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A brief, accessible, but fairly sophisticated overview of political science that encourages critical, independent thinking, ANALYZING POLITICS, Fourth Edition, presents a clear outline of the discipline of political science. This text is notable for its early coverage of methods and theory and the use of a case study approach—introduced and used to acquire in-depth information about a particular subject while also pointing to its limitations. While the text covers fundamental concepts with contemporary, political examples, discussions of feminism and environmentalism offer a distinct departure from other texts and a unique opportunity to you as a political science student.
1. Introduction. 2. Political Science and Scientific Methods in Studying Politics. 3. Key Concepts in Political Science. 4. Political Theory: Examining the Ethical Foundations of Politics. 5. Political Ideologies I: Liberalism, Conservatism, and Socialism. 6. Political Ideologies II: Fascism. 7. Political Ideologies III: Feminism, Environmentalism, and Postmodernism. 8. Comparative Politics I: Democracy and Non-democracy. 9. Comparative Politics II: Interest Groups, Political Parties, Elections, and Media. 10. Comparative Politics III: Governing Democracies: Executives, Legislatures, and Judiciaries. 11. International Relations I: Analyzing Recent and Contemporary Events in International Politics. 12. International Relations II: Contemporary Issues.
Posted October 15, 2010
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