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Sunday, October 30, 2011

A look at The Journal of Comparative Politics

Economic Transformation and Institutionalization in Postcommunist Party Systems

Reconsidering the Rise and Fall of the Modern State in Prussia and Poland

International norms, Domestic Politics, and the Death Penalty: Comparing Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

Violence and Control in Civil Conflict: Israel, the West Bank and Gaza

Do Participatory Governance Institutions Matter? Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil

When Public Goods Go Bad: The Implications of the End of the Washington Consensus for the Study of Economic Reform

Communism's Shadow: Postcommunist Legacies, Values, and Behavior

Institutions and Inequality in Single-Party Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Vietnam and China

Patronage as Institutional Choice: Evidence from Rwanda and Uganda

The Fates of Rebels: Insurgencies in Uganda

Competition by Denunciation: The Political Dynamics of Corruption Scandals in Argentina and Chile

Participatory Institutions in Latin America: The Next Generation of Scholarship

State Support of Religion: Making or Breaking Faith-Based Social Capital

Measuring Effective Democracy: The Human Empowerment Approach

At least these are some of things scholars are talking about

Breaking it down, we can see these are some of the topics being discussed and debated within the community: 
Modernity of states 
Transformation of states
State violence
International norms
Domestic policies
Death penalty
Participatory governance institutions
Did I already mention corruption?
Limited number of parties
Effective democracy

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