks of development, and play a crucial developmental role in the lives...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/10/2017

Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization Around the World by Scott Morgenstern Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization Around the World

Are politics local? Why? Where? How do we measure local versus national politics? And what are the effects?
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Who Judges? Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe by Rieko (University of Tokyo) Kage Who Judges? Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe

Who Judges? is the first book to explain why different states design their new jury systems in markedly different ways.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Other books in this genre

The Global Rise of Populism Performance, Political Style, and Representation by Benjamin Moffitt The Global Rise of Populism Performance, Political Style, and Representation

Once seen as a fringe phenomenon, populism is back. While some politicians and media outlets present it as dangerous to the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, others hail it as the fix for broken democracies. Not surprisingly, questions about populism...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

The Wartime Origins of Democratization Civil War, Rebel Governance, and Political Regimes by Reyko Huang The Wartime Origins of Democratization Civil War, Rebel Governance, and Political Regimes

Why do some countries democratize after civil war? Huang argues that war can foment popular demand for radical political change.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization by Nicholas A. Phelps Old Europe, New Suburbanization? Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe's oldest metropolises. The volume's contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Gender of Informal Politics Russia, Iceland and Twenty-First Century Male Dominance by Janet Elise Johnson The Gender of Informal Politics Russia, Iceland and Twenty-First Century Male Dominance

This book argues that the primary political obstacle holding women back in the twenty-first century is a bait and switch promising but simultaneously undercutting gender equality. Through a comparison of Russia and Iceland, the book shows how this revised form...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Rethinking Political Islam by Shadi (Fellow, Brookings Institution) Hamid Rethinking Political Islam
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Rethinking Political Islam offers a fine-grained and definitive overview of the changing world of political Islam in the post-Arab Uprising era.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

Panthers in Parliament Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India by Hugo Gorringe Panthers in Parliament Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India

In this ethnographic account of Dalit politics in Tamil Nadu, the author discusses how caste considerations inform and underpin politics in the state. With its micro-empirical focus on the journey of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (Liberation Panthers Party) in Tamil Nadu,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance The Muslim Pilgrims' Paradox by Mikhail (San Diego State University) Alexseev, Sufian N. (George Washington University, Washington DC) Zhemukhov Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance The Muslim Pilgrims' Paradox
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This book develops a new theory of the conditions under which in-group pride can facilitate out-group tolerance.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States by Jesse (University of California, San Diego) Driscoll Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States
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Combining quantitative and qualitative methods, this book presents a revisionist account of the post-Soviet wars and their settlement.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Migrant Integration in Times of Economic Crisis Policy Responses from European and North American Global Cities by Patrick R. Ireland Migrant Integration in Times of Economic Crisis Policy Responses from European and North American Global Cities

This book examines how the severe economic downturn following the 2007-2008 financial crisis affected the structural integration and quality of life of urban migrants in Europe and North America. It compares the experiences of migrants from Poland, Romania, Serbia, Pakistan,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

State, Nationalism, and Islamization Historical Analysis of Turkey and Pakistan by Raja M. Ali Saleem State, Nationalism, and Islamization Historical Analysis of Turkey and Pakistan

This book argues that Islam's role in state nationalism is the best predictor of the Islamization of government using two most different cases: Turkey, which was an aggressively secular country until recently, and Pakistan, a country that is synonymous with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2017

Reform Capacity by Johannes (Professor of Political Science, Lund University) Lindvall Reform Capacity
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This volume examines reform capacity and the ability of political decision-makers to resolve conflicts that might otherwise prevent governments from adopting desirable policies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America Exposing Paraguay by Federico Pous Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America Exposing Paraguay

This book takes on the challenge of conceptually thinking Paraguayan cultural history within the broader field of Latin American studies. It presents original contributions to the study of Paraguayan culture from a variety of perspectives that include visual, literary, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Merkel Gegen Steinbruck Analysen Zum TV-Duell VOR Der Bundestagswahl 2013 by Thorsten Faas Merkel Gegen Steinbruck Analysen Zum TV-Duell VOR Der Bundestagswahl 2013


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

Constitutional Deliberative Democracy in Europe by Min (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium.) Reuchamps Constitutional Deliberative Democracy in Europe
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

Organizing Leviathan Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Making of Good Government by Carl Dahlstrom, Victor Lapuente Organizing Leviathan Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Making of Good Government
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This book examines the quality of government worldwide, their organizational structure, and why some countries are less corrupt and better governed than others.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

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