Systematically examining politics from around the world, Countries and Concepts presents eleven accessible and in-depth studies of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Iran.
This text looks at similarities and differences in five key areas of each country to facilitate comparative analysis, defining important concepts and integrating examples from current events throughout. Highly readable and thought-provoking, Countries and Concepts introduces students to the politics and governments of the world and bolsters their civic education by considering the historical, political, economic, geographical, and moral aspects of democracy.
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Chapter 1. The Uses of Comparative Politics
PART I. THE DEMOCRACIES
Chapter 2. Britain
Chapter 3. France
Chapter 4. Germany
Chapter 5. Japan
PART II. THE POST-COMMUNIST SYSTEMS
Chapter 6. Russia
Chapter 7. China
PART III. THE DEVELOPING AREAS
Chapter 8. India
Chapter 9. Mexico
Chapter 10. Brazil
Chapter 11. Nigeria
Chapter 12. Iran
Epilogue. Lessons of Eleven Countries