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Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction, 2nd Edition

By Todd Landman

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312 pages

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Building on the strengths of the first edition, this accessible and user-friendly textbook explores the strategies of comparative research in political science. It begins by examining different methods, then highlights some of the big issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples before discussing the new challenges in the area. Thoroughly revised throughout with the addition of extensive new material, this edition is also supplemented by the availability online of the author's datasets.

The book is designed to make a complex subject easier and more accessible for students, and contains:

* briefing boxes explaining key concepts and ideas

* suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter

* a glossary of terms.

Reviews

'The success of the book arises from its focus on actual examples from comparative studies of nation-states. The range of empirical studies covered is, in fact, quite remarkable and includes a good many of the leading works in the field … I would highly recommend the book for advanced undergraduate students.' - James Mahoney, Acta Politica (reviewing the first edition)

Table of Contents

Part 1. Why, How and Problems of Comparison Part 2. Comparing Comparisons Part 3. Comparative Methods and New Issues

About the Author

Todd Landman is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Essex and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI019000
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory