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Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136155560

Cover of Comparative Politics 5TH 08 (ISBN 978-0136155560)
ISBN13: 978-0136155560
ISBN10: 0136155561
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Comparative Politics - 5TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136155560

Gregory Mahler

ISBN13: 978-0136155560
ISBN10: 0136155561
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Comparative Politics, World Politics, as well as Introduction to Politics with a comparative focus. Written in aclear, jargon-free style, Comparative Politicsemphasizes political institutions and behavior-rather than on abstract conceptual frameworks.This approach makes the text more accessible to introductory students than most other texts on comparative politics. It features both across-nationalapproach which focuses helping students develop develop acomparativeunderstanding of the types ofinstitutions(e.g., constitutions, executives, legislatures, political parties, etc.)-as well as acountry-by-countryapproach that examines those institutions within the contexts of eight different countries. This approach allows students to develop the ability to look how all the ldquo;piecesrdquo; fit together in various countries.

Table of Contents

I.Comparative Political Analysis: An Introduction

Why Do We Study Politics?

How Do We Study Politics?

The Nature of Comparative Political Analysis

The Political System Political Culture

The Institutional Approach

The Comparative Method in Perspective