Cengage Advantage Books: Analyzing Politics

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Political Science - 960 pages
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Brief, accessible, and sophisticated, ANALYZING POLITICS, Fifth Edition, presents a clear outline of the discipline of political science and helps students understand the practical and immediate uses of applying analytical approaches to the study of politics. This text is notable for its early coverage of methods and theory and the use of a case study approach--introduced and used to acquire in-depth information about a particular subject while also pointing to its limitations. While the text covers fundamental concepts with contemporary, political examples, discussions of feminism and environmentalism offer a distinct departure from other texts and a unique opportunity to professors and students of political science. In this edition, new chapter-opening examples highlight recent controversies that will spark student interest, frame core concepts of the chapter, and illustrate to students how politics is about their lives.
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The print in this book is extremely small. The larger of the two print sizes can be read with a magnifying glass, but the exercise is headache-inducing. The smaller print size is even harder to read, and in the sections with purple backgrounds behind the tiny print, it is impossibly to read even with a magnifying glass. This is a textbook, and seems designed to exclude older students. 

Contents

Introduction
1
Political Science and Scientific Methods in Studying Politics
12
Key Concepts in Political Science
42
Political Theory
74
Political Ideologies I
95
Political Ideologies II
124
Political Ideologies III
140
Comparative Politics I
162
Comparative Politics III
228
International Relations I
248
International Relations II
271
Notes
288
Glossary
334
Index
340
Credits
352
Copyright

Comparative Politics II
191

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Ellen Grigsby (Ph. D., University of North Carolina, 1987) has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico since 1991. She teaches a broad range of political science classes, including classes in political theory and applied internships.

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