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Comparative Politics

Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order


Edited by Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto, Mark Lichbach, University of Maryland, Stephen E. Hanson, College of William and Mary, Virginia


Twelve in-depth case studies of the EU and countries across the globe, written by the leading country specialists and combining insights of cutting-edge institutional analysis and deep study of national histories, explore how the concepts of interests, identities and institutions shape the politics of nations and regions. The country studies trace the global and historical contexts of political development and examine the diverse pathways that countries have taken in their quest to adapt to the competitive pressures of twenty-first-century globalization.…

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Key features

  • All twelve case studies have been completely rewritten and updated, and include coverage of the EU and eleven other countries
  • The first two theory chapters have been rewritten to reflect latest research and trends in the field, and new chapters on Nigeria, the European Union and France are included
  • The 'A-list' authors are experts on the countries they write about
  • An improved companion website provides additional resources for students and instructors

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