Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, 7th Edition

  • Charles Hauss George Mason University
  • ISBN-10: 0495833215
  • ISBN-13: 9780495833215
  • 362 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2011 | Published
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Balancing theory with application and featuring an exciting full-color design and an engaging, student-friendly writing style, COMPARATIVE POLITICS uses a unique theme--Domestic Responses to Global Challenges--to introduce key concepts and examine the growing interdependence of strong and weak states. Each chapter focuses on one of 11 countries or on the European Union, and four additional countries are available as online chapters or in a custom print solution (Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa). The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country through boxed features that are color-coded for easy cross-reference and comparison. The countries discussed are categorized by economic development, helping students hone their skills of comparison, synthesis, and interpretation by studying countries of similar economic status. With this uniquely effective text, students can gain an understanding of important political trends and concepts, an exposure to politics in a number of countries, and a desire to dig more deeply into the fascinating field of comparative politics. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of COMPARATIVE POLITICS using only the chapters you need. In addition to the countries in the standard Table of Contents, choose additional coverage on Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. Visit http://www.cengage.com/custom/makeityours/hauss7e/ to get started.


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  • The text covers 11 countries and the European Union, as well as 4 additional countries online (Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa), in extensive detail, organizing chapters based on economic development: industrialized democracies, communist and formerly communist countries, and less developed countries. Boxes in each chapter make insightful comparative analysis easy by highlighting the nature of conflict, democratization, challenges, economic liberalization, and globalization.
  • Hand-in-hand with the theme of Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, COMPARATIVE POLITICS incorporates more international relations as it relates to the discipline than other texts. It also offers the strongest coverage of current events.
  • Charles Hauss employs an engaging, conversational tone throughout that sparks students' interest and encourages reading. A vibrant, full-color design and carefully chosen photos bring the country studies to life.
  • Chapters on individual nations and the European Union open with a map of the area under consideration and a table with essential demographic data, providing an immediate and useful reference point for students and a convenient resource to use while studying the material.
  • Brief boxed features explore topics of special relevance to a particular country or region, and profiles of key political figures are presented throughout the text. These features help students broaden their perspective and deepen their understanding of each area's unique qualities, challenges, and history.
  • Critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter encourage students to compare, synthesize, and interpret material from the text, supporting a more thorough understanding of key concepts.

What's New

  • New opening vignettes examine how the current economic crisis is affecting each country and also take a look at how the world is reacting to the 2008 election of President Barack Obama.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated with coverage of recent important events and a thoughtful consideration of the difficulties and new social, economic, and political possibilities in today's world. Key topics include the economic downturn, the 2008 U.S. election, the war and transition in Iraq, and the uprisings in Iran after the 2009 election.
  • The globalization theme has been given additional focus.
  • A new online chapter on Brazil. Make It Yours! Create your own customized version of COMPARATIVE POLITICS using only the chapters you need. In addition to the countries in the standard Table of Contents, choose additional coverage on Brazil, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. To get started, visit http://www.cengage.com/custom/makeityours/hauss7e/.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Seeking New Lands, Seeing With New Eyes.
Part II: INDUSTRIALIZED DEMOCRACIES.
2. The Industrialized Democracies.
3. The United States.
4. Great Britain.
5. France.
6. Germany.
7. The European Union.
Part III: THE CRISIS OF COMMUNISM.
8. Current and Former Communist Regimes.
9. Russia.
10. China.
Part IV: THE THIRD WORLD.
11. The Less Developed Countries.
12. India.
13. Iran.
14. Iraq.
15. Nigeria.
16. Mexico.
Part V: CONCLUSION.
17. Global Challenges and Domestic Responses.
CHAPTERS AVAILABLE ONLINE.
Brazil.
Japan.
Canada.
South Africa.

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Comparative Politics: Notes and Readings  (ISBN-10: 0534601308 | ISBN-13: 9780534601300)

A perennial best-seller, this critical anthology introduces students to influential concepts, enabling them to analyze and understand the major crises of our time. A unique mix of classic and contemporary essays, this thought-provoking text covers the entire field of comparative politics. A review panel of political scientists drawn from the most prestigious universities in China singled out Brown's COMPARATIVE POLITICS as "a classic of the literature of the West," calling it "the most famous work in the field." Special attention in the new edition is given to issues and trends brought to the fore by the attacks of 9/11: clash and dialogue of civilizations, with reference notably to Islamism; the impact of modernization/globalization on the traditional state; and the growing uncertainties of democratization in post-communist systems and developing countries.


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International Politics Atlas  (ISBN-10: 0618837132 | ISBN-13: 9780618837137)

Free when bundled with a Wadsworth textbook, this atlas offers maps of the world showing political organization, population statistics, and economic development; maps highlighting energy production and consumption, major world conflicts, migration, and more; and extensive regional coverage. Students will find it useful for understanding world events and to supplement their studies with International Politics.


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Comparative Politics: Notes and Readings  (ISBN-10: 0534601308 | ISBN-13: 9780534601300)

A perennial best-seller, this critical anthology introduces students to influential concepts, enabling them to analyze and understand the major crises of our time. A unique mix of classic and contemporary essays, this thought-provoking text covers the entire field of comparative politics. A review panel of political scientists drawn from the most prestigious universities in China singled out Brown's COMPARATIVE POLITICS as "a classic of the literature of the West," calling it "the most famous work in the field." Special attention in the new edition is given to issues and trends brought to the fore by the attacks of 9/11: clash and dialogue of civilizations, with reference notably to Islamism; the impact of modernization/globalization on the traditional state; and the growing uncertainties of democratization in post-communist systems and developing countries.


Comparative Politics: Using MicroCase® ExplorIt  (ISBN-10: 0495007617 | ISBN-13: 9780495007616)

This workbook includes a Windows version of MicroCase® ExplorIt, a user-friendly program that makes it easy for students to manipulate and learn from real data without getting bogged down in complicated statistical software. Over two dozen research-quality data files are included in this package, along with fourteen exercise worksheets (one per chapter) that let students see the impact of the concepts they study. This unique workbook/software allows students to "do" comparative politics, not just read about it.


International Politics Atlas  (ISBN-10: 0618837132 | ISBN-13: 9780618837137)

This atlas offers maps of the world showing political organization, population statistics, and economic development; maps highlighting energy production and consumption, major world conflicts, migration, and more; and extensive regional coverage. You will find it useful for understanding world events and to supplement your studies with International Politics.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Charles Hauss

Charles "Chip" Hauss wears two professional hats. He is the author of books on conflict resolution, comparative politics, and international relations. In 2013, he became editor of a series of books on Peace and Security in the Twenty-First Century and will write its first volume, tentatively entitled Security 2.0. He is also Government Liaison at the Alliance for Peacebuilding. He received his BA from Oberlin College and his MA and PhD from The University of Michigan. Before joining the Alliance, he spent 17 years each teaching at Colby College, Reading University (UK), and George Mason University. Hauss has taught a variety of courses in comparative politics, international relations, and peace studies. As an academic and as an activist, his work has been held together by an interest in and commitment to large scale, nonviolent political and social change. He can be reached at chiphauss@gmail.com.

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