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Comparative Government Introduction

2nd Edition

By Jean Blondel


432 pages

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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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