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Comparative Politics

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The term comparative politics refers to both a subject matter and a method of analysis. In principle, the two should complement each other; in practice, they frequently do not.

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Comparative Politics

in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 5239 words.

The term “comparative politics” refers to both a subject matter and a method of analysis. In principle, the two should

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Comparative Politics

Philippe C. Schmitter.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 5222 words.

The term comparative politics refers to both a subject matter and a method of analysis. In principle, the two should

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Comparative Politics

Edited by Daniele Caramani.

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 648 pages.

Comparative Politics provides an introduction to the field. It includes three chapters dedicated to familiarizing readers with the comparative approach. It then guides readers...

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Comparative Politics

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The term comparative politics refers to both a subject matter and a method of analysis. In principle, the two should complement each other; in practice, they frequently do not.

As...

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comparative government and comparative politics

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 240 words.

A principle subfield of political science, that focuses on the comparative study of constitutions, systems of government, and political

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Introduction to comparative politics

Daniele Caramani.

in Comparative Politics

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 12127 words.

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to comparative politics. Comparative politics is an empirical science that deals primarily with domestic politics. It is one of the three...

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Comparative Politics: An Overview

Peter Mair.

in A New Handbook of Political Science

September 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 12374 words.

Provides an overview of the field of comparative politics, tracing changes from abstraction and generalization to mid‐level analysis caused by changes in methodological techniques....

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Approaches in comparative politics

B. Guy Peters.

in Comparative Politics

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 10378 words.

This chapter examines five main approaches in comparative politics that represent important contributions: old and new institutional analysis, interest approach, ideas approach, individual...

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Overview of Comparative Politics

Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 11295 words.

This article discusses several crucial questions that comparative political scientists address. These questions also form part of the basis of the current volume. The article first studies...

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Comparative Political Communication Research

Claes H. de Vreese.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

August 2017; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 6074 words.

This chapter provides an overview of comparative political communication research (CPCR). CPCR is a growing field since there is wide acknowledgement that many questions are not answered...

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Comparative Judicial Politics

John Ferejohn, Frances Rosenbluth and Charles R. Shipan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics and Law. 12383 words.

This article studies comparative judicial politics, and presents a systematic definition of judicial independence. It presents theoretical explanations — positive and normative — for...

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: Comparative Politics<sup>1</sup>

Vernon Bogdanor.

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

May 2003; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 13507 words.

This chapter examines seven characters in search of a comparative politics: Ostrogorski, the Whig; Bryce, the liberal; Herman Finer, the comparativist; S. E. Finer, the Paretian realist;...

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Comparative Political Economy

Georg Menz.

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 336 pages.

This new and comprehensive volume invites the reader on a tour of the exciting subfield of comparative political economy. The book provides an in-depth account of the theoretical debates...

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Comparative Politics of Federalism

Jenna Bednar and Srinivas Parinandi.

in Political Science

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 10730 words.

Federalism is a system of government that sits uneasily between a unitary government with administrative decentralization and a confederacy composed of independent states that choose to...

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Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Peter Rutland.

in Political Science

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 16996 words.

The rise and fall of the Soviet Union (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]) was one of the seminal events of the 20th century, and the Soviet system continues to attract the...

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Comparative Politics of Africa

Alex Thomson.

in Political Science

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 6134 words.

More than is the case with other continents, scholars of African politics have frequently employed a comparative method in order to understand their region of study. This has been...

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Comparative Politics and American Political Development

Kimberly J. Morgan.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 8541 words.

The subfields of comparative politics and American political development (APD) have many intellectual affinities, as APD brought many of the questions and methods of comparative politics to...

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International Relations and Comparative Politics

in The International Studies Encyclopedia

March 2010; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Relations. 10893 words.

Introduction

In the United States, International Relations (IR) has generally been considered, along with Comparative Politics (CP

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Comparative Politics: Micro‐Behavioral Perspectives

Russell J. Dalton.

in A New Handbook of Political Science

September 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 6951 words.

Political events and democratization have created emerging questions for the analysis of comparative politics. This provides opportunities to test the role of political culture, voting...

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Bringing Networks into Comparative Politics

Armando Razo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

September 2017; p ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 12730 words.

How do comparativists incorporate networks into their studies? What is the utility of network analysis to the subfield of comparative politics? These are timely questions, because the...

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