An Introduction to Political Science

An Introduction to Political Science : Comparative and World Politics

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This text is suited for Introduction to Political Science courses taught at universities and colleges across Canada.In this fourth edition of An Introduction to Political Science: Comparative and World Politics, students are introduced to politics and government through a comparative lens with a Canadian emphasis. Canadian content has been increased throughout the text, and material has been updated to address such contemporary topics as globalization and the September 11 terrorist attacks. The text can be used in either a relevant one-semester or full-year course, both of which are offered by universities and colleges in Political Science and Public Administration departments.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 505g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0130083453
  • 9780130083456

Table of contents

Preface. 1. The World of Politics: Countries and Concepts. 2. Political Science Yesterday and Today. 3. The Modern State. 4. Modern States and Forms of Government. 5. Contemporary Forms of Government. 6. Political Culture: People and Politics. 7. Political Culture: Democratic and Authoritarian. 8. Contemporary Ideologies and Philosophies. 9. Contemporary Ideologies and Philosophies: Democratic and Authoritarian. 10. Constitutional Frameworks. 11. Constitutional Frameworks: Democratic and Authoritarian. 12. Design of Central Government Institutions: Leadership, Executives, and Legislatures. 13. Design of Central Government Institutions: Democratic and Authoritarian. 14. Design of Civilian and Military Public Administration: Democratic and Authoritarian. 15. Political Parties and Interest Groups. 16. Political Parties and Interest Groups: Democratic and Authoritarian. 17. Elections and Voting Behaviour. 18. Elections and Voting Behaviour: Democratic and Authoritarian. 19. Domestic and International Political Change: Development, Violence, and Revolution. 20. International Relations: Politics Among States. Index.
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