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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Political Science

A Comparative Introduction

Edition 7th Edition
ISBN 9781137470263
Publication Date June 2015
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Comparative Government and Politics

Long established as the leading text in the field, the new edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten. Accessible, student-friendly and truly international in its coverage, this edition includes an brand new chapter on voters and increased coverage of rising powers, such as India and Brazil.

Rod Hague was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK.
Martin Harrop was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK.

1. Political Concepts
2. The State
3. Democracy
4. Authoritarian Rule
5. Theoretical Approaches
6. Political Culture
7. Political Communication
8. Political Participation
9. Interest Groups
10. Political Parties
11. Elections
12. Voters
13. Constitutions and Law
14. Multilevel Governance
15. Legislatures
16. The Political Executive
17. The Bureaucracy and Public Management
18. The Policy Process
19. Comparative Methods


A compelling introduction to the major concepts, controversies, approaches and techniques needed to understand an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Clearly written, accessible, and well supported by careful use of the evidence, this first-rate textbook provides a firm foundation for informed debate on comparative politics' - Pippa Norris, Harvard University, USA
'A truly outstanding introduction: it is comprehensive, superbly structured and remarkably accessible. It successfully combines substantive themes with core concepts, theoretical approaches and research strategies. This latest edition not only updates the previous one, but improves on it.' - Rudy Andeweg, Leiden University, The Netherlands
'Extraordinary breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable resource for teachers and students of political science. With this latest edition, the book remains top of the list as the best introduction to comparative politics.' - David Farrell, University College Dublin, Ireland.
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