Governing : An Introduction to Political Science
For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Political Science.Ranney introduces political science by presenting political concerns, methods and conclusions, then drawing clear connections to students' own life experiences. A bestseller for over 40 years, the Eighth Edition provides accurate, up-to-date information on all major government and political developments.
- Hardback | 510 pages
- 180.8 x 243.8 x 27.4mm | 934.42g
- 10 May 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 8th edition
Table of contents
I. POLITICS, GOVERNMENTS, AND PEOPLE. 1. Politics in Human Life. 2. Governments and Governing. 3. Political Psychology, Socialization, and Culture. 4. Modern Political Ideologies. 5. Democracy and Authoritarianism: Principles and Models. II. POLITICS OUTSIDE FORMAL GOVERNMENTS. 6. Public Opinion in Democratic Systems. 7. Political Communication. 8. The Electoral Process. 9. Voting Behavior. 10. Political Parties and Party Systems. III. GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURES, AUTHORITIES, AND PROCESSES. 11. The Legislative Process. 12. The Executive Process. 13. The Administrative Process. 14. Law and the Judicial Process. IV. PUBLIC POLICIES AND THEIR IMPACTS. 15. Human Rights: Principles and Problems. 16. Human Rights: Challenges and Responses. V. THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SYSTEM. 17. Politics among Nations. 18. International Political Economy. 19. The Quest for Peace in the Thermonuclear Age. Index.