Introduction To Political Science by Craig ParsonsIntroduction To Political Science by Craig Parsons

Introduction To Political Science

byCraig Parsons

Paperback | January 4, 2016

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Introduction to Political Science: How to Think for Yourself about Politics helps students gain the skills they need to think critically about a wide range of political topics—and to become more comfortable with politics itself as a result. In order to help introductory students navigate the shifting space of complex ideas that characterizes politics, author Craig Parsons offers a systematic presentation of a wide variety of political practices and ideologies, as well as the differing explanations for why people act as they do. In a time of low trust in government and rising distaste for politics, this fresh overview of political science invites students to engage these subjects in a way that is both supportive and open-minded.

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Craig Parsons is Professor of Political Science and a specialist in comparative European politics at the University of Oregon. After growing up in Chico, California, he earned degrees from Stanford University, Sciences Po Paris, and the University of California, Berkeley. His authored or edited books include A Certain Idea of Europe (C...
Title:Introduction To Political ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.1 × 7.2 × 0.8 inPublished:January 4, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Political Philosophy and Its Offshoot: Political Science
3. Ideologies
4. States
5. Governments
6. Individual Participation and Collective Action
7. Inside Liberal Democracy I: Representation
8. Power and Policy-Making in Liberal Democracies
9. Political Economies
10. Economic Development and Growth
11. Political Change: Authoritarianism and Democratization
12. Political Violence: War and Terrorism
13. Globalization and Governance