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An introduction to the world of politics and the ways in which political scientists attempt to describe and explain it. Using a strong comparative framework, material links central analytical concepts of political science that have emerged over decades of research to the realities of the political world in the early 21st century. Black and white photos depicting current events around the world, lively boxed features, and cartoons engage readers and encourage them to think like political scientists. Danziger teaches at the University of California-Irvine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801315473
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576

Table of Contents

Boxed Features
Preface
To the Reader
About the Author
Pt. 1 On Knowing the Political World 1
Ch. 1 Politics and Knowledge 3
Pt. 2 Political Behavior 25
Ch. 2 Political Beliefs 27
Ch. 3 Political Actions 51
Ch. 4 Influences on Beliefs and Actions 77
Pt. 3 Political Systems 103
Ch. 5 States and Nations 105
Ch. 6 Political Institutions I: Structures 131
Ch. 7 Political Institutions II: Institutional Arrangements 155
Ch. 8 Political Economy 187
Pt. 4 Political Processes 211
Ch. 9 Politics as a Value Allocation Process 213
Ch. 10 Political Communication 235
Ch. 11 Change and Political Development 257
Ch. 12 Political Violence 285
Pt. 5 Politics among States 307
Ch. 13 Politics between States 309
Ch. 14 The More Developed Countries in the Post-Cold War World 339
Ch. 15 The Transitional Developed Countries in the Post-Cold War World 369
Ch. 16 The Developing Countries in the Post-Cold War World 405
Ch. 17 The Last Chapter: Looking Backward, Looking Forward 447
App Political Analysis 459
References 473
Credits 487
Index 489
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