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    DescriptionThe classic introduction to political science has been comprehensively updated for this new edition. Retaining the clarity of expression and breadth of coverage that has made it the introduction of choice for generations of students, it provides a lively and up-to-date account of the events and forces shaping politics in today's interconnected world. Thoroughly updated throughout, this new edition includes separate chapters on theoretical approaches and research strategies in political science, as well as increased coverage of security, media, culture, law and regulation. Carefully designed learning features illustrate the text throughout. These include: * full-page Profiles on individual countries and the European Union, with associated Spotlights linked to each chapter * on-page glossary definitions for key terms and timelines of key events * guides to additional learning resources for each chapter * a companion website providing additional resources and activities The companion website is available at www.palgrave.com/politics/hague and provides: * a dictionary of comparative politics * debates showing both sides of major controversies * interactive quizzes and essay questions * a guide to comparative politics on the internet * web links and an at-a-glance guide to chapter references * chapter summaries


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    Title
    Comparative Government and Politics
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rod Hague, By (author) Martin Harrop
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 901 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230231023
    ISBN 10: 0230231020
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JPB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.9T
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: POL018000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL016000, POL028000, POL009000
    DC22: 320.3
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JF51 .H28 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GBC, JPB, JPH, JPQB
    Edition
    8, Revised
    Edition statement
    8th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    15 colour tables, 24 figures, 3 maps
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    ROD HAGUE was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK. MARTIN HARROP is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK.
    Review quote
    Reviews of current edition: 'Already the best general introduction to comparative political science on the market, this textbook gets better and better with new sections in this new edition providing additional coverage of how the core theoretical ideas in modern political science explain political behaviour and institutions' - Simon Hix, LSE 'A compelling introduction to the major concepts, controversies, approaches and techniques needed to understand an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Clearly written, accessible, and well supported by careful use of the evidence, this first-rate textbook provides a firm foundation for informed debate on comparative politics' - Pippa Norris, Harvard University Reviews of previous editions: 'An excellent introductory text which thoughtfully and effectively combines political analysis with substantive comparison.' - B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh 'The best introductory textbook in the field, up to date and full of useful examples.' - Dr Reuven Hazan, The Hebrew University 'Intelligent, comprehensive and insightful, this book is a boon for both students and their teachers. Long established as one of the best introductions to political science and comparative politics it still manages to get even better with each successive edition.' - Professor Peter Mair, University of Leiden
    Table of contents
    PART I: CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES Political Concepts Theoretical Approaches Research Strategies PART II: STATES AND REGIMES The State Democracy Authoritarian Rule PART III: POLITICAL MOBILIZATION Political Culture Political Communication Political Participation Elections and Voters Political Parties Interest Groups PART IV: GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE Constitutions and Law Multilevel Governance Legislatures The Political Executive Public Administration PART V: PUBLIC POLICY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY The Policy Process Political Economy