Governing : An Introduction to Political Science / Edition 8

Governing : An Introduction to Political Science / Edition 8

by Austin Ranney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130180394

ISBN-13: 9780130180391

Pub. Date: 05/10/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

In a comprehensive introduction to political processes and concepts, Ranney introduces the methods and consequences of political and government systems as they apply to the readers' own life experiences. A popular classic in the field, the Eighth Edition, provides accurate, current information on all major government and political developments ranging…  See more details below

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In a comprehensive introduction to political processes and concepts, Ranney introduces the methods and consequences of political and government systems as they apply to the readers' own life experiences. A popular classic in the field, the Eighth Edition, provides accurate, current information on all major government and political developments ranging from local concerns to the global economy. Defines and illustrates politics, policies and government procedures with a clear connection to individual citizen's lives. Explores political psychology, socialization and culture, and examines modern political ideologies. Examines the international political economy and the different efforts for global peace. For individuals with an interest in the political policies, concepts and methods of the United States and other countries, as well as, a reference for those who need to refresh their knowledge of political systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130180391
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/10/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Governments, Politics, and People
1Governments and Governing1
2Politics in Human Life24
3Political Psychology, Socialization, and Culture47
4Modern Political Ideologies74
5Democracy and Authoritarianism: Principles and Models99
Pt. 2Politics Outside Formal Governments
6Public Opinion in Democratic Systems121
7Political Communication140
8The Electoral Process167
9Voting Behavior197
10Political Parties and Party Systems211
Pt. 3Governmental Structures, Authorities, and Processes
11The Legislative Process239
12The Executive Process268
13The Administrative Process300
14Law and the Judicial Process332
Pt. 4Public Policies and Their Impacts
15Human Rights: Principles and Problems360
16Human Rights: Challenges and Responses377
Pt. 5The International Political System
17Politics Among Nations415
18The Quest for Peace in the Thermonuclear Age439
Index469

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