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Understanding the Political Worldoffers a comparative perspective on how politics works at the global, national, group, and individual level. Focusing on how fundamental concepts in political science relate to real political events, this bestselling text surveys political behavior, systems, and processes throughout the world and asks students to evaluate and apply this knowledge. Through an engaging writing style, numerous examples, and the instructive use of cartoons and photographs,Understanding the Political Worldencourages students to think like political scientists and to critically examine new and enduring political realities and challenges.
Table of Contents
|On Knowing the Political World|
|Politics and Knowledge|
|Political Theory and Political Beliefs|
|Influences on Beliefs and Actions|
|States and Nations|
|Political Institutions I: Structures|
|Political Institutions II: Institutional Arrangements|
|Public Policy, Power, and Decision|
|Change and Political Development|
|Politics Across Borders|
|Politics Among States|
|The Developed Countries|
|The Developing Countries|
|The Transitional Developed Countries|
|Appendix. Political Analysis|
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