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  The Journal of Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics is an international journal that publishes scholarly articles devoted to the comparative analysis of political institutions and behavior.
Comparative Politics is sponsored, edited, and published by the Ph.D. Program in Political Science of the City University of New York.
Comparative Politics is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
web.gc.cuny.edu /jcp/ABOUT.HTM   (142 words)

 Seminars in Comparative Politics
We consider the legacy of authoritarian regimes on contemporary politics, the importance of political culture, the role of elections, and a number of alternative frameworks for organizing representation and bargaining among political actors.
This seminar will compare different social science paradigms, beginning with their assumptions about (i) the nature of the social world as distinct from the physical world, (ii) the nature and limitations of human action, and (iii) the nature of causality in social phenomena.
Its central focus is the phenomenon of Islamist political activism with its distinguishable moderate and radical trends.
www.dartmouth.edu /~govt/courses/descriptions/comparativeseminars.html   (1612 words)

  Comparative Politics
European Comparative Politics (4) Comparative analysis of the political and economic forces that have shaped the advanced industrial states of Western Europe.
Comparative Politics: Eastern Europe (4) Comparative analysis of the political systems and dynamics of Russia and the Eastern European countries.
Politics of the Middle East (4) Comparative study of contemporary politics in the Middle East, emphasizing the problems of development, and the background, issues and political forces involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
www.uop.edu /polysci/comparative_politics.htm   (253 words)

 Comparative government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comparative government or comparative politics is a method in political science for obtaining evidence of causal effects by comparing the varying forms of government in the world, and the states they govern, although governments across different periods of history may also be the units of comparison.
There are several methods at work in comparative government (method of difference as opposed to method of agreement and variable as opposed to case study approaches) but all have in common the explanation of differential changes in dependent variable by the presence of different independent variables in the systems under comparison.
Comparative politics is not a subfield of international relations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comparative_politics   (350 words)

 Upper Division - Comparative Politics
A comparative survey of the major dimensions of the electoral systems used in contemporary democracies (including plurality and majority systems, proportional representation, and districting methods) and of their effects on party competition.
Political development has dominated the study of comparative politics among U.S. academicians since the revival of the Cold War in 1947.
Comparative analysis of contemporary political systems and developmental profiles of selected Latin American countries, with special reference to the ways in which revolutionary and counter-revolutionary movements have affected the political, economic, and social structures observable in these countries today.
polisci.ucsd.edu /courses/ps120.htm   (1773 words)

 LECTURE 1 -- INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS COMPARATIVE POLITICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Comparative politics has a long and very distinguished history dating back to the very origins of systematic political studies in ancient Greece and Rome.
The view that comparative politics should be nonparochial, nonformalistic, nonlegalistic, analytic, and genuinely comparative became the prevailing position among scholars.
Comparative politics has developed a greater awareness of the usefulness of combining quantitative and nonquantitative materials.
home.millsaps.edu /omobai/LEC-A130.HTM   (1891 words)

 Comparative Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Primary emphasis on politics in Germany, Britain, and France and the political challenges posed by the European Union and pressure for regional integration.
Considers the construction of ethnicity and nation under European imperialism and their reconstruction under postcolonial administrations; the political uses of ethnicity, nationalism, and religion; the relationship between gender, class, ethnicity, and nationalism; the economic sources of inter-ethnic, international, and interreligious conflict; and the psychology of group violence.
A comparative study of the politics of mass population movements across state borders, including forced relocation under colonialism, refugees of war, food migration, labor migration, and different forms of legal and illegal immigration, including the international trafficking of persons.
www.wellesley.edu /Polisci/Curriculum/comparative.html   (2283 words)

 Comparative Politics
This course is a comparative study of the changes involved as regimes move both toward and away from socialism.
This is an introduction to the politics of the advanced industrial democracies of North America, Western Europe, and Japan.
This course examines the prospects for new and would-be democracies around the world by examining such issues as the social and economic prerequisites of democracy, the extent to which competitive elections may hold elite accountable to public opinion, and the implications of the spread of democracy for the international system.
www.cgu.edu /pages/555.asp   (918 words)

 Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics is increasingly taking a cross-regional perspective, particularly on subjects such as democratization, the spread of the market, and environmentalism.
In the Comparative Politics program exam questions test students on their knowledge of the “state of the art” of the field, basic concepts, and empirical knowledge of the politics covered in the area seminars.
Students writing their dissertation in Comparative Politics are required to defend a first draft of their dissertation proposal the same semester as their last prelim exam.
www.polisci.ufl.edu /oldsite/comparative.htm   (640 words)

