Compares countries by evaluating them against the standards of the good society
Combining thematic and country approaches to show students what comparative politics is really about, The Good Society, The: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3/e organizes itself around a key question–why are some countries better than others at improving their citizens’ lives? This brief survey examines the field of comparative politics, defines core concepts, and offers case studies of individual countries that apply those concepts. Readers develop a critical point-of-view on different political systems and explore the “so what?” and “why does it matter?” questions of studying the discipline.
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The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics takes a comprehensive look at the question: Why are some governments better than others? Exploring issues related to why certain political institutions provide a better quality of life for their citizens, readers can learn not only how different political systems work, but how they can work better. Redefining the common case-study and thematic approaches used in other courses on the subject, The Good Society approaches comparative politics in a relevant and meaningful way that helps readers understand the way different governments function.
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“Teachers of comparative politics will be grateful for this book. Draper and Ramsay have given unity to a wide range of diverse topics in the field by asking how political institutions affect citizen’s quality of life. Not only will students be motivated by this theme, but they will learn even more than they realize about diverse concepts, issues, and countries.”–Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University
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