Nations and Government: Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective / Edition 6

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Overview

With a unique regional organization and conceptual approach, NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE helps students understand national governments more fully by putting them into a larger regional context. This text documents the changes brought on by the post-Soviet era and the age of globalization, while charting the progress of emerging markets and democracies around the world. This new edition looks closely at the impact of the global recession, providing up-to-date analysis of national policy responses. It also details the continuing rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, with case-study coverage of each country.

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"There is NO other book out there with a regional focus like this one." - Dave Sacko, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO.

"Regional approach in a small volume also allows me the creativity to teach the course covering the material I wish without requiring student to purchase several texts." - John Shively, Longview Community College, Kansas City, MO.

"The regional perspective makes the concepts easier to put into a modern context." - John Scire, University of Nevada, Reno

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495915287
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/25/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 1,049,171
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Magstadt earned his doctorate at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is the author NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE, Sixth Edition, (Wadsworth Publishing, 2011), and AN EMPIRE IF YOU CAN KEEP IT: POWER AND PRINCIPLE IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (CQ Press, 2004). He has also published numerous journal articles, policy papers, and op-ed pieces, and is a regular contributor to Nation of Change, an on-line daily newspaper. He has chaired political science departments at Augustana College (Sioux Falls) and the University of Nebraska (Kearney), and has taught at the Thunderbird School, the Air War College, and the University of Missouri—Kansas City. In the 1980s, he served for a time as a foreign intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic from 1994 to 1996. From 2007 to 2010, he lectured on the European Union at the University of Kansas.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Comparative Politics and the Regional Perspective. 2. Models, Regimes, and Regions. Part II: WESTERN EUROPE. 3. The Western Political Heritage. 4. The Triumph of Parliaments and Pluralism. Part III: RUSSIA AND SLAVIC EUROPE. 5. Russia and Slavic Europe. 6. Russia: Democracy or Dictatorship. Part IV: ASIA. 7. Civilizations and Empires. 8. Continuity and Change. Part V: LATIN AMERICA. 9. The Spanish Conquest and Its Aftermath. 10. Caudillos, Coups, and Constitutions. Part VI: THE MIDDLE EAST. 11. Politics and Religion. 12. Monarchies, Dictatorships, and a Garrison State. Part VII: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. 13. The Legacy of Colonialism. 14. The Long Road to Recovery.

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