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Understanding Politics : Ideas, Institutions, and Issues

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780312184490

ISBN10:
0312184492
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/15/1998
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Premised on the authors' passionate belief that politics matters, the new edition of this best-selling introductory text examines the complexities of politics and government in fascinating detail. UNDERSTANDING POLITICS draws on the disciplines of political science, history, and philosophy to present a nuanced view of the political and economic forces that shape our world.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Study of Politics
1(26)
Part I Comparative Political Systems
Utopias: Model States
27(20)
Totalitarian States: Failed Utopias
47(36)
Authoritarian States: Traditional Rule
83(20)
Constitutional Democracy: A Popular Alternative
103(13)
Part II Contemporary Political Systems
Forms of Democracy: The United States and Great Britain
116(27)
Adaptations of Democracy: France, Germany, and Japan
143(32)
Postcommunist States in Passage: Russia, China, and the former Yugoslavia
175(39)
Developing Countries: Democracy or Dictatorship?
214(30)
Part III Politics by Civil Means
Political Socialization: Becoming a Citizen
244(23)
Political Participation: Citizenship in Action
267(31)
Political Organization: Parties and Interest Groups
298(23)
Political Leadership: Exceptional Leaders, Ordinary Politicians, Demagogues, and Citizen-Leaders
321(30)
Approaches to the Public Good: Ideologies and Perspectives
351(24)
Issues in Public Policy: Principles into Practice
375(32)
Part IV Politics by Violent Means
Revolution: In the Name of Justice
407(25)
Terrorism: Weapon of the Weak
432(24)
War: Causes and Classification
456(32)
Part V Politics and World Order
International Relations: The Struggle for Power
488(24)
A New International Order: Patterns and Trends
512(21)
International Law and Organizations: Collective Security and the Pursuit of Peace
533


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