Politics at the Turn of the Century
Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Political Science - 368 pages
With the end of the Cold War, the death of Communism, and the decline of Socialism, what are the primary issues, ideologies, and parties that now structure politics? Melzer, Zinman, and Weinberger have compiled essays from prominent experts to examine the politics of the past to help plot the political future. The first half of the volume addresses OIdentity PoliticsO and OBig GovernmentO and their respective places in the shaping of the United States political environment since the end of the Cold War. The second half of the volume focuses on the political climate in Western Europe, Russia, India, and China.
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The Prospects for Democratic Control in an Age of Big Government
The Debate on Big Government The View from Britain and Western Europe
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Ideological Conflicts in PostCold War India
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Regime Shift Japanese Politics in a Changing World Economy
About the Contributors
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