Comparative Government and Politics

Comparative Government and Politics : An Introduction

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John McCormick joins Rod Hague and Martin Harrop as co-author for the 10th edition of this renowned and bestselling textbook. Taking a thematic approach to Comparative Politics, it introduces students to the key concepts, structures and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the different institutions of government and political cultures that exist around the world, the authors offer detailed analysis of a range of democracies and authoritarian regimes. In addition, an array of carefully-designed pedagogical features equip students with the tools and critical mind-set to explore debates and spark discussion.



With its impressively comprehensive coverage, the book can be used as the sole text for teaching undergraduate courses worldwide on Comparative Politics, Comparative Government, Introduction to Politics and Introduction to Political Science.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 27mm | 453.59g
  • Red Globe Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 10th ed. 2016
  • 384 p.
  • 1137528362
  • 9781137528360
  • 35,463

Table of contents

Preface.- 1. Key Concepts.- 2. The State.- 3. Democratic Rule.- 4. Authoritarian Rule.- 5. Theoretical Approaches.- 6. Comparing Government and Politics.- 7. Constitutions and Court.- 8. Legislatures.- 9. Executives.- 10. Bureaucracies.- 11. Sub-national Government.- 12. Political Culture.- 13. Political Participation.- 14. Political Communication.- 15. Political Parties.- 16. Elections.- 17. Voters.- 18. Interest Groups.- 19. Public Policy
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"This is one of, if not the, most comprehensive introductory comparative textbook(s) currently on the market, and this new edition retains all of the strongest features of previous editions." - James Allan, Wittenberg University, USA

"Once again (and now with John McCormick on board) this classic introductory comparative politics text manages to stay relevant, accessible and contemporary. It remains the key text for students new to comparative politics, mixing theoretical clarity with expert country case studies throughout." - Mark Bennister, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK

'This latest edition lives up to the high expectations created by its predecessors and remains top of the list for comprehensiveness and accessibility. The discussion of theories, concepts, and typologies is well supported by cases and examples of recent political developments.' - Rudy Andweg, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

"The book remains, as it has for many years, one of the leading texts for first year undergraduates trying to understand the main features of comparative politics. It remains a classic text." - Stephen Thornton, Cardiff University, UK

"I am delighted to see that John McCormick is joining Hague and Harrop. I am very familiar with his writing, having used his EU textbooks in my teaching for many years. He manages to get the most important points across, even on challenging subjects, like the EU, in a comprehensive, yet clear way." - Thomas Lundberg, University of Glasgow, UK
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'This latest edition lives up to the high expectations created by its predecessors and remains top of the list for comprehensiveness and accessibility. The discussion of theories, concepts, and typologies is well supported by cases and examples of recent political developments.' - Rudy Andweg, Leiden University, the Netherlands. "Once again (and now with John McCormick on board) this classic introductory comparative politics text manages to stay relevant, accessible and contemporary. It remains the key text for students new to comparative politics, mixing theoretical clarity with expert country case studies throughout." - Mark Bennister, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK "This is one of, if not the, most comprehensive introductory comparative textbook(s) currently on the market, and this new edition retains all of the strongest features of previous editions." - James Allan, Wittenberg University, USA
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About Rod Hague

John McCormick is Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and is author of a number of Red Globe Press's bestselling books in politics, including Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop), Understanding the European Union and European Union Politics.
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