Political Science

Political Science : An Introduction

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A thorough introduction to political science, stressing basic terminology, concepts and theories. It draws from both comparative and U.S. examples to introduce the whole field of political science to new students. There are numerous updates and additions throughout including rally events, index of consumer confidence, the Cuban missile crisis, the birth and demise of communism and how the global system may be shifting to supranational entities beyond sovereignty.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 550g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • International 2 Revised ed
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0130980218
  • 9780130980212

Table of contents

The bases of politics - a science of politics?, nations, states and governments, individuals and constitutions, democracy, totalitarianism and authoritarianism, democracy in America - pluralist and elitist views; political attitudes - political ideologies, political culture, public opinion; political interactions - political communication and the media, interest groups, political parties and party systems, voting; the institution of politics - the basic structures of government, legislatures, executives, administration and bureaucracy, legal systems and the courts; what political systems do - public policy, violence and revolution, international relations.show more