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Comparative Politics: Principles of Democracy and Democratization

Comparative Politics: Principles of Democracy and Democratization

John T. Ishiyama

ISBN: 978-1-405-18685-8

May 2011

260 pages

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$115.00

Description

By revealing the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development, Comparative Politics shows how democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances. 

  • Addresses the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development
  • Reveals that democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances
  • Applies theories and principles relating to the promotion of the development of democracy to the contemporary case studies
1 Introduction: Comparative Politics and Democracy.

2 Democracy and Democratization in Historical Perspective.

3 Economics and Political Development.

4 Political Culture and Ethnopolitics.

5 Social Structure and Politics.

6 Democratization and the Global Environment.

7 Electoral Systems.

8 Legislatures and Executives.

9 Comparative Judicial Politics and the Territorial Arrangement of the Political System.

10 Conclusion: Principles in Application.

Index.