A Novel Approach to Politics; Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture / Edition 1 available in Paperback
A Novel Approach to Politicsisn't like other textbooks. This is one that students want to read. With his newFourth Edition, Douglas A. Van Bellecontinues to turn conventional wisdom on its head by using pop culture referencesupdated in every chapterto illustrate key concepts and to cover recent political events. Students will appreciate the tie between George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones and the authoritarian executive as much as House of Cards and cross-cutting cleavages, not to mention World War Z and bureaucracy. Just so things don't get too crazy, student aids are still in therethis time with new learning objectives joining chapter summaries, bolded key terms, and discussion questions. The “Thinkers in Boxes" call out pivotal political philosophers, theorists, and assorted hipsters, while the “Gods of Geekdom” highlight how the work of notable figures in science and science fiction tie into key chapter concepts.