As a concise introduction to politics, this text is an introduction to political science from a comparative perspective, analyzing governmental structures around the world. The text includes country studies, a glossary, and web links to sites on the Internet for each chapter. Updates in this edition discuss the continuing developments in post-communist countries, reflecting the realities of change vs. the early hopes in the west for the domination of democracy and capitalism. The seventh edition also covers the development of the European Union and has a strengthened argument of political economy.
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W. Phillips Shively is Morse-Alumni Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, where he moved in 1971 after teaching at the University of Oregon and Yale University. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the University of Oslo in Norway. His research, which has appeared in numerous articles, deals with the comparative study of elections, and he has written The Craft of Political Research, an introduction to research techniques. He has also had practical political experience as a lobbyist in Minnesota. His true love is bird-watching.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 7th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0072433914