Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices

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Cengage Learning, Feb 6, 2009 - Political Science - 592 pages
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Taking a unique hybrid approach to comparative government, the exciting new COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURE AND CHOICE begins each chapter by introducing relevant concepts and then ties those concepts together by applying them to the governments of ten countries: Mexico, China, Russia, the UK, Nigeria, Iran, India, Germany, France, and Brazil. This model allows instructors to easily compare and contrast the structures and choices of like governments--and helps students put chapter concepts into the context of today's political climate. The text emphasizes real-world application throughout. Comparative exercises model what a comparativist actually does, while features such as the brief In theory/In Practice boxes give students hands-on experience at putting theory into action. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices, 1e using only the chapters you need. Visit http://cengage.com/custom/makeityours/barrington/ to get started.
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Contents

Comparative Politics Themes and Approaches
1
Economic Cultural and Identity Structures
62
Political Structures
189
Elites Masses and Political Decision Making
321
Using Structures and Choices to Understand Political Outcomes
443
Structured Choices and the Comparative Study of Politics
536
Glossary
1
Notes
1
Photo Captions and Credits
23
Index
25
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Lowell W. Barrington is Associate Professor, Assistant Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. His teaching and research specializations include post-Communist politics, ethnicity and nationalism, democratization, and political science research methodology. Dr. Barrington received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1995.

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