Understanding the Political World offers a comparative perspective on how politics works at the global, national, group, and individual level. Focusing on how fundamental concepts in political science relate to real political events, this bestselling text surveys political behavior, systems, and processes throughout the world and asks students to evaluate and apply this knowledge. Through an engaging writing style, numerous examples, and the instructive use of cartoons and photographs, Understanding the Political World encourages students to think like political scientists and to critically examine new and enduring political realities and challenges.
An introduction to the world of politics and the ways in which political scientists attempt to describe and explain it. Using a strong comparative framework, material links central analytical concepts of political science that have emerged over decades of research to the realities of the political world in the early 21st century. Black and white photos depicting current events around the world, lively boxed features, and cartoons engage readers and encourage them to think like political scientists. Danziger teaches at the University of California-Irvine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)