Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics

Concepts and Issues in Comparative Politics : An Introduction to Comparative Analysis

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For introductory courses in Comparative Politics. This text approaches the study of comparative politics from a topical or thematic viewpoint. Rather than focus on descriptions of individual countries, it addresses the major issues and theories of comparative politics. The emphasis is on comparison as a tool for social science research as a means of understanding broader trends in world more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 159 x 229.1 x 11.7mm | 285.77g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Longman Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130950203
  • 9780130950208

Table of contents

I. BACKGROUND TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS. 1. The Study of Comparative Politics. 2. The Background to Politics. 3. Society and Politics. II. POLITICAL ACTORS. 4. The Citizen in Politics. 5. Political Parties. 6. Groups and Politics. 7. Political Elites. 8. The Military and Politics. III. GOVERNMENT DECISION MAKING. 9. Political Frameworks. 10. Policy Implementation and Adjudication. IV. EVALUATING POLITICAL PERFORMANCE. 11. Political Performance. 12. The Politics of Change. more

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