Postwar Politics in the G-7: Orders and Eras in Comparative Perspective

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Postwar Politics in the G-7: Orders and Eras in Comparative Perspective

Edited by Byron E. Shafer
University of Wisconsin Press, 1996
360 pp. $50.00
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This book is not, as it might first appear, about the Group of Seven as an institution, but rather a series of essays on postwar politics in each of the G-7 states. Choosing this subset of nations makes sense, but while many of the individual chapters are interesting, the book suffers from the lack of a rigorous comparative framework. Given the topic, it is also curious that so little reference is made to the work of Seymour Martin Lipset and the extensive literature on American exceptionalism; one would not even know that the United States is the outlier along many of the political dimensions discussed.

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