Best Comparative Politics Books
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1. Discrimination and Disparities
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Published at: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell’s brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics.
Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics.
This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision-from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.
2. Constitution of the United States (Books of American Wisdom)
Author: by Founding Fathers
Published at: Applewood Books; This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Cons (April 1, 1995)
The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States.
This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.
3. Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process
Author: by Alan Dershowitz
Published at: Hot Books (November 17, 2020)
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWall Street Journal BestsellerA Porchlight Book BestsellerFinancial Times Best Books of 2020Yahoo Finance Favorite Business Books of 2020 JP Morgan NextList 2021 selection”Bold, provocative… Illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.
ADAM GRANTThe world is changing drastically before our eyeswill you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world’s foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes.
Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn’t need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well.
Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to “play the game,” and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.
5. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Author: by Daron Acemoglu
Published at: Currency; Illustrated edition (September 17, 2013)
Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography?
Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest.
The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people.
6. The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
Author: by Anu Partanen
Published at: Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 27, 2017)
A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess.
She found that navigating the basics of everyday lifefrom buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcarewas much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture.
But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. And Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationshipsparents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens.
7. Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide
Author: by Abdul El-Sayed
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2021)
A citizen’s guide to America’s most debated policy-in-waitingThere are few issues as consequential in the lives of Americans as healthcare-and few issues more politically vexing. Every single American will interact with the healthcare system at some point in their lives, and most people will find that interaction less than satisfactory.
And yet for every dollar spent in our economy, 18 cents go to healthcare. What are we paying for, exactly? Healthcare policy is notoriously complex, but what Americans want is simple: good healthcare that’s easy to use and doesn’t break the bank.
Polls show that a majority of Americans want the government to provide universal health coverage to all Americans. What’s less clear is how to get there. Medicare for All is the leading proposal to achieve universal health coverage in America.
But what is it exactly?How would it work? More importantly, is it practical or practicable? This book goes beyond partisan talking points to offer a serious examination of how Medicare for All would transform the way we give, receive, and pay for healthcare in America.
8. Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?
Author: by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (June 16, 2020)
The preeminent doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel is repeatedly asked one question: Which country has the best healthcare? He set off to find an answer. The US spends more than any other nation, nearly $4 trillion, on healthcare. Yet, for all that expense, the US is not ranked #1 – not even close.
In Which Country Has the World’s Best Healthcare? Ezekiel Emanuel profiles eleven of the world’s healthcare systems in pursuit of the best or at least where excellence can be found. Using a unique comparative structure, the book allows healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers alike to know which systems perform well, and why, and which face endemic problems.
From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, the most inventive healthcare providers tackle a global set of challenges – in pursuit of the best healthcare in the world.
9. Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years
Author: by Jack Canfield
Published at: Chicken Soup for the Soul; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (June 25, 2013)
The classic New York Times bestseller that started it all and according to USA Today one of the top five books in the past quarter century that leave a legacy.The Original… With 20 new bonus stories for the next 20 years!
Everyone is talking about it. Twenty years after its creation, this bestseller continues to change lives around the world. Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you’re discovering Chicken Soup for the Soul for the first time, or you are a long-time fan, this book will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, overcome your challenges, and embrace the world around you.
Read your favorite original stories plus new bonus stories.
10. The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder
Author: by Mr. Peter Zeihan
Published at: Twelve; Reprint edition (February 23, 2016)
An eye-opening assement of American power and deglobalization in the bestselling tradition of The World is Flat and The Next 100 Years. Near the end of the Second World War, the United States made a bold strategic gambit that rewired the international system.
Empires were abolished and replaced by a global arrangement enforced by the U.S.Navy. With all the world’s oceans safe for the first time in history, markets and resources were made available for everyone. Enemies became partners. We think of this system as normal – it is not.
We live in an artificial world on borrowed time. In The Accidental Superpower, international strategist Peter Zeihan examines how the hard rules of geography are eroding the American commitment to free trade; how much of the planet is aging into a mass retirement that will enervate markets and capital supplies; and how, against all odds, it is the ever-ravenous American economy that – alone among the developed nations – is rapidly approaching energy independence.
