Political Science / Comparative Politics

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Chaos, Violence, Dynasty

Chaos, Violence, Dynasty

Politics and Islam in Central Asia

A compelling study of the divergent political courses taken by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan in the wake of Soviet rule. McGlinchey examines economics, religion, political legacies, foreign investment, and the ethnicity of these countries to evaluate the relative success of political structures in each nation.

Comparative Studies in Administration

Comparative Studies in Administration

This volume is intended as a contribution to the study of administration. The contributors represent several branches of social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, economics, industrial management, sociology, and social psychology. The data for the empirical studies were gathered in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, West Africa, and the Fox Indian society, and from different types of organizations, including manufacturing, mining, shipping, higher education, hospitals, the military, and social welfare agencies.

Struggles of Voice

Struggles of Voice

The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes

Over the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved remarkable visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. Lucero compares Ecuador’s united indigenous movement to the more fragmented situation in Bolivia, and analyzes the mechanisms at work in political and social structures to explain the different outcomes in each country.

Exporting Congress?

Exporting Congress?

The Influence of U.S. Congress on World Legislatures

Distinguished scholars detail the extent to which the US Congress has influenced democractic legislatures around the world, and the myriad factors involved in the diffusion of influence. Includes the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the European Parliament, plus new democracies in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Transforming Latin America

Transforming Latin America

The International And Domestic Origins Of Change

Using detailed case studies, this text provides a means of understanding the political change in Latin America. It offers insight into central issues such as economic reform, human rights, and immigration.

Becoming Europe

Becoming Europe

Immigration Integration And The Welfare State

Patrick Ireland argues that it is incorrect to expect unavoidable conflict between Muslim immmigrants and European host socieites. His insighful work shows that institutions matter more than culture in determining the shape and style of ethnic relations.

Politics In The Andes

Politics In The Andes

Identity, Conflict, Reform

This volume represents the first comprehensive examination of the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Leadership At The Apex

Leadership At The Apex

Politicians and Administrators in Western Local Governments

Leadership at the Apex offers a revision of the general view concerning the boundaries of public administration. It reveals that there is more interdependence and shared influence between elected officials and appointed executives than previously realized.

Executive Leadership in Anglo-American Systems

Executive Leadership in Anglo-American Systems

Eighteen essays address the problems of executive leadership in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia.

The Friendly Liquidation of the Past

The Friendly Liquidation of the Past

The Politics of Diversity in Latin America

Based on interviews with more than 100 participants, Van Cott demonstrates how social issues were placed on the constitutional reform agenda and transformed into the nation’s highest law. She follows each reform for five years to assess early results of what she calls an emerging model of multicultural constitutionalism.

The Social Democratic State

The Social Democratic State

The Swedish Model and the Bureaucratic Problem of Social Reforms

Bo Rothstein examines the experience of the Sweedish Social Democratic Party, otherwise known as the SAP, to analyze the limits a social democratic government labors under and the possibilities it enjoys in using the state to implement large-scale social change. He uses two SAP programs, one successful and one failed, to examine the potential for social change in capitolist nations.

Wars in the Midst of Peace

Wars in the Midst of Peace

The International Politics of Ethnic Conflict

Violent conflicts rooted in ethnicity have, unfortunately, become increasingly common throughout the world, particularly in countries recently liberated from authoritarianism. Using theory, case studies, and aggregate data, the essays in this volume address the difficulties facing contemporary leaders and offer potential solutions to the policy issues surrounding ethnic disputes.

Negotiating Democracy

Negotiating Democracy

Transitions from Authoritarian Rule

This book examines why some countries succeed in installing democracy after authoritarian rule, and why some of these new democracies make progress toward consolidation.

Fragile Democracies

Fragile Democracies

The Legacies of Authoritarian Rule

Examining the Marcos and Aquino administrations in the Philippines, and a number of cases in Latin Amarica, Casper discusses the legacies of authoritarianism and shows how difficult it is for popularly elected leaders to ensure that democracy will flourish.

Unsettling Statecraft

Unsettling Statecraft

Democracy and Neoliberalism in the Central Andes

Latin America in the 1980s was marked by the transition to democracy and a turn toward economic orthodoxy. Unsettling Statecraft analyzes this transition in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, focusing on the political dynamics underlying change and the many disturbing tendencies at work as these countries shed military authoritarianism for civilian rule.

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