Taking a unique approach, the exciting new COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURE AND CHOICE, International Edition begins each chapter with an introduction of relevant concepts and then ties those concepts together by applying them to the governments of ten countries. This model enables readers to easily compare and contrast the structures and choices of like governmentsuand put concepts in the context of today's political climate.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POLITICS. 1. How (and Why) to Compare Politics in Different Countries. 2. The Setting of Politics: Societies, States, and Nations. Part II: ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, AND IDENTITY STRUCTURES. 3. Economic Class, Development, and Globalization. 4. Political Culture and Ideology. 5. Collective Identities and Social Divisions. Part III: POLITICAL STRUCTURES. 6. Political Systems. 7. Legislatures and Executives. 8. Judiciaries, Bureaucracies, and Militaries. Part IV: ELITES, MASSES, AND POLITICAL DECISION-MAKING. 9. Political Participation, Clientelism, and Interest Groups. 10. Political Parties and Electoral Systems. 11. Leadership and Individual Political Choices. Part V: USING STRUCTURES AND CHOICES TO UNDERSTAND POLITICAL OUTCOMES. 12. Regime Transitions. 13. Public Policy and Government Performance. 14. Structured Choices and the Comparative Study of Politics.