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Introducing Comparative Politics
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Introducing Comparative Politics
Concepts and Cases in Context

Sixth Edition
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January 2024 | 700 pages | CQ Press
Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics, the Sixth Edition of Introducing Comparative Politics integrates a set of extended case studies that vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context for 11 countries. The cases are placed within the chapters where they make the most sense —not separated from the theory or in a separate volume—helping students make connections between theory and practice earlier in the semester and giving them a more holistic view of comparative politics.

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Part I: A Framework For Understanding Comparative Politics
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: The Modern State
 
Chapter 3: States, Citizens, And Regimes
 
Chapter 4: States And Identity
 
Part II: Political Systems And How They Work
 
Chapter 5: Governing Institutions In Democracies
 
Chapter 6: Institutions Of Participation And Representation In Democracies
 
Chapter 7: Contentious Politics: Social Movements, Political Violence, And Revolution
 
Chapter 8: Authoritarian Institutions
 
Chapter 9: Regime Change
 
Part III: Political Economy And Policy
 
Chapter 10: Political Economy Of Wealth
 
Chapter 11: Political Economy Of Development
 
Chapter 12: Public Policies When Markets Fail: Welfare, Health, And The Environment

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"A solid textbook on the major topics in comparative politics that integrates case studies, most of which are recurring, in each chapter."

Lillian Frost
Virginia Tech University

"A theoretically-motivated but approachable introduction to comparative politics."

Agatha Skierkowski Hultquist
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

"The graphics in the book are extremely reader-friendly. The language is clear and easy for students to follow. Instructor resources are quite helpful (and a key part of my decision-making). Overall, this is the best comparative politics text for undergrads that I have found. It covers all the important topics in the field and presents them in a way that is accessible to students."

Laura N. Bell
West Texas A&M University

"An excellent resource for the political scientist who is teaching comparative politics for the first time."

Immanuel Ness
City University of New York, Brooklyn College

"Orvis and Drogus have authored a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to comparative politics which will engage today's undergraduates."

Jeffrey Key
Sweet Briar College

"In depth case studies and analysis of particular topics in comparative politics"

Eli C. Kaul
Kent State University

"This is a great introductory comparative politics text for both majors and non-majors. The material is accessible for non-discipline students, and easily lends itself to connections with other academic disciplines. The structure of the content is flexible enough to allow for the integration of current events."

Erika Cornelius Smith
Nichols College
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  • Chapter 6 includes an expanded section on the global rise of populism.
  • A new case study in chapter 7 looks at Black Lives Matter as a social movement.
  • Chapter 10 has been substantially reorganized to clarify the debate over globalization and varieties of capitalism.
  • Effects of the global coronavirus pandemic are incorporated throughout the book.
  • Throughout the book, case studies have been updated to include the most recent political developments.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Core country case studies are introduced in Chapter 1 and then revisited throughout the book, allowing instructors to tie multiple case studies to one theory or concept. The case studies include coverage of Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, India, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each case includes a Case Synopsis at the beginning to improve student comprehension of the material.
  • In Context fact boxes put case studies and data into regional context.
  • Critical Inquiry features in every chapter highlight methodological issues in comparative politics, providing a gateway for empirical study and analysis.
  • A Country and Concept table in each chapter displays key indicators for core countries to offer at-a-glance context and comparison.
  • More than a hundred full color tables, figures, and maps help students visualize comparative data and better understand concepts.
  • Chapter-opening key questions, a marginal glossary, as well as end-of-chapter lists of key concepts, works cited, suggested reading, and web resources help students review, research, and study.
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