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How the World Compares
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How America Compares

Authors: Tiffen, R., Gauja, A., O'Connor, B., Gittins, R., Smith, D.

  • Offers an easily consulted reference providing reliable international data with clear and concise interpretations
  • Empirically grounds arguments about trends and comparisons between countries
  • Highlights the differences and similarities between key developed nations
  • Excellent point of reference for political science academics and engaging reading for those interested in comparative politics
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About this book

This book is a reference work with an encyclopedic range, offering contemporary and systematic comparisons between the United States and 17 other economically advanced, stable liberal democracies, as well as some more global comparisons. It offers international data on as many aspects of social life as possible, from taxation to traffic accidents, homicide rates to health expenditure, and interest rates to internet usage. Wherever possible, it offers not only the most recent available data but also trends over decades. The discussion focuses on changes over time and comparisons between countries. Sometimes the contrasts are striking; sometimes the commonalities are more instructive. Often national political debates are conducted in a vacuum, and examining  comparative data  on policies, performance, and prospects can give a better perspective. 

About the authors

Rodney Tiffen is Emeritus Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. His research interests include comparative democratic politics,  and mass media. David Smith is  a Senior Lecturer jointly appointed between the United States Study Centre and the School of Social and Political Sciences. His research examines political relations between states and minorities with a focus on religion in the US. He is a regular commentator in the Australian media on American politics. Brendon O’Connor is Associate Professor at the United States Studies Centre (USSC), University of Sydney. He is the coordinator of the University’s American Studies program and the Director of the Faculty Scholars Program. His research focuses on anti-Americanism, American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian–American relations. Ross Gittins is one of the leading economic commentators in Australia, and has been the Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald for over 30 years. He has authored or co-authored ten books, most recently Gittins: A Life among the Budgets, Bulldust and Bastardry. Anika Gauja is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney. Her research interests centre on the comparative analysis of political institutions in modern representative democracies, specifically looking at the operation of political parties and legislatures, assessing the continuing relevance of these institutions as mechanisms for citizen participation in politics and their ability to represent diverse and conflicting interests

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9582-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9581-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How America Compares
Authors
Series Title
How the World Compares
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9582-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9582-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-9581-9
Series ISSN
2522-5340
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 220
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