Modern Politics and Government / Edition 6

Modern Politics and Government / Edition 6

by B. Guy Peters, Alan R. Ball, B. Guy Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 1889119075

ISBN-13: 9781889119076

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Clearly written and straightforward, this is one of the most widely used introductory texts available. Ball starts with the definition of politics and the history of its study, then introduces a variety of approaches and substantive aspects of political life, drawing examples from a wide range of states and political systems. He analyzes the characteristics underlying

Overview

Clearly written and straightforward, this is one of the most widely used introductory texts available. Ball starts with the definition of politics and the history of its study, then introduces a variety of approaches and substantive aspects of political life, drawing examples from a wide range of states and political systems. He analyzes the characteristics underlying the different systems and discusses such basic concepts as power, authority, legitimacy, and political culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889119076
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Comparative Politics and the International Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Nature of Politics
1. The Study of Politics
2. Politics, Power and Authority
3. Classification of Governments
4. Political Culture
Part 2: Parties, Pressure Groups and Representation
5. Political Parties and Electoral Systems
6. Pressure Groups
7. Representation, Elections and Voting Behavior
Part 3: Structures of Government
8. Assemblies
9. The Political Executive
10. The Public Bureaucracy
11. The Courts and the Political Process
12. The Military and Politics
Part 4: Political Change
13. Change in Political Systems

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