The Good Society: Pearson New International Edition

An Introduction to Comparative Politics
2e édition

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Éditeur
Pearson Education
Édition
2
Auteur
Alan Draper, Ansil Ramsay,
Langue
anglais
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE > POL010000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
BIC subject category (UK)
JP Politics & government > JPA Political science & theory
Code publique Onix
05 Enseignement supérieur
Date de première publication du titre
01 novembre 2013
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Classification thématique Thema: Politique et gouvernement
Classification thématique Thema: Sciences politiques et théorie

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01 novembre 2013
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9781292014968
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Brief Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Good Societies

Chapter 2. The State

Chapter 3. State and Society

Chapter 4. Political Culture

Chapter 5. Political Economy

Chapter 6. Authoritarianism

Chapter 7. Democracy

Chapter 8. Development and Underdevelopment

Chapter 9. Developed Countries and the Good Society

Chapter 10. Less Developed Countries and the Good Society

Chapter 11. Communism, Post-Communism, and the Good Society

 

Detailed Table of Contents:

 

Preface

 

CHAPTER 1. GOOD SOCIETIES

Introduction

The Logic and Practice of Comparative Political Analysis

Comparative Political Analysis: Does Gender Equality Help Girls Do Better in School?

Visions of the Good Society: Gross National Product and Gross National Happiness

In Brief: Criticisms of the GNP and GNH as Measures of the Good Society

Capabilities and the Quality of Life

   Physical Well-being

The Good Society In Depth: Costa Rica - Doing More with Less

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Some Caveats

In Brief: Operationalizing Concepts

Responding to Criticisms of the Capability Approach

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 2. THE STATE

Introduction

Institutions and Power

The State

The Good Society In Depth: Somalia - The Weightlessness of Statelessness

The Origins of the State

Political Institutions

   Federal and Unitary Systems

In Brief: Federal and Unitary Systems

   The Legislature

   The Executive

   The Bureaucracy

In Brief: Bureaucracy

   The Military

   The Judiciary

Comparative Political Analysis: Does the Design of Political Institutions Make a Difference in People’s Lives?

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 3. STATE AND SOCIETY

Introduction

Political Participation

Political Parties

In Brief: Strong and Weak Political Parties

The Good Society In Depth: Iraq - From Bullets to Ballots (and perhaps back again)

Interest Groups

In Brief: Pluralist and Corporatist Interest Groups

Social Movements

Patron-Client Relations

Weak and Strong States

Comparative Political Analysis: Why Do Some Political Institutions Work Better than Others?

Weak States, Strong States, and The Good Society

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 4. POLITICAL CULTURE

Introduction

Culture and Political Culture

Three Approaches to the Study of Culture and Political Culture

   The Social Character Approach

The Congruence Approach

   The Social Capital Approach

In Brief: Social Character, Congruence, and Social Capital

Politics of Identity

   Ethnicity

In Brief: Ethnicity and Race

The Good Society In Depth: Kenya - Ethnic Violence and Capabilities

Comparative Political Analysis: Is Ethnic Diversity a Root Cause of Civil Wars?

   Nationalism

   Religion

Political Culture, Identities, and The Good Society

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

 

CHAPTER 5. POLITICAL ECONOMY

Introduction

In Brief: Market Systems

States and Markets

The Advantages of Market Systems

The Dark Side of Markets

The Shifting Balance of States and Markets

The Good Society In Depth: India - From States to Markets

Globalization

Comparative Political Analysis: Does Globalization Help or Hurt Workers in the Developing World?

Forms of State Intervention

   Fiscal Policy

   Monetary Policy

   Regulatory Policy

   Nationalization

Markets and The Good Society

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

Suggested Readings

 

CHAPTER 6. AUTHORITARIANISM

Introduction

Authoritarian and Totalitarian Regimes

Types of Authoritarian Regimes

   Monarchy

   Military Regimes

   Single-Party Regimes

   Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

In Brief: Types of Authoritarian Regimes

Comparative Political Analysis: Why Do Some Authoritarian Regimes Survive Elections While Others Do Not?

Personal Rule

The Good Society In Depth: Zimbabwe - How to Wreck and Economy and Lower Capabilities

Explaining Authoritarian Persistence

In Brief: Distinguishing Middle Eastern Countries from Arab Countries

Authoritarianism and The Good Society

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

 

CHAPTER 7. DEMOCRACY

Introduction

Transitions to Democracy

The Good Society In Depth: Mauritius - A Democratic Enigma

Comparative Political Analysis: Does Diversity Undermine Democracy?

Presidential and Parliamentary Democracy

In Brief: Presidential Systems

In Brief: Parliamentary Systems

Electoral Rules and Party Systems

Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Economic Development

Democracy, Authoritarianism, and The Good Society

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

Conclusion

 

 

CHAPTER 8. DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT

Introduction

Economic Development and Human Development

The Good Society In Depth: South Korea - From Least Likely to Succeed to Most Successful in its Class

In Brief: Economic Development and Human Development

Lower and Less Secure Capabilities

   Citizens’ Capabilities

   Poorer and More Vulnerable Economies

   Weaker and Less Democratic States

Why Did Some Countries become More Developed than Others?

   Imperialism

   Geography

   Culture

   Institutions

   Leadership

In Brief: Five Explanations of Different Levels of Development among Countries

Comparative Political Analysis: Institutions as the Main Cause of Development and Underdevelopment

Development, Underdevelopment, and The Good Society

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 9. DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND THE GOOD SOCIETY

Introduction

Social Democracy

Sweden

   Historical Background

   The State

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Extreme Market Democracy

The United States

   Historical Background

The State

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Christian Democracy

Germany

Historical Background

The State

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Comparative Politics Analysis: Why Do Unions Pursue Different Strategies in Response to Similar Challenges?

Comparing Capabilities between Sweden, The United States, and Germany

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

CHAPTER 10. LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND THE GOOD SOCIETY

Introduction

Weak Democracies

Nigeria

   Historical Background

   The State

Comparative Political Analysis: Can Corruption Kill?

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Electoral Democracy

Brazil

   Historical Background

   The State

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Electoral Authoritarianism

Iran

Historical Background

   The State

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Comparing Capabilities between Nigeria, Brazil, and Iran

   Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

 

CHAPTER 11. COMMUNISM,  POST-COMMUNISM, AND THE GOOD SOCIETY

Introduction

The Institutional Basis of Communist Regimes

   Communist Party Rule

   State Owned, Centrally-Planned Economies

The Collapse of Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Russia and China as Post-Communist Regimes

Russia

   Historical Background

The State

   State and Society

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

China

Historical Background

The State

   State and Society

Comparative Political Analysis: Will Chinese Capitalists Lead the Way to Democracy in China?

   Political Culture

   Political Economy

Comparing Capabilities between Russia and China

Physical Well-being

   Informed Decision-making

   Safety

   Democracy

Conclusion

 

 


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