ISBN-10:
1285437675
ISBN-13:
9781285437675
Pub. Date:
01/03/2014
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science (Book Only) / Edition 2

Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science (Book Only) / Edition 2

by Kevin L. Dooley
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ISBN-13: 9781285437675
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/03/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 619,880
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

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