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Concepts and Cases in Context

Sixth Edition


January 2024 | CQ Press
About Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context, Sixth Edition

Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics, the Sixth Edition of Introducing Comparative Politics integrates a set of extended case studies that vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context for 11 countries.

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Part I: A Framework For Understanding Comparative Politics
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: The Modern State
 
Chapter 3: States, Citizens, And Regimes
 
Chapter 4: States And Identity
 
Part II: Political Systems And How They Work
 
Chapter 5: Governing Institutions In Democracies
 
Chapter 6: Institutions Of Participation And Representation In Democracies
 
Chapter 7: Contentious Politics: Social Movements, Political Violence, And Revolution
 
Chapter 8: Authoritarian Institutions
 
Chapter 9: Regime Change
 
Part III: Political Economy And Policy
 
Chapter 10: Political Economy Of Wealth
 
Chapter 11: Political Economy Of Development
 
Chapter 12: Public Policies When Markets Fail: Welfare, Health, And The Environment

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KEY FEATURES OF INTRODUCING COMPARATIVE POLITICS: CONCEPTS AND CASES IN CONTEXT, SIXTH EDITION

New to this Edition:
  • Chapter 6 includes an expanded section on the global rise of populism.
  • A new case study in chapter 7 looks at Black Lives Matter as a social movement.
  • Chapter 10 has been substantially reorganized to clarify the debate over globalization and varieties of capitalism.
  • Effects of the global coronavirus pandemic are incorporated throughout the book.
  • Throughout the book, case studies have been updated to include the most recent political developments.
Key Features:
  • Core country case studies are introduced in Chapter 1 and then revisited throughout the book, allowing instructors to tie multiple case studies to one theory or concept. The case studies include coverage of Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, India, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each case includes a Case Synopsis at the beginning to improve student comprehension of the material.
  • In Context fact boxes put case studies and data into regional context.
  • Critical Inquiry features in every chapter highlight methodological issues in comparative politics, providing a gateway for empirical study and analysis.
  • A Country and Concept table in each chapter displays key indicators for core countries to offer at-a-glance context and comparison.
  • More than a hundred full color tables, figures, and maps help students visualize comparative data and better understand concepts.
  • Chapter-opening key questions, a marginal glossary, as well as end-of-chapter lists of key concepts, works cited, suggested reading, and web resources help students review, research, and study.

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