Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction (3rd Revised edition)

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction (3rd Revised edition)

By: Todd Landman (author), Edzia Carvalho (author)Hardback

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Building on the strengths of the second edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples from around the world, and then discusses the new challenges in the area. New to this edition: * features explanation of regression analysis with accompanied briefing boxes * new discussion of the assumptions, research design, and the use of statistics characteristic of many-country comparisons * single and multi-country studies - how to compare countries and address problems of comparison, especially the principles for selecting countries * new chapter on the intersection between international relations and comparative politics * all chapters have been updated with new publications and research output relevant to the discussion. Balancing reader friendly features with high quality analysis makes this popular academic text essential reading for everyone interested comparative politics and research methods.

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Todd Landman is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Essex and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre.


Part 1: Why, How, and Problems of Comparison 1. Why compare countries? 2. How to compare countries 3. Comparing many countries 4. Comparing few countries 5. Case studies as comparison Part 2: Comparing Comparisons 6. Economic development and democracy 7. Violent political dissent and social revolution 8. Non-violent political dissent and social movements 9. Transitions to democracy 10. Institutional design and democratic performance 11. Human rights 12. International relations and comparative politics Part 3: Comparative Methods and New Issues 13. Common themes and different comparisons 14. New challenges for comparative politics

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415412360
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780415412360
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 0415412366
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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