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Understanding the Political World : A Comparative Introduction to Political Science,9780205644599

Understanding the Political World : A Comparative Introduction to Political Science



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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 Behavior
Political Theory and Political Beliefs
Political Actions
Influences on Beliefs and Actions
Political Systems
States and Nations
Political Institutions I: Structures
Political Institutions II: Institutional Arrangements
Political Economy
Political Processes
Public Policy, Power, and Decision
Change and Political Development
Politics Across Borders
Political Violence
Politics Among States
The Developed Countries
The Developing Countries
The Transitional Developed Countries
Appendix. Political Analysis
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