Subject: Political Science / Comparative Politics

Subject: Political Science / Comparative Politics

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American and Soviet Aid

|9780822984245|A Comparative Analysis|This book presents a comprehensive comparison of economic aid programs by the United States and the Soviet Union to less developed countries. It examines aid to many of the non-Communist nations of Asia, Africa, the Near East, Latin America. Robert S. Walters views aid programs in terms of their objectives, the size and structure of disbursements, and operational and administrative principles. In addition he examines the delicate balance between trade policy and general foreign policy, and the difficulties and results experienced by the U.S. and Soviet Union in their respective programs.| Robert S. Walters|| Political Science / Comparative…

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Public Policy in Latin America

|9780822948001|A Comparative Survey| The study of Latin America has long been an ideological battleground. Scholars disagree on every major issue: the impact of the U.S. influence in the region, the political orientation of the middle class, the role of the military, the rate of socioeconomic change, and the viability of reform. Public Policy in Latin America is a masterful synthesis of scholarship on the region. Sloan studies political phenomena not by making superficial comparisons between leaders, parties or styles, but by examining what governments do-the creation of public policy through political process. The decisions to stress accumulation versus distribution of…

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Organizing Governance, Governing Organizations

|9780822985037|In recent years, Western bureaucracies have continued to expand, but are citizens better served? In this volume, sixteen contributors analyze the problems of government organization, both in individual cases and in a broader comparative context.Contributors: Joel D. Aberbach; Peter Aucoin; Richard A. Chapman; Michael G. Hansen; Peter Hennessy; Brian W. Hogwood; Mohammad Mohabbat Kahn; Ulrich Klöti; Charles H. Levine; Johan P. Olsen; Bert A. Rockman; Richard Rose; Norman C. Thomas; John Warhurst; and the editors.| Colin Campbell B. Guy Peters|| Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science / General

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Economic Decline and Political Change

|9780822985167|Canada, Great Britain, the United States|In the 1970’s, an “age of affluence” ended abruptly in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Skyrocketing inflation, persistent unemployment, and sluggish growth became new, oppressive realities for government and citizens alike. This book examines the changes that occurred in economic policymaking on the governmental level and the public’s response to such changes. This timely collection of essays sheds light on the political economy of three of the world’s oldest democracies in an era of economic distress and uncertainty.| Harold D. Clarke Marianne C. Stewart Gary Zuk|| Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science…

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The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

|9780822985327|Appraisals and Evidence|Thirteen scholars reexamine one of the most provocative and debated models of bureaucratic behavior, as developed by William A. Niskanen in his seminal book, Bureaucracy and Representative Government. The essays evaluate a wide array of findings, both qualitative and quantitative, relevant to the various aspects of the model, and offer conclusions about its merits and limits, suggesting alternative explanations of bureaucratic behavior. Niskanen provides his own reassessment and reflections on the debate.| Andre Blais Stephane Dion|| Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science / General

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