Introduction to Comparative Politics, Brief Edition


Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111834172
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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Updated to reflect today’s political climate, the Second Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Second Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and marginal focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, BRIEF consists of 8 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Comparative Politics: Brief Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618866833
Category: Political Science
Page: 458
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This brief edition of the bestselling, full-length Introduction to Comparative Poliics uses the same key themes to frame the presentation of each country's politics, placing a strong emphasis on political economy. This edition's easy to read 8x10" format

Introduction to Comparative Politics


Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111831823
Category: Political Science
Page: 736
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Updated to reflect today’s political climate, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The Sixth Edition offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy such as marginal key terms and focus questions that will help students make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, Sixth Edition, consists of 13 country case studies, selected for their significance in terms of the comparative themes and because they provide an interesting sample of types of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Concepts and Processes
Author: Howard J. Wiarda
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780155078697
Category: Political Science
Page: 241
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This brief, lively, and well-written text sparks students' interest by focusing on current trends, issues, and controversies in the field. Through this focus, Wiarda gives students an overview of the field, traces its history and development, and surveys newer approaches in a sequential and systematic fashion.

Introduction to Comparative Politics

The State and Its Challenges
Author: Robert Hislope,Anthony Mughan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521765161
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
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This accessible introduction to comparative politics offers a fresh, state-centered perspective on the fundamentals of political science.

Introduction to Comparative Politics: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas


Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William A. Joseph
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445449
Category: Political Science
Page: 752
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Updated to reflect today's political climate, the seventh edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of political challenges and changing agendas within countries and provides detailed descriptions and analyses of the politics of individual countries. The text offers a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy, such as marginal key terms and questions that will help them make meaningful connections and comparisons about the countries presented. This edition consists of 13 country case studies, as well as a case study on the European Union, providing an interesting sample of political regimes, levels of economic development, and geographic regions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comparing Political Regimes

A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition
Author: Alan Siaroff
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607025
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Comparing Political Regimes provides a comprehensive assessment of the world's political systems by outlining and contrasting the aspects of four different regime types: liberal democracies, electoral democracies, semi-liberal autocracies, and closed autocracies. The third edition is thoroughly revised and updated. It now incorporates the two new countries that have appeared since the last edition—Kosovo and South Sudan—and covers the regime changes that have occurred in many countries, including the liberalization (but not yet actual democratization) of the Arab Spring. Extra material has also been added on demography and political economy, especially with regards to economic development, and on secession of regions.

Countries and Concepts

An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Michael Roskin
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 504
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Introduces the concepts and vocabulary of Comparative Politics through a country-by-country analysis and recent case studies. By demonstrating that political life is universal and comparable, the text also proves that no country is really alien, but rather that all countries are understandable. Appropriate for undergraduate Political Science courses including Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to European Politics, and Introduction to Politics.* NEW - A new chapter on Iran has been added to explore the politics and stability of the Islamic revolution while placing its potential threat to U.S. interests into perspective. * NEW - The section on Japan has been updated to reflect the return to power of that countrys Liberal Democratic Party. This revised section now presents in-depth discussions of important issues such as the inability of Japans opposition parties to unite and the possible end of Japans economic miracle. * NEW - The section on Russia has been updated to reflect recent political events in that country. Among the topics now covered are the implications of Boris Yeltsins reelection, the potential for collapse into the hands of an authoritarian such as

Comparative Politics


Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761943722
Category: Political Science
Page: 334
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This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.

Introduction to Politics of the Developing World

Political Challenges and Changing Agendas
Author: William A. Joseph,Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618604487
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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This derivative of the innovative Introduction to Comparative Politics includes the same organizing framework, themes, and features, but focuses on developing nations. Country studies include China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Iran. New! Streamlined chapters and updated descriptions of political developments take into account major events and regime changes. New! An expanded Chapter One provides a more extensive survey of the many approaches to studying comparative politics as well as a richer discussion of democratic transitions. New! The country studies now include more focused coverage of the consequences of globalization on domestic politics.

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Regimes and Change
Author: Roy C. Macridis,Steven L. Burg
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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Provides a general framework for the study of modern political regimes Ð democratic, authoritarian, totalitarian - and emphasizes the institutional structure within these regimes and their cultural and socioeconomic foundations.

Doing Research in Political Science

An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics
Author: Paul Pennings,Hans Keman,Jan Kleinnijenhuis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412903769
Category: Political Science
Page: 324
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This is an immensely helpful book for students starting their own research... an excellent introduction to the comparative method giving an authoritative overview over the research process - Klaus Armingeon, University of Bern Doing Research in Political Science is the book for mastering the comparative method in all the social sciences - Jan-Erik Lane, University of Geneva This book has established itself as a concise and well-readable text on comparative methods and statistics in political science I...strongly recommend it. - Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps-University Marburg This thoroughly revised edition of the popular textbook offers an accessible but comprehensive introduction to comparative research methods and statistics for students of political science. Clearly organized around three parts, the text introduces the main theories and methodologies used in the discipline. Part 1 frames the comparative approach within the methodological framework of the political and social sciences. Part 2 introduces basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods as well as more advanced multivariate methods used in quantitative political analysis. Part 3 applies the methods and techniques of Parts 1 & 2 to research questions drawn from contemporary themes and issues in political science. Incorporating practice exercises, ideas for further reading and summary questions throughout, Doing Research in Political Science provides an invaluable step-by-step guide for students and researchers in political science, comparative politics and empirical political analysis.