 Comparative Politics - Fall 2003
You are about to engage in an ambitious combination of "comparative politics" and "comparative democracies." We will explore the evolution and various approaches to comparative politics, and gain substantive knowledge as well as practice in comparative politics with the study of four countries: Russia, Turkey, Mexico and Japan, and the European Union.
Comparative politics is both an analytical approach (with a variety of evolving models) and the subject matter of (usually non-U.S.) governments and politics.
The last chapters evaluate the place of comparative politics as an area of research, the practical, policy value of comparative politics, and the presumed future of comparative politics.
faculty.cua.edu /quirk/comp-f03.htm   (1311 words)

 Comparative Politics
Comparative politics is the study of other countries' political systems, parties, societal groups, economic and cultural groups, etc. Many of these courses take the form of "area studies" courses.
Course objective is to identify and compare similarities and differences within the mature industrial democracies on the basis of social structure' culture and parties, policy making and administration.
An analysis of the political processes of Africa and the Middle Eastern states in the environment of regional and international politics.
www.niagara.edu /pol/ComPolCrs.htm   (341 words)

 Introduction to Comparative Politics
As such, politics is interested in why governments are structured as they are, what effects different structures have, what types of policies governments produce, how they are implemented, how they affect society/the economy and how government in turn affected.
As book makes case, studying comparative politics is important because being informed is part of being an educated person, helps to understand our own system, helps to be a better citizen—able to evaluate US policy toward other countries.
Although political science is a social science, the fact is that what we choose to study, often derives from our US experience, attitudes, values.
people.uncw.edu /tanp/introcp.html   (1998 words)

 global politics
Comparative Politics refers to the study of governments, institutions, and policies in a variety of states with the goal of identifying similarities and differences across cases and through time.
Typically, Comparative Politics involves the study of political order and change in countries that are located within the same geographic region or share certain political or economic similarities.
The focus is not on how politics is practiced within individual countries, but on how countries interact with each other in the realm of foreign policy, diplomacy, economic relations, and military security.
www.willamette.edu /cla/politics/global/main.htm   (341 words)

 Princeton University Department of Politics - Comparative politics
The fact that there are similarities and differences across political boundaries is at the heart of comparative politics.
The study of comparative politics embraces cross-national and cross-regional research, as well as “within country” studies that evaluate differences and similarities among states, districts, or towns, or across policy spheres.
The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, the Law and Public Affairs Program, and the Program in Political Economy bring in visiting specialists of interest to the comparative politics group on a regular basis.
www.princeton.edu /politics/research/fields/comparative   (296 words)

 Political Science at the University of Nebraska Lincoln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Political institutions and the role and behavior of political parties.
Evolution of post-colonial state, the origins and explanations of political violence, and the effects of economic weakness, cultural pluralism, and social structure on politics.
Introduction and overview of post-war Japanese politics, focusing on rise and fall of one party democracy and political economy of Japan's capitalist development state, and examining impact of rapid development to Japanese society.
www.unl.edu /polisci/comparative/comparative.html   (828 words)

 Comparative Politics Courses
In this course, we will read political and literary stories and essays from the May Fourth Era of the early twentieth century to the present era of economic reform and integration into the global community in order to examine how Chinese literature reflects political change and how politics influences Chinese writers and their works.
Compares aspects of the Soviet legacy and post-Soviet politics in former socialist states of Eastern Europe.
The development of Chinese politics, with emphasis on the period of reform and opening to the world after 1976 and the contemporary politics of the People’s Republic of China.
www.coloradocollege.edu /Registrar/Dept/PS/ComparativePolitics.html   (462 words)

 Emory University, Comparative Politics Research Guide
Comparative Politics focuses primarily on the political and economic relations within states, as opposed to between states, as is the case in International Relations.
A bibliographic database compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Includes maps, comparative world rankings, and the world economic database, which is arranged alphabetically by country and contains brief entries on political structure, last election, political risk, international disputes, economy, main industries, and energy along with economic and demographic statistics for the period 1995-1997.
web.library.emory.edu /subjects/socsci/polsci/comparative_politics.htm   (3555 words)

