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The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3rd edition

  • Alan Draper
  • Ansil Ramsay

Published by Pearson (March 25th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

3rd edition

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Overview

REVEL for The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics takes a comprehensive look at the question: Why are some governments better than others? Exploring issues related to why certain political institutions provide a better quality of life for their citizens, students can learn not only how different political systems work, but how they can work better. Redefining the common case-study and thematic approaches used in other courses on the subject, REVEL for The Good Society approaches comparative politics in a relevant and meaningful way that helps students understand the way different governments function.

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Table of contents

  1. Comparative Politics and the Good Society
  2. The State
  3. State and Society
  4. Political Culture and Identity
  5. Political Economy
  6. Authoritarianism
  7. Democracy
  8. Economic and Human Development
  9. Developed Countries and the Good Society
  10. Less-Developed Countries and the Good Society
  11. Communism, Post-communism, and the Good Society

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