An Introduction to Politics: Lectures for First-year Students
This introduction to politics is designed for first-year students in social sciences and for the general reader interested in the basics of contemporary politic. The text's various sections and lecture summaries deal with the important areas of political science, different systems of democratic government, the fall of communism and post-communist politics, as well as issues in Caribbean politics such as globalization, constitutional reform and regional integration. This third edition is fully revised and incorporates new material pertinent to the needs of students in the 21st century.
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Changes in Political Behaviour and Political Culture
Direct and Indirect Democracy
The Presidential and Parliamentary Systems of Government
The Reform Process in the United States
Features of Caribbean Parliamentary Democracies
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