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Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues, 3rd edition

Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues, 3rd edition

Timothy C. Lim

This systematic, user friendly, and refreshingly unusual introduction to comparative politics has not only been updated and refined in the third edition, but also fully revised to reflect the impact of major new developments in world politics. Designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in, the book is organized around a set of critical    More >

Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama

Robert C. Smith and Richard A. Seltzer

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Robert Smith and Richard Seltzer offer fresh insights on the decisive, and often surprising, role of presidents and presidential candidates in polarizing US politics.     In a rich, multidimensional narrative, the authors show how presidential rhetoric and policies have served to divide voters along lines of class, party, race, and region. They    More >

Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama
Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran: Challenging the Status Quo

Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran: Challenging the Status Quo

Abbas Milani and Larry Diamond, editors

Despite the relative calm apparent in Iran today, there is unmistakable evidence of political, social, and cultural ferment stirring beneath the surface. The authors of Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran—a group of scholars, activists, and artists—explore that unrest and its challenge to the legitimacy and stability of the present authoritarian regime. Ranging from political    More >

Asia Pacific in World Politics, 2nd ed.

Derek McDougall

Capturing the most recent currents in world affairs—without sacrificing historical context—the second edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects more than a decade of new developments. The focus on the region's major state actors has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter on India and greatly expanded treatment of both Russia and Australia. The role of    More >

Asia Pacific in World Politics, 2nd ed.
Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make a Difference?

Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make a Difference?

David Denemark, Robert Mattes, and Richard G. Niemi, editors

What explains differing levels of support for democracy in postauthoritarian countries? Do young people value democracy simply because they have grown up with it? Or do older generations, having experienced the alternative, value democracy more highly? Does the socialization of new generations into the norms of democratic citizenship herald the normalization of democratic governance? Or have    More >

Latin America in International Politics: Challenging US Hegemony

Joseph S. Tulchin

In recent years, the countries of Latin America have moved out from under the shadow of the United States to become active players in the international system. What changed? Why? And why did it take so long for that change to happen? To answer those questions, Joseph S. Tulchin explores the evolving role of Latin American states in world affairs from the early days of independence to the    More >

Latin America in International Politics: Challenging US Hegemony
The European Union and the Member States, 3rd Edition

The European Union and the Member States, 3rd Edition

Eleanor E. Zeff and Ellen B. Pirro, editors

Can the European Union survive repeated economic crises? If it survives, will it stay as it is or take on a new form? This new edition of The European Union and the Member States, fully revised and updated, addresses these questions as it explores the complex relationship between the EU and each of its now 28 members. The country chapters follow a common format, considering: How and in what    More >

 

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Applications are being accepted for the $2,000 Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, which is sponsored by LRP and awarded by ISA's Women's Caucus for International Studies. Applications are due October 1, 2016. The grant may be used to support any number of activities: for example, travel to a professional conference or workshop or to conduct interviews; or the purchase of books, software, databases, or other materials needed for research. For application guidelines, click here.
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