Countries and Concepts: Introduction to Comparative Politics

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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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This book introduces Comparative Politics through a country-by-country analysis and recent case studies. By demonstrating that political life is universal, it proves that no country is really "alien." The book provides the relevant historical background for current political events. It employs a critical approach demonstrating that every country has problems and breakdowns in a system are always political. This sixth edition has been revised to include a new chapter on Iran exploring the politics of the Islamic revolution. In addition, sections on Japan, Russia, France, China, and Britain have all been updated to reflect the latest political events in those countries as well as the implications of those events. An essential resource book for any reader who needs to understand current political events and their meaning.

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