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By Todd Landman
Building on the strengths of the third edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth...
By Mark Beeson
They place this text within the context of the key questions that arise from these issues: to what extent can policy makers cope with fundamental changes to politics, what will the impact of non-state actors be, what can we predict about future world politics, to name a few.
By Jason Young
A range of representative countries China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines are used as key case examples throughout and each of them is subject to a detailed full-page country profile. This diverse region is a fascinating area for study.
How right-wing political entrepreneurs around the world use religious offense -- both given and taken -- to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents. In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic threat, spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric into mainstream politics. In Indonesia, Muslim absolutists urge suppression...
Why is there so much discontent with democracy across Latin America? Are regimes being judged by unrealistic standards of success - or is there legitimate cause for criticism? Addressing these questions, the authors explore the diverse ways in which the specific nature of Latin American democracy explains the current performance...
In recent years British politics has seemed increasingly unpredictable.
Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society: The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science
Cass R. Sunstein, the eminent legal scholar and best-selling co-author of Nudge 2008, breaks new ground with The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science, an investigation of ethical issues surrounding government nudges, choice architecture, and the constraints and responsibilities of an ethical state.
This book will be used in advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on East Asia, authoritarianism, contentious politics, human rights, comparative politics, protest and repression, and international relations.