Introducing Comparative Politics

Introducing Comparative Politics
Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN 10: 1506385672
ISBN 13: 9781506385679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Comparative Politics Book Review:

For Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials, the driving force is the pluralist, objective stance on introducing students to core concepts in Comparative Politics. Authors Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus introduce key comparative questions while providing equal strengths and weaknesses of commonly debated theories, structures, and beliefs that push students beyond memorization of country profiles and ever-changing statistics and generate in-class debate over key concepts used in the science of comparative politics. While detailed case studies can go in-depth on specific countries and political systems, Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials, distills its country material into paragraph-long examples woven seamlessly into the narrative of the text, increasing diverse global awareness, current-event literacy, and critical-thinking skills.

Introducing Comparative Politics Concepts and Cases in Context Fourth Edition

Introducing Comparative Politics  Concepts and Cases in Context Fourth Edition
Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drougus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 9781506375465
ISBN 13: 1506375464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Security

International Security
Author: Patrick M. Morgan
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006-02-27
ISBN 10: 150634643X
ISBN 13: 9781506346434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Security Book Review:

Conflict--be it war between states, ethnic violence, civil war, or terrorist activity--endures, despite immense efforts to end it. How do states cope with conflict, minimize future threats, and reduce the risk of insecurity? Morgan outlines a spectrum of solutions states use to manage violent conflict, ranging from strategies that individual governments enact largely on their own, such as distribution of power, deterrence, or arms control, to those such as collective security and multilateralism that are more global in nature. The book progresses into tactical and practical actions, from negotiation and mediation to peace imposition. Morgan evaluates each strategy and tactic in terms of how well it addresses three levels of security--systemic, state, and societal--to show how they are interrelated and complementary to each other in important ways. Addressing insecurity at one level often elicits further insecurity at another. Morgan shows students how these various levels interact-either to a state’s advantage or to its detriment-so they can comprehensively analyze the ways that political actors manage (or incite) conflict. Useful pedagogical features help students master the material: Terms and Concepts boxes go beyond simple definitions and provide students with a concept’s evolution over time or the controversy surrounding the meaning of a certain term. Cases and Context boxes offer needed background and interesting detail about pivotal cases of conflict, both historical and contemporary in nature. Key terms are bolded throughout and compiled in a glossary. Annotated bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter point students to additional sources for further study.

Politics and Society in the Developing World

Politics and Society in the Developing World
Author: Peter Calvert,Susan Calvert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1317865936
ISBN 13: 9781317865933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics and Society in the Developing World Book Review:

In a world seemingly surfing a wave of unprecedented affluence, it is sobering to be reminded that only thirty out of nearly two hundred countries can really be classified as advanced industrialized countries. Eighty per cent of the world's population lives in the developing world. This popular, concise introduction scrutinises the developing world, its varied political institutions and the key social, economic and environmental issues at the heart of contemporary debates. Wide-ranging and clearly written, Politics and Society in the Developing World begins by providing a brisk survey of the major theoretical and methodological interpretations of the social impact of development. It then details the factors which determine the parameters of the developing world before moving on to examine its infrastructure and the crises currently facing it. The book also covers the social and economic contexts of developing societies, the international arena and its impact on the developing world, state-building and the tension between dictatorship and democratization. The book focuses on four policy areas: aid, trade, tourism and the environment.

The Essentials of Political Analysis

The Essentials of Political Analysis
Author: Philip H. Pollock III,Barry C. Edwards
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 1506379583
ISBN 13: 9781506379586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essentials of Political Analysis Book Review:

"Pollock and Edwards explain the nuts-and-bolts of research design and data analysis in a clear and concise style. The Essential of Political Analysis is an intuitive introduction to complex material, replete with examples from the political science literature that add relevance to statistical concepts. This text offers students an excellent balance between the technical and the practical." —Francis Neely, San Francisco State University Gain the skills you need to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. In this Sixth Edition of The Essentials of Political Science, bestselling authors Philip H. Pollock III and Barry C. Edwards build students’ analytic abilities and develop their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and accessible examples. This brief, accessible guide walks students through the essentials—measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, describing variables—while using key terms, chapter-opening objectives, over 80 tables and figures, and practical exercises to get them using and applying their new skills. Using SPSS, STATA or R? Discounted package deals available with Philip H. Pollock’s companion workbooks. See more information on the "Packages" tab or contact your SAGE | CQ Press sales rep. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/pollock.

