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Power and choice : an introduction to political science

Author: W Phillips Shively
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Arranged topically rather than according to country, this text provides an introduction to the field of political science, examining in detail the contrasting purpose of political institutions as a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shively, W. Phillips, 1942-
Power and choice.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1995
(OCoLC)891941651
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Phillips Shively
ISBN: 0070570019 9780070570016
OCLC Number: 31045267
Notes: Cover title: Power & choice.
Description: xvii, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: politics - setting the stage. Part 2 The state and public policy: the modern state; modern ideologies and political philosophy; policies of the state; political choices - the problems of fairness and efficiency. Part 3 The citizen and the regime: authority and legitimacy - the state and the citizen; democracy, and its recent surge in the world; nondemocratic government. Part 4 The apparatus of governance: constitutions and the design of government; elections; parties - a linking and leading mechanism in politics; structured conflict - interest groups and politics; national decision - parliamentary government; national decision - presidential government; bureaucracy and the public sector; law and the courts. Part 5 International politics: politics among states. Appendix: principles of political analysis; falsiability; what makes a statement interesting?; causation and explanation; historical explanation; a few common pitfalls in analysis.
Other Titles: Power & choice
Responsibility: W. Phillips Shively.

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