Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues / Edition 1

Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues / Edition 1

by Timothy C. Lim
     
 

"Systematic, coherent, and user-friendly, this decidedly nontraditional introduction to comparative politics is designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in." "The core of the book is organized around a set of critical questions - why are poor countries poor? why is East Asia rich? what makes a democracy? what… See more details below

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"Systematic, coherent, and user-friendly, this decidedly nontraditional introduction to comparative politics is designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in." "The core of the book is organized around a set of critical questions - why are poor countries poor? why is East Asia rich? what makes a democracy? what makes a terrorist? what makes a social movement? - each the topic of a full chapter. These issue chapters are based on the solid methodological and theoretical foundation laid out in the first part of the book. Graphics and definition boxes enhance the text." Doing Comparative Politics will stimulate students to critically engage with both the content and the methods of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588263452
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : doing comparative politics3
2Comparing to learn, learning to compare : an introduction to comparative methods31
3Thinking theoretically in comparative politics : an introduction65
4Why are poor countries poor? : explaining economic underdevelopment97
5Why is East Asia rich? : explaining capitalist development in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan125
6What makes a democracy? : explaining democratic transition and the breakdown of authoritarian rule157
7What makes a terrorist? : explaining political violence203
8What makes a social movement? : understanding the rise and success of social movements233
9Globalization and the study of comparative politics265

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