Political Science: An Introduction

Political Science: An Introduction (Paperback)

By Michael G Roskin , Robert L Cord , James A Medeiros , Walter S Jones 
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Publisher: pearson education, india
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 14
Language: English
EAN: 9789332585546
No. of Pages: 384
Binding: Paperback
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Political Science: An Introduction shows students how the fundamental tenets of political science have helped important leaders make critical decisions for centuries. The authors present a balance of theoretical abstractions and applied reasoning to help students understand how to make calm, rational choices when it comes to political manipulation.The Fourteenth Edition asks students to explore the controversial topic of exported democracy, and whether certain countries are ready and equipped to apply our form of government. Content has been brought up to date throughout to bring students the most relevant information in political science

  • Chapter 1 opens with a discussion of political theory and how political science contrasts with history and journalism.

  • Chapter 4 explores the difference between free speech and hate speech in relation to the Charlie Hebdo murders of 2015 in France.

  • Chapter 5 begins with an exploration of recent Hong Kong protests, illustrating the struggle for democracy. A discussion of how opportunism and corruption undermine Communist regimes has been added.

  • Chapter 7 on public opinion has been revised by Jonathan Williamson, a pollster himself.

  • Chapter 10 raises questions about the relevance of U.S. political parties by discussing the rise of the tea party and super-PACs.

  • Chapter 11 explains the increasing importance of non-white voters and how realignments might evolve more slowly than expected.

  • Chapter 12 examines incomprehensible, overlong legislation.

  • Chapter 13 features Fukuyama's thesis that uncorrupt, merit-based bureaucracies are the basis of good governance.

  • Chapter 16 places more emphasis on the negative results of the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS.

  • Chapter 17 explains the dangers of a potential cold war with Russia and China.

    UPDATED! Pedagogical features enhance student learning and engagement

  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students prepare for exams and quizzes by summarizing main chapter content.

  • Key Concepts have been integrated into the text's narrative.


    1. Politics and Political Science?

    2. Political Ideologies ?

    3. States

    4. Constitutions and Rights

    5. Regimes?


    6. Political Culture?

    7. Public Opinion??


    8. Political Communication??

    9. Interest Groups??

    10. Parties??

    11. Elections??


    12. Legislatures??

    13. Executives and Bureaucracies??

    14. Judiciaries??


    15. Political Economy

    16. Violence and Revolution??

    17. International Relations

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    Title: Political Science: An Introduction
    Publisher: pearson education, india
    Author: Michael G Roskin , Robert L Cord , James A Medeiros , Walter S Jones
    Edition: Paperback
    Edition Number: 14
    Language: English
    EAN: 9789332585546
    No. of Pages: 384
    Binding: Paperback


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