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A Comparative Introduction to Political Science: Contention and Cooperation

A Comparative Introduction to Political Science: Contention and Cooperation (Paperback)

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When do legislators tend to cast votes in cooperation with their parties and when do they go their own way? When and why do nations contend with each other, and when are they more likely to cooperate? Thematically arranged around the interplay of contention and cooperation, A Comparative Introduction to Political Science encourages students to explore causal factors and consequences related to political phenomena in order to become knowledgeable and resourceful citizens of their nations and the world. Emphasizing real-world politics, the author includes two country studies at the end of each chapter to expose the student to the richness of particular national experiences. In addition, the book employs careful topic sequencing, and practical definitions of terms, occasionally enhancing standard terminology by adding concepts that address the real-world spectrum between opposing extremes.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentComparative politicsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theory Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 08/04/2016 ISBN-13: 9781442252592  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alan Smith is professor of political science at Central Connecticut State University, where he has taught a comparative introduction to political science course for nearly thirty years.

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