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

4th Edition

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Jeffrey Kopstein, Mark Lichbach, Stephen Hanson, Peter Rutland, Laurence McFalls, Andrew C. Gould, Miranda A. Schreurs, Yu-Shan Wu, Anthony Gill, Rudra Sil, Vali Nasr, Antoinette Handley, Paulette Kurzer, Okechukwu C. Iheduru
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  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521135740

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  • 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. These country studies constitute the overarching framework of the text, addressing the larger question, “why are countries ruled and governed so differently?” Free of heavy-handed jargon, Comparative Politics inspires thought-provoking debate among introductory students and specialists alike, and encourages students to engage in real comparative analysis. In this new edition, all twelve country studies are rewritten, and the first two theory chapters are updated to reflect the latest research in the field.

    • 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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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521135740
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • contains: 10 maps 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is comparative politics? Jeffrey Kopstein, Mark Lichbach and Stephen Hanson
    2. The framework of analysis Stephen Hanson, Jeffrey Kopstein and Mark Lichbach
    Part I. Early Developers:
    3. Britain Peter Rutland
    4. France Laurence McFalls
    Stop and compare: early developers: Britain and France
    Part II. Middle Developers:
    5. Germany Andrew C. Gould
    6. Japan Miranda A. Schreurs
    Stop and compare: early developers and middle developers
    Part III. Late Developers:
    7. Russia Stephen Hanson
    8. China Yu-Shan Wu
    Stop and compare: early developers, middle developers, and late developers
    Part IV. Experimental Developers:
    9. Mexico Anthony Gill
    10. India Rudra Sil
    11. Iran Vali Nasr
    12. South Africa Antoinette Handley
    13. The European Union Paulette Kurzer
    14. Nigeria Okechukwu C. Iheduru
    Stop and compare: early developers, middle developers, late developers, and experimental developers

  • Editors

    Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto
    Jeffrey Kopstein is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

    Mark Lichbach, University of Maryland
    Mark Lichbach is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Stephen E. Hanson, College of William and Mary, Virginia
    Stephen Hanson is Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary, Virginia.


    Jeffrey Kopstein, Mark Lichbach, Stephen Hanson, Peter Rutland, Laurence McFalls, Andrew C. Gould, Miranda A. Schreurs, Yu-Shan Wu, Anthony Gill, Rudra Sil, Vali Nasr, Antoinette Handley, Paulette Kurzer, Okechukwu C. Iheduru

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