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Comparative Inquiry In Politics And Political Economy

Theories And Issues, 1st Edition

By Ronald H Chilcote


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As an introductory text in comparative study, this work begins with the assumption that students should examine a variety of perspectives and explore alternative possibilities as a means of arousing curiosity, stimulating creativity, building interest and self-motivation, and enhancing understanding of complex issues in politics and political econo

Table of Contents

PART 1 Introduction: Foundations for Inquiry, 1 The Politics of Comparative Inquiry, 2 Theoretical Paths, PART 2 Dichotomies of Theories, 3 Institutional Frameworks: State and System, 4 The Social Dimension: Class and Group, 5 The Cultural Dimension: Individual and Collective Preferences, 6 The Economic Dimension: Capitalist and Socialist Development, 7 The Political Dimension: Representative and Participatory Democracy, PART 3 Conclusion, 8 The Unending Search for a Paradigm in Political Economy

About the Author

Ronald H. Chilcote is professor of political science and economics at the University of California, Riverside. He is founder and managing editor of Latin American Perspectives and author and editor of numerous books and articles, including Theories of Development and Underdevelopment.

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