Political Science : An Introduction

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Balancing practical and theoretical knowledge, Political Science is a comprehensive and jargon-free introduction to the fieldís basic concepts and themes. This bestselling brief text uses diverse real-world examples to show students the value of avoiding simplifications in politics, the relevance of government, and the importance of participation. Written from Mike Roskinís unique and engaging point-of-view, Political Science remains the best at providing the clear explanations, practical applications, and current examples that will welcome students to a vital field of study.

This exceptionally up-to-date book draws from both U.S and comparative examples to offer an unbiased, thorough introduction to the basic terminology, concepts, and theories of political science. Using an eclectic approach and a wide range of current examples, this superbly readable book provides a solid understanding of the entire field.

Theories: Classic and Modern. Nations, States, and Governments. Individuals and Constitutions. Democracy, Totalitarianism, and Authoritarianism. Political Culture. Public Opinion. Political Communication and the Media. Political Parties and Party Systems. The Institutions of Politics. International Relations. The Global System. For anyone who is interested in learning basic political science.

Table of Contents

The Bases Of Politics
Politics and Political Science
Political Attitudes
Political Culture
Public Opinion
Political Interactions
Political Communication
Interest Groups
The Insitutions Of Politics
Executives and Bureaucracies
What Political Systems Do
Political Economy
Political Violence
International Relations
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A must read June 9, 2011
I really enjoyed reading this textbook where it appears to cover the many important subjects within political science. It tells the truth and presents the facts and straight logic. Anyone who is curious about the field should certainly start with a textbook like this. Recommended For anyone who is interested in learning basic political science.
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