9780073526430

Comparative Politics: An Introduction

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780073526430

  • ISBN10:

    0073526436

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $15.75
    Check/Direct Deposit: $15.00
List Price: $192.71 Save up to $140.27
  • Rent Book $52.44
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    HURRY! ONLY 1 COPY IN STOCK AT THIS PRICE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction shows new students of world politics how the methods and concepts of comparative politics can lead them to ask critical questions to better understand the complex world around them. The majority of undergraduates in introductory comparative politics courses do not plan to pursue graduate education in political science nor embark upon careers as political scientists. Most hope to take part in public and perhaps international affairs as elected officials, civil servants, or engaged citizens. As such they will need to make countless decisions about public policy, including foreign policy, throughout their careers. Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction equips students to make better, more informed decisions. Central to that task are three important goals: (1) to introduce readers to the conceptual foundations of comparative politics, (2) to enhance their analytical and critical-thinking skills through an introduction to basic empirical techniques of political and social science, and (3) to promote their understanding of a wide range of countries and political leaders.

Table of Contents

PART ONE CONCEPTS AND CRITICAL THINKING

1. Comparative Politics

2. Critical Thinking about Politics

3. The State and Its Institutions

4. States and Nations

5. Democracy: What is it?

6. Democracy: How Does It Work?

7. Democracy: What Does It Take?

8. Political Participation

9. Political Culture

10. Ideology

11. Political Economy

12. The Politics of Development

PART TWO COUNTRY STUDIES

13. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

14. France

15. Germany

16. Russia

17. China

18. Mexico and Brazil

19. Nigeria and South Africa

Glossary

Rewards Program

Write a Review