Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science (Book Only) / Edition 2 available in Paperback
WHY POLITICS MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE is a full-color, accessible introduction to Political Science. WHY POLITICS MATTERS follows a foundational approach to learning and gives students a "big picture" of the field, examing Theory, Comparative Politics, including a look at the U.S. government, and International Relations. The authors approach the subject through a theme of theory and practice and emphasize why politics matters to the reader through current, global examples, encouraging critical thinking, discussion, and participation throughout the text.
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About the Author
Kevin L. Dooley is Dean of the Honors School and Associate Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2004. Since joining the faculty at Monmouth University in 2003, Dr. Dooley has taught courses in Comparative Politics, Ethics in International Relations, American Foreign Policy, and Early and Modern Political Theory. His primary research interests include globalization, nationalism, and terrorism. He has published numerous articles and one book on the topic entitled POLITICS STILL MATTERS: GLOBALIZATION, GOVERNANCE, AND THE REVIVAL OF REGIONAL MINORITIES (2008). He lives in Brick, New Jersey with his wife Lauren, and their two children, Jack and Megan.
Table of Contents
1. Why Politics Matters. Part I: POLITICAL THEORY. 2. Ancient Political Theory. 3. Modern Political Theory. Part II: COMPARING SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT. 4. The American Government. 5. Democratic Systems of Government. 6. Authoritarian Systems of Government. Part III: COMPARATIVE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. 7. Comparing Legislatures. 8. Comparing Executives. 9. Comparing Judiciaries. Part IV: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 10. Understanding International Relations: Terms and Theories. 11. War, Diplomacy, and the Beginning of International Relations. 12. The Cold War and Beyond: The Rise of The United States And The Emerging Global Order. Conclusion.