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Handbook of Politics: Theory, Methods, Approaches (2 Volumes)

Volume 1: Political science refers to the systematic study of governance by the application of empirical and generally scientific methods of analysis. As traditionally defined and studied, political s

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ISBN No.: 9781800450561

Author / Contributor: L. Douglas Kiel, Eri Bertsou, et al.

Publisher: Auris Reference

Pub. Date: 2021

Volume 1: Political science refers to the systematic study of governance by the application of empirical and generally scientific methods of analysis. As traditionally defined and studied, political science examines the state and its organs and institutions. The contemporary discipline, however, is considerably broader than this, encompassing studies of all the societal, cultural, and psychological factors that mutually influence the operation of government and the body politic. Political science focuses on the theory and practice of government and politics at the local, state, national, and international levels. We are dedicated to developing understandings of institutions, practices, and relations that constitute public life and modes of inquiry that promote citizenship. This book covers comprehensive coverage on the concept of political theory from different perspectives, such as government and the state, justice and the law, and equality and human rights. First chapter of this book examines the evolution of the application of nonlinear dynamics and related methods to the study of political science and public administration throughout the 20th century. Some analysts understood the importance of nonlinearity to political and administrative studies in the early part of the century. More recently, a growing number of scholars understand that the political and administrative worlds are ripe with nonlinearity and thus amenable to nonlinear dynamical techniques and models. The current state of the application of both discrete and continuous time models in political science and public administration are presented. There is growing momentum in political and public administration studies that may serve to enhance the realism and applicability of these sciences to a nonlinear world. In second chapter of this book, the information is analyzed using the systems theory. In this theory, the interrelationship of power centers and their role in policymaking process, the effects of domestic and international environments on decision making, and importance of organizations function in support of the system are studied. Third chapter is concerned with the topic of cosmopolitan citizenship and its relation to democracy. It highlights the main postulates of Kantian cosmopolitanism, as many theorists Kant contributes an idea of cosmopolitan citizenship linked to the need to establish international political institutions that support citizenship beyond an exclusively moral dimension. It also discusses the issue of the transformation undergone by the nation state in the context of globalization, particularly the loss of sovereignty of the state and the growth of multinational companies, and how these changes have come to set a new scenario for the emergence of international actors and the basis for various citizenship practices in a cosmopolitan dimension. In further chapter, the book analyzes the political change in Jalisco, Mexico. It is a panoramic work that evaluates a democratic transition at the subnational level. The work focuses on the structures of authority of the local political regime. Thus, world media are now reporting that for instance China s leadership is seriously debating making state reforms that would be conducive to more of the rule of law in the country. This is not be interpreted as a push towards western democracy. To clarify the relation between rule of law and competitive party democracy, this paper presents an enquiry into rule of law I and rule of law II. This distinction has a long history in political thought and constitutional developments. Data from the encompassing World Bank Governance project is used to validate these concepts referentially. Moreover, this book presents a study that aimed to identify the relationship between political reform and political stability in Jordan through a quick review of the concepts and indicators of political reform and political stability. Various studies on political instrumentalisation show its application in several areas as an element of political recovery of all forms of protest in favour of power. In this context, this book analyses the different facades of the political instrumentalisation of the Syrian political system. The instrumentalisation of civil society, the instrumentalisation of education, the instrumentalisation of Syrian constitution, the instrumentalisation of secularism and religions, the instrumentalisation of opposition, the instrumentalisation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Arab nationalism, the instrumentalisation of media and the instrumentalisation of culture and of space and cities have been analysed. In recent years, Chinese private companies have improved a lot in corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance, especially in the philanthropic area. However, private companies awareness and performance of social responsibility still have a big disparity with SOEs. And private companies policy of social responsibility is subjective and preferential. To explain this contradiction, this book finally tries to introduce political connection and, based on stakeholder salience theory, to test how political connection changes managers perception of stakeholders relative importance and cause changes in stakeholders satisfaction level of social responsibility requirement. Volume 2: The study of politics is concerned with the description and analysis of the manner in which power is obtained, exercised and controlled, the purpose of which it is used, the manner in which decision are made and the context in which those decisions take place. Politics also means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state. Political science is that branch of the social sciences that studies the state, politics, and government. Political Science deals extensively with the analysis of political systems, the theoretical and practical applications to politics, and the examination of political behavior. Political science is not a standalone field and it intersects many other branches like sociology, economics, history, anthropology, public policy among others. Political scientists are much sought after these days because of the changing landscape of politics across the world and since the society wants to understand how the political world works, they need someone to explain the nuances of the political economy. Any casual perusal of the newspapers and the television channels reveals that political scientists are at the forefront of debates and discussions for their knowledge and expertise. This book compiles state of the art methodology, theory, and research in the field of comparative politics. Comparative Politics as a sub-discipline of Political Science offers an opportunity to understand the politics and political process in a comparative perspective. It has a rich legacy that can be traced back to the earliest political philosophers and theorists and has evolved gradually with its own share of challenges. The study of Comparative Politics is at the heart of contemporary Political Science. Comparative Politics has, therefore become a field of growing importance in all the countries. More recently, modern Social Science has increased our power to observe and compare systematically empirical world of facts around us and to subject many of these facts and processes to qualitive measurement and logical and mathematical analysis. At the same time, the behavioural Sciences have given us a good deal of new and partly verified information as to how people think, feel, perceive and act individually and in a group. This book is devoted to the comparative analysis of political institutions and processes, communicates innovative ideas and research findings to social scientists, scholars, students, as well as it will serve as valuable guide to experts in universities, research organizations, foundations, and policymakers throughout the world.