AP® Comparative Government and Politics
What's your policy on…?
Can't tell Mexico from Nigeria…or, uh, the United Kingdom, Russia, Iran, and China? Shmoop's guide to AP Comparative Government & Politics will have you comparing their politics (not to mention their governments) in no time at all.
In this guide, you'll learn
- the differences between comparing governments and comparing politics.
- what political scientists really mean when they talk about cleavages in politics (hint: not what you think).
- the nitty-gritty on the six countries you'll need to know.
You won't need a Venn diagram (you might, no promises) to get your compare game on.
Inside the AP Comparative Government & Politics guide, you'll find
- a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
- two full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
- answer explanations to help figure out where you went wrong…or right.
- test-taking tips to help you break down a lengthy exam.
- loads of practice drills.
- review of comparative politics, including purpose and methods of comparison and classification, concepts, and process and policy.
- refreshers on sovereignty, authority, and power; including nations and states, sources of power, constitutions, and more.
- checkups on political institutions, including levels of government, elections, party systems, and more.
- review of citizens, society, and the state; including cleavages and politics, media roles, and more.
- information on political and economic change, including trends and types of political change, globalization and fragmentation, and more.
- review of public policy, including common policy issues and public policymaking and implementation.
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