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 | January 25, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$141.82 online 
$141.95 list price
Earn 709 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


An Introduction to Government and Politics continues with its traditional and trusted framework to equip readers with a comprehensive and logically consistent vocabulary for the study of politics, helping them to better see the relevance of government in their lives. This ninth edition has been streamlined, replacing dated material with current political realities, news events, and approaches in order to better situate the student for discussion about larger political issues. It retains its prominence as an authoritative and accessible text with a historical and "Canadianist"-based approach that appeals to the traditional Introduction to Political Science course.
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:560 pages, 9 × 7.37 × 0.75 inPublished:January 25, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176507884

ISBN - 13:9780176507886

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction - The Study of Political SciencePart One: Basic ConceptsChapter 1: Government and PoliticsChapter 2: Power, Legitimacy, and AuthorityChapter 3: Sovereignty, State, and CitizenshipChapter 4: The NationChapter 5: Political Culture and SocializationChapter 6: LawChapter 7: ConstitutionalismChapter 8: Cooperation under Anarchy Part Two: IdeologyChapter 9: IdeologyChapter 10: LiberalismChapter 11: ConservatismChapter 12: Socialism and CommunismChapter 13: NationalismChapter 14: FeminismChapter 15: EnvironmentalismPart Three: Forms of GovernmentChapter 16: Classification of Political SystemsChapter 17: Liberal DemocracyChapter 18: Transitions to DemocracyChapter 19: Autocratic Systems of GovernmentChapter 20: Parliamentary and Presidential SystemsChapter 21: Unitary and Federal SystemsPart Four: The Political ProcessChapter 22: The Political ProcessChapter 23: Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Social Movements: The Organization of InterestsChapter 24: Communications MediaChapter 25: Elections and Electoral SystemsChapter 26: Representative AssembliesChapter 27: The Political ExecutiveChapter 28: The AdministrationChapter 29: The JudiciaryNotesAppendix A: Constitution Act, 1867Appendix B: Constitution Act, 1982GlossaryIndex