Comparative Politics: Continuity and Breakdown in the Contemporary World
Comparative Politics: Continuity and Breakdown in the Contemporary World is an exciting new core text for introduction to comparative politics courses, focusing on the dynamics of politics: modernization, revolution, coups and democratization.
Unlike other texts, Comparative Politics integrates thematic and extensive country-specific material in each chapter, striking a unique balance between discussing a wide range of countries and civilizations in detail, whilst using shorter focused textboxes to clearly illustrate key thematic points.
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Extensively illustrated throughout with maps, photographs, tables and explanatory boxes, Comparative Politics is an innovative core text, and essential reading for all students of Comparative Politics."
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1 Continuity and breakdown
How the breakdown of the traditional order led to the modern world
3 The requisites of democratic continuity
4 Democratic institutions
Breakdown in the face of mass movements
6 Revolutionary movements in the contemporary world
Breakdown engineered by elite actors
8 Military regimes
9 Democratization in the noncommunist world