9780495915287

Nations and Government Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective

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    9780495915287

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    0495915289

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/22/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

With a unique regional organization and conceptual approach, NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE helps students understand national governments more fully by putting them into a larger regional context. This text documents the changes brought on by the post-Soviet era and the age of globalization, while charting the progress of emerging markets and democracies around the world. This new edition looks closely at the impact of the global recession, providing up-to-date analysis of national policy responses. It also details the continuing rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, with case-study coverage of each country.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Comparative Politics and the Regional Perspective
Models, Regimes, and Regions
Western Europe
The Western Political Heritage
The Triumph of Parliaments and Pluralism
Russia and Slavic Europe
Russia and Slavic Europe
Russia: Democracy or Dictatorship
Asia
Civilizations and Empires
Continuity and Change
Latin America
The Spanish Conquest and Its Aftermath
Caudillos, Coups, and Constitutions
The Middle East
Politics and Religion
Monarchies, Dictatorships, and a Garrison State
Sub-Saharan Africa
The Legacy of Colonialism
The Long Road to Recovery
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