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  1. Textbooks 14 items
    1. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

      Book  See also the companion website which offers many additional resources (below).

    2. Essentials of comparative politics - O'Neil, Patrick H. c2010

      Book 

    3. Politics and governance in the UK - Moran, Michael 2011

      Book 

    4. The new British politics - Budge, Ian 2007

      Book 

    5. Politics UK. - Jones, Bill, Norton, Philip 2010

      Book  Also available as a Dawson E-book

    6. Politics UK - Jones, Bill, Norton, Philip 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    7. British politics - Kavanagh, Dennis 2006

      Book 

    8. British politics - Leach, Robert, Coxall, W. N., Robins, L. J. c2011

      Book 

    9. Governing America: the politics of a divided democracy - Singh, Robert 2003

      Book 

    10. US politics today - Ashbee, Edward, Ashford, Nigel 1999

      Book 

    11. Understanding US/UK government and politics: a comparative guide - Watts, Duncan 2008

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook

    12. Understanding USUK government and politics: a comparative guide - Watts, Duncan (electronic resource)

      Book 

  2. Key Readings 2 items
    1. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

      Book 

    2. Comparative politics - Caramani, Danièle 2011

      Book 

  3. PART I: Theory in Comparative Politics 117 items
    1. Tutorial 1: Key concepts in comparative politics 21 items
      1. Essential Reading 4 items
        1. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapters 1 & 2. See also the companion website which offers many additional resources (below).

        2. A New handbook of political science - Goodin, Robert E., Klingemann, Hans-Dieter 1996

          Book  Pages 3-13. Also available as an E-book, see below

        3. A New Handbook of Political Science - Goodin, Robert E., Klingemann, Hans-Dieter, Oxford University Press 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book 

      2. Further Reading 17 items
        1. Comparative politics today: a world view - Almond, Gabriel A. c2006

          Book  Chapters 1 & 2.

        2. Politics: an introduction - Axford, Barrie 2002

          Book  Chapters 1 and 2

        3. Theory and methods in political science - Marsh, David, Stoker, Gerry c2010

          Book  See Bevir, M. and Rhodes, R. ‘Interpretive Theory’

        4. Comparative politics: an introduction - Calvert, Peter 2002

          Book  Chapter 1

        5. Comparative politics - Caramani, Danièle 2011

          Book 

        6. Comparative political dynamics: global research perspectives - Rustow, Dankwart A., Erickson, Kenneth Paul c1991

          Book  See Collier, ‘The Comparative Method: Two Decades of Change’

        7. In defence of politics - Crick, Bernard 2000

          Book  Chapter 1

        8. Modern political analysis - Dahl, Robert A. c1991

          Book  Chapter 2

        9. Political analysis - Hay, Colin 2002

          Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook

        10. Politics UK. - Jones, Bill, Norton, Philip 2010

          Book  Chapter 1. Also available as an E-book, see below

        11. Politics UK - Jones, Bill, Norton, Philip 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        12. What is politics?: the activity and its study - Leftwich, Adrian 2004

          Book  Pages 1-22.

        13. A New handbook of political science - Goodin, Robert E., Klingemann, Hans-Dieter 1996

          Book  See Mair, ‘Comparative Politics: An Overview’ Also available as an E-book, see below

        14. A New Handbook of Political Science - Goodin, Robert E., Klingemann, Hans-Dieter, Oxford University Press 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        15. Theory and methods in political science - Marsh, David, Stoker, Gerry c2010

          Book 

        16. Comparative politics: theory and methods - Peters, B. Guy 1998

          Book 

    2. Tutorial 2: The Nation-State 36 items
      1. Essential Reading 4 items
        1. Theorizing nationalism - Day, Graham, Thompson, Andrew 2004

          Book  Chapter 5: ‘The Social Construction of Nations’, pp. 84-107. Also available as a digitised reading, see below

        2. The social construction of nations - Graham Day

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

        3. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 4 – The State and Chapter 6 – Authoritarian Rule

      2. Further Reading 32 items
        1. Political culture in Germany - Berg-Schlosser, Dirk, Rytlewski, Ralf 1993

          Book  See Almond, ‘The Study of Political Culture’

