People, Power And Politics / Edition 3

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This book introduces beginning students to the broad issues of political science through a general survey rather than the study of a particular country. The authors acquaint students with the intellectual enterprise of analyzing politics by presenting the vocabulary of classic political theory and contemporary political science, and introducing the major figures in the history of political analysis, from the ancients to leading social critics of our time. They illustrate each concept with an actual political example current enough to engage students' attention and emotions.

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David W. Dent
First-rate. . . .The text has a little for everyone and could suit the political ideas people, the humanists, and the behavioralists. And there is enough of a nuts and bolts approach to this book to satisfy those who want students to come away from the course as a 'master mechanic' of political dilemmas.
John P. White
Most competing textbooks are too technical and too concerned with internecine methodological arguments that are of interest to professors but not to freshman and sophomore students. One of the best things about this book is that it is written for students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822630258
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 PART I: THE LANGUAGE OF POLITICS Chapter 2 Coming to Grip with Politics Chapter 3 The Evolution of Political Thought Chapter 4 Classifying Political Systems Part 5 PART II: POLITICS AND SOCIETY Chapter 6 Public Opinion, Polling, and Political Culture Chapter 7 Interest Groups and Political Parties Chapter 8 Elections, Campaigns, and Voting Part 9 PART III: STRUCTURES OF GOVERNMENT Chapter 10 The Age of the Executive? Legislative Assemblies Chapter 11 Bureaucracies and Politics Chapter 12 The Role of Courts and Judges Part 13 PART IV: PROBLEMS OF POLITICAL CHANGE Chapter 14 International Relations: The Arms Race Chapter 15 Superpower Relations Chapter 16 Stability and Change Chapter 17 Change in a Communist Political System: The U.S.S.R. Chapter 18 Conclusion: Seeing Politics Whole

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