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Politics in a Changing World : A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

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9780534566333

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0534566332
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Pub. Date:
4/28/2003
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Preface. About the Authors. Part I: Fundamentals. 1. Politics, Government, and Political Science. 2. Ideologies: Images of Political Life. Part II: Political Behavior. 3. Political Culture and Socialization. 4. Public Opinion and Elections. 5. Political Parties. 6. Interest Groups. Part III: Political Institutions. 7. Legislative Institutions 8. Executive Institutions and Leadership. 9. Judicial Institutions. 10. Bureaucratic Institutions. Part IV: Politics In Selected Nations. 11. U.S. Government: The Dilemmas of Democracy. 12. Great Britain: A Traditional Democracy. 13. Russia: The Struggle for Democracy. 14. China: Searching for a New Vision. 15. The Politics of Developing Nations. 16. India: A Burgeoning Democracy. 17. Mexico: Balancing Stability and Democracy. Part V: International Relations. 18. Approaches to International Relations. 19. A Changing World Order. Part VI: Epilogue. 20. Political Prospects and Challenges at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century. Glossary . Index.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
About the Authors xv
Part I Fundamentals
1(53)
Politics, Government, and Political Science
1(26)
Politics and Government Defined
3(2)
Government Functions
5(1)
Kinds of Governments
6(4)
The Stakes of Politics
10(9)
Politics in a Changing World
19(2)
Approahes to Political Understanding
21(1)
Conclusion: Why Study Political Science?
22(5)
Ideologies: Images of Political Life
27(27)
Liberalism and Conservatism
29(4)
Capitalism
33(5)
Socialism
38(5)
Other Ideologies
43(7)
Conclusion
50(4)
Part II Political Behavior
54(104)
Political Culture and Socialization
54(23)
Political Culture: Origins of the Concept
56(1)
Agents of Political Socialization
57(4)
Classifying Political Cultures
61(6)
The Evolution of Political Cultures
67(4)
The Utility of Political Culture
71(6)
Public Opinion and Elections
77(32)
Influences on Public Opinion and Voting Choice
79(13)
Voter Turnout
92(3)
Belief Systems
95(1)
The Electoral Process and Campaign Money
96(1)
Electoral Systems
97(7)
Public Opinion Polling
104(1)
Conclusion
104(5)
Political Parties
109(23)
What Are Political Parties?
111(1)
The Functions of Political Parties
111(3)
The Origins of Political Parties
114(1)
Party Systems
115(5)
Types of Political Parties
120(8)
Parties in a Changing World
128(4)
Interest Groups
132(26)
Interest Groups: What They Are and How They Work
134(10)
The Power of Interest Groups
144(3)
The Growth of Interest Groups
147(2)
How Interest Groups Are Formed
149(5)
Conclusion
154(4)
Part III Political Institutions
158(85)
Legislative Institutions
158(21)
Lawmaking
159(1)
Legislatures: Features, Functions, and Structure
160(12)
Representation
172(1)
Party Responsibility and Legislative Behavior
173(2)
The Changing Role of Modern Legislatures
175(4)
Executive Institutions and Political Leadership
179(19)
The Functions of Executive Institutions
180(5)
Kinds of Executive Institutions
185(2)
Limits on Executive Power
187(2)
Approaches to Executive Leadership
189(6)
Conclusion
195(3)
Judicial Institutions
198(23)
Judicial Functions
200(2)
Justice and the Political System
202(2)
Kinds of Law
204(4)
Judicial Institutions: Structure and Design
208(5)
Judicial Decisions and Public Policy
213(1)
Perspectives on Judicial Policy Making
214(7)
Bureaucratic Institutions
221(22)
What Is Bureaucracy?
223(2)
Bureaucratic Functions
225(1)
The Growth of Bureaucracy
226(3)
Bureaucracy Evaluated
229(2)
Bureaucracy and Democracy
231(7)
Can Bureaucracy Be Improved?
238(1)
Bureaucracy in Political Life
239(4)
Part IV Politics in Selected Nations
243(221)
U.S. Government: The Dilemmas of Democracy
246(37)
The Founding Period
247(4)
Governmental Institutions
251(18)
Participation in U.S. Politics
269(6)
U.S. Politics: Prospects and Challenges
275(8)
Great Britain: A Traditional Democracy
283(27)
The Relevance of British Politics
284(1)
The Origins of British Democracy: Great Britain a Model for Stability
284(4)
Contemporary British Society and Political Culture
