Taking a hybrid approach to comparative politics, this book - packed full with case studies and a host of pedagogical features - examines the key concepts in comparative politics.
Carol Ann Drogus is Senior Associate Director of Off-Campus Study at Colgate University. She is a specialist on Brazil, religion, and women's political participation. She taught introduction to comparative politics for 15 years, as well as courses on Latin American politics, gender and politics, and women in Latin America. She has written two books and numerous articles on the political participation of women in religious movements in Brazil. Stephen Orvis is professor of government and Associate Dean of Students for Academics at Hamilton College. He is a specialist on sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya in particular), identity politics, democratic transitions, and the political economy of development. He has taught introduction to comparative politics for 25 years, as well as courses on African politics, nationalism and the politics of identity, political economy of development, and weak states. He has written a book and articles on agricultural development in Kenya, has written several articles on civil society in Africa and Kenya, and is currently doing research on political institutions in Africa.