 University of Pittsburgh: Political Science
Comparative politics is central to the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Political Science.
Eleven members of the department have significant involvement in comparative politics teaching and research, and several other faculty members are involved in some aspects of comparative work.
Although we benefit from having strong area programs, comparative politics research and graduate teaching is concerned more with using comparative politics for building and testing political theory.
www.pitt.edu /~politics/comparativepolitics.html   (344 words)

 AP: Comparative Government & Politics
The AP course in Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings.
The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes.
Furthermore, by comparing the political institutions and practices of wealthy and poor countries, we can begin to understand the political consequences of economic wellbeing.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/ap/sub_compgov.html?compgovpol   (338 words)

 Comparative Environmental Politics
It compares and contrasts rich and poor nations, large and small countries, liberal democracies and authoritarian states.
His primary research specialization is comparative politics (with a focus on East Asia and emphasis areas in studies of China and Taiwan).
His research interests span comparative politics and international political economy with a concentration in Latin American and the Caribbean.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-08/uoaf-cep081506.php   (296 words)

 POSC 40 - COMPARATIVE POLITICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In one sense, comparative politics involves the study of politicspolitical conflict, government institutions, and public policies — and its social and economic contexts within individual political systems (usually nation states).
In a second sense, comparative politics — as the term suggests — involves the explicit and systematic comparison of aspects of politics across a range of nations.
In this context, we will compare political systems and their political and economic performance within and across the developed capitalist democracies, political systems in transition from communism, and developing nations.
www.marquette.edu /polisci/Syllabi/040Swank.htm   (1347 words)

 PS285 Comparative Govt II Home Page
Comparative politics is the study of political phenomena in different structural, cultural, and ideological contexts, in short, the domestic politics of foreign countries.
As a profession, political science studies foreign countries not only because they are interesting or exotic (and many are quite exciting) but also because by comparing the reactions and outcomes of different countries, we can try to establish broader causes of success or failure, stability or instability, peace or revolution.
øe, and is a compilation of articles about politics in different countries and comparative politics in general.
www.iup.edu /politicalscience/courses   (671 words)

 Politics 304 Comparative Politics Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Comparative Politics is still identified as the study of politics within nations, as opposed to international relations, which examines politics among nations.
In Comparative Politics, we want to know how and why certain political, social, and economic processes take place in some countries, but not in others.
Comparative Politics is considered one of four classic sub-fields in the discipline of political science.
faculty.wlsc.edu /mstrada/dcp.html   (224 words)

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Members of the Comparative Politics field conduct research about democratic transitions, political economy, globalization and integration, political development, institutional design, political violence, and the politics of Europe, Russia, East Asia, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Numbering some sixteen active faculty members, our Comparative Politics group is noteworthy among top-ranked departments for its combination of specialized area expertise with cutting-edge methodological sophistication in formal theory and statistical methods.
Comparative political research is funded by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center, the Center for European and Russian Studies, the Asia Pacific Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Center for Comparative and Global Research.
www.polisci.ucla.edu /menu/fields/comparative/content.htm   (316 words)

 Comparative Politics
Spring 2003 Courses for Political Science "In the News".
Much of Comparative Politics is based on "area studies" -- the analysis of common political phenomena based on a specific world region.
Please click on one of the links to the left to review research sources specific to a region of the world.
www.niagara.edu /pol/comparative_politics.htm   (70 words)

 Comparative Politics Internet Resources
The Almanac, part of the McGraw-Hill Comparative Politics Super Site, provides students with information on 15 countries, to give them the opportunity by which to compare their political systems and politics in a variety of contexts.
Though various formulas and methods are used to calculate the proportional result, the basic principle of PR is that political parties' representation in the legislative body is set roughly proportional to their strength in the electorate.
Comparative Ben's Almanac is a good place to start to since it notes election types of 15 different countries in the context of general information and links to further information.
www.mhhe.com /socscience/polisci/comparative/compar_interact.htm   (2088 words)

 Comparative Politics
Comparative politics, by tradition, seeks to explain differences between political systems and countries various routes to democracy.
Part I explores in depth the political institutions in Western European democracies; this material will provide a basis for comparing the political process in other regions as well as highlight the differences between parliamentary democracy and presidential democracy (as in the US).
We look at political culture and institutions in Asia, and Africa, and evaluate their different approaches to politics and their success at providing stability.
www.duke.edu /~dmorlang/comparativepolitics.html   (891 words)

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