Comparative Politics in Transition / Edition 7

Comparative Politics in Transition / Edition 7

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by John McCormick
     
 

Classifying the world's nations into six groups, McCormick (political science, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis) examines the constitution and distribution of political power in liberal democracies, Communist countries, post-Communist countries, newly industrialized countries, less developed countries, and Islamic countries. The result is a… See more details below

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Classifying the world's nations into six groups, McCormick (political science, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis) examines the constitution and distribution of political power in liberal democracies, Communist countries, post-Communist countries, newly industrialized countries, less developed countries, and Islamic countries. The result is a less-Eurocentric comparative analysis than one commonly finds in introductory textbooks, and the fact that the text is single-authored lends it cohesiveness. McCormick maintains a website with updated links. A CD-ROM is included (what's on it is not described). Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111832575
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
451,053
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He was educated at Rhodes University (South Africa), the University of London, and Indiana University, and has been a visiting professor at Exeter University and the University of Sussex in Britain, and at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He has lived in, traveled to, or undertaken research in nearly 40 countries in North and Central America, Europe, Southeast Africa, and Southeast Asia. Before completing his Ph.D. in political science, he worked in the public sector for two environmental interest groups and was a consultant for a number of specialized agencies of the United Nations, including FAO and the UN Environment Program. His teaching and research interests lie in comparative politics and public policy, with particular interests in environmental policy, British politics, and the politics of the European Union. His other publications include EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), EUROPEANISM (Oxford University Press, 2010), and CONTEMPORARY BRITAIN (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd edition, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1Liberal Democracies
Ch. 1Britain31
Ch. 2Japan75
Pt. 2Communist and Post-Communist Countries
Ch. 3Russia129
Ch. 4China179
Pt. 3Newly Industrializing Countries
Ch. 5Mexico235
Ch. 6India283
Pt. 4Less Developed Countries
Ch. 7Nigeria343
Pt. 5The Islamic World
Ch. 8Egypt401
Conclusions447
Appendix 1 The United States454
Appendix 2 Glossary456
Appendix 3 Acronyms463
Index465

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