Modern Political Analysis

Modern Political Analysis

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For courses in Introduction to Political Science and Political Theory and Thought.This authoritative analysis introduces the key concepts used by contemporary political scientists. Rigorous, concise, and tightly argued, it makes use of everyday and historical examples to illustrate important and challenging conceptual material. The authors use the core political phenomenon of influence as a springboard to explaining politics, government, state, political systems, democracy, and the like. Considerable attention is paid to democratic political systems and what has been learned about the conditions that facilitate or undermine more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130497029
  • 9780130497024
  • 1,666,407

Table of contents

I. THE BASICS. 1. Introducing Influence: Examples from the Least to the Most. 2. What Is Influence? 3. What Is Politics? 4. What Is a Political System? A Government? A State? 5. Revisiting and Appraising Influence. II. POLITICAL SYSTEMS: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES. 6. Political Systems: Similarities. 7. Political Systems: Differences. 8. Differences: Polyarchies and Nonpolyarchies. 9. Polyarchies and Nonpolyarchies: Explanation. III. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND POLITICAL EVALUATION. 10. Individuals' Participation in Politics. 11. Political Evaluation. IV. POLITICAL ANALYSIS: TO WHAT ENDS? 12. What Good Is Modern Political Analysis?show more

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