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  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_government   (340 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.
is an excellent series that provides comparative studies of the effects and impacts of political institutions on different types of political decision-making.
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)

 Georgetown University Department of Government
Many faculty have worked in the U.S. government, including its representation in the United Nations, the National Security Council (Kupchan), the State Department (Stent, Lancaster, and Valenzuela), and the Defense Department (Bennett).
The Department also has a strong comparative advantage in qualitative methods, reflected in much of the Department's research and in a leading graduate course in these methods (Bennett).
The Department of Government also organizes a series of workshops for graduate students throughout the academic year led by both faculty and advanced graduate students.
www.georgetown.edu /departments/government/welcome.htm   (923 words)

 Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Using a comparative approach, we will analyze how different states are meeting the specific challenges of post-communist transformation: building new political, economic and social institutions.
Government 494 cannot be used to satisfy the 400-1evel requirement for concentrators in government and may not be taken more than twice.
Government 495 and 496 cannot be used to satisfy the 400-level requirement for concentrators.
www.wm.edu /catalog/2001-02/government.htm   (2767 words)

 Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The financial aid package for government students typically includes tuition and fees plus a stipend and a summer research grant for the first two years; tuition and fees plus guaranteed teaching fellowships for years three and four; and tuition and fees plus a stipend for the final year.
The study of comparative politics encompasses not only area studies, such as Russian studies or Latin American studies, but also the cross-national comparison of political institutions and behavior, focusing, for example, on sources of political stability and instability, the origins of democracy and dictatorship, revolution, socialism, and economic development.
Government department graduate students are required to take at least one course in quantitative methods in our sequence, and in practice most take the entire sequence.
www.gsas.harvard.edu /programs_of_study/government.php   (11517 words)

The beginning of a college comparative politics course and the beginning of most textbooks in comparative politics introduce students to the study of politics by explaining how political scientists study politics and why it is important for students to be informed about politics abroad.
This course treats governments as collections of individuals who occupy political office or exercise state power, whereas regimes are treated as the sets of rules and institutions that control access to, and exercise of, political power and that typically endure from government to government.
Comparative politics recognizes that power is territorially organized into states, or countries, that more or less control what happens within their borders, which is to say that they exercise sovereignty.
www.geocities.com /tjmaxs03/APSSCGA.html   (4679 words)

 JCCC::POLS 132 - Intro Comparative Government
This course compares the different political structures of many of the world's most important countries, including economic development, patterns of government and administration, party structures and policy formation.
Explain how and why comparative analysis is undertaken and the concepts and methods used in comparing different systems of governments including general approaches such as most similar systems” and most different systems” designs.
F. Compare and contrast the role of interest groups and political parties in the formation of public policy and the distribution of political power.
www.jccc.net /home/course_outline/spring-2005/POLS132   (552 words)

 Comparative government expert says world is losing faith in democracy : 02/02   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
People are growing disappointed with the inability of new democracies to cope with crises, narrow the gap between rich and poor, control their own economic policy, and prevent and punish corruption, the senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and specialist in comparative government explained.
Otherwise, freely elected governments may be toppled by coups, and civil wars can destroy infrastructure investments such as newly built schools.
Although Diamond suggested that the U.S. government increase its budget for development aid, he said it should be kept separate from aid that furthers the specific interests of the U.S. government.
www.stanford.edu /group/news/report/news/2002/february27/diamond-227.html   (589 words)

 AP Comparative Government: What You Need to Know
At the same time, they view the government not as a political institution, but as an economic body that is unable to cope with people's chief concerns, i.e.
There appear to be two blocs: the central government, entrepreneurs and farmers on one side, and local officials on the other.
The government has also announced the abolition of an agricultural tax that is thousands of years old, free public school education for peasant children and new rural insurance to subsidize medical care for those among the country's 800 million farmers who cannot afford to see doctors...
apcomparativegov.com /current.html   (7139 words)

Students enrolled in Government 98 who, for any reason, cannot continue in the Honors Program may have their course enrollment converted to Government 80 (Readings in Government) and complete the requirements for this course under the supervision of their original advisors.
Special attention is given to the political dimensions of economic and social development, the influence of ideology on public policy, the nature of political parties, the role of interest groups and the state, and the current concern with institutional reform.
Government 98 and 99 consist of independent research and writing on a selected topic under the supervision of a Department member who acts as advisor.
www.dartmouth.edu /~reg/courses/desc/govt.html   (8601 words)

 Saint Anselm College - Politics - Comparative Government and Politics Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This course is a comparative study of selected countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
This is a survey course of Latin American government and politics.
It explores the colonial and cultural context of Latin American politics, and then examines specific types of political regimes (liberal-pluralist, authoritarian and totalitarian.) The goal of the course is to broaden the horizons of the students and promote their understanding.
www.anselm.edu /academic/politics/newdesign/coursescomparitive.html   (644 words)

 Comparative Government (Post-Communist Regimes) 1997 Fall
This is a graduate course building on the comparative politics courses offered in the Political Science MA program at CEU or equivalent studies.
The course reviews contemporary scholarly works on the factors that influence political choices regarding the design of representative institutions in new democracies, and the impact of these choices on the distribution of influence among political actors, on political stability, the party system and democratic legitimacy.
The rise (and decay) of behaviourism and new institutionalism in the study of government.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/97-98/Polsci/tokafall.html   (2097 words)

