2nd Edition

Comparative Government Introduction

ISBN 9780134339054
Published April 19, 1995 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

1. General Framework and Concepts
2. The Importance and Scope of Comparative Government
3. The Political System: Characteristics and Components
4. The Norms of Political Systems
5. Political Development
6. Legitimacy, Integration and Coercion
7. Society and Government
8. The Social Bases of Political Systems
9. Groups and Political Systems
10. Political Communication and the Role of the Media
11. Political Parties
12. The Origins, Nature and Structure of Political Parties
13. Party Systems
14. Parties, Elections and Direct Democracy
15. The Role of Parties in the Contemporary World
16. Governmental Structures
17. Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Rule
18. Centralisation and Decentralisation
19. Representation and Legislatures
20. National Executives
21. Political Leadership
22. Implementation and Control
23. Bureaucracies
24. The Role of the Military in the Political Process
25. The Judiciary
26. The Policy Process
27. Government and the People Conclusion

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