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Introduction to Comparative Politics

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ISBN-10: 0618214461

ISBN-13: 9780618214464

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: William A. Joseph, Joel Krieger, Ervand Abrahamian, Christopher S. Allen, Mark Kesselman

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Written by a distinguished group of comparativists, this innovative and accessible introductory text surveys 12 key countries organized according to their level of political development: established democracies, transitional democracies, and non-democracies. The country studies illuminate four comparative themes in a global context: the world of states, examining the interaction of states within the international order; governing the economy, covering the role of the state in economic management; the democratic idea, discussing the pressure for more democracy and the challenges of democratization; and the politics of collective identities, studying the political impact of diverse…    
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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

William A. Joseph is professor of political science and chair of the department at Wellesley College. He is also an associate in research of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. His major areas of academic interest are contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, the political economy of development, and the Vietnam War. He is the editor of and a contributor to Politics in China: An Introduction, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Mark Kesselman is senior editor of the International Political Science Review and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of French and European politics. His publications include The Ambiguous Consensus (1967), The French Workers Movement (1984), The Politics of Globalization: A Reader (2012), and The Politics of Power (2013). His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review, World Politics, and Comparative Politics.

Introduction
Introducing Comparative Politics (Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, and William Joseph)
The Global Challenge of Comparative Politics
What--and How--Comparative Politics Compares
Themes for Comparative Analysis
Classifying Political Systems
Organization of the Text
Established Democracies
Britain (Joel Krieger)
The Making of the Modern British State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
British Politics in Transition
France (Mark Kesselman)
The Making of the Modern French State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
French Politics in Transition
Germany (Christopher S. Allen)
The Making of the Modern German State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
German Politics in Transition
Japan (Shigeko N. Fukai and Haruhiro Fukui)
The Making of the Modern Japanese State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Japanese Politics in Transition
India (Atul Kohli and Amrita Basu)
The Making of the Modern Indian State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Indian Politics in Transition
United States (Louis DeSipio)
The Making of the Modern American State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
United States Politics in Transition
Developing Democracies
Russia (Joan DeBardeleben)
The Making of the Modern Russian State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Russian Politics in Transition
Brazil (Alfred P. Montero)
The Making of the Modern Brazilian State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Brazilian Politics in Transition
Mexico (Merilee S. Grindle)
The Making of the Modern Mexican State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Mexican Politics in Transition
Nigeria (Darren Kew and Peter Lewis)
The Making of the Modern Nigerian State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Nigerian Politics in Transition
Non-Democracies
Iran (Ervand Abrahamian)
The Making of the Modern Iranian State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Iranian Politics in Transition
China (William A. Joseph)
The Making of the Modern Chinese State
Political Economy and Development
Governance and Policy-Making
Representation and Participation
Chinese Politics in Transition