Comparative Democratic Politics
Four major themes covered are:
Â· the contribution of comparative politics as a distinct field within political science to our understanding of democracy, democratic politics and democratic theory
Â· what we can learn from a comparative analysis of the role, functioning and behaviour of the principal actors (electorate, parties and institutions) across nations
Â· the relationship between politics and public policy formation and processes of democratic decision-making and corresponding policy-making capacity
Â· how we measure contemporary democracy or democratic performance in both a procedural and material sense.
Comparative Democratic Politics will be essential reading for all students and academics of political science and public policy.