This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include an intuitive take on statistical analyses and a clearer explanation of how to interpret regression results. There is a revised chapter on culture and democracy that includes a more extensive discussion of cultural modernization theory and a new overview of survey methods for addressing sensitive topics. Examples from the gender and politics literature have been incorporated into various chapters, and empirical examples and data on various types of institutions have been updated.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 888
Weight: 1315 g
Dimensions: 231 x 190 x 33 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
"It is both my opinion and a majority of students' opinion that Principles of Comparative Politics clearly and concisely presents and describes theories and concepts. From my experience, the book is clearer than most of the alternatives focused on Comparative Politics. From the student's experience, the book is clearer than many similar texts they have read in Political Science and other disciplines. I believe the book manages to cover many of the relevant themes in Comparative Politics within a logical and interesting framework; as part of a more relevant discussion of the differences in democracy and dictatorships." -- Nick Clark
"The key strength to Principles of Comparative Politics is the theoretical approach. This is the best undergraduate text I have found within both Comparative and International Relations for introducing the scientific method and recent research. I feel that students leave this textbook understanding what political science truly is and what differentiates this field from area specialists. In addition, the book also acts as a comprehensive primer to rational choice theory, and is a great text to be used as a supplement to a rational choice class if looking for a substantive example." -- Christine Mele
"After more than 20 years in the profession, Principles of Comparative Politics is truly the first textbook that will pave the way to establish norms on how to teach Introduction to Comparative Politics. Traditional method is outdated and too historical. This textbook provides an introduction to the `science of politics.'" -- Emizet Kisangani
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