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Principles of Comparative Politics, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Gregory Mahler

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 20, 2012

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Surveying themes and countries, Principles of Comparative Politics emphasizes the analysis of institutions, giving students an accessible and concrete cross-national introduction to the political world.


This brief text lays out the major elements of a political system—executive, legislature, political behavior, and more—and examines them in Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, China, Kenya, and Canada. Principles of Comparative Politics helps students understand the mechanisms that drive politics and appreciate the variations among them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Comparative Political Analysis: An Introduction

Chapter 2. Constitutions and Ideologies

Chapter 3. Legislative Institutions

Chapter 4. Executive Institutions

Chapter 5. Judicial Institutions

Chapter 6. Political Behavior and the Political Environment

Chapter 7. Pluralism, Parties, Interest Groups, and Movements

Chapter 8. Public Policy

Chapter 9. The British Political System

Chapter 10. The French Political System                

Chapter 11. The German Political System

Chapter 12. The Canadian Political System

Chapter 13. The Russian Political System

Chapter 14. The Chinese Political System

Chapter 15. The Mexican Political System

Chapter 16. The Kenyan Political System

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