Comparative politics: a policy approach

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Perseus Books, 2004 - Political Science - 524 pages
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Comparative Politics: A Policy Approach is a unique text in that it integrates a comprehensive study of eight nations with critical policy issues facing those nations. The individual chapters on the United States, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa and Iraq provide a wide-ranging examination of nations that are representative of the diversity in decision-making frameworks and political development in the international community. Comparative Politics: A Policy Approach is designed to guide the reader through a series of discussions on key political milestones in the nation’s history, the structure of government, the relationship of citizen to state, the role played by political parties, groups and elections, the shape and influence of the political elite, the current status of the political economy and the future direction of the nation in a global environment. The author accents the importance of comparative links among the various countries and uses supplementary data to deepen understanding of the governing climate, political conditions, and most importantly the policy challenges facing each of the eight nations. Comparative Politics: A Policy Approach is an up to date, thorough, and readable examination of eight nations that are in the forefront of government and politics in the world today.

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Michael Kryzanek is professor and chair of political science at Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts.

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