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Countries and Concepts:Politics, Geography, Culture, 13th Edition

By Michael G. Roskin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 24, 2014


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For courses in Introduction to Comparative Politics


A Critical View of International Political Systems

Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture is a critical examination of comparative politics and political systems. The text rejects theories of smoothly functioning systems and embraces the mistakes that countries inevitably make, taking a skeptical approach to understanding international political systems. The Thirteenth Edition is an easy-to-read text that stresses fundamental vocabulary and connects the material to real world examples. Understanding politics as a series of ongoing quarrels for which no good solution has been found, the material views international political systems through a dubious lens. This undeniably real examination of our political world makes Countries and Concepts the most accurate examination of politics’ true nature.


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Table of Contents

  1. The Uses of Comparative Politics
  2. Britain
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Japan
  6. Russia
  7. China
  8. India
  9. Mexico
  10. Brazil
  11. Nigeria
  12. Iran
  13. Epilogue: Lessons of Eleven Countries

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