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Looking for book on political theory and history?

Asked by Dumbgeek (21 points ) September 6th, 2012

I want a book that covers the past 50–100 years in politics. Going over many countries and their pros and cons of governance and theory on why that may have been a pro or a con.

Also how different countries tackled the same problem with different solutions and what worked and what didn’t and why it may have worked and why not.

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Dumbgeek's avatar

Like “Contending Images of World Politics” but on a more country by country basis.

Vincentt's avatar

I have yet to read it but have heard many good things about In Europe. Not sure to what extent it concerns theories of governance.

Another book I still want to read is Guns, Germs and Steel which supposedly also touches on governance models, although it’s not the main subject.

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@Vincentt
Thanks. If I cant find a book that covers all the main countries like USA China, USSR maybe it would be the second best option to look at Europe

Vincentt's avatar

Oh sorry, in my memory you asked specifically about Europe, but apparently not. I don’t really know anything about more global books, but perhaps A Short History of Nearly Everything (judging only by the title) is what you’re looking for.

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