An Introduction To Government And Politics: A Conceptual Approach by Mark O. DickersonAn Introduction To Government And Politics: A Conceptual Approach by Mark O. Dickerson

An Introduction To Government And Politics: A Conceptual Approach

byMark O. Dickerson, Thomas Flanagan, Brenda O?neill

Paperback | March 11, 2009

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An Introduction To Government and Politics, Eighth Edition continues to build on its tremendous success by maintaining the hallmark features that have made this text a favourite amongst students and instructors through seven editions. Together with new co-author Brenda O'Neill, Mark Dickerson and Tom Flanagan have developed a comprehensive and accessible text with a historical and "Canadianist"-based approach that appeals to the traditional Introduction to Political Science course. Its many illustrative examples reflect today's political realities, and are set forth in a meaningful web of inferences and generalizations about the larger domain, ensuring better results than either an abstract discussion of general principles or an encyclopedic recitation of isolated facts.
Mark O. Dickerson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His major field of study was Comparative Politics with emphasis on political development in the non-industrialized world. His research also focused on political development in Canada's north. This work resulted in Whose North?...
Title:An Introduction To Government And Politics: A Conceptual ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.31 × 7.5 × 0.88 inPublished:March 11, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: The Study of Political Science Part One: Basic Concepts Chapter 1: Society, Government, and Politics Chapter 2: Power, Legitimacy, and Authority Chapter 3: Sovereignty, State, and Citizenship Chapter 4: The Nation Chapter 5: Political Culture and Socialization Chapter 6: Law Chapter 7: Constitutionalism Chapter 8: International Order Part Two: Ideology Chapter 9: Ideology Chapter 10: Liberalism Chapter 11: Conservatism Chapter 12: Socialism and Communism Chapter 13: Nationalism Chapter 14: Feminism Chapter 15: Environmentalism Part Three: Forms of Government Chapter 16: Classification of Political Systems Chapter 17: Liberal Democracy Chapter 18: Transitions to Democracy Chapter 19: Autocratic Systems of Government Chapter 20: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems Chapter 21: Unitary and Federal Systems Part Four: The Political Process Chapter 22: The Political Process Chapter 23: Political Parties, Interest Groups and Social Movements: The Organization of Interests Chapter 24: Communications Media Chapter 25: Elections and Electoral Systems Chapter 26: Representative Assemblies Chapter 27: The Political Executive Chapter 28: The Administration Chapter 29: The Judiciary Notes Appendix A: Constitution Act, 1867 Appendix B: Constitution Act, 1982 Glossary