Countries and Concepts : Politics, Geography, Culture

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Systematically examining politics from around the world, Countries and Concepts presents ten accessible and in-depth studies of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran. This text looks at similarities and differences in five key areas of each country to facilitate comparative analysis, defining important concepts and integrating examples from current events throughout. Highly readable and thought-provoking, Countries and Concepts introduces students to the politics and governments of the world and bolsters their civic education by considering the historical, political, economic, geographical, and moral aspects of democracy.

Author Biography

Michael G. Roskin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Lycoming College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Concept of Country




Chapter 2. Britain: The Impact of the Past

Chapter 3. Britain: The Key Institutions

Chapter 4. British Political Culture

Chapter 5. Britain: Patterns of Interaction

Chapter 6. What Britons Quarrel About


Chapter 7. France: The Impact of the Past

Chapter 8. France: The Key Institutions

Chapter 9. French Political Culture

Chapter 10. France: Patterns of Interaction

Chapter 11. What the French Quarrel About


Chapter 12. Germany: The Impact of the Past

Chapter 13. Germany: The Key Institutions

Chapter 14. German Political Culture

Chapter 15. Germany: Patterns of Interaction

Chapter 16. What Germans Quarrel About


Chapter 17. The European Union


Chapter 18. Japan


Chapter 19. Russia: The Impact of the Past

Chapter 20. Russia: The Key Institutions

Chapter 21. Russian Political Culture

Chapter 22. Russia: Patterns of Interaction

Chapter 23. What Russians Quarrel About





Chapter 24. China: The Impact of the Past

Chapter 25. China: The Key Institutions

Chapter 26. Chinese Political Culture

Chapter 27. China: Patterns of Interaction

Chapter 28. What Chinese Quarrel About


Chapter 29. India


Chapter 30. Mexico


Chapter 31. Nigeria


Chapter 32. Iran


Chapter 33. Lessons of Ten Countries

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