An Introduction To Government And Politics: A Conceptual Approach

Paperback | March 11, 2009

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

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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.

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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 comprehen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.31 × 7.5 × 0.88 inPublished:March 11, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176500421

ISBN - 13:9780176500429

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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