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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 …

Authors:
Richard Sakwa, Henry E. Hale, 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

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

Sport Politics

An Introduction

This innovative new text examines sport's relationship with politics and argues that sport has always been political, even as far back as antiquity. However, in the last 30 years there has been an unprecedented politicization of sport through …

Author:
Jonathan Grix

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 French Politics 5

Developments in French Politics 5 provides a systematic assessment of French politics following the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. Bringing together an entirely new set of specially-commissioned chapters, its central theme is …

Editors:
Alistair Cole, Sophie Meunier, Vincent Tiberj

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Non-Democratic Politics

Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization
Author:
Xavier Márquez

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Non-Democratic Regimes

A comprehensive assessment of the nature and evolving character of authoritarian regimes, their changing character and the main theoretical explanations of their incidence, character and performance. The third edition covers the rise of new forms …

Author:
Paul Brooker

2015 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

What is Europe?

Europe is imbued with a multitude of social, cultural, economic and political meanings. The authors of this comprehensive text present an authoritative yet accessible introduction to understanding Europe today, moving beyond accounts of European …

Authors:
Anna Triandafyllidou, Ruby Gropas

2015 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Politics and Governance in the Middle East

A systematic and up-to-date introduction to politics and society in the Middle East. It examines domestic, regional and global actors and in light of the so-called 'Arab Spring', pays particular attention to the tension between processes of …

Authors:
Vincent Durac, Francesco Cavatorta

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Government and Politics of the United States

This extensively revised new edition offers a broad-ranging, systematic and sophisticated introduction contemplating the institutions and processes of government in the US set in a clear historical context.

Authors:
Nigel Bowles, Robert K. McMahon

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

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

2012 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Nationalism in the Twenty-First Century

Challenges and Responses

This major new text assesses the persistence of nationalism in a globalizing world and analyses the current nature and future prospects of this multi-faceted and evolving ideology.

Author:
Claire Sutherland

2009 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Elections and Voters

This major new text by two leading authorities in the field provides a state-of-the-art assessment of what we know about voting behaviour and the character, consequences and significance of elections in democratic states. It shows how patterns of …

Authors:
Cees van der Eijk, Mark N. Franklin

2007 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

The New Politics of Gender Equality

During the past decade governments around the globe have introduced institutional mechanisms to promote the advancement of women, including measures to increase women's political participation rates and to incorporate women's interests into …

Author:
Judith Squires

2013 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Democracy in Crisis?

Politics, Governance and Policy

This major new text provides an original and comprehensive assessment of key contemporary trends in democratic politics and governance across major established democracies of the world.

Author:
Yannis Papadopoulos

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Contemporary Party Politics

A systematic and comprehensive introduction to contemporary party politics in democratic states and evaluation of whether, and to what extent, parties are - as is often claimed - in crisis or decline.

Author:
Robin T. Pettitt

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

The Politics of Inequality

Contemporary democracies vary greatly in how much income inequality they tolerate. Some, like the United States and the United Kingdom, have seen high and rising levels for decades, while others, such as the Nordic countries, are much more equal.

Authors:
Carsten Jensen, Kees van Kersbergen

2016 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe

Ranging from some of the most advanced economies in the world to others with only modest national income, and from well established democracies to countries with lengthy histories as dictatorships, Europe presents the social scientist with a …

Author:
Colin Crouch

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Political Communication

A Critical Introduction

This major international text introduces the key themes, issues and theoretical approaches in the field. A central concern is to put the politics back into the study of communication by posing key critical questions about power and ideology: what …

Author:
Heather Savigny

2017 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

European Politics

A Comparative Introduction

A fully revised fourth edition of a popular introduction to the comparative politics of Europe, written by a highly respected authority on the subject. This lively and thematically organised text provides an accessible guide to the institutions …

Author:
Tim Bale

2012 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Elections and Voters in Britain

• How do voters in Britain decide which party to vote for in elections?
• Why do smaller parties get more support than they used to?
• How do the mass media influence political opinions?

The authors examine these and other questions in the third …

Authors:
David Denver, Christopher Carman, Robert Johns

2011 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Mass Media, Politics and Democracy

This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes coverage of the mediatization of politics; of E-politics and …

Author:
John Street

2014 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Governance and Politics of the Netherlands

The fourth edition of this leading text provides again a clear and comprehensive account of politics in the Netherlands. It has been revised and updated throughout to provide full coverage of recent developments and events - and, in particular …

Authors:
Rudy B. Andeweg, Galen A. Irwin

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

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

Democratization

A Critical Introduction

The second edition of this popular and authoritative text provides a truly global assessment of democratization in theory and practice in the contemporary world. It has been systematically revised and updated throughout to cover recent …

Authors:
Jean Grugel, Matthew Louis Bishop

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

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

2012 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

The Politics of Belgium

Belgium set a new world record in 2011 for the time needed to form a government, taking no less than 541 days to bring together a new federal coalition. Governing a divided society like Belgium is never easy, demanding appropriate institutions and …

Author:
Kris Deschouwer

2011 | Comparative Politics Collection | Book

Electoral Systems

A Comparative Introduction

Electoral Systems examines the six principle types of electoral system currently in use in more than seventy of the world's democracies. A common format is adopted throughout, dealing with explanations of how the system operates and its effects on …

Author:
David M. Farrell