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Political Science

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

This is the first reference work to provide detailed, in-depth coverage of all aspects of American politics, covering such topics as climate change, terrorism, welfare policies, nuclear proliferation, voting behavior, and think tanks.

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

The Companion focuses on the major theories, concepts, and conclusions that define the field, analyzing the similarities and differences between political units.