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Comparative Politics Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases

ISBN: 9780195392104 | 0195392108
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 12/14/2012

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Why do countries have different institutions and forms of government? Why do some social revolutions succeed and endure while others fail? Why are some societies subjected to terrorism and not others? An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject,Comparative Politics: IntegratingTheories, Methods, and Casesgives students the methodological tools they need to answer the "big questions" in the field. The authors introduce methods early in the text and integrate them throughout in order to help students develop a systematic way of thinking about comparative politics. FEATURES *A unique structure offers the best of thematic and country-by-country approaches.Fifteen succinct thematic chapters--organized around the "big questions" in the field--are followed by a separate section at the end of the book offering full-length profiles and case studies for twelve countries *Each chapter integrates six standalone country case studies in "Case in Context" boxes;these features tie into the narrative, pose questions, and point students to the full case discussions in the country profiles *"Thinking Comparatively" boxesintroduce new methodological tools and help students apply the theories and concepts covered in each chapter *"Insights" boxesprovide abstracts on some of the leading works in the field SUPPORT PACKAGE AnInstructor's Resource CDputs all of your teaching tools in one place: * AnInstructor's Resource Manual with Test Item Fileprovides chapter objectives, detailed chapter outlines, lecture suggestions and activities, discussion questions, video resources, and online resources * ATest Item Fileincludes more than eight hundred test questions--multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay--written by the authors * AComputerized Test Bank:Using the test authoring and management tool Diploma, this computerized test bank is designed for both novice and advanced users *PowerPoint-Based Slides:Each chapter's slide deck includes a succinct chapter outline and incorporates relevant chapter graphics ACompanion Websiteat www.oup.com/us/dickovick offers all of the instructor resources described above--available for download--along with student resources including learning objectives, flash cards, self-quizzes, related links, and more. This text is also available as a CourseSmart Ebook(978-0-19-9994768-3). Course Cartridgesare also available. PACKAGING OPTIONS: Adopters ofComparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Casescan be packaged withanyOxford University Press book at a 20% savings off the total package price. See our many trade and scholarly offerings at www.oup.com, then contact your local OUP sales representative to request a package ISBN. In addition, theOxford Pocket World Atlas,Sixth Edition,The Student Research and Writing Guide for Political Science,and any title from ourVery Short Introduction Seriescan be packaged with the text for FREE.


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