AP Comparative Government & Politics: Example Textbook List
The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP Comparative Government and Politics. The list below is not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.
All editions of the following textbooks after the year 2005 are appropriate for use in AP Comparative Government and Politics. Earlier editions of these texts or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Comparative Government & Politics classroom, please consult the Resource Library in the online teacher community.
Barrington, Lowell. Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning..
Clark, William Roberts, Matt Golder, and Sona Nadenichek Golder. Principles of Comparative Politics. Sage, CQ Press
Danzinger, James N. Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science. Pearson.
Draper, Ramsay, and Ansil Ramsey. The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics. Pearson.
Drogus, Orvis, Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context. Sage, CQ Press,.
Green, December, and Laura Luehrmann. Comparative Politics of the Third World: Linking Concepts and Cases. Rienner.
Hague, Rod, and Martin Harrop. Political Science: A Comparative Introduction. Palgrave.
Hauss, Charles, and Melissa Hauss. Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
Kesselman, Mark, Joel Krieger, and William A. Joseph. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
Magstadt, Thomas M. Nations and Governments: Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
McCormick, John. Comparative Politics in Transition. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
O’Neil, Patrick, Essentials of Comparative Politics, Norton.
O’Neill, Patrick H., Karl Fields, and Don Share. Cases in Comparative Politics. Norton.
Powell, G, Bingham, Russel J. Dalton, and Kaare Strom. Comparative Politics Today, A World View. Pearson.
Roskin, Michael G. Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture. Pearson.
Samuels, David J. Comparative Politics and Cases in Comparative Politics. Pearson.
Wood, Ethel. AP Comparative Government and Politics: An Essential Coursebook and Study Guide. Woodyard Publications.