Introducing Comparative Politics (2nd ed.)

The Essentials

Stephen Walter Orvis,

Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials
 
 
Introducing Comparative Politics: The Essentials is focused on core concepts and the big picture questions in comparative politics—Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why? Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of commonly debated theories, structures, and beliefs and push students to apply their understanding.

While detailed case studies can go in-depth on specific countries and political systems, this book distills its country material into the narrative, increasing global awareness, current-event literacy, and critical-thinking skills. Adapted from the authors’ Introducing Comparative Politics, Fifth EditionThe Essentials version offers the same framework for understanding comparative politics in a briefer format, allowing you to teach the course the way you want to teach it. 


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