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Comparative Government and Politics

Comparative Government and Politics

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Pushpa Singh - Department of Political Science, Miranda House, University of Delhi
  • Chetna Sharma - Department of Political Science, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi
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Comparative Politics

July 2019 | 384 pages | SAGE Texts

A wide-ranging, accessible and contemporary textbook capturing the narrative of comparative politics and its changing nature in the rapidly transforming world.

Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to the tradition of comparative political research and explores the central ideas and questions that constitute the field. This textbook, written in close consultation with the syllabus and course curriculums of major Indian universities, indulges in critical thematic exploration as well as detailed study of important political institutions and their functioning in comparative perspective. Instead of just summarizing European scholarly works with examples from the West, the book centralizes the experiences and case studies from postcolonial societies, making it relatable for the students of developing countries. It covers contemporary global debates pertinent to each topic and brings up important cases from the Global South as well.

Key Features:

• Discussions incorporate the intersectionality of gender, race and ethnicity 

• Chapters begin with a Reader’s Guide feature to lay out the objective, structure and brief introduction of the chapter content

• Content is aided by book-end glossary, list of keywords and review questions for self-assessment

Madhulika Banerjee
Foreword by
Pushpa Singh
Introduction: Understanding Comparative Politics
Anusha and Shefali Manhas
Challenges to Comparative Government and Politics
Skylab Sahu
Capitalism: Origin, Growth and Evolution
Pushpa Singh and Chetna Sharma
Socialism: Meaning, Growth and Development
Ruchi Shree and Pushpa Singh
Colonialism in Comparative Perspective: Forms and Dimensions
Rohit Raj
Tripta Sharma
Brazil: Tracing the Constitutional Development and Political Economy
Praveen Dhanda
Nigeria: The Troubled Giant of Africa
Rityusha Mani Tiwary and Shivani Sharma
China’s Constitutional Development and Political Economy Since 1949: Perspectives and Trends
Shivali Aggarwal
Britain: Constitutional Development and Political Economy
Skylab Sahu
Approaches to the Study of Comparative Politics
Pushpa Singh
Political Representation, Voting and Electoral Systems in Comparative Perspective
Babita Verma
Party and Party Systems
Chetna Sharma
Nation State: Historical Evolution in Western Europe and Postcolonial Contexts
Chetna Sharma
Process of Democratization in Postcolonial, Postauthoritarian and Postcommunist countries
Rahul Chimurkar and Vasavi
Federalism in Comparative Perspective: Nature, Meaning and Emerging Trends

Pushpa Singh

Pushpa Singh is Assistant Professor at Department of Political Science, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She completed BA (Hons), MA and MPhil in political science from University of Delhi and is currently pursuing her PhD from the University. She has been engaged in teaching subjects such as Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Human Rights and Indian Political Thought for the past 14 years. Her interest areas are development studies, gender issues, human rights, seed sovereignty and political economy of the Indian State. She was part of the India team in the international project on ‘Mapping Rights Representation and the Poor:... More About Author

Chetna Sharma

Chetna Sharma is Assistant Professor at Department of Political Science, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. She obtained her master’s degree from Department of Political Science and MPhil from Department of African Studies, University of Delhi. In 2011, she was awarded PhD from Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Her PhD thesis was titled ‘Identity Politics and Recognition of Minorities in Indian States: A Study of Bodos and Ladakhis’. It is based on an extensive fieldwork in and around Bodo-dominated areas of Kokrajhar, the capital city of Guwahati in Assam, and Ladakh... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353285692