Introduction to Comparative Politics 8th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1337560443


Introduction to Comparative Politics: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas 8th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1337560443

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  • 744 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1337560448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1337560443


The polarizing election of Donald Trump. The dramatic Brexit vote. The impeachment of Brazil’s president. Russia’s drift toward authoritarianism. In INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, 8th Edition, you’ll study a sampling of political regimes, levels of economic development and geographic regions in case studies on 13 countries and the European Union. Updated to reflect today’s contentious political climate, the text offers a country-by-country approach that allows you to examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers descriptions and analyses of a country’s politics, political challenges and changing agendas. As you read, marginal key terms and guiding questions help you make connections and comparisons about the countries presented.

Mark Kesselman is senior editor of the International Political Science Review and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of French and European politics. His publications include The Ambiguous Consensus (1967), The French Workers Movement (1984), The Politics of Globalization: A Reader (2012), and The Politics of Power (2013). His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review, World Politics, and Comparative Politics.

Joel Krieger is the Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. He is author of Reagan, Thatcher, and the Politics of Decline (Oxford University Press, 1986), British Politics in the Global Age (Oxford University Press, 1999). He is the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013).

William A. Joseph is professor of political science and chair of the department at Wellesley College. He is also an associate in research of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. His major areas of academic interest are contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, the political economy of development, and the Vietnam War. He is the editor of and a contributor to Politics in China: An Introduction, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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