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Test Bank For Principles of Comparative Politics 3rd Edition By William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, Sona Nadenichek Golder, ISBN: 9781506318127, ISBN: 9781544381015, ISBN: 9781544354347

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Test Bank For Principles of Comparative Politics 3rd Edition By Clark

Test Bank For Principles of Comparative Politics 3rd Edition By William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, Sona Nadenichek Golder, ISBN: 9781506318127, ISBN: 9781544381015, ISBN: 9781544354347

Principles of Comparative Politics offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative inquiry, research, and scholarship. In this thoroughly revised Third Edition, students now have an even better guide to cross-national comparison and why it matters. The new edition retains a focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field.

Among other things, the updates to this edition include a thoroughly-revised chapter on dictatorships that incorporates a discussion of the two fundamental problems of authoritarian rule: authoritarian power-sharing and authoritarian control; a revised chapter on culture and democracy that includes a more extensive examination of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics; a new section on issues related to electoral integrity; an expanded assessment of different forms of representation; and a new intuitive take on statistical analyses that provides a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters, the Problems sections at the end of each chapter have been expanded, a! nd the empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated. Online videos and tutorials are available to address some of the more methodological components discussed in the book. The authors have thoughtfully streamlined chapters to better focus attention on key topics.

Table Of Content

Preface
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

Problems

3. WHAT IS POLITICS?

The Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game

Solving the Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game

Evaluating the Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Preparation for the Problems

Problems

PART II. THE MODERN STATE: DEMOCRACY OR DICTATORSHIP?
4. THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN STATE

What Is a State?

Somalia and Syria: Two Failed States

The Contractarian View of the State

The Predatory View of the State

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Preparation for the Problems

Problems

5. DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP: CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT

Democracy and Dictatorship in Historical Perspective

Classifying Democracies and Dictatorships

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

6. THE ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP

Classic Modernization Theory

A Variant of Modernization Theory

Some More Empirical Evidence

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Appendix: An Intuitive Take on Statistical Analyses

Problems

7. THE CULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP

Classical Cultural Arguments: Mill and Montesquieu

Does Democracy Require a Civic Culture?

Religion and Democracy

Experiments and Culture

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

8. DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONS

Bottom-Up Transitions to Democracy

Top-Down Transitions to Democracy

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

9. DEMOCRACY OR DICTATORSHIP: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

The Effect of Regime Type on Economic Growth

The Effect of Regime Type on Government Performance

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

PART III. VARIETIES OF DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP
10. VARIETIES OF DICTATORSHIP

A Common Typology of Authoritarian Regimes

The Two Fundamental Problems of Authoritarian Rule

Selectorate Theory

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

11. PROBLEMS WITH GROUP DECISION MAKING

Problems with Group Decision Making

Arrow’s Theorem

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Appendix: Stability in Two-Dimensional Majority-Rule Voting

Problems

12. PARLIAMENTARY, PRESIDENTIAL, AND SEMI-PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRACIES

Classifying Democracies

Making and Breaking Governments in Parliamentary Democracies

Making and Breaking Governments in Presidential Democracies

Making and Breaking Governments in Semi-Presidential Democracies

A Unifying Framework: Principal-Agent and Delegation Problems

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

13. ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS

Elections and Electoral Integrity

Electoral Systems

Legislative Electoral System Choice

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

14. SOCIAL CLEAVAGES AND PARTY SYSTEMS

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

Party Systems

Where Do Parties Come From?

Types of Parties: Social Cleavages and Political Identity Formation

Number of Parties: Duverger’s Theory

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

15. INSTITUTIONAL VETO PLAYERS

Federalism

Bicameralism

Constitutionalism

Veto Players

Conclusion

Key Concepts

Problems

PART IV. VARIETIES OF DEMOCRACY AND POLITICAL OUTCOMES
16. 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

Problems

References
Index