What is the Coursebook? The Coursebook is more concise (and less expensive) than most AP comparative government textbooks. The Coursebook is more comprehensive than most AP review books and should not be purchased as a last-minute review for the exam. The Coursebook thoroughly covers the topics from the AP curriculum, yet its clear, concise style helps students to see and understand underlying comparative government themes without getting lost in a myriad of facts. This all new 7th edition of Ethel Wood's book is expanded to help students to understand the AP Comparative Government and Politics curriculum. It is fully updated, and includes all new multiple-choice and free-response questions.