by Rod Hague and Martin Harrop


Reviews of the current edition

A compelling introduction to the major concepts, controversies, approaches and techniques needed to understand an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Clearly written, accessible, and well supported by careful use of the evidence, this first-rate textbook provides a firm foundation for informed debate on comparative politics. -Pippa Norris, Harvard University, USA
A truly outstanding introduction: it is comprehensive, superbly structured and remarkably accessible. It successfully combines substantive themes with core concepts, theoretical approaches and research strategies. This latest edition not only updates the previous one, but improves on it. -Rudy Andeweg, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Extraordinary breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable resource for teachers and students of political science. With this latest edition, the book remains top of the list as the best introduction to comparative politics. -David Farrell, University College Dublin, Ireland

Reviews of previous editions

An excellent introductory text which thoughtfully and effectively combines political analysis with substantive comparison. -B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh
A model introductory textbook; up-to-date, comprehensive and well structured, with excellent visual aids.’ - George Jones. -The London School of Economics and Political Science
The best introductory textbook in the field, up to date and full of useful examples. -Reuven Hazan, The Hebrew University

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