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Table of Contents
PART ONE. INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1. Issues in Comparative Politics
Chapter 2. Comparing Political Systems
PART TWO. SYSTEM, PROCESS, AND POLICY
Chapter 3. Political Culture and Political Socialization
Chapter 4. Interest Articulation
Chapter 5. Interest Aggregation and Political Parties
Chapter 6. Government and Policymaking
Chapter 7. Public Policy
PART THREE. COUNTRY STUDIES
Chapter 9. Politics in France by Martin A. Schain
Chapter 10. Politics in Germany by Russell J. Dalton
Chapter 11. Politics in Japan by Frances Rosenbluth and Michael F. Thies
Chapter 12. Politics in Russia by Thomas F. Remington
Chapter 13. Politics in China by Melanie Manion
Chapter 14. Politics in Mexico by Wayne A. Cornelius and Jeffrey A. Weldon
Chapter 15. Politics in Brazil by Frances Hagopian
Chapter 16. Politics in Iran by H.E. Chehabi and Arang Keshavarzian
Chapter 17. Politics in India by Subrata K. Mitra
Chapter 18. Politics in Nigeria by Robert J. Mundt, Oladimeji Aborisade, and A. Carl LeVan
Chapter 19. Politics in the United States by Austin Ranney and Thad Kousser
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