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.
The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP Comparative Government and Politics Course Audit curricular requirements. 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 Teachers' Resources section of AP Central.
Almond, Powell. Comparative Politics: A Theoretical Framework, 5th edition. Longman, 2007.
Barrington. Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices, 1st edition. Wadsworth, 2009.
Danzinger. Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science, 10th edition. Longman, 2010.
Draper, Ramsay, The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics, 2nd edition. Longman 2012.
Drogus, Orvis, Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context, 2nd edition. Sage, CQ Press 2012.
Green, Luehrmann, Comparative Politics of the "Third World": Linking Concepts and Cases, 3rd. Rienner, 2011.
Hague, Harrop. Political Science: A Comparative Introduction, 6th edition. Palgrave, 2010 (North American edition)
Hauss. Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, 7th edition. Wadsworth, 2010.
Kesselman. Introduction to Comparative Politics, 5th edition. Wadsworth, 2009.
Magstadt. Nations and Governments: Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective, 6th edition. Wadsworth, 2010.
Powell, Dalton, Strom. Comparative Politics Today, A World View, 10th, AP Edition. Longman, 2012.
Roberts Clark, William, Matt Golder, and Sona Nadenichek Golder. Principles of Comparative Politics, 2nd Edition. Sage/CQ Press, 2013.
Roskin. Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, 11th edition. Longman, 2010.
Samuels, David. Case Studies in Comparative Politics. Pearson, 2013.
Wood, Ethel. AP Comparative Government and Politics: An Essential Coursebook and Study Guide. Woodyard Publications, 2011.