Analyzing Politics

Analyzing Politics
Author: Kenneth A. Shepsle
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780393935073
ISBN 13: 0393935078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Analyzing Politics makes the fundamentals of rational-choice theory accessible to undergraduates in clear, nontechnical language.

Studyguide for Analyzing Politics

Studyguide for Analyzing Politics
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2007-08
ISBN 10: 9781428824447
ISBN 13: 1428824448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780393971071 .

American Government

American Government
Author: Theodore J. Lowi,Benjamin Ginsberg,Kenneth A. Shepsle
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780393931211
ISBN 13: 0393931218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Government Book Review:

American Government, Brief Tenth Edition, is the only brief text that offers an analytical approach, comprehensive coverage of the core concepts and major topics of American politics, and lots of pedagogical help for students.

American Government

American Government
Author: Stephen Ansolabehere,Benjamin Ginsberg,Kenneth A. Shepsle,Theodore J. Lowi
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780393674934
ISBN 13: 0393674932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Government Book Review:

A fresh, accessible perspective on the fundamentals

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Sarah A. Binder,Bert A. Rockman
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN 10: 019103696X
ISBN 13: 9780191036965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions Book Review:

The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world. Authoritative reviews of the literature and assessments of future research directions will help to set the research agenda for the next decade.

Special Interest Politics

Special Interest Politics
Author: Gene M. Grossman,Elhanan Helpman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780262571678
ISBN 13: 0262571676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An exploration of the role that special interest groups play in modern democratic politics.

Analyzing Politics W Think Str

Analyzing Politics W Think Str
Author: Ken Shepsle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000-06
ISBN 10: 9780393980943
ISBN 13: 0393980944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Analyzing Congress

Analyzing Congress
Author: Charles Haines Stewart
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780393935066
ISBN 13: 039393506X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The only undergraduate Congress text written from a rational-choice perspective. Analyzing Congress provides students with the basic analytical tools for understanding congressional politics. In addition to introducing the fundamental concepts and theory, the text includes many empirical cases drawn from the classic Congress literature and from recent developments in Congress. For the Second Edition, new cases and updated data figures have been added throughout the text, expanded problem sets and conceptual questions now appear at the end of every chapter, and the presentation of the spatial model in Chapter 1 has been revised to make it more teachable to undergraduates.

Political Economy for Public Policy

Political Economy for Public Policy
Author: Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0691168741
ISBN 13: 9780691168746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Economy for Public Policy Book Review:

This textbook uses modern political economy to introduce students of political science, government, economics, and public policy to the politics of the policymaking process. The book's distinct political economy approach has two virtues. By developing general principles for thinking about policymaking, it can be applied across a range of issue areas. It also unifies the policy curriculum, offering coherence to standard methods for teaching economics and statistics, and drawing connections between fields. The book begins by exploring the normative foundations of policymaking—political theory, social choice theory, and the Paretian and utilitarian underpinnings of policy analysis. It then introduces game theoretic models of social dilemmas—externalities, coordination problems, and commitment problems—that create opportunities for policy to improve social welfare. Finally, it shows how the political process creates technological and incentive constraints on government that shape policy outcomes. Throughout, concepts and models are illustrated and reinforced with discussions of empirical evidence and case studies. This textbook is essential for all students of public policy and for anyone interested in the most current methods influencing policymaking today. Comprehensive approach to politics and policy suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students Models unify policy curriculum through methodological coherence Exercises at the end of every chapter Self-contained appendices cover necessary game theory Extensive discussion of cases and applications

Analyzing Politics

Analyzing Politics
Author: Ellen Grigsby
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780534630775
ISBN 13: 0534630774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Using a case study approach, ANALYZING POLITICS (WITH INFOTRAC) covers fundamental concepts with contemporary, political examples, discussions of feminism and environmentalism. Your purchase includes access to InfoTrac College Edition's online university library. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Political Economy of Development

The Political Economy of Development
Author: Robert H. Bates
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 1108837506
ISBN 13: 9781108837507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explores the relationship between a government's political choices and its country's level of development.

Governing the Commons

Governing the Commons
Author: Elinor Ostrom
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN 10: 1107569788
ISBN 13: 9781107569782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tackles one of the most enduring and contentious issues of positive political economy: common pool resource management.

Private Desires Political Action

Private Desires  Political Action
Author: Michael Laver
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1997-02-24
ISBN 10: 1446231003
ISBN 13: 9781446231005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Private Desires, Political Action is an accessible overview of one of the most important approaches to the study of politics in the modern world - rational choice theory. Michael Laver does not set out to review this entire field, but rather to discuss how we might use rational choice theory to analyze the political competition that affects almost every aspect of our lives. The broad-ranging scope of the book introduces the theory at many levels of analysis, including: the private desires of individuals; the social context of how people fulfil their desires; and the problems of collective action. The discussion of these problems extends into the arena of politics, where the activities of `political entrepreneurs' or politicians and the formation of political parties and coalitions are addressed.

Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government

Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government
Author: Randall Calvert,Michael Laver,Kenneth A. Shepsle,Kenneth A.. Shepsle
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1994-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780521438377
ISBN 13: 0521438373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A close examination of the constitutional relationship between legislature and executive in parliamentary regimes.

