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Essential Readings in Comparative Politics / Edition 1

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics / Edition 1

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Classic works and contemporary ideas

This accessible collection combines classic theoretical works, contemporary scholarship, and serious journalistic pieces. It’s perfectly suited for the undergraduate comparative politics course. Designed to complement Essentials of Comparative Politics, the reader’s chapters are organized thematically around major topics. The Fifth Edition includes 40% NEW readings.

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ISBN-13: 9780393925173
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: The Norton Series in World Politics
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 322

About the Author

Patrick H. O’Neil is Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University. Professor O’Neil’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of authoritarianism and democratization. His past research focused on Eastern Europe, and his current research deals with the Middle East, particularly Iran. His publications include Revolution from Within: The Hungarian Socialist Worker’s Party “Reform Circles” and the Collapse of Communism and Communicating Democracy: The Media and Political Transitions (editor).

Ronald Rogowski is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and served from 2007 to 2012 as editor-in-chief of the American Political Science Review. He is the author of Rational Legitimacy and Commerce and Coalitions and coauthor of Electoral Systems and the Balance of Consumer-Producer Power. He was elected in 1994 as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007–08 was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. His current research focuses on long-term changes in inequality and effects of regional specialization in the European Union.

Table of Contents

Preface XI

1 What is Comparative Politics? 1

Research Traditions and Theory in Comparative Politics: An Introduction, from Comparative Politics Mark I. Lichbach Alan S. Zuckerman 4

The Science in Social Science, from Designing Social Inquiry Gary King Robert O. Keohane Sidney Verba 10

Of the Four Methods of Experimental Inquiry, from A System of Logic John Stuart Mill 16

The Rise of Experimentation in Political Science, from Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Ronald Rogowski 19

2 The State 27

Politics as a Vocation, from Max Weber: Essays in Sociology Max Weber 28

War and the State in Africa, from International Security Jeffrey Herbst 35

The New Nature of Nation-State Failure, from The Washington Quarterly Robert I. Rotberg 49

Sovereignty, from Foreign Policy Stephen D. Krasner 57

3 Nations and Society 64

Nationalism, from the Age of Revolution Eric Hobsbawm 66

Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War, from American Political Science Review James D. Fearon David D. Laitin 75

Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance, from Journal of Economic Literature Alberto Alesina Euana La Ferrara 86

Economic versus Cultural Differences: Forms of Ethnic Diversity and Public Goods Provision, from American Political Science Review Kate Baldwin John D. Huber 103

Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnonationalist Civil War: A Global Comparison, from American Political Science Review Lars-Erik Cederman Nils B. Weidmann Kristian Skrede Gleditsch 123

4 Political Economy 138

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith 141

Institutions, from Journal of Economic Perspectives Douglass C. North 147

Root Causes: A Historical Approach to Assessing the Role of Institutions in Economic Development from Finance & Development Daron Acemoglu 159

Political Cleavages and Changing Exposure to Trade, from American Political Science Review Ronald Rogowski 163

5 Democratic Regimes 178

What Democracy Is … and Is Not, from Journal of Democracy Philippe C. Schmitter Terry Lynn Karl 180

Constitutional Choices for New Democracies, from The Global Resurgence of Democracy Arend Lijphart 189

The Rise of "State-Nations," from Journal of Democracy Alfred Stepan Juan J. Linz Yogendra Yadav 199

Engendering "the Crisis of Democracy": Institutions, Representation and Participation, from Government and Opposition Georgina Waylen 213

The Danger of Deconsolidation, from Journal of Democracy Roberto STEFAN Foa Yascha Mounk 229

6 Nondemocratic Regimes 239

Modern Nondemocratic Regimes, from Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation Juan J. Linz Alfred Stepan 241

The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism, from Journal of Democracy Steven Levitsky Lucan A. Way 254

The Rule of Law versus the Big Man, from Journal of Democracy Larry Diamond 264

Military Rule, from Annual Review of Political Science Barbara Geddes Erica Frantz Joseph G. Wright 273

How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression, from American Political Science Review Gary King Jennifer Pan Margaret E. Roberts 288

Political Violence 309

France, Russia, China: A Structural Analysis of Social Revolutions, from Comparative Studies in Society and History Theda Skocpol 310

The Causes of Terrorism, from Comparative Politics Martha Crenshaw 328

Reframing Sacred Values, from Negotiation Journal Scott Atran Robert Axelrod 343

Why Respecting Physical Integrity Rights Reduces Terrorism, from Comparative Political Studies James I. Walsh James A. Piazza 362

8 Developed Democracies 376

Author's Introduction, from Democracy in America Alexis De Tocqueville 379

Endogenous Democratization, from World Politics Carles Boix Susan C. Stokes 387

Income and Democracy, American Economic Review Daron Acemoglu Simon Johnson James A. Robinson Pierre Yared 413

From Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach Ben W. Ansell David J. Samuels 419

The Number of Parties, from Political Parties Maurice Duverger 432

Electoral Institutions and the Politics of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Redistribute More than Others, from American Political Science Review Torben Iversen David Soskice 437

Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State, from Varieties of Capitalism Margarita Estévez-Abe Torben Iversen David Soskice 446

9 Communism and Postcommunism 463

Manifesto of the Communist Party, from The Marx-Engels Reader Karl Marx Friedrich Engels 465

The Illiberal Challenge in Post-Communist Europe, from Taiwan Journal of Democracy Grzegorz Ekiert 477

25 Years After the USSR: What's Gone Wrong?, from Journal of Democracy Henry E. Hale 489

Russia and China in the Global Economy, from Demokratizatisiya Harley Balzer 497

10 Developing Countries 507

To Help the Poor, from The Elusive Quest for Growth William Easterly 509

The Sixteen-Page Economic History of the World, from A Farewell to Alms Gregory Clark 515

Why Has Africa Grown Slowly?, from Journal of Economic Perspectives Paul Collier Jan Willem Gunning 525

Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth, from Journal of Democracy Daron Acemoglu Simon Johnson 543

11 Globalization 549

Is Global Governance Feasible? Is It Desirable?, from The Globalization Paradox Dani Rodrik 550

Inequality and Globalization, from Foreign Affairs François Bourguignon 564

Populism as a Backlash against Globalization: Historical Perspectives, from Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development Niall Ferguson 567

Global Civil Society: The Progress of Post-Westphalian Politics, from Annual Review of Political Science John S. Dryzek 573

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