Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues, 3rd editionTimothy C. Lim
|2016/409 pages/LC: 2016028546 |
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 questions—why are poor countries poor? why is East Asia relatively prosperous? what makes a democracy? how can we explain terrorism and genocide? what leads people to mobilize around a cause?—each the topic of a full chapter. These issue chapters are based on the solid methodological and theoretical foundation laid out in the first part of the book, and the entire text is enhanced with case studies and graphics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Timothy C. Lim is professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles.
- Getting Into Comparative Politics.
- DOING COMPARATIVE POLITICS.
- Comparing to Learn, Learning to Compare.
- Thinking Theoretically in Comparative Politics.
- THE QUESTIONS.
- Why Are Poor Countries Poor? Explaining Underdevelopment.
- Why Has East Asia Prospered? Explaining Economic Growth in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.
- What Makes a Democracy? Explaining the Breakdown of Authoritarian Rule.
- Why Do People Kill? Explaining Genocide and Terrorism.
- Why Collective Action? Explaining the Rise of Social Movements.
- THE FUTURE OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS.
- Globalization and the Study of Comparative Politics.