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Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, And Institutions In A Changing Global Order

Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, And Institutions In A Changing Global Order

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Jeffrey Kopstein
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 4, 7/21/2014
EAN 9780521135740, ISBN10: 0521135745

Paperback, 612 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 3.5 cm
Language: English

Twelve in-depth case studies of the EU and countries across the globe, written by the leading country specialists and combining insights of cutting-edge institutional analysis and deep study of national histories, explore how the concepts of interests, identities and institutions shape the politics of nations and regions. The country studies trace the global and historical contexts of political development and examine the diverse pathways that countries have taken in their quest to adapt to the competitive pressures of twenty-first-century globalization. These country studies constitute the overarching framework of the text, addressing the larger question, 'why are countries ruled and governed so differently?' Free of heavy-handed jargon, Comparative Politics inspires thought-provoking debate among introductory students and specialists alike, and encourages students to engage in real comparative analysis. In this new edition, all twelve country studies have been rewritten, and the first two theory chapters have been updated to reflect the latest research in the field.

1. What is comparative politics? Jeffrey Kopstein, Mark Lichbach and Stephen Hanson
2. The framework of analysis Stephen Hanson, Jeffrey Kopstein and Mark Lichbach
Part I. Early Developers
3. Britain Peter Rutland
4. France Laurence McFalls
Stop and compare
early developers
Britain and France
Part II. Middle Developers
5. Germany Andrew C. Gould
6. Japan Miranda A. Schreurs
Stop and compare
early developers and middle developers
Part III. Late Developers
7. Russia Stephen Hanson
8. China Yu-Shan Wu
Stop and compare
early developers, middle developers, and late developers
Part IV. Experimental Developers
9. Mexico Anthony Gill
10. India Rudra Sil
11. Iran Vali Nasr
12. South Africa Antoinette Handley
13. The European Union Paulette Kurzer
14. Nigeria Okechukwu C. Iheduru
Stop and compare
early developers, middle developers, late developers, and experimental developers
Index.