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Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science, 12th edition

  • James N. Danziger
  • Lindsey Lupo
Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science (Subscription)

ISBN-13:  9780133952827

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Grasp the Ever-Changing Nature of International Politics

Understanding the Political World gives readers deeper insight into the continually evolving nature of international politics. Presenting key concepts, relevant research findings, and detailed explanations, the Twelfth Edition offers readers a path to understanding the challenges of politics and political differences. The text explores the subject matter from a comprehensive and comparative standpoint, using real examples from different international political systems to demonstrate how politics are understood throughout the world. By directly questioning readers to understand and explain what they know, Understanding the Political World brings an abstract subject into focus by relating it to readers’ opinions and lives. Through real examples of political institutions and processes, readers can better understand the nature of global politics.


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Table of contents

Part I: On Knowing the Political World

1.                Politics and Knowledge


Part II: Political Behavior

2.                Political Theory and Political Beliefs

3.                Political Actions

4.                Influences on Beliefs and Actions


Part III: Political Systems

5.                Political Systems, States, and Nations

6.                Political Institutions I: Institutional Structures

7.                Political Institutions II: Institutional Arrangements

8.                Political Economy


Part IV: Political Processes

9.               Public Policy, Power, and Decision

10.             Change and Political Development

11.             Politics Across Borders

12.             Political Violence


Part V: Politics Among States

13.             The Developed Countries of the Global North

14.             The Developing Countries of the Global South

15.             The Transitional Developed Countries

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Published by Pearson (March 24th 2015) - Copyright © 2016