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Foundations of comparative politics : democracies of the modern world / Kenneth Newton, Jan W. van Deth.

By: Newton, Kenneth, 1940- [author.].
Contributor(s): Deth, Jan W. van [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge textbooks in comparative politics.Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018Edition: Third edition; Fourth printing.Description: xxvii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107582859 (pbk.).Subject(s): Democracy | Comparative government | Representative government and representation | MASTER - Political Science BAEPS, Political Science November2019Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 320.3
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The State: Origins and Development: 1. The development of the modern state; 2. States and democracy; 3. Democratic change and persistence; Part II. The Polity: Structures and Institutions: 4. Constitutions; 5. Presidential and parliamentary government; 6. Multi-level government: international, national and sub-national; 7. Policy making and legislating: executives and legislatures; 8. Implementation: the public bureaucracy; Part III. Citizens, Elites and Interest Mediation: 9. Political attitudes and behaviour; 10. Pressure groups and social movements; 11. The mass media; 12. Voters and elections; 13. Party government; Part IV. Policies and Performance: 14. Political ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, Christian democracy and socialism; 15. Decision making; 16. Public spending and public policies; 17. The future of the democratic state; Postscript: how and what to compare?.
Summary: "The new edition of this leading overview of comparative politics once again blends theory and evidence across democratic systems to provide unparalleled coverage. The student-friendly structure and clear, concise writing ensure that complex issues are clearly explained and students engage with the key theories. The third edition is updated throughout, with a new chapter, 'Public Spending and Public Policies', increased coverage of defective democracies, and revised coverage of e-democracy and the power of the media. The pedagogy is simplified with a focus on briefings that feature examples and controversies from across the globe, alongside clear key terms, 'What We Have Learned' and 'Lessons of Comparison' sections, and a wealth of online materials to complete a rich teaching and learning package"-- Provided by publisher.
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Third edition published in 2016.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The State: Origins and Development: 1. The development of the modern state; 2. States and democracy; 3. Democratic change and persistence; Part II. The Polity: Structures and Institutions: 4. Constitutions; 5. Presidential and parliamentary government; 6. Multi-level government: international, national and sub-national; 7. Policy making and legislating: executives and legislatures; 8. Implementation: the public bureaucracy; Part III. Citizens, Elites and Interest Mediation: 9. Political attitudes and behaviour; 10. Pressure groups and social movements; 11. The mass media; 12. Voters and elections; 13. Party government; Part IV. Policies and Performance: 14. Political ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, Christian democracy and socialism; 15. Decision making; 16. Public spending and public policies; 17. The future of the democratic state; Postscript: how and what to compare?.

"The new edition of this leading overview of comparative politics once again blends theory and evidence across democratic systems to provide unparalleled coverage. The student-friendly structure and clear, concise writing ensure that complex issues are clearly explained and students engage with the key theories. The third edition is updated throughout, with a new chapter, 'Public Spending and Public Policies', increased coverage of defective democracies, and revised coverage of e-democracy and the power of the media. The pedagogy is simplified with a focus on briefings that feature examples and controversies from across the globe, alongside clear key terms, 'What We Have Learned' and 'Lessons of Comparison' sections, and a wealth of online materials to complete a rich teaching and learning package"-- Provided by publisher.

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