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The Human Polity: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science, Brief Version / Edition 1

The Human Polity: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science, Brief Version / Edition 1

by Kay Lawson


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ISBN-13: 9780395824535
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes a Summary and Conclusion, and Questions to Consider. I. The Work of Political Science in an Era of Globalization 1. Political Science in an Era of Globalization Political Science and the Human Polity The Subjects of Political Science The Work of Political Science II. Shaping Political Thought 2. Political Ideologies What Is an Ideology? Is an Ism Always an Ideology? Beyond Ideology 3. Politics and Culture The Political Culture of the Nation-State Cultural Bases of Subnationalism Impact of Cultural Divisiveness on the Nation-State Explaining Commitment to a Subnational Group: Identity Theory Cultural Dissemination of Political Values: Political Socialization III. Acting in Politics 4. The Individual in Politics Individual Motives for Participation in Politics Participation by Voting in Elections Access: How Welcome Is Individual Participation? 5. Organizing for Politics: The Group Interest Groups Violent Revolutionary Organizations 6. Political Parties Political Parties as a Unique Form of Political Organization The Functions of Political Parties Party Organization The Members of Parties The Selection of Candidates Preparing the Campaign Executing the Campaign: Parties and the Media Parties in Government The Role of Parties Today 7. Acting in International Politics Actors Shaping International Politics Contemporary Issues of International Politics Resolving International Conflicts IV. Governing Nation-States 8. Making the Laws The Legislature The Relationship Between Legislative and Executive Power Representation: Legislators and Their Constituents Lawmaking by Other Institutions of Government 9. Making Government Work: Executives and Bureaucrats What Chief Executives Do The Bureaucracy Too Much Government? Or Too Little? 10. Public Policy What Is a Public Policy? Determinants of Public Policy: The Role of Circumstance Three Examples of Public Policy 11. Justice Under the Law What Is Justice? Choosing Credible Judges An Independent Judiciary: Theory and Practice Guidelines for Adjudication: The Kinds of Kinds of Law Regional Variations in the Rule of Law: Legal Cultures 12. Levels of Government Within the State The Nature of Subnational Government Unitary and Federal Political Systems Intermediate Levels of Government V. Governing the World 13. International and Regional Governments Treaties Regional Organizations International Organizations 14. Political and Economic Globalization Prospects for Global Democracy Kinds of Transitions International Agents of Economic Globalization The Impact of Economic Globalization

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