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Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics
Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order

2nd Edition


Jeffrey Kopstein, Mark Lichbach, Peter Rutland, Arista Maria Cirtautas, Andrew C. Gould, Miranda A. Schreurs, Stephen E. Hanson, Yu Shan Wu, Anthony Gill, Rudra Sil, Vali Nasr, Michael Bratton
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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521708401
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521843164


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  • This textbook has become a favorite for the introductory undergraduate course in comparative politics. The second edition features ten theoretically and historically grounded country studies that demonstrate how the three major concepts of comparative analysis (interests, identities, and institutions) shape the politics of nations. Organized to address the concerns of contemporary comparativists, the volume provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background needed to understand today's complex world politics.

    • Ten country case studies with 'stop and compare' sections, drawing out comparisons between the countries in each group and those in other groups
    • Explicit discussion of the international challenges to each country's chosen path of development: the book has a 'globalist' slant
    • Written in a jargon-free style that is highly accessible to students
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521843164
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 185 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.037kg
    • contains: 10 maps 7 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521708401
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is comparative politics? Jeffrey Kopstein and Mark Lichbach
    2. The framework of analysis Jeffrey Kopstein and Mark Lichbach
    3. Britain Peter Rutland
    4. France Arista Maria Cirtautas
    5. Germany Andrew C. Gould
    6. Japan Miranda A. Schreurs
    7. Russia Stephen E. Hanson
    8. China Yu Shan Wu
    9. Mexico Anthony Gill
    10. India Rudra Sil
    11. Iran Vali Nasr
    12. South Africa Michael Bratton.

  • Editors

    Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto
    Jeffrey Kopstein is the author of The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, 1945-1989 (1997). He has published over 40 articles in scholarly journals and books. He is currently Director of the Institute of European Studies at the University of Toronto.

    Mark Lichbach, University of Maryland, College Park
    Mark Irving Lichbach is Professor and Chair of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of many books, including the award-winning The Rebel's Dilemma, and of numerous articles that have appeared in scholarly journals in political science, economics, and sociology.


    Jeffrey Kopstein, Mark Lichbach, Peter Rutland, Arista Maria Cirtautas, Andrew C. Gould, Miranda A. Schreurs, Stephen E. Hanson, Yu Shan Wu, Anthony Gill, Rudra Sil, Vali Nasr, Michael Bratton

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