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This short variation of the bestselling, full-length creation to Comparative Poliics makes use of an identical key issues to border the presentation of every country's politics, putting a powerful emphasis on political economic climate. This edition's effortless to learn 8x10" structure and two-color layout positive aspects new pedagogy, resembling a marginal word list, whereas preserving the basic fabric of the entire textual content.
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The data charts also provide several ways of ranking or rating countries in order to compare them along various dimensions of their economic, political, or public policy performance. The formula used to calculate a country’s HDI takes into account longevity (life expectancy at birth), knowledge (adult literacy and average years of schooling), as well as income (according to PPP). Based on this formula, countries are annually ranked and divided into three broad categories by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP): “High” “Medium,” and “Low” human development.
In such cases, political conflict tends to move from the distributive realm to the realm where compromises cannot be achieved by simply dividing the pie of material resources. As the important British weekly The Economist pointed out in a mid-2007 review of the crisis in the Middle East, one of the main reasons for the lack of progress in finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that “What started as a national struggle between two peoples for one land is gradually, and often willfully, being transformed into a war of religion.
Many of the most important problems confronting individual states are related to globalization, including pandemics like AIDS, global climate change, financial panics, the arms trade, and international Themes for Comparative Analysis 11 terrorism. The study of comparative politics has, in many ways, become the study of global politics. The events of September 11, 2001, made it painfully clear that international terror networks, such as Al Qaeda, are an evil form of globalization. Terrorists, and the causes that motivate them, move around the world.