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Introducing Comparative Politics
The Essentials

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Comparative Politics

January 2018 | CQ Press

For Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials, the driving force is the pluralist, objective stance on introducing students to core concepts in Comparative Politics. The authors introduce key comparative questions while providing equal strengths and weaknesses of commonly debated theories, structures, and beliefs that push students beyond memorization of country profiles and ever-changing statistics and generate in-class debate over key concepts used in the science of comparative politics. While detailed case studies can go in-depth on specific countries and political systems, Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials, distills its country material into paragraph-long examples woven seamlessly into the narrative of the text, increasing diverse global awareness, current-event literacy, and critical-thinking skills.

 

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Part I A Framework for Understanding Comparative Politics
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
The Big Issues

 
Comparative Politics: What Is It? Why Study It? How to Study It?

 
Three Key Questions in Comparative Politics

 
 
Chapter 2. The Modern State
Characteristics of the Modern State

 
Historical Origins of Modern States

 
Strong, Weak, and Failed States

 
 
Chapter 3. States, Citizens, and Regimes
Citizens and Civil Society

 
Regimes, Ideologies, and Citizens

 
 
Chapter 4. States and Identity
Understanding Identity

 
The Policy Debate

 
Nations and Nationalism

 
Ethnicity

 
Race

 
Religion: Recognition, Autonomy, and the Secular State

 
Gender and Sexual Orientation: The Continuing Struggle for Recognition, Social Status, and Representation

 
 
Part II Political Systems and How They Work
 
Chapter 5. Governing Institutions in Democracies
Executives and Legislatures

 
Comparing Executive-Legislative Institutions

 
Judiciary

 
Bureaucracy

 
Federalism

 
 
Chapter 6. Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies
The Electoral System

 
Formal Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems

 
Civil Society

 
 
Chapter 7. Contentious Politics: Social Movements, Political Violence, and Revolution
Framing Contentious Politics

 
Political Violence

 
Revolution

 
 
Chapter 8. Authoritarian Institutions
Authoritarian Rule around the World

 
Governing Institutions in Authoritarian Regimes

 
Elections, Parties, and Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes

 
 
Chapter 9. Regime Change
The Military in Politics: Coups d'État

 
Revolution

 
Democratization

 
 
Part III Political Economy and Policy
 
Chapter 10. Political Economy of Wealth
The Market, Capitalism, and the State

 
Key Economic Debates

 
Types of Capitalist Economies

 
Globalization: A New World Order, or Déjà Vu All Over Again?

 
 
Chapter 11. Political Economy of Development
What Is "Development"?

 
Development and Globalization

 
The Development Debate

 
 
Chapter 12. Public Policies When Markets Fail: Welfare, Health, and the Environment
"Welfare": Social Policy in Comparative Perspective

 
Health Care and Health Policy

 
Environmental Problems and Policy

 

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