Balancing practical and theoretical knowledge, Political Science is a comprehensive and jargon-free introduction to the field’s basic concepts and themes. This bestselling brief text uses diverse real-world examples to show students the value of avoiding simplifications in politics, the relevance of government, and the importance of participation. Written from Mike Roskin’s unique and engaging point-of-view, Political Science remains the best at providing the clear explanations, practical applications, and current examples that will welcome students to a vital field of study.
The new edition of a textbook for an undergraduate introductory political science course. Chapters cover classic and modern theories, nations and government, individuals and constitutions, democracy and authoritarianism, political ideologies, political culture, public opinion, political communication and the media, interest groups, political parties and party systems, elections, institutions of government, bureaucracy, the courts, political economy, violence and revolution, international relations, and the global system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)