Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context (3rd Revised edition)

Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context (3rd Revised edition)

By: Carol Ann Drogus (author), Stephen W. Orvis (author)Paperback

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This innovative hybrid book is fully ideal for lecturers who want to give their students a real sense of the questions that drive research in the field. Organized thematically around important concepts in comparative politics-Who rules? What explains political behaviour? Where and why?-the book integrates a set of extended case studies in eleven "core" countries. Serving as consistent geographic touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense substantively-not separated from theory or in a separate volume-and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. Features include: * Core country case studies: Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, India, Iran, Nigeria, Russia, the UK, the U.S., and, new to this edition, Mexico * Methods in Context boxes that model how comparativists do their research and analysis * In Context fact boxes that put eye-opening data into thematic context * Where and Why? boxes that explore why certain political outcomes occur in some countries but not in others * Country and Concept tables that display key indicators for core countries. The book is accompanied by a companion website featuring for lecturers: Test banks, PowerPoint lecture slides, an Instructor's Manual containing chapter overviews, talking points for lectures, and one page "backgrounders" on each of the 11 core case studies, and Sample syllabi. For students: chapter summaries, quiz qustions, and flashcards.

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About Author

Stephen Orvis is professor of government and Associate Dean of Students for Academics at Hamilton College. He is a specialist on sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya in particular), identity politics, democratic transitions, and the political economy of development. He has taught introduction to comparative politics for 25 years, as well as courses on African politics, nationalism and the politics of identity, political economy of development, and weak states. He has written a book and articles on agricultural development in Kenya, has written several articles on civil society in Africa and Kenya, and is currently doing research on political institutions in Africa. Carol Ann Drogus is Senior Associate Director of Off-Campus Study at Colgate University. She is a specialist on Brazil, religion, and women's political participation. She taught introduction to comparative politics for 15 years, as well as courses on Latin American politics, gender and politics, and women in Latin America. She has written two books and numerous articles on the political participation of women in religious movements in Brazil.


About the Authors Preface Part I. A Framework for Understanding Comparative Politics 1. Introduction 2. The Modern State 3. States, Citizens, and Regimes 4. States and Identity 5. States and Markets Part II. Political Systems and How They Work 6. Governing Institutions in Democarcies 7. Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies 8. Authoritarian Institutions 9. Regime Change Part III. Issues and Policies 10. Globalization, Economic Sovereignty, and Development 11. Public Policies When Markets Fail: Welfare, Health, and the Environment 12. Policies and Politics of Inclusion and Clashing Values Glossary Index Photo Credits

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  • publication date: 13/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781452241524
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9781452241524
  • weight: 1202
  • ISBN10: 145224152X
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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