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Comparative Politics : Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order

Comparative Politics : Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order - 2nd edition

Comparative Politics : Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780511131295

ISBN10: 0511131291

Comparative Politics : Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order by Jeffrey  Ed. Kopstein and Mark Lichbach - ISBN 9780511131295
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2006
International: No
Comparative Politics : Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order by Jeffrey  Ed. Kopstein and Mark Lichbach - ISBN 9780511131295

ISBN13: 9780511131295

ISBN10: 0511131291

Edition: 2ND 05
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Summary

Now in a completely updated second edition, this textbook has become a favorite for the introductory undergraduate course in comparative politics. It features ten theoretically and historically grounded country studies that show how the three major concepts of comparative analysis - interests, identities, and institutions - shape the politics of nations. Throughout the presentation, countries appear in the context of a changing global order that creates challenges to each country's path of development. These challenges frequently alter domestic interests and identities, and force countries to find new institutional solutions to the problems of modern politics. Written in a style free of heavy-handed jargon and organized to address the concerns of contemporary comparativists, this textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of our complex world.

  • Ten country case studies with 'stop and compare' sections
  • Explicit discussion of the international challenges to each country's chosen path of development: the book has a 'globalist' slant
  • Written in a jargon free style that is highly accessible to students