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Understanding politics : ideas, institutions, and issues

Author: Thomas M Magstadt
Publisher: Australia : Wadsworth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th editionView all editions and formats

"Politics is a gateway to a broader and better understanding of human nature, society, and the world." This idea has inspired each edition of Understanding Politics: Ideas, Institutions, And Issues.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Magstadt
ISBN: 9781285452357 1285452356
OCLC Number: 864087559
Notes: Previous edition: 2013.
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Contents: 1. Introduction: The Study of Politics.2. The Idea of the Public Good: Ideologies and Isms.PART I: COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS: MODELS AND THEORIES.3. Utopias: Model States.4. Constitutional Democracy: Models of Representation.5. The Authoritarian Model: Myth and Reality.6. The Totalitarian Model: A False Utopia.PART II: ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING DEMOCRACIES.7. Parliamentary Democracy.8. States and Economies in Transition: Between Democracy and Yesterday.9. Development: Myths and Realities.PART III: POLITICS BY CIVIL MEANS: CITIZENS, LEADERS, AND POLICIES.10. Political Socialization: The Making of a Citizen.11. Political Participation: The Limits of Democracy.12. Political Leadership: The Many Faces of Power.13. Issues in Public Policy: Politics, Principles, Priorities, and Practices.PART IV: POLITICS BY VIOLENT MEANS: REVOLUTION, WAR, AND TERRORISM.14. Revolution: In the Name of Justice.15. War: Politics by Other Means.16. Terrorism: Weapon of the Weak.PART V: POLITICS WITHOUT GOVERNMENT.17. World Politics: The Struggle for Power.18. International Organization(s): Globalization and the Quest for Order.ENDNOTES.GLOSSARY.INDEX.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Magstadt.


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