This text sees the new diversity of approaches as healthy and invigorating. The diversity in comparative politics over the past two decades has been reflected in prior editions of this book.

chapter 1|15 pages

Introduction: New Directions in Comparative Politics

ByHoward J. Wiarda

chapter 3|17 pages

The Dependency Approach

ByTony Smith

chapter 4|17 pages

The State in Society

ByJoel S. Migdal

chapter 5|22 pages

Comparative Political Economy

ByAnthony Gill

chapter 6|15 pages

Public Policy and Politics: Analyzing Policy in Comparative Perspective

ByLawrence S. Graham

chapter 7|22 pages

Non-Western Theories of Development: Critiques and Explorations

ByA. H. Somjee

chapter 8|24 pages

Political Culture and Democracy

ByRonald Inglehart, Christian Welzel

chapter 9|24 pages

Rational Choice Theory in Comparative Politics

ByGerardo L. Munck

chapter 10|22 pages

The Study of Political Institutions

ByFrank L. Wilson

chapter 11|14 pages

Toward the Future: Old and New Directions in Comparative Politics

ByHoward J. Wiarda