Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introducing Comparative Politics, 5e!

Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics—who rules? what explains political behavior? where and why?—Introducing Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition, integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries directly into the narrative. Serving as touchstones, the cases are placed within the chapters where they make the most sense topically—not separated from the theory or in a separate volume—and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. The book’s hybrid organization gives students a more holistic view of comparative politics.

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We gratefully acknowledge Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Carolyn Morgan, Peter Tunkis, and Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.