Countries and Concepts: Introduction to Comparative Politics

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For undergraduate courses in comparative politics. Providing country-by-country studies of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran, Countries and Concepts highlights points that can apply to many countries for comparative analysis and covers key countries with greater depth than any other text. The 9th edition of this bestselling text continues to emphasize the importance of civic education in the historical, political, economic, geographical, and moral aspects of democracy, as well as the need for students to READ their textbook. Rich in vocabulary, concepts, and examples, students and instructors will find this text highly readable and thought-provoking. Providing first studies in the political culture, political institutions, and political history of four European countries; two Asian countries; and three countries in Central America, Africa, and the Middle East; instructors of varying teaching approaches will be able to design their courses using this text as a foundation and lead into the discussion of the social impact of the conflicts in these countries.

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This text on comparative politics takes a country-by-country approach, providing students with an historical background pertinent to current political events. It includes election results from Germany and Brazil, as well as five new chapters on Japan. The material on Russia has been updated to include coverage of the difficulties facing the new reformist democracy, its possibility of failure, and the reasons underlying the collapse of Communism. It is designed for courses in comparative politics in departments of Political Science.

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An accessible, highly readable text on Comparative Politics that takes a country-by-country approach.

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