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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $63.00
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93754-1
  • 864 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Cases in Comparative Politics

Fifth Edition


Patrick H. O'Neil (Author, University of Puget Sound), Karl Fields (Author, University of Puget Sound), Don Share (Author, University of Puget Sound)


Thirteen country studies that apply the conceptual framework developed in Essentials of Comparative Politics.

Cases for Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition, is a set of thirteen country studies that describe politics in the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Brazil, Iran, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Nigeria. This casebook applies the conceptual framework developed in the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics, across countries with a consistent organization that integrates concepts and cases, facilitates comparison, and aids understanding.


Deeply revised case studies provide accurate, up-to-date overviews of key countries

Each case study in the Fifth Edition has been revised to reflect current scholarship, as well as recent domestic and international issues, with the extensive advice of nineteen regional experts. Every case opens with a new table of compelling, relevant data, giving students a truly comparative view of each country.  

The most flexible package for comparative politics provides the best value for students

The three components of the Essentials of Comparative Politics family—textbook, casebook, and reader—can be used individually or in any combination. With the casebook and reader organized around the framework introduced in the core textbook, all work together to build on the basic concepts.  

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: United Kingdom
    Chapter 3: United States
    Chapter 4: France
    Chapter 5: Germany
    Chapter 6: Japan
    Chapter 7: Russia
    Chapter 8: China
    Chapter 9: India
    Chapter 10: Iran
    Chapter 11: Mexico
    Chapter 12: Brazil
    Chapter 13: South Africa
    Chapter 14: Nigeria