9780321449740

Comparative Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321449740

  • ISBN10:

    0321449746

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Debuting in its first edition and driven by a question-based approach, Comparative Politicsshows readers how to do real comparative analysis while introducing them to political institutions, identities, and interests. This thematic survey uniquely balances the howanalytical knowledgeand the whatdescriptive knowledgeto help readers make their own political arguments and to thus be more critically informed and engaged political participants.

Author Biography

David J. Samuels is Benjamin E. Lippincott Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Doing Comparative Politics (Why study comparative politics?)

Chapter 2. The State (Where do “states” come from?)

Chapter 3. Democratic Political Regimes (What is democracy?)

Chapter 4. Non-Democratic Political Regimes (What is non-democracy?)

Chapter 5. Regime Change (What are the causes of regime change?)

Chapter 6. Political Identity (When does identity become politicized?)

Chapter 7. Religion and Politics (What is the relationship between religious identity and democracy?)

Chapter 8. Gender and Politics (How do attitudes about gender influence politics?)

Chapter 9. Collective Action (Why do people participate collectively in politics?)

Chapter 10. Political Violence (What causes political violence?)

Chapter 11. Political Economy of Development (How do states promote economic development?)

Chapter 12. The Political Economy of Redistribution (Why do some wealthy democracies engage in more economic redistribution than others?)

Chapter 13. Globalization (How has globalization shaped politics in the world’s states?)

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