Political Science: An Introduction, eBook, Global Edition

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Námskeið 301.6.0 ISOS Stjórnmál og stjórnkerfi. Ensk lýsing: For courses in Introduction to Political Science.   Explore the Fundamentals of Political Science Political Science: An Introduction shows students how the fundamental tenets of political science have helped important leaders make critical decisions for centuries. The authors present a balance of theoretical abstractions and applied reasoning to help students understand how to make calm, rational choices when it comes to political manipulation.   The Fourteenth Edition asks students to explore the controversial topic of exported democracy, and whether certain countries are ready and equipped to apply our form of government. By examining issues such as the Iraq war and the difficulty of adapting our own democracy in the U. S. , the text prompts students to form their own opinions about democracy and political science. Geared toward those learning about the topic for the first time, the authors encourage students to consider different paradigms, viewpoints, and theories when developing their own political views.   MyPoliSciLab ® not included. Students, if MyPoliSciLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyPoliSciLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. - Höfundar: Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, Walter S. Jones
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Efnisyfirlit

  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Brief Contents
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Part I The Bases of Politics
    • Chapter 1 Politics and Political Science
      • What Is Politics?
        • Classic Works: Concepts and Percepts
      • What Is Political Science?
        • Classic Thought: “Never Get Angry at a Fact”
        • Methods: Learning a Chapter
      • Theory in Political Science
        • Theories: Models: Simplifying Reality
      • “Political Theory” versus Theory in Political Science
        • Classic Works: Not Just Europeans
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 2 Political Ideologies
      • What Is Ideology?
        • Theories: The Origins of Ideologies
      • Liberalism
      • Conservatism
      • Socialism
      • Nationalism
        • Methods: Theses
      • Ideology in Our Day
        • Case Studies: Islamism: A Political Ideology Emanating from Islam
        • Democracy: Authoritarian Capitalism
      • Is Ideology Finished?
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 3 States
      • Institutionalized Power
        • Classic Works: Aristotle’s Six Types of Government
      • Effective, Weak, and Failed States
        • Theories: Political Development in Three Stages
      • Unitary or Federal Systems
        • Methods: Sources
        • Case Studies: The Shaky Lives of Confederations
      • Electoral Systems
        • Case Studies: French and German Variations
      • States and the Economy
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 4 Constitutions and Rights
      • Constitutions
      • The Highest Law of the Land
        • Case Studies: The Dangers of Changing Constitutions
        • Case Studies: Canada’s New Constitution
      • Can Constitutions Ensure Rights?
      • The Adaptability of the U.S. Constitution
        • Theories: What Is a Right?
      • Freedom of Expression in the United States
        • Methods: References
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 5 Regimes
      • Representative Democracy
      • Democracy in Practice: Elitism or Pluralism?
      • Totalitarianism
        • Democracy: Dahl’s “Influence Terms”
        • Methods: Tight Writing
        • Democracy: Why Democracies Fail
      • Authoritarianism
        • Case Studies: Democracy in Iraq?
      • The Democratization of Authoritarian Regimes
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
  • Part II Political Attitudes
    • Chapter 6 Political Culture
      • What Is Political Culture?
        • Classic Works: The Civic Culture
        • Democracy: Civil Society
        • Methods: Quotations
      • The Decay of Political Culture
        • Case Studies: Soviet Political Culture and the New Russia
      • Elite and Mass Subcultures
        • Theories: Culture and Development
      • Minority Subcultures
        • Case Studies: “Yes Scotland!” versus “Better Together”
        • Democracy: The Three Israels
      • Political Socialization
        • Classic Works: The Authoritarian Personality
        • Case Studies: China Builds Unity
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 7 Public Opinion
      • What Public Opinion Is and Isn’t
        • Democracy: A Short History of Polling
      • The Shape of Public Opinion
        • Classic Works: Almond’s Three Publics
        • Democracy: Opinion Curves
      • Public-Opinion Polls
        • Methods: Variables
      • American Opinion
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
  • Part III Political Interactions
