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Comparative Politics Domestic Responses to Global Challenges

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ISBN-10: 1111832552

ISBN-13: 9781111832551

Edition: 8th 2013

Authors: Charles Hauss, Melissa Haussman

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Balancing theory with application and featuring an exciting full-color design and an engaging, student-friendly writing style, COMPARATIVE POLITICS uses a unique theme--Domestic Responses to Global Challenges--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence of strong and weak states. COMPARATIVE POLITICS takes an in-depth look at eleven countries and the European Union, framed within broader discussions in the part-opening chapters on Industrialized Democracies, Communist Regimes, and Less Developed Countries. Four additional countries are available as online chapters or in a custom print solution: Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping students hone their skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. With this uniquely effective text, students will gain an understanding of important political trends and concepts, an exposure to politics in a number of countries, and a desire to dig more deeply into the fascinating field of comparative politics.
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Book details

List price: $246.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Charles "Chip" Hauss wears three professional hats: adjunct professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; author of books on conflict resolution, comparative politics, and international relations; and Director of Policy and Research at Search for Common Ground USA. Before joining the faculty at George Mason in 1993, Hauss received his BA from Oberlin College and his MA and PhD from The University of Michigan. He then spent 1975 to 1992 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. From 1995 to 1998, he was Visiting Professor at Reading University in the United Kingdom. Hauss has taught a variety of courses in comparative politics, international relations, and peace studies. Geographically, he is most interested in Western Europe, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. Substantively, his teaching has concentrated on how societies implement large-scale social and political change in a nonviolent manner. He includes active use of the Internet in all of his teaching and is the author of seven books. COMPARATIVE POLITICS is one of the most widely used textbooks in the field. INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION was published in July 2001. BEYOND CONFRONTATION (1996) explores the need for and possibility of cooperative conflict resolution. In addition, he has written two books on French politics, one on the new left of the 1960s/1970s and the other on the first quarter century of Gaullist rule. He also has translated Bernard Chavance's THE TRANSFORMATION OF COMMUNIST SYSTEMS from French into English.