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This book is a reference work with an encyclopedic range, offering contemporary and systematic comparisons between the United States and 17 other economically advanced, stable liberal democracies, as well as some more global comparisons. It offers international data on as many aspects of social life as possible, from taxation to traffic accidents, homicide rates to health expenditure, and interest rates to internet usage. Wherever possible it offers not only the most recent available data but also trends over decades.
The discussion focuses on changes over time and comparisons between countries. Sometimes the contrasts are striking; sometimes the commonalities are more instructive. Often national political debates are conducted in a vacuum, and examining comparative data on policies, performance and prospects can give a better perspective.
comparative politics social indicators public policy economic performance social trends US politics liberal democracy economic trends comparative democratic performance exceptionalism national data national debate population and life expectancy work and the labor force inequality and social welfare international relations crime and social problems religion and social attitudes
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9582-6
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
- Print ISBN 978-981-13-9581-9
- Online ISBN 978-981-13-9582-6
- Series Print ISSN 2522-5340
- Series Online ISSN 2522-5359
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