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Test Bank For Foundations of Comparative Politics 1st Edition By William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, Sona Nadenichek Golder, ISBN: 9781506360737, ISBN: 9781544344423, ISBN: 9781544354286

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Test Bank For Foundations of Comparative Politics 1st Edition By Clark

Test Bank For Foundations of Comparative Politics 1st Edition By William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, Sona Nadenichek Golder, ISBN: 9781506360737, ISBN: 9781544344423, ISBN: 9781544354286

Foundations of Comparative Politics presents a scientific approach to the rich world of comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship, providing students a guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters to them. This condensed, more accessible format introduces students to the key questions in comparative politics, using brief insights from tools such as decision, social choice, and game theory to help them understand clearly why some explanations for political phenomena are stronger than others. Foundations concentrates on describing the core features of regimes and institutions and on analyzing how these fundamental attributes drive variation in the economic and political outcomes we care about most. This approach more closely replicates what comparative scholars do: constructing and testing theories on political phenomena over basic memorization of country-specific facts—to explain, rather than describe. Illustrated with current examples that show the application of theory, students gain invaluable real-world skills in critical thinking and empirical analysis that they will carry with them long after the course is over.

Table Of Content

Preface
About the Authors
PART I: What is Comparative Politics?
1: INTRODUCTION

Overview of the Book

The Approach Taken in This Book

Key Concepts

2: WHAT IS SCIENCE?

What is Science?

The Scientific Method

An Introduction to Logic

Myths About Science

Conclusion

Key Concepts

3: WHAT IS POLITICS?

The Exit, Voice, and Loyalty (EVL) Theory of Politics

What Happens in the EVL Theory?

Insights from the EVL Theory

Conclusion

Key Concepts

PART II: The Modern State: Democracy or Dictatorship?
4: THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN STATE

What is a State?

Syria: A Failed State

How Unusual Is Syria?

The Contractarian View of the State

The Predatory View of the State

Conclusion

Key Concepts

5: THE ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP

Democracy in Historical Perspective

Modernization Theory and Democracy

A Variant of Modernization Theory

Conclusion

Key Concepts

6: THE CULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP

Classical Cultural Arguments: Mill and Montesquieu

Does Democracy Require a Civic Culture?

Are Some Religions Incompatible with Democracy?

Experiments and Culture

Conclusion

Key Concepts

7: DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONS

Bottom-Up Transitions to Democracy

Top-Down Transitions to Democracy

Conclusion

Key Concepts

PART III: Varieties of Democracy and Dictatorship
8: VARIETIES OF DICTATORSHIP

A Common Typology of Authoritarian Regimes

The Two Fundamental Problems of Authoritarian Rule

Selectorate Theory

Conclusion

Key Concepts

9: PROBLEMS WITH GROUP DECISION MAKING

Problems with Group Decision Making

Arrow’s Theorem

Conclusion

Key Concepts

10: PARLIAMENTARY, PRESIDENTIAL, AND SEMI-PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRACIES

Classifying Democracies

Governments in Parliamentary Democracies

Governments in Presidential Democracies

Governments in Semi-Presidential Democracies

Conclusion

Key Concepts

11: ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS

Elections and Electoral Integrity

Electoral Systems

Legislative Electoral System Choice

Conclusion

Key Concepts

12: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES AND PARTY SYSTEMS

Political Parties: What Are They, and What Do They Do?

Party Systems

Where Do Parties Come From?

Types of Political Parties and Social Cleavages

Number of Parties: Duverger’s Theory

Conclusion

Key Concepts

13: INSTITUTIONAL VETO PLAYERS

Federalism

Bicameralism

Constitutionalism

Veto Players

Conclusion

Key Concepts

PART IV: Varieties of Democracy and Political Outcomes
14: CONSEQUENCES OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

Majoritarian or Consensus Democracy?

The Effect of Political Institutions on Fiscal Policy

Electoral laws, Federalism, and Ethnic Conflict

Presidentialism and Democratic Survival

Conclusion

Key Concepts

References
Index