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Understanding Comparative Politics - International Student Edition
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Understanding Comparative Politics - International Student Edition
An Inclusive Approach

First Edition

Other Titles in:
Comparative Politics

March 2024 | 776 pages | CQ Press
It’s time for a new approach to help students engage more fully with comparative politics. By elevating all of the components of identity as core elements of any political system, Lisa Baglione's Understanding Comparative Politics helps students better appreciate the lived realities of people around the world. The book puts issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and religion in context, encouraging students to think critically about world regions and individual countries through the lens of current issues like social justice movements and the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the book, Baglione empowers students to be active learners in this sometimes-daunting subject by engaging them in important questions, grounding them in foundational concepts like geography, and helping them make personal connections.
 
Chapter 1: Getting Started: Inclusivity and Building a Foundation with Concepts and Data
 
Chapter 2: Understanding Democracy: Definition, Institutions, Ideas, and Norms
 
Chapter 3: Taking a Look at Europe
 
Chapter 4: Politics in the U.K.: How Did British Politics Go from Staid to Unstable?
 
Chapter 5: Overview of Communism: Revolution, Political Institutions, Political Economy and Political Culture
 
Chapter 6: Taking a Look: Post-Soviet States
 
Chapter 7: Politics in Russia: Why Is Authoritarianism So Seemingly Stable Despite Earlier Hopes for Democratic Change?
 
Chapter 8: Taking a Look: East, Southeast, and South (ESEA) Asia
 
Chapter 9: Politics in China: How Can Such Economic Success Exist with Political Repression?
 
Chapter 10: Overview of the Global South: Experiences with Globalization
 
Chapter 11: Taking a Look at Latin America
 
Chapter 12: Politics in Mexico: How Can Democratization Proceed with Such Inequality, Corruption, and Violence?
 
Chapter 13: Taking a Look at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
 
Chapter 14: Politics in Egypt: Why & How the “Arab Spring” Became the Egyptian Winter
 
Chapter 15: Taking a Look at Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Chapter 16: Politics in Nigeria: Why Can’t the Giant of Africa Awake?
 
Chapter 17: Concluding Your Studies: What You’ve Learned from a Data-Intensive, Interactive, Concept-Focused, and Inclusive Approach to Comparative Politics

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