ISBN-10:
1538114127
ISBN-13:
9781538114124
Pub. Date:
08/10/2018
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science / Edition 15

Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science / Edition 15

by W. Phillips ShivelyW. Phillips Shively
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Overview

W. Phillips Shively’s Power & Choice offers an in-depth look into the nuances of politics, both domestic and international, through the use of multiple comparative perspectives and theoretical approaches. The major theme reflected in the title is based on Shively’s definition of politics as the making of collective choices for a group or state through the use of power. Using extended case examples from around the world, Power & Choice provides undergraduate students with a clear and engaging introduction to political philosophy, comparative legal systems, and international politics.
Highlights of the fifteenth edition:
·Additional coverage of the continuing fallout of the 2008–2009 worldwide economic crisis, the failed Arab Spring, the upsurge of populism and the fragility of democracies, and the Nigerian elections.
·New sections on the importance of norms in democratic government, the need to strike a balance in partisanship, the digital challenge to political parties, and the rise of “court” politics.
·New examples include Rwanda’s attempt to eliminate the use of plastic bags, the two large-scale uprisings in Iran since its revolution, and climate change as an international problem of public goods.
·A new four-color design and updated art program to better engage students.
·New pedagogical aids include “Major Themes to Look For” and review questions in every chapter, as well as new online study quizzes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538114124
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/10/2018
Edition description: Fifteenth Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 528,033
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

W. Phillips Shively is professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Craft of Political Research, 10th edition (2017), as well as numerous articles on elections and methods of analysis.

Table of Contents

Part I
The Idea Of Politics
CHAPTER 1
Politics: Setting the Stage
CHAPTER 2
Modern Ideologies and Political Philosophy
Part II
The State and Public Policy
CHAPTER 3
The Modern State
CHAPTER 4
Policies of the State
CHAPTER 5
Economic Policy of the State
CHAPTER 6
What Lies Behind Policy: Questions of Justice and Effectiveness
Part III
The Citizen and the Regime
CHAPTER 7
Democracies and Authoritarian Systems
CHAPTER 8
Political Culture and Political Socialization
Part IV
The Apparatus of Governance
CHAPTER 9
Constitutions and the Design of Government
CHAPTER 10
Elections
CHAPTER 11
Parties: A Linking and Leading Mechanism in Politics
CHAPTER 12
Structured Conflict: Interest Groups and Politics
CHAPTER 13
Social Movements and Contentious Politics
CHAPTER 14
National Decision-Making Institutions: Parliamentary Government
CHAPTER 15
National Decision-Making Institutions: Presidential Government
CHAPTER 16
Bureaucracy and the Public Sector
CHAPTER 17
Law and the Courts
Part V
International Politics
CHAPTER 18
Global Politics: Politics among States (and Others)

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