Lisa A. Baglione, "Understanding Comparative Politics: An Inclusive Approach" (CQ Press, 2024)


Research in political science shows that collections and textbooks often mention race, gender, ethnicity, and religion – but they don’t consistently use those lenses to understand politics. In Understanding Comparative Politics: An Inclusive Approach (CQ Press, 2024), Dr. Lisa A. Baglione creates a new kind of textbook that puts issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and religion into context and encourages critical thinking about world regions and individual countries through the lens of current events such as social justice movements and the COVID-19 pandemic. She helps readers make personal connections and actively learn and explore through maps, data, theory, and reflection questions.

Dr. Lisa A. Baglione is a professor of Political Science at Saint Joseph’s University who has conducted research in five areas over the course of her career. While they are varied, she has benefited from integrating insights from each: negotiations between adversaries, authoritarian transformation, peacebuilding, gender in politics, and pedagogy. Many listeners will be familiar with Dr. Baglione’s Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods published by CQ Press. The book is in its 4th edition with a 5th edition in the works. She co-authored “’Pale, Male, and Stale?’ An Analysis of Introductory Readers in Political Science” with Becki Scola and Laura Bucci.

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