Systematically examining politics from around the world, Countries and Concepts presents ten accessible and in-depth studies of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran. This text looks at similarities and differences in five key areas of each country to facilitate comparative analysis, defining important concepts and integrating examples from current events throughout. Highly readable and thought-provoking, Countries and Concepts introduces students to the politics and governments of the world and bolsters their civic education by considering the historical, political, economic, geographical, and moral aspects of democracy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Concept of Country PART I. THE DEVELOPED AREAS Chapter 2. Britain: The Impact of the Past Chapter 3. Britain: The Key Institutions Chapter 4. British Political Culture Chapter 5. Britain: Patterns of Interaction Chapter 6. What Britons Quarrel About Chapter 7. France: The Impact of the Past Chapter 8. France: The Key Institutions Chapter 9. French Political Culture Chapter 10. France: Patterns of Interaction Chapter 11. What the French Quarrel About Chapter 12. Germany: The Impact of the Past Chapter 13. Germany: The Key Institutions Chapter 14. German Political Culture Chapter 15. Germany: Patterns of Interaction Chapter 16. What Germans Quarrel About Chapter 17. The European Union Chapter 18. Japan Chapter 19. Russia: The Impact of the Past Chapter 20. Russia: The Key Institutions Chapter 21. Russian Political Culture Chapter 22. Russia: Patterns of Interaction Chapter 23. What Russians Quarrel About PART II. THE DEVELOPING AREAS Chapter 24. China: The Impact of the Past Chapter 25. China: The Key Institutions Chapter 26. Chinese Political Culture Chapter 27. China: Patterns of Interaction Chapter 28. What Chinese Quarrel About Chapter 29. India Chapter 30. Mexico Chapter 31. Nigeria Chapter 32. Iran Chapter 33. Lessons of Ten Countries
Michael G. Roskin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Lycoming College.