Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

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Longman, 2001 - Comparative government - 487 pages
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Understanding the Political World is a dynamic and accessible introduction to the fascinating world of politics and the ways in which political scientists attempt to describe and explain it. Using a strong comparative framework, the text links the central analytical concepts of political science that have emerged over decades of research to the realities of the political world of the early 21st century. With a highly-praised art program and lively boxed features, Understanding the Political World engages students as it encourages them to think like political scientists. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated so that students have the information and tools they need to think about the challenges and opportunities facing our world today. *New - Discussions of the powerful impacts of nation-based identity and ethnonationalism throughout the book (Chs. 5, 11, 14). *New - Discussions of recent economic, political and social changes, both positive and negative, in the post-Communist developed countries are analyzed (Ch.15). *New - Chapter 14 The Developing Countries focuses more explicitly on the challenges generated by the globalization of political and economic institutions. *

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Political Actions
Influences on Beliefs and Actions
PART THREE Political Systems

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