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Introducing Comparative Politics - International Student Edition

Introducing Comparative Politics - International Student Edition
Concepts and Cases in Context

Sixth Edition

Other Titles in:
Comparative Politics

January 2024 | 700 pages | CQ Press
Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics—who rules? what explains political behavior? where and why?—Introducing Comparative Politics integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 countries that vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The cases are placed within the chapters where they make the most sense —not separated from the theory or in a separate volume—helping students make connections between theory and practice earlier in the semester and giving them a more holistic view of comparative politics.
Part I: A Framework For Understanding Comparative Politics
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Modern State
Chapter 3: States, Citizens, And Regimes
Chapter 4: States And Identity
Part II: Political Systems And How They Work
Chapter 5: Governing Institutions In Democracies
Chapter 6: Institutions Of Participation And Representation In Democracies
Chapter 7: Contentious Politics: Social Movements, Political Violence, And Revolution
Chapter 8: Authoritarian Institutions
Chapter 9: Regime Change
Part III: Political Economy And Policy
Chapter 10: Political Economy Of Wealth
Chapter 11: Political Economy Of Development
Chapter 12: Public Policies When Markets Fail: Welfare, Health, And The Environment


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Stephen Walter Orvis

Stephen Orvis is Professor of Government at Hamilton College. He is a specialist on sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya in particular), identity politics, democratic transitions, and the political economy of development. He has been teaching introduction to comparative politics for more than twenty-five years, as well as courses on African politics, nationalism and the politics of identity, political economy of development, and weak states. He has written a book and articles on agricultural development in Kenya, as well as several articles on civil society in Africa and Kenya, and is currently doing research on political institutions in Africa. More About Author

Carol Ann Drogus

Carol Ann Drogus is a retired Professor of Government at Hamilton College. She is a specialist on Brazil, religion, and women’s political participation. She taught introduction to comparative politics for more than twenty years, as well as courses on Latin American politics, gender and politics, and women in Latin America. She has written two books and numerous articles on the political participation of women in religious movements in Brazil. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071942277