Identity, Interest, and Ideology: An Introduction to Politics

Identity, Interest, and Ideology: An Introduction to Politics

by Martin C. Needler
     
 

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
Ch. 1Politics and Power3
Ch. 2Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Political Culture17
Ch. 3Ideology31
Ch. 4Legitimacy, Disobedience, and Revolution47
Ch. 5Political Development67
Ch. 6Elections, Parties, and Interest Groups85
Ch. 7Constitutions and Constitutional Principles103
Ch. 8Parliamentary and Presidential Systems117
Ch. 9Bureaucracy131
Ch. 10Economic Policy145
Ch. 11International Relations165
Ch. 12Nationalism, Imperialism, and Hegemony179
Ch. 13International Law, International Organization, and Diplomacy193
Ch. 14Military Security205
Ch. 15The Rise and Fall of the Cold War219
Conclusion: Past, Present, Future231
Suggested for Further Reading237
Index243

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