Competitive Authoritarianism

Competitive Authoritarianism
Author: Steven Levitsky,Lucan A. Way
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-08-16
ISBN 10: 1139491482
ISBN 13: 9781139491488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competitive Authoritarianism Book Review:

Based on a detailed study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-communist Eurasia, this book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2008. It finds that where social, economic, and technocratic ties to the West were extensive, as in Eastern Europe and the Americas, the external cost of abuse led incumbents to cede power rather than crack down, which led to democratization. Where ties to the West were limited, external democratizing pressure was weaker and countries rarely democratized. In these cases, regime outcomes hinged on the character of state and ruling party organizations. Where incumbents possessed developed and cohesive coercive party structures, they could thwart opposition challenges, and competitive authoritarian regimes survived; where incumbents lacked such organizational tools, regimes were unstable but rarely democratized.

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics
Author: Patrick H. O'Neil,Ronald Rogowski
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780393938982
ISBN 13: 0393938980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classic works and contemporary ideas

Contending Perspectives In Comparative Politics A Reader

Contending Perspectives In Comparative Politics  A Reader
Author: Lawrence Mayer,Frank Thames,Dennis Patterson
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN 10: 9780872899254
ISBN 13: 087289925X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contending Perspectives In Comparative Politics A Reader Book Review:

In addition to a well-chosen set of classic readings, Contending Perspectives also offers students access to cutting-edge research. By framing chapters around a central question in the field, the editors are able to show students how scholars approach inquiry with different perspectives, producing controversy and consensus in interesting and instructive ways. With these selections, students see work with data, theory, and analysis at its best and set in proper context&BAD:mdash;not pieces chosen just for their currency or for pages of colorful detail. Chapter introductions and selection headnotes offer important background and critical thinking questions.

Kickstarting Your Academic Career

Kickstarting Your Academic Career
Author: Robert L. Ostergard, Jr.,Stacy B. Fisher
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 1442635630
ISBN 13: 9781442635630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kickstarting Your Academic Career Book Review:

Kickstarting Your Academic Career is a primer on the common scholastic demands that social sciences students face upon entering college or university. Based on the challenges that instructors most often find students need help with, the authors offer practical advice and tips on topics such as how to communicate with instructors, take notes, read a textbook, research and write papers, and write successful exams. The succinct writing and clear organization make this an essential reference for first-year students as they encounter post-secondary work for the first time, and a useful refresher for upper-year students looking to refine their skills.

Courts Judges and Politics

Courts  Judges  and Politics
Author: Charles Herman Pritchett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 769
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004169622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Opinion

Public Opinion
Author: Rosalee A. Clawson,Zoe M. Oxley
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1544390157
ISBN 13: 9781544390154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Opinion Book Review:

Clawson and Oxley link the enduring normative questions of democratic theory to existing empirical research on public opinion. Organized around a series of questions—In a democratic society, what should be the relationship between citizens and their government? Are citizens’ opinions pliable? Are they knowledgeable, attentive, and informed?—the text explores the tension between ideals and their practice. Each chapter focuses on exemplary studies, explaining not only the conclusion of the research, but how it was conducted, so students gain a richer understanding of the research process and see methods applied in context.

Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics
Author: J. Tyler Dickovick,Jonathan Eastwood,David B. MacDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN 10: 9780199026548
ISBN 13: 0199026548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Politics Book Review:

Integrating theories, methods, and country cases with an emphasis on application and analysis.Combining thematic organization and a variety of country-specific case studies, Comparative Politics Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases is an engaging and accessible introduction to comparative politics. Methodological tools are introduced early in the text and integrated throughout to helpstudents develop a systematic way of doing their own analyses of concepts and issues. These tools include theories, the basics of the comparative method, and manageable case materials for practice, all in the context of the big questions in comparative politics today.

Comparative Politics of the Global South

Comparative Politics of the Global South
Author: December Green,Laura Luehrmann
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781626376502
ISBN 13: 1626376506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Politics of the Global South Book Review:

Revised edition of: Comparative politics of the "Third World." 3rd ed. 2011.

