Other Materials

On this page, you can find other material that can be used to accompany Clark, Golder, and Golder’s (2017)  Principles of Comparative Politics.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: What is Science?

Chapter 3: What is Politics?

Chapter 4: The Origins of the Modern State

Chapter 5: Democracy and Dictatorship: Conceptualization and Measurement

Chapter 6: The Economic Determinants of Democracy and Dictatorship

Chapter 7: The Cultural Determinants of Democracy and Dictatorship

Chapter 8: Democratic Transitions

Chapter 9: Democracy or Dictatorship: Does It Make a Difference?

Chapter 10: Varieties of Dictatorship

Chapter 11: Problems with Group Decision Making

Chapter 12: Parliamentary, Presidential, and Semi-Presidential Democracies

Chapter 13: Elections and Electoral Systems

Chapter 14: Social Cleavages and Party Systems

Chapter 15: Institutional Veto Players

Chapter 16: Consequences of Democratic Institutions