Identity, Interest, and Ideology: An Introduction to Politics

Identity, Interest, and Ideology: An Introduction to Politics

by Martin C. Needler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275954404

ISBN-13: 9780275954406

Pub. Date: 05/30/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In politics, individual political behavior is often ascribed to class and ethnic identity. How does this happen? In this text, Needler shows how the individual constructs his or her political identity, and develops ideologies that guide their political behavior. Intended as an alternative to traditional introductory texts in politics and political science, this

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In politics, individual political behavior is often ascribed to class and ethnic identity. How does this happen? In this text, Needler shows how the individual constructs his or her political identity, and develops ideologies that guide their political behavior. Intended as an alternative to traditional introductory texts in politics and political science, this book is, at the same time, a survey and introduction to political theory, a survey and introduction to comparative and American politics, and a review of contemporary international relations. These topics are combined in a novel and creative way so as to provide a readable and informative text for undergraduate students or laypersons. The author's fresh approach will be welcomed by teachers in politics and political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275954406
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Basic Principles

Politics and Power

Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Political Culture

Ideology

Legitimacy, Disobedience, and Revolution

Political Development

Governing

Elections, Parties, and Interest Groups

Constitutions and Constitutional Principles

Parliamentary and Presidential Systems

Bureaucracy

Economic Policy

International Politics

International Relations

Nationalism, Imperialism, and Hegemony

International Law, International Organization, and Diplomacy

Military Security

The Rise and Fall of the Cold War

Conclusion: Past, Present, Future

Suggested for Further Reading

Index

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