The two-volume Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit. The Companion focuses on the major theories, concepts, and conclusions that define the field, analyzing the similarities and differences between political units. Additionally, the Companion outlines those comparativists who have influenced the field in significant ways, and politicians whose administrations have shaped the evaluation of contrasting governments.
Cases in Comparative Politics, Fourth Edition, is a set of thirteen country studies that describe politics in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, India, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Nigeria. This casebook applies the conceptual framework developed in the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics, across countries with a consistent organization that facilitates comparison and aids understanding.
Current Debates in Comparative Politics presents fifty-one readings drawn from major magazines and newspapers including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.