Principles of Comparative Politics

Principles of Comparative Politics
Author: William Roberts Clark,Matt Golder,Sona Nadenichek Golder
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN 10: 1506318142
ISBN 13: 9781506318141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Comparative Politics Book Review:

Principles of Comparative Politics offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. In this thoroughly revised Third Edition, students now have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. The new edition retains a focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. Among other things, the updates to this edition include a thoroughly-revised chapter on dictatorships that incorporates a discussion of the two fundamental problems of authoritarian rule: authoritarian power-sharing and authoritarian control; a revised chapter on culture and democracy that includes a more extensive examination of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics; a new section on issues related to electoral integrity; an expanded assessment of different forms of representation; and a new intuitive take on statistical analyses that provides a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters, the Problems sections at the end of each chapter have been expanded, a! nd the empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. Online videos and tutorials are available to address some of the more methodological components discussed in the book. The authors have thoughtfully streamlined chapters to better focus attention on key topics.

Classifying by Race

Classifying by Race
Author: Paul E. Peterson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400864100
ISBN 13: 9781400864102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs can reverse the course of American history. The essays in this volume, however, recognize that racial classification is an issue that cuts too deep and poses too many constitutional questions to be resolved by slogans of either the right or the left. The contributors to this volume are James Alt, Kenneth Benoit, Henry Brady, John Bruce, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Andrew Gelman, Lani Guinier, Fredrick C. Harris, Gary King, Robert C. Lieberman, David Ian Lublin, David Metz, Paul E. Peterson, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Kenneth Shepsle, Theda Skocpol, Katherine Tate, Richard Valelly, Sidney Verba, and Margaret Weir. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Political Economy of Democracy and Tyranny

The Political Economy of Democracy and Tyranny
Author: Norman Schofield
Publsiher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000067527946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One theme that has emerged from the recent literature on political economy concerns the transition to democracy: why would dominant elites give up oligarchic power? This book addresses the fundamental question of democratic stability and the collapse of tyranny by considering a formal model of democracy and tyranny. The formal model is used to study elections in developed polities such as the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, and Israel, as well as complex developing polities such as Turkey. The key idea is that activist groups may offer resources to political candidates if they in turn adjust their polities in favor of the interest group. In polities that use a "first past the post" electoral system, such as the US, the bargaining between interest groups and candidates creates a tendency for activist groups to coalesce; in polities such as Israel and the Netherlands, where the electoral system is very proportional, there may be little tendency for activist coalescence. A further feature of the model is that candidates, or political leaders, like Barack Obama, with high intrinsic charisma, or valence, will be attracted to the electoral center, while less charismatic leaders will move to the electoral periphery. This aspect of the model is used to compare the position taking and exercise of power of authoritarian leaders in Portugal, Argentina and the Soviet Union. The final chapter of the book suggests that the chaos that may be induced by climate change and rapid population growth can only be addressed by concerted action directed by a charismatic leader of the Atlantic democracies.

Text As Data

Text As Data
Author: Justin Grimmer,Brandon M. Stewart,Margaret E. Roberts
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN 10: 0691207542
ISBN 13: 9780691207544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text As Data Book Review:

A guide for using computational text analysis to learn about the social world From social media posts and text messages to digital government documents and archives, researchers are bombarded with a deluge of text reflecting the social world. This textual data gives unprecedented insights into fundamental questions in the social sciences, humanities, and industry. Meanwhile new machine learning tools are rapidly transforming the way science and business are conducted. Text as Data shows how to combine new sources of data, machine learning tools, and social science research design to develop and evaluate new insights. Text as Data is organized around the core tasks in research projects using text--representation, discovery, measurement, prediction, and causal inference. The authors offer a sequential, iterative, and inductive approach to research design. Each research task is presented complete with real-world applications, example methods, and a distinct style of task-focused research. Bridging many divides--computer science and social science, the qualitative and the quantitative, and industry and academia--Text as Data is an ideal resource for anyone wanting to analyze large collections of text in an era when data is abundant and computation is cheap, but the enduring challenges of social science remain. Overview of how to use text as data Research design for a world of data deluge Examples from across the social sciences and industry

10 Less Democracy

10  Less Democracy
Author: Garett Jones
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 9781503628977
ISBN 13: 1503628973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Less Democracy Book Review:

Democracy is a matter of degree, and this book offers mainstream empirical evidence that shows how rich democracies would be better off with a few degrees less of it.

The Making of Economic Policy

The Making of Economic Policy
Author: Avinash K. Dixit
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1998-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780262540988
ISBN 13: 0262540983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Economic Policy Book Review:

The Making of Economic Policy begins by observing that most countries' trade policies are so blatantly contrary to all the prescriptions of the economist that there is no way to understand this discrepancy except by delving into the politics. The same is true for many other dimensions of economic policy. Avinash Dixit looks for an improved understanding of the politics of economic policy-making from a transaction cost perspective. Such costs of planning, implementing, and monitoring an exchange have proved critical to explaining many phenomena in industrial organization. Dixit discusses the variety of similar transaction costs encountered in the political process of making economic policy and how these costs affect the operation of different institutions and policies. Dixit organizes a burgeoning body of research in political economy in this framework. He uses U.S. fiscal policy and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as two examples that illustrate the framework, and show how policy often deviates from the economist's ideal of efficiency. The approach reveals, however, that some seemingly inefficient practices are quite creditable attempts to cope with transaction costs such as opportunism and asymmetric information. Copublished with the Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute