This book reflects the scope of Henry W. Ehrmann's own work, as well as its unifying themes, ranging from political theory, constitutional law and theory and methodology of comparative politics, through theoretically-oriented studies dealing with such problems as interest group politics.
Table of Contents
1. Constitutional Courts and Values of Reference: Apropos Decisions on Abortion 2. The Success of Constitutional Reform in Canada: A Comparative Historical Analysis 3. The Evolution of the Institution of the French Presidency, 1959-1981 4. Freedom of Speech, Judicial Review, and Public Policymaking in the United States 5. The Duties of Humanity: Legal and Moral Obligation in Rousseau's Thought 6. The Problematic of Citizenship in Liberal Democracy: An Essay on Politics and Faith 7. Social Theory and the Break with Tradition 8. Entitlement and Legitimacy: Weber and Lenin on the Problems of Leadership 9. Rational Choice and Culture: A Thick Description of Abner Cohen's Hausa Migrants 10. Area Studies and/ or Social Science: Contextually-limited Generalizations Versus General 11. Communism and Political Culture Theory 12. Political Culture in the German Context: Some Reflections on the Shortcomings of Studies in Political Culture 13. Two-party Contest and "Inner-party Democracy": Roots and Remedies of a Functional Conflict 14. Death and Transfiguration of the Michigan Paradigm: Reflections on Some Recent Results Concerning the Sociology of Political Behavior in the United States 15. The Autonomy of Politics: A Longitudinal Study of Selected Parliamentary Constituencies in Great Britain, France, and West Germany 16. Labor Unions in their Social and Political Environments: Britain, West Germany, and the United States 17. Interest Groups in Three Industrial Democracies: France, West Germany, and the United States 18. Corporatism in France: the Gaullist Contribution 19. New Forms of Interest Representation in the U.S. Congress 20. The Political Economy of the Popular Front in Comparative Perspective 21. On Purposes of Military Occupation 22. Determinants of French Foreign Policy after 1932: On the Relationship of National and Foreign Policy and International Politics and Economics 23. Transition from Authoritarian Regimes: The Contrasting Cases of Brazil and Portugal