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Handbook of Global Political Policy

1st Edition

By Stuart Nagel

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664 pages

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The latest in the six-volume set of global policy handbooks, the Handbook of Global Political Policy utilizes a cross-national, cross-policy approach to examine the public policy of six different regions around the world. Combining actual and theoretical perspectives, this expansive reference compares and presents nonideological resolutions to current political conditions worldwide.

With contributions by over 30 international policy experts and academicians, the Handbook of Global Political Policy

  • addresses the dilemma of multiculturalism with solutions sensitive to self-determination, federalization, and nationalization

  • determines elite acceptance as a key factor in the survival of Russian democracy and investigates from which group the new elite will arise

  • postulates causes for the breakdown and default of the Indian government, with a case study of the Panchayati Raj System

  • offers a current perspective on the role of the People's Liberation Army in China's democratization process

  • details shared concepts of leadership in China and Taiwan

  • highlights cases of donor-assisted democratization in Africa, and recommends paths of action for international donors

  • explains why the federal republics of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia had disproportionately greater numbers of critics than defenders

  • considers the effects of Brazilian institutional arrangements promoting state reform

  • discusses campaign finance reform in the United States

    Supplemented with over 1200 literature references, tables, and drawings, the Handbook of Global Political Policy is an insightful resource for public administrators and public policy experts, political scientists, economists, sociologists, attorneys, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

  • Table of Contents

    General Political Policy

    Political Policy: An Introduction

    Stuart S. Nagel

    Majority Rule and Stability: Where Do We Stand Now?

    Hannu Nurmi

    Growing Inequalities and Dangers to Democracy in Ultramodern Society: Some Policy Implications

    Eva Etzioni-Halevy

    Democratization in a Comparative Perspective

    Erik Komarov

    Democratization in Federal Systems: Integration or Disintegration?

    Charles T. Barber

    Africa's Political Policy

    Theories of Democratization and the Case of Donor-Assisted Democratization in Namibia

    Eve Sandberg

    Evaluation of Intergovernmental Relationships in South Africa with Specific Reference to Local Authorities

    Mike H. Meiring

    African Political Reform and International Assistance: What Can and Should Be Done

    James S. Wunsch

    Elections and the Democratic Project in Africa: Precepts, Practices, and the Future

    Said Adejumobi

    Asia's Political Policy

    New Dimensions in Administrative Reform in Japan

    Katsuaki Yamazaki

    Regional Voting in New Democracies: The Case of South Korea from a Comparative Perspective

    Kisuk Cho

    The Military and Democracy in China

    George P. Jan

    Leadership Conceptions of Local Elites: Across the Taiwan Strait-A Cultural Analysis

    Da-chi Liao

    Interest Groups in the Philippines After the 1986 People's Power Revolt

    Natalia M. L. M. Morales

    Development and the Issue of Governance in South Asia: Alternative Strategies

    B. M. Jain

    Role and Performance of Indian Parliament in the Process of Democratization: A Case Study of Panchayati Raj System

    N.S. Gehlot

    Electoral Systems in Pacific and Other Small Islands

    Dag Anckar and Carsten Anckar

    Political Culture or Politicized Culture? Comparing Democracies in South and Southeast Asia

    Habibul Haque Khondker

    Europe's Political Policy

    Formation of the New Russian Political Elite

    Eberhard Schneider

    Effects of Post-Communist Modernization in Russia in a Comparative Perspective

    Vladimir Rukavishnikov

    Explaining Ideological Swings in Western Democracies: A Comparative Analysis, 1952-1989

    HeeMin Kim and Richard C. Fording

    Party Systems and Elites in Post-Communist Europe

    Jan Pakulski

    Dissolution of the Czechoslovak and Yugoslav Federations: A Lose-Lose Policy Outcome?

    Jim Seroka

    Post-Communist Russia as a Challenge to Transition Theories

    Andrei Melville

    Legislative Agenda Setting in East Central Europe: What Makes a Difference?

    Gabriella Ilonszki

    Latin and North America's Political Policy

    Carlos Menem and the Reshaping of Argentine History

    Siamak Khatami

    Why Have Brazilian Legislators Decided to "Clean Up Their Sidewalks"?: The Influence of the Brazilian Political Institutions on the Process of State Reform

    Carlos Pereira

    Impacts of NAFTA on Intergovernmental Relations for U.S. and Mexican Municipalities

    Michelle A. Saint-Germain

    New Institutional Mechanisms and Local Conflicts

    Pierre Hamel

    Effects of Public Funding on Party Participation: A Hypothesis and a Case Study

    Jonathan Mendilow and Frank L. Rusciano

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    POL000000
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / General