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Comparative Government and Politics stands out in a market overwhelmed with introductory textbooks. The style and tone of the text are very accessible and lend themselves well to both those majoring in the arena and those not acquainted with it at all. — Johannes Van Gorp, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
The inclusion of John McCormick in this timeless title for comparative politics has made an important influence in this edition. Full of new features, captivating images, and graphs, this has become a significant resource for students of comparative politics and also an excellent reference point for those teaching the subject. Users of the ebook will mainly enjoy the spotlights on particular countries and cases, as well as the wealth of interesting data that inspire further research. — Theofanis Exadaktylos, University of Surrey, UK
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