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Challenges of Conflict and Change in a New Era
Author: John D. Nagle
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780830414758
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
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This updated text introduces students to the major challenges facing political systems as we approach the year 2000. The systems are grouped into three types: the advanced, liberal, democracies; the Communist and post-Communist nations; and the developing nations. Nagle examines the performance records of these systems in four areas -- economic growth, social equality, personal liberty, and quality of life. The fifth edition has a major focus on transitions from Communism to post-Communism. It pays more attention to Japan, India, and Mexico as examples, and treats issues like ethnic conflict, crisis in the welfare state, and new world disorder. Nagle provides the latest data available.

Comparative Politics in Transition


Author: John McCormick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832579
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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The Seventh Edition of COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN TRANSITION combines a thematic framework with a country-by-country approach to provide a thoughtful and effective introduction to Comparative Politics that is appropriate for students new to the study of political science. The author uses an arenas classification to organize and frame the systematic comparative analysis, rather than the traditional three worlds framework. This classification more accurately reflects the contemporary political, economic, and social realities of different political systems, allowing the author to provide historical, theoretical, and conceptual background through ten in-text country case studies. Unlike most other comparative politics texts, McCormick provides a balanced study of the Western and non-Western world and explores the politics and government of Islam and of failed states. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Comparative Politics, AP* Edition


Author: Mark Kesselman,Joel Krieger,William A. Joseph,Ervand Abrahamian,Christopher S. Allen
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495793779
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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Written by a distinguished group of comparativists, this innovative text has been organized around levels of political development and themes to make comparative politics accessible and easy to understand. Readers can use the Geographic Setting sections in each chapter, as well as maps, tables, charts, photographs, and political cartoons to further their understanding of each country studied. The Fifth Edition has been completely redesigned to engage readers with additional pedagogy and color.

Comparative Politics


Author: Daniele Caramani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199665990
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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This exciting and authoritative introduction to comparative politics provides a range of perspectives, methods, and theories at the heart of political systems around the world. Alongside explanations of the most important themes, students are presented with a wealth of empirical data to demonstrate similarities and differences in practice, and to encourage research. This new edition takes account of the latest developments in the wake of democratic uprisings in North Africa and the MiddleEast, and sees a much stronger emphasis on the financial crisis, paying particular attention to state finances, and stressing the effects of the crisis on political attitudes and forms of participation.

The Concepts of Comparative Politics


Author: Martin C. Needler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275936532
Category: Political Science
Page: 156
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This text contains an analysis of the key concepts, hypotheses, and models of comparative politics. The work of key theorists is examined. Concepts include revolution, dictatorship, political development, legitimacy, and others. The author formulates ways in which the key concept can be made clearer, the hypothesis can be modified to give it more explanatory power, or the model refined so that it approximates empirical reality more closely. Political ideology is presented as a particular descriptive understanding of the world, together with a prescription for desirable political outcomes. In politics the danger comes from too much ideological thinking, or from too little. The Concepts of Comparative Politics is analytical, yet also empirical. It focuses on the premise that one must have a unifying vision, an integrated view of the world, which otherwise becomes a chaos of unintelligible events. Yet possession of that world view should not be carried to the point of limiting one's ability to perceive factual situations correctly. This work is invaluable as a text for Introduction to Comparative Politics and as a supplement for any course in comparative politics.

Comparative Politics

An Introduction to Seven Countries
Author: Rolf H. W. Theen,Frank L. Wilson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 557
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For courses in Comparative Government and Comparative Politics. Using jargon-free language and a carefully structured comparative framework, this text combines intensive individual country studies of seven important contemporary political systems and systematic comparison of these countries in terms of six key areas.

Comparative Politics

Approaches and Issues
Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Esther M. Skelley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530362
Category: Political Science
Page: 291
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Beginning with an introduction to the field of comparative politics, this clear and complete text moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the field. Leading scholar Howard J. Wiarda explores its main approaches, including political development, political culture, dependency theory, corporatism, indigenous theories of change, state-society relations, rational choice, and the new institutionalism. The book then turns its attention to the hot issues in the field. The book concludes with a stimulating discussion of whether the great systems debates of the past (socialism vs. capitalism, democracy vs. authoritarianism) are now over, and points to some of the next important study and research frontiers. Students, professors, and general readers will all find Comparative Politics current, provocative, and well written--a truly balanced overview.

Comparing Political Regimes

A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Alan Siaroff
Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education
ISBN: 9781551115306
Category: Political Science
Page: 301
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"Instead of the typical disparate mixture of themes and/or countries, Siaroff offers a unified analysis. The text is clear, thoughtful and well-written, and contains a wealth of data including excellent original tables and figures." - Peter Kingstone, University of Connecticut