Comparative Politics, which helps in the study of ever increasing political problems in a scientific and systematic way, has witnessed not only development on a scale never reached so far but has become more and more popular in these days. Moreover, by providing fresh and exciting new laboratories for the analysis of political developments, the emerging states of Asia, Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and Middle East, have significantly expanded the universe of Comparative Politics. In spite of all these development, not many broad-ranged books on this discipline are available to the Indian students. Thus, in order to introduce the Indian students to the subject of 'Comparative Politics', the present Volume though rich in material, written in simple language and handy in size, is designed to present a simplified description of different aspects of Comparative Politics. The book will not only cater well to the requirements of those engaged in the study of Comparative Politics for Postgraduate degree in Indian Universities but also be equally useful to those interested in acquiring a core knowledge of this fast expanding discipline of Political Science.