An Introduction to Comparative Politics (AP® Edition)

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Authors : Mark Kesselman; Joel Krieger; William A. Joseph


528 Pages  Hardcover 

6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004

©2013 , Published


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Updated to reflect today's political climate, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to fully examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers an analysis of... more


The four key themes, of A World of States, Governing the Economy, the Democratic Idea, and the Politics of Collective Identities, helps students make meaningful connections among the countries that are covered.

The consistent section heads found in each chapter facilitate cross-national comparison ... more

New to this Edition

The narrative has been reduced by approximately 25%, striking a balance of supporting students who may have little or no background in political science while maintaining the coverage of the complexity of issues and events.

The addition of a new chapter on South Africa (Chapter 11) contributes to t... more