Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Political Science - 472 pages
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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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Contents

Comparative Politics Themes and Approaches
1
Economic Cultural and Identity Structures
28
Political Structures
128
Elites Masses and Political Decision Making
227
Using Structures and Choices to Understand Political Outcomes
318
Epilogue
383
Glossary
387
Notes
401
General Index
419
Country Index
429
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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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