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Nations and Government Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0534631231

ISBN-13: 9780534631239

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas M. Magstadt

List price: $193.95
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With a unique regional organization and conceptual approach, NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE allows students and instructors alike to explore in greater depth, the parts of the world that interest them most. The regional organization helps students to understand national governments more fully by putting then into a larger regional context, making it less intimidating and emphasizing historical and geographic connections that are reflected in current political realities.
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Book details

List price: $193.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Thomas Magstadt earned his doctorate at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is the author NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE, Sixth Edition, (Wadsworth Publishing, 2011), and AN EMPIRE IF YOU CAN KEEP IT: POWER AND PRINCIPLE IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (CQ Press, 2004). He has also published numerous journal articles, policy papers, and op-ed pieces, and is a regular contributor to Nation of Change, an on-line daily newspaper. He has chaired political science departments at Augustana College (Sioux Falls) and the University of Nebraska (Kearney), and has taught at the Thunderbird School, the Air War College, and the…    

Comparative Politics and the Regional Perspective
Models, Regimes, and Regions
Western europe
Political Setting: the Western Political Heritage
Institutions and Policies: the Triumph of Parliaments and Pluralism
Russia and Slavic Europe
Political Setting: the Other Europe
Institutions and Policies: New Order, Old Disorders
Political Setting: Civilizations and Empires
Institutions and Policies: Continuity and Change
Latin America
Political Setting: the Spanish Conquest and Its Aftermath
Institutions and Policies: Latin America: Caudillos, Coups, and Constitutions
The Middle East
Political Setting: Politics and Religion
Institutions and Policies: Monarchies, Dictatorships, and a Garrison State
Sub-Saharan Africa
Political Setting: the Legacy of Colonialism
Institutions and Policies: Faltering Dictatorships?