POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD, Second Edition, provides students with a foundation for understanding the diverse field of political science by combining in-depth chapters on important concepts in political science with a series of brief country studies.
Combines chapters on fundamental concepts with case studies on seven major countries to provide students with a foundation for understanding the diverse field of political science. This second edition looks at Nigeria as an example of the problems of political and economic development; provides comprehensive coverage of Mexico and NAFTA; and shows students how to find resources on the Web. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Preface. About the Authors. 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. 8. Executive Institutions and Leadership. 9. Judicial Institutions. 10. Bureaucratic Institutions. PART IV: POLITICS IN SELECTED NATIONS. 11. U.S. Government: The Dilemmas of Democracy. 12. Great Britain: A Traditional Democracy. 13. Japan: A Special Form of Democracy. 14. Russia: The Struggle for Democracy. 15. China: Searching for a New Vision. 16. Development and the Case of Nigeria. 17. Mexico: Balancing Stability and Democracy. PART V: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 18. Approaches to International Relations. 19. A Changing World Order. PART VI: EPILOGUE. 20. Political Prospects and Challenges at the End of the Twentieth Century. Glossary . Index.