Comparative Government & Politics
An Introduction, 5th edition

By Rod Hague & Martin Harrop
September 2001
Macmillan Publishers, UK
ISBN: 0333929713
330 Pages, illustrated, 7 5/8 x 10"
$125.00 Hardcover


"Intelligent, comprehensive and insightful, this book is a boon for both students and their teachers. Long established as one of the best introductions to political science and comparative politics it still manages to get even better with each successive edition..'"
Professor Peter Mair, University of Leiden

Comments on previous edition: "A model introductory textbook; up-to-date, comprehensive and well structured, with excellent visual aids."- Professor George Jones, London School of Economics Description:

Well established as the leading text in the field, the new 5th edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten throughout to cover key developments into the 21st century with new chapters added on political communication and on non-democratic regimes. Lively, accessible, student-friendly and truly international in its coverage, with a wide range of pedagogical features including full page country case studies, debate boxes and many charts and exhibits

Contents: PART 1: FOUNDATIONS Politics and Government Democracy Authoritarian Rule The State in a Global Context The Comparative Approach PART 2: POLITICS AND SOCIETY Political Culture Political Communication Political Participation PART 3: LINKING SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT Elections and Voters Interest Groups Political Parties PART 4: GOVERNMENT Constitutions and the Legal Framework Federal, Unitary and Local Government Legislatures The Political Executive The Bureaucracy PART 5: PUBLIC POLICY The Policy Process

Author Biographies: ROD HAGUE is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. MARTIN HARROP is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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