Politics in a Changing World / Edition 6

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Overview

Providing a foundation for a comparative understanding of political life, POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD includes in-depth chapters on political science concepts (ideology, political culture, interest groups, governmental institutions, parties) followed by a series of brief country studies. The concepts and country studies help students acquire a better understanding of the actors and institutions that play a part in diverse political systems, how and why they act in relation to one another, and what their actions mean for the political system and its citizens. The Sixth Edition is thoroughly updated throughout, including coverage of the global economic crisis, the 2010 midterm elections in the US, the Conservative Party-Liberal Democratic Party coalition and the victory of a new Conservative Prime Minister in Great Britain, and the democratic upheavals in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world.

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"The text is well written in a clear, understandable way, that communicates articulately ideas that we as scholars desire to inculcate in students. It uses an approach that is interesting and well rounded. It is an approach that leaves students enriched, knowledgeable, and challenged."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111832537
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 416,766
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus E. Ethridge is a professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is a specialist in the study of American government, focusing on interest-group behavior, rational-choice theory, and administrative law. His publications include THE POLITICAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE, LEGISLATIVE PARTICIPATION IN IMPLEMENTATION, and numerous articles in the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, the JOURNAL OF POLITICS, and other journals. He is completing a new book tentatively entitled THE CASE FOR GRIDLOCK.

Howard Handelman is Professor Emeritus of the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He specializes in Latin American and Third World politics. His recent books include: THE CHALLENGE OF THIRD WORLD DEVELOPMENT (Third Edition), DEMOCRACY AND ITS LIMITS: LESSONS FROM ASIA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (co-edited), and MEXICAN POLITICS: THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGE.

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Table of Contents

Part I: FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Politics, Government, and Political Science. 2. Ideologies: Images of Political Life. Part II: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR. 3. Political Culture and Socialization. 4. Public Opinion and Elections. 5. Political Parties. 6. Interest Groups. Part III: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 7. Legislative Institutions. 8. Executive Institutions, Political Leadership, and Bureaucracy. 9. Judicial Institutions. Part IV: POLITICS IN SELECTED NATIONS. 10. U.S. Government: The Dilemmas of Democracy. 11. Great Britain: A Traditional Democracy. 12. Russia: The Struggle for Democracy. 13. China: Searching for a New Vision. 14. The Politics of Developing Nations. 15. Mexico: Balancing Stability and Democracy. Part V: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 16. Approaches to International Relations. 17. A Changing World Order.

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