Understanding the Political World, 12th edition
Published by Pearson (March 24th 2015) - Copyright © 2016
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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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