Comparative Government

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Adı:
Comparative Government
Baskı tarihi:
Temmuz 1969
Sayfa sayısı:
270
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780333102060
Dil:
English
Ülke:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Yayınevi:
Palgrave Macmillan
This textbook provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the institutions and patterns of behaviour of the countries of the contemporary world. The various political systems are compared and contrasted both in general terms and according to their characteristic structures. today, the characteristics and the role of groups, and the effect of the communications media. It examines in depth the origins, bases, and structures of political parties, the type of party system and the overall role of parties in contemporary politics. It then goes on to examine the formal institutions, analyzing the role of constitutions, the extent of decentralization, the characteristics of legislatures and the structure and impact of executives and political leaders. A final section is devoted to the part played by bureaucracies, the military and the courts in political life and discusses the extent to which ordinary people participate directly in politics.
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The freedom to turn one's eye away from government will have no effect on the power which governments have to direct one's life, except perhaps that governments may be more able to move in an unfavorable direction as a result of one's withdrawal.
It is argued that comparisons cannot ultimately be successful because the 'cultural idiosyncrasies' of each country condemn comparative analyses to superficiality, if not to serious misunderstandings. (...) This means, however, that we need to improve our knowledge and the instruments by which we can operationalise these descriptions; it does not mean that comparisons are impossible.
Governments exist, in all their complexity, in order to achieve (or because it is hoped that they will achieve) certain results. The scope of the study of government (and therefore of comparative government) can be discovered only if we discover what governments are for.
The study of government is thus the study of the 'elements' in society which jointly (in conjunction but also more than occasionally in opposition) produce this 'authoritative allocation of values'. These 'elements' are naturally broader and more numerous than the arrangements described in constitutions, even where constitutions are applied: they include the national executive and the parliament; they also include parties, groups, to the extent that these participate in the process of the 'authoritative allocation of values', as well as bureaucracies and indeed courts.
It is not possible to 'explain' institutions purely on the basis of structures, as some have tried to do; what accounts for the structures and for the relationship between these structures are the values or norms which prevail in the society at a given point.

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Adı:
Comparative Government
Baskı tarihi:
Temmuz 1969
Sayfa sayısı:
270
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780333102060
Dil:
English
Ülke:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Yayınevi:
Palgrave Macmillan
This textbook provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the institutions and patterns of behaviour of the countries of the contemporary world. The various political systems are compared and contrasted both in general terms and according to their characteristic structures. today, the characteristics and the role of groups, and the effect of the communications media. It examines in depth the origins, bases, and structures of political parties, the type of party system and the overall role of parties in contemporary politics. It then goes on to examine the formal institutions, analyzing the role of constitutions, the extent of decentralization, the characteristics of legislatures and the structure and impact of executives and political leaders. A final section is devoted to the part played by bureaucracies, the military and the courts in political life and discusses the extent to which ordinary people participate directly in politics.