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Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics - Collection

With its emphasis on comparing the government and politics of different states and regions around the world, Comparative Politics is a key subfield in identifying the causes of political outcomes.

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary United States

An Age of Anger and Resistance

A new fifth edition of a well-established and popular introduction to all aspects of life in the US, fully updated to take into account the latest key domestic and international developments. Making use of a wide range of data and illustrative …

Authors:
Russell Duncan, Dr. Joseph Goddard

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Britain

A new edition of a popular introduction to all aspects of life in Britain. This version reflects on the ongoing fallout from the global financial and eurozone crises; the May 2015 General Election; the September 2014 referendum on Scottish …

Author:
Prof. John McCormick

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in American Politics 8

In this state-of-the-art textbook, a distinguished team of established experts and rising scholars discuss the legacy of the Obama years and the impact of the unexpected Trump presidential victory of 2016. Carrying on the tradition set by its …

Editors:
Gillian Peele, Christopher J. Bailey, Dr. Jon Herbert, Prof. Bruce E. Cain, Prof. B. Guy Peters

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Southeast Asia

The Politics of Change, Contestation, and Adaptation

At the epicenter of the world’s most dynamic economic continent, Southeast Asia provides a window into some of the most important contemporary global developments in politics, and plays a crucial role in determining the wider region’s future. The …

Editors:
Prof. Dr. Alice D. Ba, Mark Beeson

2011 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in European Politics

Rarely has European politics been so tumultuous or difficult to predict. The global economic crisis and subsequent recession have had a profound effect on Europe's political, economic and social landscape, as governments have been forced to cope …

Authors:
Erik Jones, Paul M. Heywood, Martin Rhodes, Ulrich Sedelmeier

2016 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Why Politics Matters

Making Democracy Work

Profound social changes have made governance and political leadership more challenging than ever. The result is that politics in the democratic world faces a crisis in the 21st century. The revised edition of this highly successful text reassesses …

Author:
Gerry Stoker

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Government and Politics of Italy

The political history of Italy has been an undeniably turbulent one. The country’s political system has been repeatedly threatened by the historical existence of extremist parties on the left and right, an economy which struggles to adapt, the …

Author:
Robert Leonardi

2015 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Governance and Politics of China

The success or failure of China's development will impact not only its own citizens but also those of the world. China is widely recognized as a global actor on the world stage and no global challenge can be resolved without its participation.


Author:
Tony Saich

2011 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary France

Few countries can claim a political heritage as rich, varied and influential as France – the birthplace of modern politics. Ideas about France are often based on popular stereotypes, yet the reality of French national identity is both diverse and …

Author:
Helen Drake

2010 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary India

A broad-ranging introduction to politics and society in India, set in a historical and cultural context. Written by two expert authors it assumes no prior knowledge but aims to provide a balanced and nuanced understanding of the key issues that …

Authors:
Katharine Adeney, Andrew Wyatt

2011 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Ireland

In the last quarter century, Ireland has experienced dramatic political and economic change. This broad-ranging text provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to Irish society, politics and culture, as well as developments in its economy …

Author:
Eoin O’Malley

2016 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in British Politics 10

In recent years British politics has seemed increasingly unpredictable. The Conservative Party's return to single-party government in 2015 surprised commentators and the electorate alike, and Labour's choice of Jeremy Corbyn as its leader marked a …

Authors:
Richard Heffernan, Colin Hay, Meg Russell, Philip Cowley

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in German Politics 4

This provides authoritative coverage as well as wide-ranging and integrated analysis of politics and policy in Germany today and of its role in Europe and the wider world. Bringing together extensively revised and updated chapters by leading …

Editors:
Stephen Padgett, William E. Paterson, Reimut Zohlnhöfer

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Japan

Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet remains one of the least understood. This book is designed to fill the gap for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of the country's political, economic and social …

Author:
Duncan McCargo

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Russian Government and Politics

A fully updated second edition of this innovative text that takes full account of the consequences of Putin's controversial return to the presidency in 2012. Clear factual coverage is enhanced by a range of learning aids that encourage students to …

Author:
Eric Shiraev

2012 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Latin America

Fully updated for the third edition, Contemporary Latin America provides an accessible concise introduction to the region. Historical context, the countries and their peoples provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of politics, economy …

Author:
Ronaldo Munck

2009 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Politics in Ireland

Convergence and Divergence on a Two-Polity Island

Politics in Ireland is the first major text to provide an accessible and systematic analysis of the politics of Ireland: North as well as South.

With the development of a new Northern Irish political system and increasing links across the island …

Authors:
Maura Adshead, Jonathan Tonge

2012 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Europe

This fully revised third edition provides a wide-ranging introduction to political, economic and social life across the whole continent. Ideal for students new to the subject, this popular text stimulates fresh thinking on issues and debates.

Editors:
Richard Sakwa, Anne Stevens

2012 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Political Participation in Britain

The Decline and Revival of Civic Culture

This broad-ranging text examines the big issues about political attitudes, behaviour and participation in contemporary Britain. Written by a leading expert and drawing on extensive research, this will be essential reading for all students of …

Author:
Paul Whiteley

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in Central and East European Politics 5

The new edition of this market-leading text brings together specially commissioned chapters by a team of top international scholars on the changing politics of this diverse region negotiating the competing pulls of the European Union and …

Editors:
Stephen White, Paul G. Lewis, Judy Batt