Category: Comparative Politics

  • Download The Cultural Logic of Politics in Mainland China and Taiwan by Tianjian Shi PDF

    By Tianjian Shi

    Tianjian Shi exhibits how cultural norms have an effect on political attitudes and behaviour via causal pathways, one on the person point and one on the group point. concentrating on key norms - definition of self-interest and orientation to authority - he checks the idea with a number of surveys carried out in mainland China and Taiwan. Shi employs multi-level statistical research to teach how, in those very assorted political structures, comparable norms exert related types of effect on political belief, realizing of democracy, types of political participation, and tolerance for protest. The technique is helping to provide an explanation for the resilience of authoritarian politics in China and the dissatisfaction of many Taiwan citizens with democratic associations. Aiming to put the examine of political tradition on a brand new theoretical and methodological origin, Shi argues actually comparative social technology needs to know the way culturally embedded norms impact choice making.
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  • Download A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation by Alan W. Cafruny PDF

    By Alan W. Cafruny

    Arguing convincingly that mainstream concept lacks the instruments to appropriately clarify eu integration, this hard booklet attracts upon serious political financial concept to enhance a extra entire and constant research of the strategies of integration. even if no longer claiming that states have ceded their position as _masters of the treaties,_ the members improve leading edge case reports of nationwide and transnational tactics to demonstrate the salience of trans-European enterprise networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as critical organizing recommendations of the post-Maastricht ecu venture.
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  • Download China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism by Ho-fung Hung PDF

    By Ho-fung Hung

    With one of many world's fastest-growing economies and a inhabitants fast impending billion, China holds tremendous sway over international monetary, social, and cultural networks. This quantity explains China's financial upward push and liberalization and assesses how this development is reshaping the constitution and dynamics of world capitalism within the twenty-first century.China has traditionally been the guts of Asian exchange, financial, and fiscal networks, and its international effect keeps to extend within the twenty-first century. In exploring the explanations for and results of China's resurging energy, this quantity takes a huge, long term view that reaches well past economics for solutions. individuals discover the substantial internet of complicated concerns raised via China's ascendancy.The first 3 chapters speak about the worldwide and ancient origins of China's shift to a industry financial system and that transformation's impression at the foreign industry approach. next essays discover the facility of enormous chinese language brands to counter the could of transnational outlets, the influence of China's upward thrust on global source of revenue distribution and exertions, and the implications of a more robust China for its strongest acquaintances, Russia and Japan. The concluding bankruptcy questions no matter if China's progress is sustainable and if it is going to eventually shift the guts of worldwide capitalism from the West to the East.This state-of-the-art choice of works via prime worldwide political economists hyperlinks present occasions to long term tendencies in worldwide capitalist improvement to supply a finished research of China's influence at the international. students of China, global platforms and globalization, diplomacy, and political economic climate will locate this review invaluable of analysis and an immense start line for extra research.Contributors: Richard P. Appelbaum, Giovanni Arrighi, Edna Bonacich, J?zsef B?r?cz, Paul S. Ciccantell, John Gulick, Ho-Fung Hung, Stephanie Luce, Beverly J. Silver, Alvin Y. So, and Lu Zhang.
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  • Download From the Manpower Revolution to the Activation Paradigm: by J. Timo Weishaupt PDF

    By J. Timo Weishaupt

    This e-book examines the origins and evolution of work marketplace coverage in Western Europe, whereas paying shut recognition to the oeCD and the ecu Union as proliferators of latest principles. 3 stages are pointed out: (a) a manpower revolution part throughout the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, whilst such a lot ecu governments emulated Swedish manpower regulations and introduced/modernized their public employment prone; (b) a section of foreign confrontation in regards to the root factors of, and treatments for, unemployment, triggering a range of coverage responses throughout the overdue Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties; and (c) the emergence of an activation paradigm because the past due Nineteen Nineties, inflicting a means of institutional hybridization. The book's major rivalry is that the evolution of work marketplace coverage is not just made up our minds via ancient trajectories or coalitional struggles, but in addition by way of coverage makers' altering normative and cognitive ideals. The circumstances studied contain Austria, Denmark, Germany, eire, Sweden, and the uk. This identify will be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789089642523. This identify comes in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.
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  • Download Democracy by Force: US Military Intervention in the by Karin von Hippel PDF

    By Karin von Hippel

    Because the finish of the chilly conflict the us has intervened militarily in a couple of civil conflicts all over the world, with various levels of luck. This e-book examines 4 US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), targeting the very important nation-building efforts that have army motion. The publication seeks to supply a better knowing of the successes and screw ups folks coverage, to enhance concepts for reconstruction, and to supply a few perception into the stipulations less than which intervention and nation-building are inclined to be successful.
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  • Download The Institutionalization of Europe by Alec Stone Sweet, Wayne Sandholtz, Neil Fligstein PDF

    By Alec Stone Sweet, Wayne Sandholtz, Neil Fligstein

    In 1950, a ecu political house existed, yet in basic terms as a really restricted website of foreign governance; this present day, the eu Union governs in an ever-growing variety of coverage domain names. This ebook presents an eye-opening account of the advance of the ecu Union, from a comparatively really expert meeting of financial cooperation to the complicated entity that governs this day.
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  • Download Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation by Berthold Rittberger PDF

    By Berthold Rittberger

    Why have the nationwide governments of ecu member states successively endowed the ecu Parliament with supervisory, budgetary, and legislative powers during the last fifty years? Building Europe's Parliament sheds new gentle in this pivotal factor, and offers an enormous contribution to the examine of the ecu Parliament.

    Rittberger develops a conception of delegation to consultant associations in overseas politics which mixes parts of democratic conception and assorted strands of institutionalist conception. to check the plausibility of his idea, Rittberger attracts on large archival fabric and provides theory-guided, in-depth case reports of 3 landmark judgements within the heritage of the eu Parliament: the production of the typical meeting of the ECSC in 1951 and the concomitant acquisition of supervisory powers vis-à-vis the quasi-executive excessive Authority; the delegation of budgetary powers following the signing of the Treaty of Luxembourg in 1970; and the delegation of legislative powers due to the adoption of the only ecu Act signed in 1986. this can be via the charting of more moderen key advancements, culminating within the adoption of the Constitutional Treaty in 2004.

    The e-book presents a great addition to the literature on institutional layout via reflecting at the stipulations less than which governments decide upon the production and empowerment of parliamentary associations in foreign politics. It additionally makes a worthy contribution to the applying of democratic concept to the research of the eu Union by means of demonstrating that political elites shared the view that the hot supranational polity which emerged from the particles of global warfare II suffered from "democratic deficit" in view that its inception, hence disproving the declare that the lamented "democratic deficit" is a up to date phenomenon.
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  • Download Democratizations: Comparisons, Confrontations, and Contrasts by Jose V. Ciprut PDF

    By Jose V. Ciprut

    Democracy isn't really in regular kingdom and democratizations are open- ended tactics; they rely on buildings and services in systemic contexts that idiosyncratically evolve in tone, tenor, path and speed over the years. They have an effect on and are tormented by rankings of determinants, either perceived and hypothetical. In interlinked chapters that span a couple of disciplines, this quantity reexamines the elemental characteristics, the similar results, and the self-defining dynamics of a few of the extra greatly tried types of democracy internationally. It discusses the various controversies which may accelerate or sluggish democratizations, counting on systemic constructions, capabilities, techniques, and contexts at play inside of, outdoors, and throughout political barriers. The the most important query those chapters deal with is whether or not democratization is feasible with out an realizing of what's anticipated from a method of citizenship inseparable from an ethic of freedom
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