Introduction to Politics: Second Canadian Edition by Robert GarnerIntroduction to Politics: Second Canadian Edition by Robert Garner

Introduction to Politics: Second Canadian Edition

byRobert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, Stephanie Lawson

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The second Canadian edition of Introduction to Politics offers an uniquely international introduction to the discipline. Written by top scholars from Canada, the UK, and Australia, the text covers fundamental political concepts and ideologies before examining political institutions throughhistorical and comparative perspectives, and then providing an overview of international relations - a subfield of politics of increasing interest in a globalized world. Intellectually stimulating yet accessible, this engaging introduction gives students everything they need to hone their criticalthinking skills and deepen their understanding of how politics affects life in Canada and around the world. With increased content on alternatives to mainstream western ideologies, Indigenous peoples, and minority groups, this new edition provides an inclusive, wide-ranging introduction to politicsgiving Canadian students a comprehensive understanding of the issues and ideas in the field today.
Robert Garner is a professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester Peter Ferdinand is a reader in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Stephanie Lawson is a professor in the Department of Modern History, Politics, and International Relati...
Title:Introduction to Politics: Second Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.62 inPublished:October 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of BoxesList of TablesPublisher's PrefaceAbout the AuthorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: What Is Politics and How Should We Analyze It?Chapter OutlineChapter OverviewWhy Is Politics so Hard to Define?Is Politics Unavoidable?Political QuestionsBoundaries of the Political: State, Society, and the International CommunityThe Study of PoliticsThe Rise and Fall of Normative AnalysisEmpirical and Semantic AnalysisDeductive and Inductive Theories of PoliticsCan Politics Be a Science?ConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb LinksPart I Political Concepts and IdeasIntroduction1. Politics and the StateChapter OutlineChapter OverviewThe Political Importance of the StateA Typology of the StateTheories of the StateThe Role of the State: What Should the State Do?The Future of the StateConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links2. Political Power, Authority, and the StateChapter OutlineChapter OverviewPower and AuthorityConceptual Questions about PowerPower and Theories of the StatePluralism and Lukes's Three Dimensions of PowerInterests and PowerSocialism and PowerConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links3. Democracy and Our Relationship to the StateChapter OutlineChapter OverviewWhat Is Democracy?Historical BackgroundHistorical BackgroundDeliberative DemocracyWhy Is Democracy Thought to Be Special?Is Democracy Special? The Problem of Majority RuleCosmopolitan DemocracyConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links4. Freedom and JusticeChapter OutlineChapter OverviewConstraints on FreedomNegative and Positive FreedomIs Freedom Special?The Meaning of JusticeRawls's Theory of JusticeCritiques of RawlsAlternative Theories of JusticeConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links5. Traditional and Western IdeologiesChapter OutlineChapter OverviewWhat Is an Ideology?LiberalismSocialismConservatismNationalismFascismAnarchismConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links6. Alternatives to the Mainstream Western IdeologiesChapter OutlineChapter OverviewPostmodernismFeminismEnvironmentalismMulticulturalismReligious FundamentalismConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb LinksPart II Comparative PoliticsIntroduction7. Institutions and StatesChapter OutlineChapter OverviewUnderstanding Institutions: Informal and FormalThe Rise of the European StateThe Spread of the European State ModelThe Modern StateThe Democratic StateConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links8. Key Elements of the State: Laws, Constitutions, and FederalismChapter OutlineChapter OverviewLaw and PoliticsConstitutionsFundamental RightsConstitutional Courts and Judicial ReviewLegal Adjudication of Political ProblemsFederalism, Consociational Democracy, and Asymmetrical DecentralizationConclusion: The Legalization of Political LifeKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links9. Legislatures and LegislatorsChapter OutlineChapter OverviewThe Functions of LegislaturesTypes of LegislatureThe Structure of LegislaturesLegislatorsConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links10. Bureaucracies, Policymaking, and GovernanceChapter OutlineChapter OverviewThe Civil Service"Embedded Autonomy"Theories of Bureaucratic Policymaking"Agencification"GovernancePolicy Communities, "Iron Triangles," and Issue NetworksConclusion: Toward a Network State?Key QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links11. Voting, Elections, and Political PartiesChapter OutlineChapter OverviewThe Voting ParadoxElectionsPolitical PartiesEmergence of PartiesFunctions of PartiesParty SystemsProblems Facing PartiesConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links12. Civil Society, Interest Groups, and the MediaChapter OutlineChapter OverviewCivil SocietyInterest GroupsModern CorporatismInfrapolitics and Subaltern Studies: The State Viewed from BelowThe Impact of the MediaThe Challenge of New TechnologiesConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links13. Political CultureChapter OutlineChapter OverviewCivic Culture and Political CultureChallenges to the Concept of Political CultureThe Persisting Significance of Political CultureConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb LinksPart III International RelationsIntroduction14. Sovereignty, the State, and International OrderChapter OutlineChapter OverviewDiscipline, Definitions, and Subject MatterStates and International Systems in World HistoryThe Rise of Modernity and the State System in EuropeThe Emergence of SovereigntyThe Globalization of the Sovereign State SystemConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links15. Traditional Theories of International RelationsChapter OutlineChapter OverviewLiberalism and the Rise of International RelationsThe Realist TurnBehaviouralism versus Normative AnalysisThe English School and the Idea of International SocietyNeoliberalism and NeorealismConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links16. Alternative Approaches to International RelationsChapter OutlineChapter OverviewSocialismCritical TheoryConstructivismFeminism and Gender TheoryPostmodernism/PoststructuralismPostcolonial TheoryConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links17. Security and InsecurityChapter OutlineChapter OverviewSecurity, Insecurity, and Power PoliticsThe United Nations and Collective SecurityAlternative Approaches to SecurityPost Cold War ConflictsFrom State Security to Human SecuritySecurity and Insecurity after 9/11ConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links18. Diplomacy and Foreign PolicyChapter OutlineChapter OverviewDiplomacy and Statecraft in International HistoryDiplomacy in the Contemporary WorldCold War DiplomacySummit DiplomacyPublic DiplomacyForeign PolicyThe EU's Common Foreign and Security PolicyConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links19. International OrganizationsChapter OutlineChapter OverviewWhat Is an International Organization?The Emergence of International OrganizationsColonialism and the Spread of European PowerIntergovernmental OrganizationsNongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)Social Movements and International Civil SocietyConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb Links20. International Political EconomyChapter OutlineChapter OverviewInternational Relations and the Study of IPEThe Age of MercantilismThe Rise of Liberal Political EconomyCritical IPEThe Postwar International Economic OrderThe North-South GapGlobalization and Regionalization in the Post Cold War WorldConclusionKey QuestionsFurther ReadingWeb LinksConclusionChapter OutlineChapter OverviewPolitics in ContextGlobalizationThe New MedievalismThe Rise of the Global SouthThe Study of Politics in a Globalizing WorldReferencesGlossaryCreditsIndex