9780205529315

Comparative Politics Today: A World View, Update Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205529315

  • ISBN10:

    0205529313

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Comparative Politics Todayis the text that helped define the discipline of comparative politics, and it continues to set the standard in examining the purpose of government and comparing the worldrs"s diverse political systems. Written by leading comparativists and area study specialists, this text begins with chapters that clarify key concepts in politics and government and show how theoretical frameworks describe and analyze the differences and the similarities among countries. The twelve country studies that follow focus on countries that are leaders within their regions and the larger world. Each country study includes the most current information and consistently applies the theoretical framework to explore broad issues like why some countries modernize more quickly or why some are more democratic. With numerous photos, figures, and tables to clarify complex political data and structures,Comparative Politics Todayhelps students learn about other countries, regions, and the world, and it will help them ask-and answer-fundamental questions about politics and government.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Issues in Comparative Politics
Comparing Political Systems
System, Process, and Policy
Political Culture and Political Socialization
Interest Articulation
Interest Aggregation and Political Parties
Government and Policymaking
Public Policy
Country Studies
Politics in Britain
Politics in France
Politics in Germany
Politics in Japan
Politics in Russia
Politics in China
Politics in Mexico
Politics in Brazil
Politics in Iran
Politics in India
Politics in Nigeria
Politics in the United States
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