11. The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (February 6, 2018)
Politics affects us all and the same questions reverberate across history.Who should rule?Is property theft? What’s mightier the bullet or the ballot? Discover 80 of the world’s greatest thinkers and their political big ideas that continue to shape our lives today.
Humankind has always asked profound questions about how we can best govern ourselves and how rulers should behave. The Politics Book charts the development of long-running themes, such as attitudes to democracy and violence, developed by thinkers from Confucius in ancient China to Mahatma Gandhi in 20th-century India.
Justice goes hand in hand with politics, and in this comprehensive guide, you can explore the championing of people’s rights from the Magna Carta to Thomas Jefferson’s Bill of Rights and Malcolm X’s call to arms. Ideologies inevitably clash and The Politics Book takes you through the big ideas such as capitalism, communism, and fascism exploring their beginnings and social contexts in step-by-step diagrams and illustrations, with clear explanations that cut through the jargon.
12. 13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Liberal: And How to Enlighten Others
Author: by Judd Dunning
Published at: Humanix Books (November 10, 2020)
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO WINNING AN ARGUMENT WITH A LIBERAL. “Antifa leftists may still burn this book, but more than a few center-left individuals will read 13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT to Be a Liberal and develop a new respectful understanding of conservatism.
Dinesh D’Souza A must-read for those determined to defeat the unhinged left. Roger Stone Although conservatives outnumber liberals in 44 out of 50 states, it’s a situation conservatives know very well in today’s contentious political environment: Conservatives often find themselves in discussions with liberals who relentlessly hammer conservatives with insults, accusations, and unfounded assumptions about conservatism.
The question is: WHAT IS A PROUD & INFORMED CONSERVATIVE TO DO?!?! The answer is: 13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT to be a Liberal: And How To Enlighten Others, the conservative playbook to persuasive facts and arguments that detail the policies, accomplishments, and often-ignored compassionate nature of the conservative philosophy.
13. Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States (Studies in Postwar American Political Development)
Author: by Leah Cardamore Stokes
Published at: Oxford University Press (April 15, 2020)
In 1999, Texas passed a landmark clean energy law, beginning a groundswell of new policies that promised to make the US a world leader in renewable energy. As Leah Stokes shows in Short Circuiting Policy, however, that policy did not lead to momentum in Texas, which failed to implement its solar laws or clean up its electricity system.
Examining clean energy laws in Texas, Kansas, Arizona, and Ohio over a thirty-year time frame, Stokes argues that organized combat between advocate and opponent interest groups is central to explaining why states are not on track to address the climate crisis.
She tells the political history of our energy institutions, explaining how fossil fuel companies and electric utilities have promoted climate denial and delay. Stokes further explains the limits of policy feedback theory, showing the ways that interest groups drive retrenchment through lobbying, public opinion, political parties and the courts.
More than a history of renewable energy policy in modern America, Short Circuiting Policy offers a bold new argument about how the policy process works, and why seeming victories can turn into losses when the opposition has enough resources to roll back laws.
14. The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America
Author: by Timothy Snyder
Published at: Tim Duggan Books; Reprint edition (April 9, 2019)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. A brilliant analysis of our time. Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New YorkerWith the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final.
Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States.
Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies.
15. The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
Author: by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (July 31, 2012)
A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest. As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith’s canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head.
They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don’t care about the “national interest”-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction.
Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them.
The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.
16. The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be
Author: by Moisés Naím
Published at: Basic Books; Reprint edition (March 11, 2014)
The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century – in government, business, and beyond. Br Power is shifting – from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares.
But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor MoisNailluminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor.
Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naexplains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world. “The End of Power will … Change the way you look at the world.” – Bill Clinton “Extraordinary.” – George Soros “Compelling and original.” – Arianna Huffington “A fascinating new perspective …
Namakes eye-opening connections.” – Francis Fukuyama