        2. Comparative politics today: a world view - Almond, Gabriel A. c2006

          Book  Chapter 3

        3. A genealogy of sovereignty - Bartelson, Jens 1995

          Book 

        4. Citizenship: a very short introduction - Bellamy, Richard 2008

          Book 

        5. Governance stories - Bevir, Mark, Rhodes, R. A. W. 2006

          Book 

        6. The concepts and theories of modern democracy - Birch, Anthony Harold 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        7. Public management and governance - Bovaird, A. G., Löffler, Elke c2009

          Book  Also available as an E-book, see below

        8. Public management and governance - Bovaird, A. G. 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        9. Comparative politics - Caramani, Danièle 2011

          Book  Chapters 4 and 17

        10. Culture troubles: politics and the interpretation of meaning - Chabal, Patrick, Daloz, Jean-Pascal c2006

          Book 

        11. Essays on citizenship - Crick, Bernard 2000

          Book 

        12. Bringing the state back in - Evans, Peter, Rueschemeyer, Dietrich, Skocpol, Theda 1985

          Book 

        13. Compound democracies: why the United States and Europe are becoming similar - Fabbrini, Sergio c2007

          Book  Also available as an E-book, see below

        14. Citizenship - Faulks, Keith 2000

          Book 

        15. Nationalism - Gellner, Ernest 1997

          Book 

        16. The state: theories and issues - Hay, Colin, Lister, Michael, Marsh, David 2006

          Book 

        17. Sovereignty - Hoffman, John 1998

          Book 

        18. Culture shift in advanced industrial society - Inglehart, Ronald c1990

          Book 

        19. Governance - Kjær, Anne Mette 2004

          Book 

        20. Critical citizens: global support for democratic government - Norris, Pippa 1999

          Book  See Inglehart, ‘Postmodernization Erodes Respect for Authority, but Increases Support for Democracy’. Also available as an E-book, see below

        21. Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government - Norris, Pippa, Oxford University Press 1999 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        22. Political elites - Parry, Geraint 1969

          Book 

        23. Structures of power: An introduction to politics - Schwarzmantel, J. J. 1987

          Book 

        24. The transformation of the state: beyond the myth of retreat - Sørensen, Georg 2004

          Book 

        25. The formation of national states in Western Europe - Tilly, Charles 1975

          Book  See Tilly, ‘Reflections on the History of European State-Making’. Also available as an E-book, see below

        26. The Formation of national states in Western Europe - Tilly, Charles, Ardant, Gabriel, Social Science Research Council (U.S.), American Council of Learned Societies 1975 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        27. Sovereignty in transition - Walker, Neil 2003

          Book 

    3. Tutorial 3: Power 27 items
      1. Essential Reading 11 items
        1. Selected writings in sociology and social philosophy - Marx, Karl, Rubel, Maximilien, Bottomore, Thomas Burton 1979

          Book  See Bottomore, ‘Marx's Sociology & Social Philosophy’. Also available as a digitised reading, see below

        2. Marx's Sociology & Social Philosophy’ - T.B. Bottomore

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

        3. Structures of power: An introduction to politics - Schwarzmantel, J. J. 1987

          Book  See Chapter 2, ‘The Pluralist View of Politics’. Also available as a digitised reading, see below

        4. Chapter 2: The Pluralist View of Politics’ - J.J. Schwarzmantel

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

        5. Theories of the democratic state - Dryzek, John S., Dunleavy, Patrick 2009

          Book  See Chapter 3, ‘Elite Theory’. Also available as a digitised reading, see below

        6. Elite Theory - John Dryzek

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

        7. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  See Chapter 1, Political Concepts

        8. Power: a radical view - Lukes, Steven, British Sociological Association 2005

          Book  See pages 9-25. Also available as a digitised reading, see below

        9. Introduction - Steven Likes

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

        10. Power - Dowding, Keith M. 1996

          Book  See pages 1-18. Also available as a digitised reading, see below

        11. Power To & Power Over - Keith Dowding

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

      2. Further Reading 16 items
        1. Karl Marx: His Life and Environment - Berlin, Isaiah, Ryan, Alan, Oxford University Press 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book  Pages 1-16

        2. Comparative politics: an introduction - Calvert, Peter 2002

          Book  Chapters 4 and 5.

