Known for its comparative approach and its strong balance between theory and practical real-world examples,Power and Choice continues as a best-seller,offering a brief but rich introduction to Political Science. Organized topically,this text maintains its use of extended examples of appropriate countries and its strong underlying theme: the contrasting purpose of political institutions as a means to acquire power versus its use as a means to exercise public choice. Power and Choice serves especially well where instructors wish to use a core text supplemented with additional readers,handouts,or other classroom materials.
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Table of ContentsPreface
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Setting The Stage
2. Politics As The Making Of Common Decisions
3. Poliitcs As The Exercise Of Power
4. Implicit And Manifest Power
5. Politics And Power
6. Power And Choice
7. Politics Of The State
8. Political Science
9. The Pleasure Of Politics
Chapter 2: Modern Ideologies and Political Philosophy
1. American Ideologies
3. The Conservative Reaction
4. The Socialist Alternative
5. Communism And Socialism
7. The Great Ideologies In The Late Twentieth Century
8. Political Philosophy Through The Ages
Part II: The State And Public Policy
Chapter 3: The Modern State
1. The Development Of The Modern State
2. The Origin Of States
3. "State", "Nation", And The "Nation-State"
4. Government And The State
5. Challenges To The State
6. Are States Losing Their Ability To Make Economic Policy?
7. Some Possible Alternatives
8. The West, The East, And The South
Chapter 4: Policies Of The State
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