Countries and Concepts: An Introduction to Comparative Politics

Countries and Concepts: An Introduction to Comparative Politics

by Michael G. Roskin

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Overview

This book introduces Comparative Politics through a country-by-country analysis and recent case studies. By demonstrating that political life is universal, it proves that no country is really "alien." The book provides the relevant historical background for current political events. It employs a critical approach demonstrating that every country has problems and breakdowns in a system are always political. This sixth edition has been revised to include a new chapter on Iran exploring the politics of the Islamic revolution. In addition, sections on Japan, Russia, France, China, and Britain have all been updated to reflect the latest political events in those countries as well as the implications of those events. An essential resource book for any reader who needs to understand current political events and their meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131760257
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Edition description: 5th ed
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

1. What to Look For.

I. GREAT BRITAIN.

2. Britain: The Impact of the Past.
3. Britain: The Key Institutions.
4. British Political Attitudes.
5. Britain: Patterns of Interaction.
6. What Britons Quarrel About.

II. FRANCE.

7. France: The Impact of the Past.
8. France: The Key Institutions.
9. French Political Attitudes.
10. France: Patterns of Interaction.
11. What the French Quarrel About.

III. GERMANY.

12. Germany: The Impact of the Past.
13. Germany: The Key Institutions.
14. German Political Attitudes.
15. Germany: Patterns of Interaction.
16. What Germans Quarrel About.

IV. RUSSIA.

17. Russia: The Impact of the Past.
18. Russia: The Key Institutions.
19. Russian Political Attitudes.
20. Russia: Patterns of Interaction.
21. What Russians Quarrel About.

V. JAPAN.

22. Japan: The Impact of the Past.
23. Japan: The Key Institutions.
24. Japanese Political Attitudes.
25. Japan: Patterns of Interaction.
26. What Japanese Quarrel About.

VI. THE THIRD WORLD.

27. China.
28. Brazil.
29. South Africa.
30. Iran.
31. Lessons of Nine Countries.
Glossary.
Index.

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