The polarizing election of Donald Trump. The dramatic Brexit vote. The impeachment of Brazil's president. Russia's drift toward authoritarianism. In INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, 8th Edition, you'll study a sampling of political regimes, levels of economic development and geographic regions in case studies on 13 countries and the European Union. Updated to reflect today's contentious political climate, the text offers a country-by-country approach that allows you to examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers descriptions and analyses of a country's politics, political challenges and changing agendas. As you read, marginal key terms and guiding questions help you make connections and comparisons about the countries presented.