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The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Oxford Companions to Political Studies

By Professor Joel Krieger (Edited by), Professor Craig N. Murphy (Edited by), Professor Margaret E. Crahan (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 1320 pages
Published In: United States, 01 October 2012
The two-volume Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit. Comparativists apply various theories and concepts to analyze the similarities and differences between political units, using the results of their research to develop causalities and generalizations. Each of these theories and outcomes are thoroughly defined in the Companion, as are major resultant conclusions, those comparativists who have influenced the field in significant ways, and politicians whose administrations have shaped the evaluation of contrasting governments. Approximately 200 revised and updated articles from the Oxford Companion to Politics of the World would serve as a foundation for the set, while over 100 new entries would thoroughly examine the field in a lasting, more theoretical than current-event-based, way. New entries cover such topics as failed states, Grand Strategies, and Soft Power; important updates include such countries as China and Afghanistan and issues like Capital Punishment, Gender and Politics, and Totalitarianism. Country entries include the most significant nations to permit a focus on non time-sensitive analysis. In addition, 25 1,000-word interpretive essays by notable figures analyze the discipline, its issues and accomplishments. Collectively, entries promote deeper understanding of a field that is often elusive to non-specialists.

Table of Contents

Affirmative Action ; Afghanistan ; Africa, Francophone ; Africa, Portuguese-speaking ; African Americans ; AIDS ; Algeria ; Allende, Salvador ; American Exceptionalism ; American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations ; Amnesty International ; Anarchism ; Antartica ; Antisemitism ; Apartheid ; Arab Spring ; Arafat, Yasir ; Arendt, Hannah ; Argentina, ; Arias, Oscar ; Ataturk, Kemal ; Aung San Suu Kyi ; Australia ; Austria ; Authoritarianism ; Baby Boomer ; Balkans ; Baltic States ; Bangladesh ; Belgium ; Benedict XVI ; Ben-Gurion, David ; Bill of Rights ; Blair, Tony ; Bolivar, Simon ; Bolivia ; Border Security ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bosnian War ; Brazil ; Britain ; Buddhism ; Bureaucratic Authoritarianism ; Bureaucratic Politics ; Bush, George Herbet Walker ; Bush, George W. ; Campaign Advertising ; Campaign Finance and Reform ; Canada ; Capitalism ; Capitalism, Varieties of ; Capital Punishment ; Caribbean, English-speaking ; Carter, Jimmy ; Castro, Fidel ; Censorship ; Central Europe ; Charter Schools ; Chile ; China ; Chinese Communist Party ; Chinese Revolution ; Christianity ; Churchill, Winston ; Citizen Security ; Citizenship ; Civil Disobedience ; Civil Rights Movement ; Civil Society ; Class and Politics ; Clausewitz, Carl von ; Clinton, Bill ; Clinton, Hilary ; Colombia ; Communism ; Communist Party States ; Communitarianism ; Comparative Politics ; Congo, Democratic Republic of ; Congress, U.S. ; Conservatism ; Consociational Democracy ; Constitutional Design ; Corporatism ; Corruption ; Costa Rica ; Court of Justice of the European Union ; Crime and Punishment ; Cuba ; Cultural Revolution ; Cyberpolitics ; Darfur ; Deindustrialization ; Democracy ; Democratic Party ; Democratic Transitions ; Deng Xiaoping ; Dependency ; Deregulation ; Development and Underdevelopment ; Disability Politics ; DuBois, W. E. B. ; Economic and Monetary Union ; Economy, American, since World War II ; Education and Politics ; Egypt ; Eisenhower, Dwight D. ; Elections and Voting Behavior ; Environmentalism ; Epistemic Communities ; Equality and Inequality ; Ethnicity ; European Commission ; European Parliament ; European Union ; European Union Council of Ministers ; Export-led Growth ; Failed States ; Famine ; Fascism ; Federalism ; Federal Reserve System ; Feminist Theory ; Financial Crisis of 2008 ; Financial Industry ; Fordism ; Foreign Workers ; Foucault, Michel ; France ; Franco, Francisco ; Fundamentalism ; Game Theory ; Gaulle, Charles de ; Gay and Lesbian Politics ; Gender and Politics ; German Unification ; Germany, Federal Republic of ; Ghana ; Global Justice Movement ; Gorbachev, Mikhail ; Gramsci, Antonio ; Grand Strategies, U.S. ; Gray Power ; Great Lakes Region ; Great Society ; Green Parties ; Guatemala ; Guerilla Warfare ; Guevara, Ernesto <"Che>" ; Gulf States ; Gun Control ; Health Care ; Health Care Reform ; Hinduism ; Hiroshima ; Hitler, Adolf ; Ho Chi Minh ; Holocaust ; Horn of Africa ; Housing in the United States ; Human Rights ; Hussein, Saddam ; Ideology ; Immigration ; Immigration to the United States ; Import-substitution Industrialization ; India ; Indian Ocean Region ; Indonesia ; Interest Groups ; International Criminal Court ; Iran ; Iraq ; Ireland ; Islam ; Islam and Democracy ; Israel ; Italy ; James, C. L. R. ; Japan ; Jihad ; John Paul II ; Johnson, Lyndon Baines ; Judaism ; Judicial Review ; Just War Theory ; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald ; Keynesianism ; Khomeini, Ruhollah ; King, Martin Luther, Jr. ; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of ; Korea, Republic of ; Korean War ; Labor Force, American ; Land Reform ; Latino Americans ; Lebanon ; Left, The ; Legal Aid, Civil ; Lenin, Vladimir Ilich ; Leninism ; Liberalism ; Liberalism, Center-Left ; Libertarianism ; Lula da Silva, Luiz Ignacio ; Maastricht Treaty ; Maghreb ; Malaysia ; Malcolm X ; Mandela, Nelson ; Mao Zedong ; Marti, Jose ; Marx, Karl ; Marxism ; May 1968 ; McCarthyism ; Media and Politics ; Medicare and Medicaid ; Merkel, Angela ; Mexico ; Middle East ; Military-Industrial Complex ; Modernity ; Modernization ; Monetarism ; Mubarak, Hosni ; Multiculturalism ; Multilevel Governance ; Mussolini, Benito ; Nasser, Gamal Abdel ; Nationalism ; National Security Apparatus, American ; Native Americans ; Nehru, Jawaharlal ; New Deal ; New Media ; New Right ; Nicaragua ; Nigeria ; 9/11 ; 1989 ; Nixon, Richard M. ; Nkrumah, Kwame ; No Child Left Behind ; Nongovernmental Organizations ; Nonviolent Action ; Northern Ireland ; Norway ; Nyerere, Julius ; Obama, Barack ; Organized Crime ; Pacific Region ; Pakistan ; Palestine ; Palestinian Liberation Organization ; Parliamentary Democracy ; Patron-Client Politics ; Perestroika ; Peron, Eva Duarte de ; Peron, Juan Domingo ; Peru ; Pinochet, Augusto ; Pluralism ; Poland ; Political Comedy ; Political Culture ; Political Development ; Political Economy ; Political Machine ; Political Participation ; Political Parties and Party Competition ; Political Realignment ; Political Science ; Political Violence ; Pol Pot ; Population Policy ; Populism ; Post-Communism ; Postindustrial Society ; Postmaterialism ; Postmodernism ; Power ; Prague Spring ; Prebisch, Raul ; Presidency, U.S. ; Privatization ; Progressive Movement, U.S. ; Prostitution ; Psychology and Politics ; Public Opnion ; Putin, Vladimir ; Qadhafi, Muammar ; Race and Racism ; Rational Choice Theory ; Reagan, Ronald ; Religion and Politics ; Revolution ; Right, The ; Rights ; Roe v. Wade ; Roman Catholic Church ; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano ; Rural Development ; Russia ; Russian Revolution ; Sadat, Anwar ; Sarkozy, Nicolas ; Saudi Arabia ; Scandinavia ; Secularization ; Security Council ; Self-Determination ; Separation of Powers ; Sexual Violence ; Sharia ; Singapore ; Slovakia ; Social Capital ; Socialism and Social Democracy ; Social Mobility ; Social Security, U.S. ; Solidarity ; Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr ; Somalia ; South Africa ; Southern Africa ; Sovereignty ; Soviet Union ; Space ; Spain ; Spanish Civil War ; Stalin, Joseph ; Stalinism ; State ; Supreme Court of the United States ; Sustainable Development ; Sweden ; Switzerland ; Taiwan ; Terrorism ; Thatcher, Margaret ; Third World ; Tiananmen Square ; Totalitarianism ; Trotsky, Lev ; Truman, Harry S. ; Turkey ; Ukraine ; United States ; USA Patriot Act ; Vatican City State ; Venezuela ; Vietnam ; Wa?esa, Lech ; Wal-Mart Stores ; Watergate ; Weber, Max ; Welfare State ; Women and Development ; World War I ; Yeltsin, Boris ; Yugoslavia ; Zionism

About the Author

Joel Krieger is the Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and the Board Chair of Global Policy Forum (GPF). He has written extensively on politics, including the books Globalization and State Power: A Reader (Pearson Longman, 2006), Globalization and State Power: Who Wins When America Rules? (Pearson Longman, 2005) and British Politics in the Global Age (Polity Press and Oxford University Press, 1999). Krieger served as editor-in-chief of the both editions of the Oxford Companion to Politics of the World.

EAN: 9780199738595
ISBN: 0199738599
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Dimensions: 23.88 x 29.72 x 12.7 centimetres (3.69 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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