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Introduction What are the goals of the book? Introduce conceptual foundations of comparative politics Enhance analytical and critical thinking skills o Using empirical techniques of political science Promote understanding of countries and political leaders What are some fundamental topics of comparative politics? Democracy and democratization o List of conditions needed to have a successful democracy Human rights Authoritarianism Class, ethnicity, gender, religion (political sociology) power state institutions nationalism supranationalism electoral systems voting behavior parties, interest groups, NGOs, social movements political development What are the major states covered?
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Unformatted text preview: The UK France Germany Japan Russia China Mexico Brail Nigeria South Africa What are some important new features? Revised concept of democracy New chapter comparing Afghanistan and Iraq to conditions for democracy New sections on Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Sudan, and Ukraine Expanded sections on EU, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, South Korea, Turkey, and former Yugoslavia New ideas on civil wars, failed states, globalization, human development theory, human rights, islam, nation building, terrorism, torture, transnational social movements, welfare states, women in politics, world values...
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