Understanding The Political World by James N. DanzigerUnderstanding The Political World by James N. Danziger

Understanding The Political World

byJames N. Danziger, Charles A. Smith

Paperback | December 30, 2014

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James N. Danziger is a Research Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, where he also has served as Chair of the Department of Political Science, campus-wide Dean of Undergraduate  Education, and Chair of the Academic Senate. He is recipient of many honors and awards, including a Marshall Scholarship (t...
Title:Understanding The Political WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.1 × 7.4 × 0.8 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: On Knowing the Political World

1.                Politics and Knowledge


Part II: Political Behavior

2.                Political Theory and Political Beliefs

3.                Political Actions

4.                Influences on Beliefs and Actions


Part III: Political Systems

5.                Political Systems, States, and Nations

6.                Political Institutions I: Institutional Structures

7.                Political Institutions II: Institutional Arrangements

8.                Political Economy


Part IV: Political Processes

9.               Public Policy, Power, and Decision

10.             Change and Political Development

11.             Politics Across Borders

12.             Political Violence


Part V: Politics Among States

13.             The Developed Countries of the Global North

14.             The Developing Countries of the Global South

15.             The Transitional Developed Countries