9780072996128

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    9780072996128

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    0072996129

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/24/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

This concise, comparative introduction to the major concepts and themes of political science engages students with concrete examples of analysis without overwhelming them with details.

Author Biography

W. Phillips Shively is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, where he moved in 1971 after teaching at the University of Oregon and Yale University. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the University of Oslo in Norway. His research, which has appeared in numerous articles, deals with the comparative study of elections, and he has written The Craft of Political Research, an introduction to research techniques. He has also had practical experience as a lobbyist in Minnesota. His true love is natural history.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: THE IDEA OF POLITICS

1. Politics: Setting the Stage

2. Modern Ideologies and Political Philosophy

Part II: THE STATE AND PUBLIC POLICY

3. The Modern State

4. Policies of the State

5. Economic Policy and the Political Economy of the State

6. Political Choices: The Problems of justice and Efficiency

Part III: THE CITIZEN AND THE REGIME

7. Authority and Legitimacy: The State and the Citizen

8. Democracy and Autocracy

Part IV: THE APPARATUS OF GOVERNANCE

9. Constitutions and the Design of Government

10. Elections

11. Parties: A Linking and Leading Mechanism in Politics

12. Structured Conflict: Interest Groups and Politics

13. Social Movements and Contentious Politics

14. National Decision-making Institutions: Parliamentary Government

15. National Decision-Making Institutions: Presidential Government

16. Bureaucracy and the Public Sector

17. Law and the Courts

Part V: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

18. Global Politics: Politics Among States (and Others)

APPENDIX: PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ANALYSIS

Glossary

Index

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