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By Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, William A. Joseph

Up-to-date to mirror modern day political weather, the 6th variation of "Introduction to Comparative Politics, overseas version" bargains a country-by-country process that enables scholars to totally study similarities and alterations between nations and inside and among political structures. each one bankruptcy deals an research of political demanding situations and altering agendas inside of international locations and offers special descriptions and analyses of the politics of person nations. The 6th variation deals a condensed narrative and student-friendly pedagogy like marginal key phrases and concentration questions that would is helping scholars make significant connections and comparisons in regards to the nations offered. "Introduction to Comparative Politics, overseas Edition", contains thirteen nation case stories, chosen for his or her importance by way of the comparative issues and since they supply an engaging pattern of varieties of political regimes, degrees of financial improvement, and geographic areas.

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Each country chapter that follows explores the country’s political development by reference to four themes that are central for understanding politics in today’s world: collective identities The groups with which people identify, including gender, class, race, region, and religion, and which are the “building blocks” for social and political action. • The World of States: the historical formation, internal organization, and interaction of states within the international order • Governing the Economy: the role of the state in economic management • The Democratic Idea: the spread of democracy and the challenges of democratization • The Politics of Collective Identities: the sources and political impact of diverse collective identities, including class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and religion These themes are valuable tools that help us make political sense of the most stable and most tumultuous times.

In scarcely more than twenty years, we have witnessed the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, which ushered in the end of the Cold War era; the attack on the World Trade Center towers in 2001, ushering in a new era of global insecurity in the face of mounting terrorism; and the Great Recession of 2008, which threw the global economy into a tailspin, heightened political conflict, and heightened anxiety about the future for most people. Just when things became too grim, we were reminded that the political wheel keeps turning, and something both unexpected and heartening may transform the political universe.

Judiciary One of the primary political institutions in a country; responsible for the administration of justice and in some countries for determining the constitutionality of state decisions. Introducing Comparative Politics States claim, usually, but not always, with considerable success, the right to make rules—notably, laws, administrative regulations, and court decisions—that are binding for people within the country. Even democratic states—in which top officials are chosen by procedures that authorize all citizens to participate—can survive only if they can preserve dominance internally and protect their independence with regard to other states and external groups that may threaten them.

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