    • Chapter 8 Political Communication
      • The Mass Media and Politics
        • Classic Works: The Two-Step Flow of Mass Communications
        • Democracy: The Tendency to Media Oligopoly
      • Social Media
        • Case Studies: The Media and War
      • The Giant: Television
        • Methods: Defining Variables
        • Theories: The Framing of News
      • Are We Poorly Served?
        • Case Studies: The Media and Watergate
      • The Adversaries: Media and Government
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 9 Interest Groups
      • The Ubiquity of Interest Groups
        • Theories: Countervailing Power
      • Interest Groups and Government
        • Case Studies: French Antipluralism
      • Effective Interest Groups
        • Case Studies: Trade Unions and the Right to Strike in the U.K.
        • Methods: Tables
      • Interest Group Strategies
        • Classic Works: Olson’s Theory of Interest Groups
      • Interest Groups: An Evaluation
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 10 Parties
      • Methods: Cross-Tabulations
      • Functions of Parties
        • Democracy: Parties That Ignore Voters
      • Parties in Democracies
        • Theories: What Is a “Relevant” Party?
        • Classic Works: Duverger’s Three Types of Parties
      • Classifying Political Parties
        • Classic Works: Kirchheimer’s “Catchall” Party
      • Party Systems
        • Democracy: Multiparty Systems Are More Fun
        • Theories: Sartori’s Party Competition
      • The Future of Parties
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 11 Elections
      • Why Do People Vote?
      • Who Votes?
        • Theories: Downs’s Theory of Voting
        • Methods: Tendency Statements
      • Who Votes How?
        • Case Studies: Is the U.S. Electoral System Defective?
      • Electoral Realignment
        • Democracy: Partisan Polarization
      • What Wins Elections?
        • Democracy: Changing Positions
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
  • Part IV Political Institutions
    • Chapter 12 Legislatures
      • The Origins of Parliaments
      • Presidential and Parliamentary Systems
        • Classic Works: Where Did the U.S. System Originate?
      • Bicameral or Unicameral?
      • What Legislatures Do
        • Methods: Longitudinal Studies
      • The Decline of Legislatures
        • Democracy: Pork-Barrel Politics
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 13 Executives and Bureaucracies
      • Presidents and Prime Ministers
        • Democracy: Israel’s Directly Elected Prime Ministers
        • Democracy: Putin’s Authoritarianism
        • Classic Works: Lasswell’s Psychology of Power
      • Executive Leadership
        • Democracy: An Imperial Presidency?
        • Methods: Graphs
      • Cabinets
        • Classic Works: American Paranoia
      • Bureaucracies
        • Classic Works: Weber’s Definition of Bureaucracies
      • The Trouble with Bureaucracy
        • Theories: Bureaucratic Politics
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 14 Judiciaries
      • Types of Law
        • Classic Works: The Roots of Law
      • The Courts, the Bench, and the Bar
        • Case Studies: Common Law versus Code Law
      • Comparing Courts
        • Classic Works: Marbury v. Madison
      • The Role of the Courts
        • Methods: Scattergrams
      • The Supreme Court’s Political Role
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
  • Part V What Political Systems Do
    • Chapter 15 Political Economy
      • What Is Political Economy?
        • Case Studies: How High Are U.S. Taxes?
      • Government and the Economy
        • Methods: Maps
      • What Is Poverty?
        • Democracy: Poverty and Ideology
        • Case Studies: Welfare Spending versus Tax Expenditures
      • The Costs of Welfare
      • How Big Should Government Be?
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 16 Violence and Revolution
      • System Breakdown
      • Types of Violence
        • Methods: Thinkpieces
        • Theories: Rising Expectations
      • Terrorism
        • Case Studies: Revolutionary Political Warfare in Vietnam
      • Revolutions
        • Case Studies: The Iranian Revolutionary Cycle
      • After the Revolution
        • Case Studies: Violent versus Velvet Revolutions
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
    • Chapter 17 International Relations
      • What Is International Relations?
      • Power and National Interest
        • Methods: Avoid “They”
        • Theories: Types of National Interest
      • The Importance of Economics
      • Why War?
        • Classic Works: Kennan’s Dinosaur Analogy
      • Keeping Peace
      • Beyond Sovereignty?
        • Democracy: The Democratic Peace
      • U.S. Foreign Policy: Involved or Isolated?
        • Theories: Klingberg’s Alternation Theory
        • Classic Works: Thucydides on War
      • Review Questions
      • Key Terms
      • Further Reference
  • Glossary
  • Index

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