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.
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Changes in Political Behaviour and Political Culture
Types of Democracy
The Presidential and Parliamentary Systems of Government
Reasons for the Collapse of Communism
Features of Caribbean Parliamentary Democracies
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