Comparative Politics

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

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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 have been rewritten, and the first two theory chapters have been updated to reflect the latest research in the field.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 10 maps 18 tables
  • 1139989057
  • 9781139989053

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; Index.show more

About Jeffrey Kopstein

Jeffrey Kopstein is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Mark Lichbach is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Stephen Hanson is Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary, Virginia.show more

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