 Palgrave Macmillan: Politics: Comparative Government and Politics
Compare and contrast the political impact of the internet with that of television.
Compare the perspectives on bureaucracy offered by Weber and by advocates of the new public management.
Compare the rational and incremental models of policy-making and suggest circumstances under which each is more appropriate.
www.palgrave.com /politics/hague/essay.htm   (1955 words)

 AP Comparative Government (via CobWeb/3.1 vn1.cs.wustl.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A.P. Comparative Government is a quarter class on our 4 x 4 system (translates to a semester class on traditional systems.
Compare policies and outcomes in Sweden, Germany, England and the US.
According to the author, what are the key requirements for a government to be termed a "liberal democracy?" Give explanation.
teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us.cob-web.org:8888 /gstimson/gov.htm   (313 words)

 AP Comparative Government and Politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Advanced Placement Comparative Government and Politics (or AP Comparative Government and Politics) is an examination given by the College Board through the Advanced Placement Program.
It tests the topics of a first-semester college modern comparative government course.
Since different college professors and universities may teach slightly different nations and trends in the introductory comparative government course, the AP exam is not accepted for credit and placement at many United States colleges and universities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/AP_Comparative_Government_and_Politics   (327 words)

 A Short Guide to Comparative Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.
The government fines you for keeping two unlicensed farm animals in an apartment.
At first, the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them.
www.friesian.com /governmt.htm   (473 words)

 A History of Government at Hamilton
The minimum requirements for a concentration in Government are eight semester courses in the department, six of which must be 20-level or above, including 29: Introduction to the Scope and Methods of Political Science, which must be completed by the end of the junior year.
A concentration in Government consists of eight courses; six of these must be at the 200-level or higher, including 229: The Socpe and Methods of Political Science, which must be completed by the end of the junior year. 
A concentration in Government consists of eight courses; seven of these must be at the 200-level including 229: The Socpe and Methods of Political Science, at least two at the 300-level and one 400-level seminar normally to be taken in the senior year.  229 must be completed by the end of the junior year.
academics.hamilton.edu /government/home/requirements.html   (1557 words)

 Introduction To Comparative Politics Syllabus, Syllabi, books, articles
Syllabi that were labeled "Introduction to Comparative Politics" but had a course number greater than 300, or 3000 on the four-digit numbering system, were not included in the examination.
Nations and Governments: Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective (with InfoTrac and CD-ROM).
Comparative Politics: Political Economy, Political Culture, and Political Interdependence.
www.workingpapers.org /writings/comparative_politics_syllabus.htm   (4752 words)

 Comparative Governments Webquest (via CobWeb/3.1 vn1.cs.wustl.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This Webquest can be used as a supplement to traditional class instruction on the topic of "comparative governments," or it could be the primary method of presenting this information to students.
The directions are geared toward using this activity as a "group project" assignment, with students working in groups of 2-3 to research their assigned country.
Even among democratic countries, different economic systems mean that governments operate slightly differently (for example, most of Europe is now democratic, but their economies are largely socialist, as opposed to the United States, which is still more of a capitalist democracy).
www.classtech2000.com.cob-web.org:8888 /techined/archnov/comparat/comparat.htm   (1205 words)

 Teaching Comparative Government and Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
AP teachers should note that Dr. Boroujerdi is a member of the AP Comparative Government and Politics Development Committee.
From a comparative perspective, this case is one to compare with economic growth in Iran, Nigeria, and Russia.
Teaching Comparative Government and Politics is a complex and demanding task.
compgovpol.blogspot.com   (2927 words)

 UNO | GovEdWeb | Comparative Government
Comparative government is a great course to teach because it offers an exciting subject for students who are interested in learning more about the world around them.
Students who take comparative government courses are exposed to a broad array of analytic approaches to understanding government and politics, which may be applied to current political systems of different countries.
Simply select from the menu to the left to find lesson plans, reviews of books, and resources, sample syllabi for teaching comparative government to students of all levels.
govedweb.unomaha.edu /compgov.php   (122 words)

 BGSU Documents, Political Science 171: Comparative Government
Good overview of each county which includes information on a wide variety of topics including: climate, languages, recent history, government, defence, economic affairs, education, a statistical survey, general information about the constitution, human rights, political organizations, and more.
The govenment section includes a directory of government officials, current status, versions of the constitution, links to official government web sites, links to political groups, and more.
These manuals have sections on government documents citation standards that are useful if you must use them.
www.bgsu.edu /colleges/library/services/govdocs/pols171.html   (1562 words)

 AP: Comparative Government & Politics
In addition to covering the major concepts that are used to organize and interpret what we know about political phenomena and relationships, the course should cover specific countries and their governments.
Six countries form the core of the AP Comparative Government and Politics course.
By using these six core countries, the course can move the discussion of concepts from abstract definition to concrete example, noting that not all concepts will be equally useful in all country settings.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/ap/sub_compgov.html?compgovpol   (338 words)

 Comparative Government & Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The purpose of this class is to examine a number of countries and governments.
First, we will compare the basic differences and similarities in terms of constitutional background, legal foundation, and certain elements of history, politics, and culture.
Secondly, we will look more specifically at the practices and processes of public administration and policy from one country to the next.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~hedmonds/syllabi/Comparative_Government.html   (464 words)

 Comparative Government
Students should have previously learned about the characteristics of the American government and will use that as a basis for their comparisons.
Each individual or group will prepare PowerPoint slides that describe the government of their assigned nation, and as a culminating activity, the class will decide under what classification to place this nation for the final PowerPoint presentation.
Working either as an individual or in a group, the students will research the government of an assigned nation.
www.ripley.k12.oh.us /curtisr/compgovt.htm   (366 words)

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