Language : English
Published : 2016-01-04
Pages : 528
Introduction to Political Science 1st Edition
For courses in Introduction to Political Science Teach students how-not what-to think about politics 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. Also available with MyPoliSciLab(R) MyPoliSciLab for the Introduction to Political Science course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Introduction to Political Science: How to Think for Yourself about Politics is also available via REVEL(TM), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(TM) & Mastering(TM) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134377885 / 9780134377889 Introduction to Political Science: How to Think for Yourself about Politics plus MyPoliSciLab for Introduction to Political Science – Access Card Package, 1/e Package consists of: *0205056814 / 9780205056811 Introduction to Political Science: How to Think for Yourself about Politics, 1/e*0134320409 / 9780134320403 MyPoliSciLab for Introduction to Political Science Access Card.
About the Author
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 (Cornell University Press, 2003), The State of the European Union: With US or Against US (Oxford University Press, 2005), Immigration and the Transformation of Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2006), How to Map Arguments in Political Science (Oxford University Press, 2007), and Constructing the International Economy (Cornell University Press, 2010). He has also published many articles and book chapters on the European Union, national-level European politics, the U.S. Congress, and a variety of theoretical and methodological issues in political science.
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Table of Contents
Introduction – The Study of Political Science Part One: Basic Concepts Chapter 1: 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: Cooperation under Anarchy 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 Index
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About the Author
Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Center for Child and Youth Policy. His publications include thirty books and over 100 articles. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian. His work, Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book. His most recent book, A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life, was a Society notable book and an Atlantic Monthly selection. Gilbert served as a Senior Research Fellow for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. He was twice awarded Fulbright Fellowship to study European Social Policy as a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and at the University of Stockholm. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the International Social Security Association in Geneva.
Paul Terrell is a Lecturer at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley where he also served as the Coordinator of Academic Programs. He has recently taught at the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University, Beijing. Terrell served as Research Co-Director, Proposition 13 Monitoring Project, National Association of Social Workers and was Associate Director, Regional Research Institute in Social Welfare, University of Southern California. He has coauthored The Social Impact of Revenue Sharing: Planning, Participation, and The Purchase of Service (Praeger Publishers) and Social Services Contracting in the Bay Area (Institute of Governmental Studies: U.C., Berkeley). His articles include studies of advocacy in social work, financing social services and privatization.
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