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Exceptionally up-to-date and rich in cross-national examples,Political Science offers an unbiased and thorough introduction to the basic concepts and theories of political science. With a critical look at the major theories, it exposes students to many ways of thinking, and challenges them to think critically. Emphasizing both U.S. and comparative politics provides students with a solid foundation for connecting their studies on what is happening in the world around them.
Table of Contents
The Bases of Politics
A Science of Politics?
Theories: Classic and Modern
Nations, States, and Governments
Individuals and Constitutions
Democracy, Totalitarianism, and Authoritarianism
Political Communication and the Media
Political Parties and Party Systems
The Institutions of Politics
The Basic Institutions of Government
Administration and Bureaucracy
Legal Systems and the Courts
What Political Systems Do
Violence and Revolution
The Global System
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