Political Science : An Introduction
For freshman/sophomore level courses in Introduction to Political Science, U.S. Politics, and Comparative Politics.Exceptionally up-to-date and rich in cross-national examples-with an emphasis on the U.S. political system-this text offers an unbiased, thorough introduction to the basic terminology, concepts, and theories of political science.
- Paperback | 398 pages
- 185.42 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
- 06 Jul 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 7th edition
Table of contents
I. THE BASES OF POLITICS. 1. A Science of Politics? 2. Theories: Classic and Modern. 3. Nations, States, and Governments. 4. Individuals and Constitutions. 5. Democracy, Totalitarianism, and Authoritarianism. II. POLITICAL ATTITUDES. 6. Political Ideologies. 7. Political Culture. 8. Public Opinion. III. POLITICAL INTERACTIONS. 9. Political Communication and the Media. 10. Interest Groups. 11. Political Parties and Party Systems. 12. Voting. IV. THE INSTITUTIONS OF POLITICS. 13. The Basic Structures of Government. 14. Legislatures. 15. Executives. 16. Administration and Bureaucracy. 17. Legal Systems and the Courts. V. WHAT POLITICAL SYSTEMS DO. 18. Political Economy. 19. Violence and Revolution. 20. International Relations. 21. The Global System. Index.