Introducing Comparative Politics

Introducing Comparative Politics
Author: Stephen Orvis,Carol Ann Drogus
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 154437903X
ISBN 13: 9781544379036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Comparative Politics Book Review:

Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials is organized thematically around the essential questions in comparative politics—Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why? Adapted from the authors’ Introducing Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition, The Essentials version offers the same framework for understanding comparative politics in a briefer format. Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus introduce key comparative questions while providing equal strengths and weaknesses of commonly debated theories, structures, and beliefs that push students and generates in-class debate over key concepts used in the science of comparative politics. While detailed case studies can go in-depth on specific countries and political systems, Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials distills its country material into the narrative, increasing global awareness, current-event literacy, and critical-thinking skills. The book's organization allows you to teach the course the way you want to teach it.

The Modern State

The Modern State
Author: Christopher Pierson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-07-31
ISBN 10: 1134331347
ISBN 13: 9781134331345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern State Book Review:

The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say exactly what the state is. The Modern State offers a clear, comprehensive and provoking introduction to one of the most important phenomena of contemporary life. Topics covered include: * the nation state and its historical context * state and economy * state and societies * state and citizens * international relations * the future of the state

Political Science Today

Political Science Today
Author: Wendy N. Whitman Cobb
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 1544358326
ISBN 13: 9781544358321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Science Today Book Review:

Political science has changed; the way students learn has changed; so too should the way it’s taught. This is political science, today. Political Science Today by Wendy Whitman Cobb gives you a holistic view of the subfields that make up political science by dedicating one chapter to each of the topics at the core of the discipline. Unlike denser texts on the market, Political Science Today uses a field-based approach that allows you to engage with the material directly and dig into each of the discipline’s diverse subfields while also developing critical thinking skills, discerning the differences between politics and political science, conducting and consuming research, and broadening your future career aspirations. The book’s innovative table of contents begins with foundational tools like theories and research methods, then builds up to subfield chapters on Comparative Politics, International Relations, American Government, Political Economy, and Public Policy and Administration. Current case studies throughout the text provide a backdrop for engaging classroom discussions on topics such as President Trump’s travel ban, ISIS as a state, and strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations. This unique approach provides short segments of topic coverage, plenty of summarizing content and review questions, as well as comprehensive learning objectives which will help you understand the realities of political science today.

International Migration

International Migration
Author: Khalid Koser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2007-02-22
ISBN 10: 0199298017
ISBN 13: 9780199298013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Migration Book Review:

This Very Short Introduction examines the phenomenon of international human migration - both legal and illegal. Taking a global look at politics, economics, and globalization, the author presents the human side of topics such as asylum and refugees, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, development, and the international labour force.

Nursing Now

Nursing Now
Author: Joseph T. Catalano
Publsiher: F A Davis Company
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780803614475
ISBN 13: 0803614470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing Now Book Review:

As nursing students move toward becoming professionals, they must gain theoretical knowledge, learn clinical skills, and develop professional values. Joseph Catalano presents a wide range of pertinent topics and offers the most up-to-date coverage for the Issues & Trends course in this new 4th edition of his cutting-edge text. It explores the evolution and history of nursing, and examines the impact of reform, the legal system, and politics on the profession.

Understanding Homeland Security

Understanding Homeland Security
Author: Gus Martin
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN 10: 1544355823
ISBN 13: 9781544355825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Homeland Security Book Review:

Gus Martin’s Understanding Homeland Security provides students with a comprehensive introduction to U.S. homeland security in the modern world, with a focus on the post-September 11, 2001 era. This insightful resource examines the theories, agency missions, laws, and regulations governing the homeland security enterprise through the lens of threat scenarios and countermeasures related to terrorism, natural disasters, emergency management, cyber security, and much more. The Third Edition keeps readers on the forefront of homeland security with coverage of cutting-edge topics, such as the role of FEMA and preparedness planning; the role of civil liberty and countering extremism through reform; and hackings during the 2016 and 2018 U.S. elections. Readers will gain much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues surrounding today’s homeland security and learn to think critically to analyze and respond to various threat environments. INSTRUCTORS: Understanding Homeland Security is accompanied by SAGE edge for instructors and students, which includes access to SAGE Premium Video! Learn More

Global Issues

Global Issues
Author: CQ Researcher,
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 1506308341
ISBN 13: 9781506308340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues Book Review:

CQ Researcher’s Global Issues offers an in-depth and nuanced look at a wide range of today’s most pressing issues. The 2015 edition of this annual reader looks at topics such as Russia’s resurgence, global hunger, U.S. global engagement, transnational crime, and al Qaeda’s continuing threat. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written. Each chapter identifies the key players, explores what’s at stake, and offers the background and analysis necessary to understand how past and current developments impact the future of each issue.