Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)
Extend Your Rental at Any Time
Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.
Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.
This major new textbook provides an exciting and authoritative introduction to one of the most important fields of political science. Featuring contributions from key international experts, Comparative Politics examines a wide range of countries, including both advanced industrial nations and developing regions. It provides in-depth coverage of methods and theories; the nation-state and its institutions; actors and processes; and policies. It also deals with such recent changes as globalization and democratization in Africa and the Middle East.
Daniele Caramani is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Table of Contents
Theories and Methods
The Evolution of Comparative Politics
Approaches in Comparative Politics
Comparative Research Methods
The Historical Context
Structures and Institutions
Governments and Bureacracies
Constitutions and Courts
Elections and Referendums
Unitary, Federal, and Local Government Institutions
Actors and Processes
The Welfare State
The Impact of Public Policies
The EU as a New Political System
Globalization and the Nation-State
Conclusion: Democractic Quality
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.