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Published: 15 July 2015

672 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190270995

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Comparative Politics

Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases

Second Edition

J. Tyler Dickovick and Jonathan Eastwood

New to this Edition:

  • Chapter 3 now focuses on describing and defining the state, emphasizing its organizational form, its order-generating characteristics, and its connections to both domestic and international conflict. Addressing the rise of modern states in the "Thinking Comparatively" section, this chapter also features an expanded discussion of civil society and society-state relations.
  • A newly created Chapter 4 is now devoted entirely to political economy, including considerable discussion of welfare states and efforts to explain variation in their form and extent
  • Chapter 5 picks up the thread from the political economy discussion and focuses on development issues
  • A streamlined Chapter 13 now focuses more on contemporary questions about nationalism and how they relate to ethnic conflict
  • Several substantially revised "Thinking Comparatively" features show how work with models is a crucial step in the methods used by comparativists

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