Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges / Edition 8

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This comprehensive text focuses on traditional issues and concepts in comparative politics, using a unique theme: domestic responses to global challenges. The author examines the growing interdependence among strong and weak states and discusses 12 countries, including the U.S. and the European community, to help students develop their skills of comparison, synthesis and interpretation, the author organized the text by economic development.
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"…good coverage of a range of countries, aimed at an appropriate intro level of student (not too high or too low), and with a good range of important concepts introduced and then integrated into different types of country examples." - Christopher Muste, University of Montana

"I found the writing style engaging and light, while maintaining a high level of information. This is a very difficult balance to maintain and the authors consistently met this standard throughout the book." -Charles Hantz, Danville Area Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111832551
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 1,154,129
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles "Chip" Hauss wears two professional hats. He is the author of books on conflict resolution, comparative politics, and international relations. In 2013, he became editor of a series of books on Peace and Security in the Twenty-First Century and will write its first volume, tentatively entitled Security 2.0. He is also Government Liaison at the Alliance for Peacebuilding. He received his BA from Oberlin College and his MA and PhD from The University of Michigan. Before joining the Alliance, he spent 17 years each teaching at Colby College, Reading University (UK), and George Mason University. Hauss has taught a variety of courses in comparative politics, international relations, and peace studies. As an academic and as an activist, his work has been held together by an interest in and commitment to large scale, nonviolent political and social change. He can be reached at

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Ch. 1 Comparative Politics: An Introduction to a Changing World 2
Ch. 2 Liberal Democracies 22
Ch. 3 The United States 46
Ch. 4 Great Britain 61
Ch. 5 France 96
Ch. 6 Germany 136
Ch. 7 The European Union 171
Ch. 8 Japan 190
Ch. 9 The Crisis of Communism 227
Ch. 10 Russia and the Former Soviet Union 250
Ch. 11 China 284
Ch. 12 The Less Developed Countries 319
Ch. 13 India 344
Ch. 14 Iraq 379
Ch. 15 Nigeria 416
Ch. 16 Mexico 449
Ch. 17 Global Challenges and Domestic Responses 486
Glossary 497
Endnotes 511
Name Index 515
Subject Index 519
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