        3. Decisions, organizations and society: selected readings - Castles, Francis G., Murray, David John, Potter, David C 1976

          Book  Chapters 16-24

        4. On democracy - Cohen, Joshua, Rogers, Joel 1983

          Book  Chapter 3, ‘Structure’. A sophisticated, cogent structural account of capitalist power in capitalist democracies

        5. Power in capitalist societies: theory, explanations and cases - Cox, Andrew, Furlong, Paul, Page, Edward 1985

          Book  Chapter 4, "Elite Approaches to Power"

        6. Power in capitalist societies: theory, explanations and cases - Cox, Andrew, Furlong, Paul, Page, Edward 1985

          Book  Chapter 5

        7. The Concept of Power’ - Robert Dahl

          Article 

        8. Introduction to British politics - Dearlove, John, Saunders, Peter R. 2000

          Book  Pages 349-72. A brief introduction to Marxist theory

        9. Theories of the state: the politics of liberal democracy - Dunleavy, Patrick, O'Leary, Brendan 1987

          Book  Chapter 1

        10. Karl Marx - Evans, Michael 1975

          Book 

        11. Power: a reader - Haugaard, Mark 2002

          Book 

        12. Politics and markets: the world's political-economic systems - Lindblom, Charles Edward 1977

          Book  Chapter 10

        13. Society and the social sciences: an introduction - Potter, David, Anderson, James, Open University 1981

          Book  Chapter 14

        14. Bringing States Back In - Barry Hindess

          Article 

        15. From Max Weber: essays in sociology - Weber, Max, Gerth, Hans Heinrich, Mills, C. Wright 1991

          Book  Also available online, see below

    4. Tutorial 4: Democracy: 33 items
      1. Essential Reading 5 items
        1. Freedom as the Foundation - David Beetham

          Article 

        2. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 5

        3. Critical citizens: global support for democratic government - Norris, Pippa 1999

          Book  See Introduction: The Growth of Critical Citizens? Also available as an E-book, see below

        4. Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government - Norris, Pippa, Oxford University Press 1999 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        5. Addressing Inequality - Dietrich Rueschemeyer

          Article 

      2. Further Reading 28 items
        1. Comparative politics today: a world view - Almond, Gabriel A. c2006

          Book  Chapters 4 and 5

        2. The concepts and theories of modern democracy - Birch, Anthony Harold 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book  Chapters 4 and 5

        3. Three political systems: a reader in British, Soviet and American politics - Burch, Martin, Jaenicke, Douglas, Gardner, John 1985

          Book  Pages 57-69

        4. Comparative politics: an introduction - Calvert, Peter 2002

          Book  Chapter 2

        5. Comparative politics - Caramani, Danièle 2011

          Book  Chapters 5 and 18

        6. Social movements: an introduction - Della Porta, Donatella, Diani, Mario 2006

          Book 

        7. Theories of the state: the politics of liberal democracy - Dunleavy, Patrick, O'Leary, Brendan 1987

          Book  Pages 13-71

        8. The performance of democracies: political institutions and public policies - Roller, Edeltraud 2005

          Book  Pages 268-280. Also available as an E-book, see below

        9. The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy - Roller, Edeltraud, Bendix, John, Oxford University Press 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        10. Citizens and the state - Klingemann, Hans-Dieter, Fuchs, Dieter 1995

          Book  Fuchs, ‘Citizens and the State: A Relationship Transformed'. Also available as an E-book, see below

        11. Citizens and the State - Klingemann, Hans-Dieter, Fuchs, Dieter, Oxford University Press 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        12. The Social movements reader: cases and concepts - Goodwin, Jeff, Jasper, James M. 2003

