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Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction presents a uniquely comprehensive approach to the study of politics in a variety of countries. Part I surveys the core topics of comparative politics and equips students with the concepts and analytical methods they need to understand the complexities of today's political world. Part I enhances critical thinking skills by explaining in a step-by-step fashion how the basic techniques of the scientific method, such as qualitative hypothesis testing, can be used to understand political realities. Part II provides in-depth studies of many major countries, using the concepts and analytical techniques introduced in Part I. By combining rich conceptualization, analytical methods, and extensive coverage of a diversity of countries, this engaging text teaches introductory-level students how to think about politics for themselves, logically and systematically.
Table of Contents
|Concepts and Critical Thinking|
|Comparative Politics: What Is It? Why Study It?|
|Major Topics of Comparative Politics|
|Critical Thinking about Politics: Analytical Techniques of Political Science - The Logic of Hypothesis Testing|
|The State and Its Institutions|
|States and Nations: Nationalism - Nation Building - Supranationalism|
|Democracy: What Is It?|
|Democracy: How Does It Work? State Institutions and Electoral Systems|
|Democracy: What Does It Take? Ten Conditions|
|Conditions for Democracy in the Islamic World: Indonesia - Afghanistan - Iraq|
|People and Politics: Voters – Parties – Interest Groups – Dissidence – Revolution|
|Political Economy: Laissez-Faire – Central Planning – Mixed Economies – Welfare States|
|The Politics of Development|
|Countries and Leaders|
|The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Mexico and Brazil|
|Nigeria and South Africa|
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