Theories Of Comparative Politics: The Search For A Paradigm Reconsidered, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Theories Of Comparative Politics

The Search For A Paradigm Reconsidered, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Ronald H. Chilcote


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Extensively revised and updated, this classic text revisits the central problem of searching for mainstream and alternative paradigms to guide us in comparative political inquiry. Building upon the first edition's comprehensive and systematic overview of frameworks, ideologies, and theories, the second edition highlights new directions and developm

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition -- Introduction -- Comparative Inquiry -- Ideology and Epistemology -- Ideology and Issues of Comparative Politics -- Politics and the Science of Politics in Comparative Inquiry -- Marx and Weber as Precursors -- Theoretical Directions -- Theories of System and State -- 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 -- Conclusion -- Political Economy and a Reconstitution of Comparative Politics and Political Science -- Appendix 1: Notes on Comparative Terminology -- The General Literature of Comparative Politics Since 1980

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Chilcote, Ronald H.

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