Theories of Comparative Political Economy builds on the proposition that the study of politics and economics has evolved into political economy in a number of significant ways, and that the new issues and ideas that became prominent in the 1980s and 1990s will carry on into the new millennium. The book is organized around six chapters. In the first
Introduction - comparative enquiry. Part 1 Ideology and epistemology: ideology and issues of comparative politics; politics and the science of politics in comparative inquiry; Marx and Weber as precursors. Part 2 Theoretical directions: theories of political culture - individual and movement in the struggle for collectivity and the new person; theories of development and underdevelopment; theories of class - from pluralist elite to ruling class and mass. Part 3 Conclusion: political economy and a reconstitition of comparative politics and political science. Appendices: notes on comparative terminology; the general literature of comparative politics since 1980.