Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges

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Cengage Learning, Jan 28, 2008 - Political Science - 576 pages
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Balancing theory with application and featuring an exciting full-color design and engaging, student-friendly writing style, Dr. Hauss's COMPARATIVE POLITICS is the best-selling comprehensive text for Introduction to Comparative Politics. The book uses a unique theme--DOMESTIC RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence among strong and weak states through the discussion of 11 countries and the European Union. In boxed features that are color-coded for easy cross-reference and comparison, the introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes explored for each country. The themes are conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping you hone your skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. With this uniquely effective text, you can gain an understanding of important political trends and concepts, an exposure to politics in a number of countries, and a desire to dig more deeply into the fascinating field of comparative politics.
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Contents

Industrialized Democracies
21
The Crisis of Communism
197
The Less Developed Countries
295
Conclusion
501

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About the author (2008)

Charles "Chip" Hauss wears two professional hats. He is the author of books on conflict resolution, comparative politics, and international relations. In 2013, he became editor of a series of books on Peace and Security in the Twenty-First Century and will write its first volume, tentatively entitled Security 2.0. He is also Government Liaison at the Alliance for Peacebuilding. He received his BA from Oberlin College and his MA and PhD from The University of Michigan. Before joining the Alliance, he spent 17 years each teaching at Colby College, Reading University (UK), and George Mason University. Hauss has taught a variety of courses in comparative politics, international relations, and peace studies. As an academic and as an activist, his work has been held together by an interest in and commitment to large scale, nonviolent political and social change. He can be reached at chiphauss@gmail.com.

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