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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $63.00
  • November 2017
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-62458-8
  • 448 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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      Chapter 1: Introduction
      Chapter 2: States
      Chapter 3: Nations and Society
      Chapter 4: Political Economy
      Chapter 5: Democratic Regimes
      Chapter 6: Nondemocratic Regimes
      Chapter 7: Political Violence
      Chapter 8: Advanced Democracies
      Chapter 9: Communism and Postcommunism
      Chapter 10: Less-Developed and Newly Industrializing Countries
      Chapter 11: Globalization and the Future of Comparative Politics

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