Modern Political Analysis / Edition 6

Modern Political Analysis / Edition 6

by Robert A. Dahl, Bruce Stinebrickner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130497029

ISBN-13: 9780130497024

Pub. Date: 08/16/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This authoritative analysis introduces the key concepts used by contemporary political scientists. Rigorous, concise, and tightly argued, it makes use of everyday and historical examples to illustrate important and challenging conceptual material. Uses the core political phenomenon of influence as a springboard to explaining politics,

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This authoritative analysis introduces the key concepts used by contemporary political scientists. Rigorous, concise, and tightly argued, it makes use of everyday and historical examples to illustrate important and challenging conceptual material. Uses the core political phenomenon of influence as a springboard to explaining politics, government, state, political systems, democracy, and the like. Explores the democratic political system and what has been learned about the conditions that facilitate or undermine democracy. Is updated throughout to treat recent developments in world events and political analysis. Discusses the important differences between democratic and nondemocratic systems. For anyone interested in learning more about how political systems and governments work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130497024
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/16/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
924,881
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE BASICS.

1. Introducing Influence: Examples from the Least to the Most.

2. What Is Influence?

3. What Is Politics?

4. What Is a Political System? A Government? A State?

5. Revisiting and Appraising Influence.

II. POLITICAL SYSTEMS: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES.

6. Political Systems: Similarities.

7. Political Systems: Differences.

8. Differences: Polyarchies and Nonpolyarchies.

9. Polyarchies and Nonpolyarchies: Explanation.

III. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND POLITICAL EVALUATION.

10. Individuals' Participation in Politics.

11. Political Evaluation.

IV. POLITICAL ANALYSIS: TO WHAT ENDS?

12. What Good Is Modern Political Analysis?

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