Comparative Democratic Politics

A Guide to Contemporary Theory and Research

by Keman, Hans

Democracy is the most widely used way of organizing politics in the contemporary world. Comparative Democratic Politics brings together a team of renowned international scholars to provide a comprehensive review of theory and research in this essential area of comparative study.

Four major themes covered are:

· the contribution of comparative politics as a distinct field within political science to our understanding of democracy, democratic politics and democratic theory

· what we can learn from a comparative analysis of the role, functioning and behaviour of the principal actors (electorate, parties and institutions) across nations

· the relationship between politics and public policy formation and processes of democratic decision-making and corresponding policy-making capacity

· 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.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2002
  • English
  • 9781412932615 / 0761954767
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 29.99 GBP
  • Pages: 326
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: General - Trade
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited by Hans Keman.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0004948363