Contending Perspectives in Comparative Politics
- Lawrence Mayer - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, University of London, Bloomsbury, University of Maryland College Park, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA, California State University, Fullerton, USA, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
- Frank Thames - Texas Tech University, USA, Albion College, USA, College of William & Mary, USA
- Dennis Patterson - Texas Tech University, USA, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukie
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December 2008 | 514 pages | CQ Press
In addition to a well-chosen set of classic readings, Contending Perspectives also offers students access to cutting-edge research. By framing chapters around a central question in the field, the editors are able to show students how scholars approach inquiry with different perspectives, producing controversy and consensus in interesting and instructive ways. With these selections, students see work with data, theory, and analysis at its best and set in proper context&BAD:mdash;not pieces chosen just for their currency or for pages of colorful detail. Chapter introductions and selection headnotes offer important background and critical thinking questions.