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Political Science For Dummies

Stadelmann, Marcus A.

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1. Auflage Oktober 2020
336 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-67484-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Expand your political science knowledge with a book that explains concepts in a way anyone can understand!


The global political climate is dynamic, at times even volatile. To understand this evolving landscape, it's important to learn more about how countries are governed. Political Science For Dummies explores the questions that political scientists examine, such as how our leaders make decisions, who shapes political policy, and why countries go to war. The book is the perfect course supplement for students taking college-level, introductory political science courses. Political Science For Dummies is a guide that makes political science concepts easier to grasp.
* Get a better understanding of political ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior
* Explore topics such as class, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war
* Learn the specialized vocabulary within the field of political science
* Help prepare for a range of careers, from policy analyst to legislative assistant

Political science crosses into many other areas of study, such as sociology, economics, history, anthropology, international relations, law, statistics, and public policy. Those who want to understand the implications of changing political economies or how governing bodies work can look to Political Science For Dummies. It's the book thatcuts through the jargon as it focuses on issues that interest readers.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Understanding Political Science 5

Chapter 1: Discovering the Discipline of Political Science 7

Chapter 2: Shaping Research in Political Science: Looking at Major Approaches 19

Chapter 3: Dealing with Political Culture 31

Part 2: Comparing Governments 47

Chapter 4: Discussing Different Forms of Government 49

Chapter 5: Setting the Rules: Constitutions 63

Chapter 6: Comparing Political Institutions: Systems of Government 79

Chapter 7: Elections, Political Parties, and Interest Groups 95

Part 3: Going Global: International Relations 113

Chapter 8: Thinking Globally: The Study of International Relations 115

Chapter 9: Creating Some Order: International Law and Diplomacy 131

Chapter 10: Creating Order through International Organizations 145

Chapter 11: Not Going to War: The Cold War 1946-1991 163

Chapter 12: Dealing with Political Violence: War and Terrorism 181

Chapter 13: Mixing Disciplines: International Political Economy 195

Part 4: Going from Classical to Modern Political Ideologies 215

Chapter 14: Starting in Greece: The Roots of Political Science 217

Chapter 15: Going Modern: Middle Ages to the Present 229

Chapter 16: Moving to the Right: Fascism, Neofascism, and Right-Wing Populism 251

Chapter 17: Going Left: Communism, Socialism, and Social Democracy 271

Part 5: The Part of Tens 287

Chapter 18: Ten Political Science Books Everyone Should Read 289

Chapter 19: Ten Modern Political Scientists 297

Index 303
Marcus A. Stadelmann, PhD, is a professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science and History at the University of Texas at Tyler. Along with teaching at universities in California, Utah, and Texas, Dr. Stadelmann has published and given presentations in the fields of American politics and international relations.