Essentials of Comparative Politics introduces students to the concepts that political scientists use to study and compare political systems and the particulars of specific political systems. The text is available with a corresponding casebook of 14 country studies and a reader—the three components can be used individually or in any combination.
The Third Edition has been revised and updated to include the most current and relevant examples; it includes a robust suite of emedia resources for students and instructors. The Comparative Politics package provides maximum value to students—the textbook/casebook/reader package is priced comparably to most standalone country studies textbooks.
Patrick H. O’Neil is Associate Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University. Professor O’Neil’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of democratization, conflict and political violence, and the politics of risk and technology. His publications include the books Revolution From Within: The Hungarian Socialist Worker’s Party “Reform Circles” and the Collapse of Communism and Communicating Democracy: The Media and Political Transitions (editor).