Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices
COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURES AND CHOICES, offers a thematic framework that seamlessly connects concepts, theories, and country-specific information. In the Second Edition, an important set of concepts and theories is introduced and then applied to each of nine countries (the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China, India, Nigeria, and Iran) through the Topic in Countries (TIC) sections of each chapter. Students develop an understanding of how economic, cultural, identity, and political structures are linked to political systems and how individuals make political choices.
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Comparative Politics Themes and Approaches
Economic Cultural and Identity Structures
Elites Masses and Political Decision Making
Using Structures and Choices to Understand Political Outcomes
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