288(5)
Political Parties and Voting
293(5)
Interest Groups
298(1)
The Structure of Government
299(3)
Public Policy and the British Economy
302(3)
Great Britain in the Twenty-First Century
305(5)
Russia: The Struggle for Democracy
310(34)
The Relevance of the Russian Experience
311(2)
The Growth of an Authoritarian Political Culture
313(1)
The Russian Revolution and Its Aftermath
313(2)
From Totalitarian to Authoritarian Rule
315(1)
Crisis in the Soviet Economy
316(2)
The Gorbachev Era: Reforming Soviet Society
318(2)
Ethnic Unrest and the Breakdown of Control from the Center
320(1)
The Birth of a New Russia
321(1)
The Growth of Russia's Multiparty System
322(1)
Political Parties: From Too Few to Too Many
322(5)
The Structure of Government: A Centralized Presidential System
327(2)
Restructuring the Economy
329(3)
Russia Begins the Twenty-First Century: The Putin Presidency
332(2)
The Challenge of a Dual Transition
334(10)
China: Searching for a New Vision
344(34)
The Relevance of Chinese Politics
345(2)
China's Imperial Legacy
347(1)
The Chinese Revolution and Its Origins
348(2)
China under Mao (1949--1976)
350(3)
Deng Xiaoping (1978--1997), Jiang Zemin (1995--2002), and the Post-Maoist Era
353(1)
Reforming the Chinese Economy
354(3)
Chian's Political System: The Communist Party
357(4)
The Structure of Government
361(2)
Problems of Political Reform
363(2)
Sources of Discontent
365(2)
Obstacles to Democratic Change: China's Political Culture or Other Factors?
367(2)
China after Jiang: An Uncertain Future
369(9)
The Politics of Developing Nations
378(34)
Social and Economic Underdevelopment
379(6)
Political Underdevelopment and Development
385(2)
Theories of Underdevelopment and Development
387(4)
Sources of Political Conflict
391(4)
Problems of Political Participation
395(2)
Women and the Problem of Participation
397(3)
Third World Political Institutions
400(1)
Military Intervention
401(2)
Strong States, Weak States
403(2)
Recent Developments and Future Trends
405(7)
India: A Burgeoning Democracy
412(26)
The Relevance of Indian Politics
415(1)
The Origins of Modern India
416(3)
India's Political System and Institutions
419(1)
State-Center Relations and Federalism
420(1)
India's Party System
420(3)
Interest Groups
423(1)
Voting and Elections
424(1)
The Economy: India's Neoliberal Reforms
425(4)
Bases of Conflict: Religion, Region, and Caste
429(4)
India's Imperfect Democracy: Prospects for the Future
433(5)
Mexico: Balancing Stability and Democracy
438(26)
The Triumph of Mexican Electoral Democracy
439(1)
The Relevance of Mexican Politics
439(2)
The Origins of Modern Mexico
441(1)
The Legacy of the Mexican Revolution (1910--1920)
442(1)
The Postrevolutionary Order
443(1)
The Making of a Modern Economy
444(4)
The Structure of Government
448(3)
Political Parties
451(4)
A Changing Political Culture
455(1)
Voting and the Changing Electoral System
456(1)
Interest Groups
457(1)
The Fox Presidency and the Future of Mexico
458(6)
Part V International Relations
464(55)
Approaches to International Relations
464(29)
International Relations versus Domestic Politics
465(1)
Idealists and Realists
466(4)
War and International Relations
470(3)
The Politics of Nuclear Weapons
473(3)
Foreign Policy Decision Making
476(5)
International Political Economy
481(3)
International Law and Organization
484(5)
Ethics and International Relations
489(1)
Conclusion
489(4)
A Changing World Order
493(26)
From the End of the Cold War to the Beginnings of an Uncertain Future
494(2)
Policing Trouble Spots: A New World Order or a World without Order?
496(2)
The Changing Nature of the International Arms Race
498(2)
Current Trends in World Trade: Economic Unification and Beyond
500(4)
North-South Relations
504(5)
Protecting the Environment
509(2)
Human Rights
511(2)
International Terrorism
513(1)
The Changing Face of International Relations
514(5)
Part VI Epilogue
519(12)
Political Prospects and Challenges at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
519(12)
International Terrorism, the War on Terrorism, and Iraq
520(1)
The Globalization of Commerce
521(1)
The Spread of Democracy
522(1)
The Decline of Communism
523(1)
The Global Environment
524(1)
Women and Politics
525(1)
The Resurgence of Nationalism and Ethnicity
526(1)
Information Technology and the Mass Media
527(4)
Glossary 531(13)
Photo Credits 544(1)
Index 545


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