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Case Studies in Comparative Politics

By David J. Samuels

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 8, 2012

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Debuting in its first edition and written by a new generation of area studies experts, Case Studies in Comparative Politics follows a questions-based approach that helps readers understand different countries’ political histories, institutions, identities, and interests and why each country is politically interesting and relevant. When used on its own or with the accompanying thematic survey, Case Studies in Comparative Politics asks—and answers—the same important questions that political scientists research and that are relevant to anyone interested in politics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction by David Samuels (Why study country cases in comparative politics?)

Chapter 2. The United Kingdom by Ben Ansell and Jane Gingrich (How did limited government emerge in the United Kingdom without a written constitution?)

Chapter 3. Germany by David Art (How did Germany overcome its tumultuous history and become a healthy democracy?)

Chapter 4. France by Erik Bleich (Why do French citizens engage in such frequent and dramatic forms of protest?)

Chapter 5. Japan by Ethan Scheiner (How did a single political party dominate Japan’s democracy for over half a century?)

Chapter 6. India by Steven Wilkinson (Why has democracy persisted in India despite its colonial legacies of ethnic and religious strife, and widespread poverty and illiteracy?)

Chapter 7. Mexico by Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo (Why is Mexico’s democratic government unable to deal effectively with persistent poverty, corruption, and drug trafficking?)

Chapter 8. Russia by Graeme Robertson (Why has Russia failed to consolidate democracy, remaining in many ways an authoritarian regime?)

Chapter 9. Nigeria by Alexandra Scacco (What factors account for Nigeria’s poor economic and political performance since independence?)

Chapter 10. China by Andrew Mertha (How has China’s authoritarian regime managed to build and consolidate state strength in just 60 years?)

Chapter 11. Iran by Arzoo Osanloo (How does a dynamic civil society survive under repressive non-democratic governments in Iran?)

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