          Book  Pages 3-7

        13. Models of democracy - Held, David 2006

          Book  Pages 143-299

        14. Understanding liberal democracy - Holden, Barry 1993

          Book  Pages 1-45

        15. Democracy - Lively, Jack c1975

          Book  Chapter 1, ‘Introduction’

        16. Democracy: ch.2: The meaning of democracy - Lively, Jack, Jaenicke, D. 1975

          Chapter 

        17. The politics of protest: extra-parliamentary politics in Britain since 1970 - Joyce, Peter 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        18. Democratic Phoenix: reinventing political activism - Norris, Pippa 2002

          Book 

        19. Political participation and democracy in Britain - Parry, Geraint, Moyser, George, Day, Neil 1992

          Book 

        20. Participation and democratic theory - Pateman, Carole 1970

          Book  Pages 1-21

        21. Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society - Putnam, Robert D., Oxford University Press 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book  Pages 3-19

        22. Power in movement: social movements and contentious politics - Tarrow, Sidney G. 1998

          Book 

        23. Inclusion and democracy - Young, Iris Marion 2000

          Book  Pages 1-10. Also available as an E-book, see below

        24. Inclusion and Democracy - Young, Iris Marion, Oxford University Press 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book 

  4. PART II: Political Institutions in the UK & USA 20 items
    1. Tutorial 5: Constitutions, Judiciaries 7 items
      1. Essential Reading 7 items
        1. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 13

        2. The new British constitution - Bogdanor, Vernon 2009

          Book  See Chapter 11: 'The Constitutional State' 271-290. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

        3. Chapter 11: The constitutional state - Vernon Bogdanor

          Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

        4. Democracy under Blair: A Democratic Audit of the United Kingdom - Beetham, D., Byrne, I., Ngan, P., Weir, S. 2002

          Book  See also the most recent research in website below

    2. Tutorial 6: Executives, Legislatures 8 items
      1. Essential reading 8 items
        1. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 16

        2. The presidentialization of politics: a comparative study of modern democracies - Poguntke, Thomas, Webb, Paul 2005

          Book  Also available as an E-book, see below

        3. The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies - Poguntke, Thomas, Webb, Paul, Oxford University Press 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        4. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 15

        5. Power - Dowding, Keith M. 1996

          Book  Pages 4-8.

    3. Tutorial 7: Party systems, Electoral systems 5 items
      1. Essential Reading 5 items
        1. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 11

        2. Comparative government and politics: an introduction - Hague, Rod, Harrop, Martin 2010

          Book  Chapter 10

  5. PART III: Chinese Politics 22 items
    1. Textbooks 3 items
      1. Essentials of comparative politics - O'Neil, Patrick H. c2010

        Book 

      2. State and society in 21st-century China: crisis, contention, and legitimation - Gries, Peter Hays, Rosen, Stanley 2004

        Book 

      3. Chinese society: change, conflict and resistance - Perry, Elizabeth J., Selden, Mark 2009

        Book 

    2. Tutorial 8: Nationalism, Authoritarianism 7 items
      1. Essential Reading 7 items
        1. Asian nationalism - Leifer, Michael 2000

          Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook.

        2. Asian nationalism - Leifer, Michael, NetLibrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

          Book  Additional ebook format supplied by ebsco (NB single user access only)

        3. Essentials of comparative politics - O'Neil, Patrick H. c2010

          Book  Chapter 6

        4. The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism - Steven Levitsky, Lucan Way

          Article 

    3. Tutorial 9: Communism and Postcommunism, NICs 9 items
      1. Essential Reading 9 items
        1. Essentials of comparative politics - O'Neil, Patrick H. c2010

          Book  Chapter 8

        2. State and society in 21st-century China: crisis, contention, and legitimation - Gries, Peter Hays, Rosen, Stanley 2004

          Book  Balzer, ‘State and society in transitions from communism: China in comparative perspective’

        3. Authoritarian Resilience - Andrew Nathan

          Article 

        4. Essentials of comparative politics - O'Neil, Patrick H. c2010

          Book  Chapter 9

    4. Tutorial 10: Democratization 3 items
      1. Essential Reading 3 items
        1. Theories of Democratization - Jean Grugel

          Chapter  Digitised reading