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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 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

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Russia

The third edition of Contemporary Russia is fully revised to provide a comprehensive introduction to the society, politics and culture of one of the most important countries in global affairs today. The author details Russia's historical …

Author:
Edwin Bacon

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

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Scottish Politics

Fully revised, the new edition of this popular textbook provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of contemporary Scottish politics and gives a full analysis of the SNP's first majority government.

Authors:
Paul Cairney, Neil McGarvey

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Understanding Third World Politics

Theories of Political Change and Development

Understanding Third World Politics gives a comprehensive and critical introduction to the main theories that have been used to understand political change in developing countries.

It examines the variety of political institutions and processes in …

Author:
B. C. Smith

2011 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Environmental Politics

The Age of Climate Change

The impact of the environment in general, and climate change in particular, is now entrenched as a key political concern. The comprehensively revised third edition of this popular text provides an accessible, concise and international introduction …

Author:
Robert Garner

2008 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Northern Ireland

The Politics of War and Peace

Clearly and accessibly written, Dixon provides a lively introduction to the nature and politics of the Northern Ireland conflict and of successive attempts to resolve it. The comprehensively revised 2nd edition has been updated to take account of …

Author:
Paul Dixon

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Parliament in British Politics

This fully revised new edition includes expanded coverage of Parliament's relationship with the courts, devolved assemblies and the European Union. Distinctively, the book goes beyond the usual focus of Parliament-Government relations to encompass …

Author:
Philip Norton

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Developments in Russian Politics 8

Developments in Russian Politics 8 brings together a tightly-edited set of specially-commissioned chapters to provide a broad-ranging assessment of Putin's third term in power. Clearly and accessibly written, it will remain the introduction of …

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

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

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Non-Democratic Politics

Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization
Author:
Xavier Márquez