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Comparative politics today : a world view / [edited by Gabriel A. Almond... et al.]

Secondary Author Almond, Gabriel A., 1911-2002 Country Estados Unidos. Edition 9th ed Publication New York : Pearson, cop. 2008 Description XXIV, 776 p. : il. ; 26 cm ISBN 0-205-58976-6
CDU 321
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Comparative Politics Today is the text that helped define the discipline of comparative politics, and it continues to set the standard in examining the purpose of government and comparing the world's diverse political systems. Written by leading comparativists and area study specialists, this text begins with chapters that clarify key concepts in politics and government and show how theoretical frameworks describe and analyze the differences and the similarities among countries. The twelve country studies that follow focus on countries that are leaders within their regions and the larger world. Each country study includes the most current information and consistently applies the theoretical framework to explore broad issues like why some countries modernize more quickly or why some are more democratic. With numerous photos, figures, and tables to clarify complex political data and structures, Comparative Politics Today helps students learn about other countries, regions, and the world, and it will help them ask--and answer--fundamental questions about politics and government.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Issues in Comparative Politics
  • Chapter 2 Comparing Political Systems
  • Part 2 System, Process, and Policy
  • Chapter 3 Political Culture and Political Socialization
  • Chapter 4 Interest Articulation
  • Chapter 5 Interest Aggregation and Political Parties
  • Chapter 6 Government and Policymaking
  • Chapter 7 Public Policy
  • Part 3 Country Studies
  • Chapter 8 Politics in Britain
  • Chapter 9 Politics in France
  • Chapter 10 Politics in Germany
  • Chapter 11 Politics in Japan
  • Chapter 12 Politics in Russia
  • Chapter 13 Politics in China
  • Chapter 14 Politics in Mexico
  • Chapter 15 Politics in Brazil
  • Chapter 16 Politics in Iran
  • Chapter 17 Politics in India
  • Chapter 18 Politics in Nigeria
  • Chapter 19 Politics in the United States

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Gabriel Almond (deceased) was Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

G. Bingham Powell is Marie C. Wilson and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

Russell J. Dalton is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Kaare Strim is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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