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Introduction to Comparative Politics 6th Edition

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"To me, what makes this textbook unique is its well-chosen case studies. It provides a very balanced survey of different regime types, and different socioeconomic development levels. I also like the fact that it provides a very appropriate level of coverage of the political, social, and economic features of various countries."

"I love the leaders/profiles feature. They provide interesting bits of information about the leaders. Many students also find this section interesting."

"[What makes this book unique and distinctive is the]..notion of historical junctures and political themes. I really like this element with regard to this text. In addition, I like how the authors include a section about ways in which these political systems are in transition… "

"...this text takes a country-by-country approach in covering the topic of comparative politics, its consistency allows instructors and students to move between chapters and compare and contrast similar and dissimilar systems of government, which is the main purpose of comparative politics."

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Mark Kesselman is senior editor of the International Political Science Review and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of French and European politics. His publications include The Ambiguous Consensus (1967), The French Workers Movement (1984), The Politics of Globalization: A Reader (2012), and The Politics of Power (2013). His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review, World Politics, and Comparative Politics.

Joel Krieger is the Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. He is author of Reagan, Thatcher, and the Politics of Decline (Oxford University Press, 1986), British Politics in the Global Age (Oxford University Press, 1999). He is the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013).

William A. Joseph is professor of political science and chair of the department at Wellesley College. He is also an associate in research of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. His major areas of academic interest are contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, the political economy of development, and the Vietnam War. He is the editor of and a contributor to Politics in China: An Introduction, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2014).
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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111831823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111831820
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 1.1 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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I needed this book for my comparative governments class. So far so good, lots of interesting information about governments around the world. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in comparing and contrasting the structure, administration and history of the various political systems and/or governments around the world.
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I discovered this book in class, where I had access to a digital version. I enjoyed reading the selections and purchased the text for my book collection. No regrets.
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Showed up on time, I paid for overnight shipping. Book is worn, but all the pages are there. No torn pages or markings.
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