Comparative Politics in Transition / Edition 7

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Everyone can be politically savvy. McCormick's COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN TRANSITION takes a story-based approach to explain concepts and terms clearly. Because the Seventh Edition is up-to-date and accurate, you will gain a real understanding of international politics around the world, from Africa to the Middle East to Latin America. McCormick emphasizes the non-Western world and explores the political influence of Islam and Iran.
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"I like the approach. The author effectively lays out a structure for dealing with major concepts and themes as applied to the individual country case studies...His brief treatment of country history (political development) and attention given to political culture is especially appreciated. His treatment of major features of the political structure and processes is sufficiently to-the-point yet also adequately detailed...I appreciate pretty much all aspects of this text. I have used it a number of times previously in comparative government courses, and it is been quite well received by our American government students who have come to appreciate the value of a comparative approach."

"The strength of the book is its clear prose...The approach is solid; I like the case studies and the breakdown into different typologies (liberal democracies, etc.)."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111832575
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 470,969
  • 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

1. Understanding Comparative Politics. 2. The Story of States. PART 1: LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES. 3. United States. 4. Britain. 5. Japan. PART 2: COMMUNIST AND POSTCOMMUNIST STATES. 6. Russia. 7. China. PART 3: NEW DEMOCRACIES. 8. Mexico. 9. India. PART 4: LESS-DEVELOPED STATES. 10. Nigeria. PART 5: ISLAMIC STATES. 11. Iran. PART 6: MARGINAL STATES. 12. Haiti. Conclusions. Glossary. Endnotes. Name Index. Subject Index.
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