comparative politics

comparative politics
Essay Question:Evaluate the usefulness of David Easton’s model of the political system for comparative political analysis. Use at least one democratic and one authoritarian regime as examples.
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Reference lists
Almond, G. A. ‘The Return to the State’. The American Political Science Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (Sep., 1988), pp. 853-874.
Almond, G. A. (1956). ‘Comparative Political Systems’. The Journal of Politics, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Aug., 1956), pp. 391-409
Astin, J. D. (1972) ‘Easton I and Easton II’. The Western Political Quarterly,
Vol. 25, No. 4 (Dec., 1972), pp. 726-737
Bakshi, O. P. (1976). ‘Political Theory and the Scientific Study of Politics: Reflections on David Easton’s Concept of Political Theory’. The Indian Journal of Political Science Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. ’76), pp. 97-114.
Easton, D. (1957). ‘An Approach to the Analysis of Political Systems’. World Politics, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Apr., 1957), pp. 383-400.
Easton, D. (1981). ‘The Political System Besieged by the State’. Political Theory, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Aug., 1981), pp. 303-325
Easton, D. (1953). The Political System: An Inquiry into the State of Political Science (New York: Alfred Knopf.
Easton, D. (1976). ‘Theoretical Approaches to Political Support’. Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, Vol. 9,No. 3 (Sep., 1976), pp. 431-448.
Frohock, F. M. (1974). ‘Notes on the Concept of Politics: Weber, Easton, Strauss’. The Journal of Politics, Vol. 36, No. 2 (May, 1974), pp. 379-408.
Kaplan, M. A. (1968) ‘Systems Theory and Political Science’. Social Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, Focus—Trends and Issues in American Political Science (SPRING 1968), pp. 30-47.
Nordlinger, E. A., Lowi, T. J. and Fabbrini, S. (1988). ‘The Return to the State: Critiques’. The American Political Science Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (Sep., 1988), pp. 875-901.
Sorzano, J. S. (1975).  ‘David Easton and the Invisible Hand’. The American Political Science Review, Vol. 69, No. 1 (Mar., 1975), pp. 91-106.
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Question 1. Evaluate the usefulness of David Easton’s model of the political system for comparative political analysis. Use at least one democratic and one authoritarian regime as examples.
Almond, G. A. ‘The Return to the State’. The American Political Science Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (Sep., 1988), pp. 853-874.
Almond, G. A. (1956). ‘Comparative Political Systems’. The Journal of Politics, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Aug., 1956), pp. 391-409
Astin, J. D. (1972) ‘Easton I and Easton II’. The Western Political Quarterly,
Vol. 25, No. 4 (Dec., 1972), pp. 726-737
Bakshi, O. P. (1976). ‘Political Theory and the Scientific Study of Politics: Reflections on David Easton’s Concept of Political Theory’. The Indian Journal of Political Science Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. ’76), pp. 97-114.
Easton, D. (1957). ‘An Approach to the Analysis of Political Systems’. World Politics, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Apr., 1957), pp. 383-400.
Easton, D. (1981). ‘The Political System Besieged by the State’. Political Theory, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Aug., 1981), pp. 303-325
Easton, D. (1953). The Political System: An Inquiry into the State of Political Science (New York: Alfred Knopf.
Easton, D. (1976). ‘Theoretical Approaches to Political Support’. Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, Vol. 9,No. 3 (Sep., 1976), pp. 431-448.
Frohock, F. M. (1974). ‘Notes on the Concept of Politics: Weber, Easton, Strauss’. The Journal of Politics, Vol. 36, No. 2 (May, 1974), pp. 379-408.
Kaplan, M. A. (1968) ‘Systems Theory and Political Science’. Social Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, Focus—Trends and Issues in American Political Science (SPRING 1968), pp. 30-47.
Nordlinger, E. A., Lowi, T. J. and Fabbrini, S. (1988). ‘The Return to the State: Critiques’. The American Political Science Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (Sep., 1988), pp. 875-901.
Sorzano, J. S. (1975).  ‘David Easton and the Invisible Hand’. The American Political Science Review, Vol. 69, No. 1 (Mar., 1975), pp. 91-106.