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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.

2019 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary China

The third edition of this concise core textbook offers students a comprehensive introduction to the politics, economy, culture and society of modern China, while grounding all of these areas in the context of China’s recent history in the …

Author:
Prof. Kerry Brown

2019 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

European Disintegration?

The Politics of Crisis in the European Union

This new book provides a comprehensive analysis of Europe on the brink of political disintegration. Observers of the European Union (EU) could be forgiven for thinking that it is in a state of permanent crisis. The Union has been beset with high …

Author:
Prof. Douglas Webber

2019 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in Russian Politics 9

The 9th iteration of this go-to textbook on contemporary Russian politics offers comprehensive and critical discussion of the country’s most recent developments, providing substantive coverage of the key areas in domestic and foreign Russian …

Editors:
Richard Sakwa, Henry E. Hale, Prof. Stephen White

2019 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Africa

This textbook offers a critical introduction to the study of Africa, drawing on scholarship from a range of academic disciplines. A comprehensive discussion of the continent’s geography and history provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of …

Author:
Dr. Matthew Graham

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Political Parties in the UK

The second edition of this popular textbook provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to UK party politics, combining chapters on each of the main parties (Conservative, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party) …

Author:
Dr Alistair Clark

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

British Politics

Fully revised and updated third edition of a popular, established textbook, providing a definitive introduction to Britain's politics, political institutions and processes. Comprehensively re-worked and re-structured to better align with courses …

Authors:
Simon Griffiths, Robert Leach

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

2018 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Environmental Politics and Policy

This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific …

Author:
Prof. John McCormick

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Politics and Governance in the UK

The third edition of this comprehensive and innovative textbook provides an invaluable narrative and insight into the ever-changing landscape of British politics.

Updated to cover the 2015 General Election, the Scottish independence referendum and …

Author:
Michael Moran

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

The Nature and Development of the Modern State

Despite the increasing globalization of many aspects of social, economic and political life, the state remains the fundamental element of contemporary governance. This fully revised and extended new edition provides a broad-ranging introduction to …

Author:
Graeme Gill

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Politics in Pacific Asia

An Introduction

This lively and accessible new edition provides a uniquely broad-ranging introduction to the governance and politics of Pacific Asia.

Thematically structured around the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely comparative in its approach to the …


Authors:
Xiaoming Huang, Jason Young

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

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary South Africa

This highly-regarded text provides a wide-ranging introduction to the social, political, cultural and economic life of South Africa. Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition takes account of recent key developments, including the impact …

Author:
Prof. Anthony Butler

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