Political Science: An Introduction, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Michael G. Roskin / Robert L. Cord / James A. Medeiros / Walter S. Jones  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
14
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
August 2016
ISBN13
9781292156248
ISBN
1292156244
Related Titles


Product detail

Product Price CHF Available  
9781292156248
Political Science: An Introduction, Global Edition
88.90 approx. 7-9 days

eBook

You'll find the eBook here.:

Free evaluation copy for lecturers


Description

For courses in Introduction to Political Science.

 

Explore the Fundamentals of Political Science

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. By examining issues such as the Iraq war and the difficulty of adapting our own democracy in the U.S., the text prompts students to form their own opinions about democracy and political science. Geared toward those learning about the topic for the first time, the authors encourage students to consider different paradigms, viewpoints, and theories when developing their own political views.

 

MyPoliSciLab® not included. Students, if MyPoliSciLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


MyPoliSciLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

 

Political Science: An Introduction includes the following features to facilitate learning:

 

UPDATED! Chapters 1 and 2 have been merged to better complete the course in one semester.

 

UPDATED! Content has been brought up to date throughout to bring students the most relevant information in political science

  • NEW! Chapter 1 opens with a discussion of political theory and how political science contrasts with history and journalism.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 4 explores the difference between free speech and hate speech in relation to the Charlie Hebdo murders of 2015 in France.
  • UPDATED! 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.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 7 on public opinion has been revised by Jonathan Williamson, a pollster himself.
  • NEW! Chapter 10 raises questions about the relevance of U.S. political parties by discussing the rise of the tea party and super-PACs.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 11 explains the increasing importance of non-white voters and how realignments might evolve more slowly than expected.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 12 examines incomprehensible, overlong legislation.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 13 features Fukuyama’s thesis that uncorrupt, merit-based bureaucracies are the basis of good governance.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 16 places more emphasis on the negative results of the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 17 explains the dangers of a potential cold war with Russia and China.

 

UPDATED! Pedagogical features enhance student learning and engagement

  • NEW! Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students prepare for exams and quizzes by summarizing main chapter content.
  • NEW! Box in chapter 3 explains Francis Fukuyama’s three-step theory of the origins of political order.
  • NEW! Box in chapter 6, “The three Israelis”, shows how successive waves of immigrants brought distinct political cultures to Israel.
  • UPDATED! Key Concepts have been integrated into the text’s narrative.
  • Important terms are boldfaced in the text and defined in running marginal glossaries throughout the chapters.

 

MyPoliSciLab® not included. Students, if MyPoliSciLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

  • Writing Space provides everything you need to foster better writing, all in one place. It's a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. And thanks to integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.
  • Immersive simulations let students experience how political actors make decisions.
  • A video series—covering actual news events, both current and historical—helps students understand key concepts, explore new research, and examine political issues.
  • Comparative activities focus students on analyzing how political actors compare in key areas such as organization, politics, global interaction, and economics, to name a few.
  • Video case studies combine text and video to provide students with a deeper look at important events and issues that relate to core political science theories and concepts.  These features also provide additional opportunities for students to hone critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • A library of readings on current news events helps students connect theory to real world interactions.

 

New to this Edition

UPDATED! 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.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 4 explores the difference between free speech and hate speech in relation to the Charlie Hebdo murders of 2015 in France.
  • UPDATED! 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.
  • UPDATED! 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.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 11 explains the increasing importance of non-white voters and how realignments might evolve more slowly than expected.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 12 examines incomprehensible, overlong legislation.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 13 features Fukuyama’s thesis that uncorrupt, merit-based bureaucracies are the basis of good governance.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 16 places more emphasis on the negative results of the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS.
  • UPDATED! 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.
  • Box in chapter 3 explains Francis Fukuyama’s three-step theory of the origins of political order.
  • Box in chapter 6, “The three Israelis”, shows how successive waves of immigrants brought distinct political cultures to Israel.
  • UPDATED! Key Concepts have been integrated into the text’s narrative.

 

Table of Contents

PART I: THE BASES OF POLITICS

1. Politics and Political Science 

2. Political Ideologies  

3. States  

4. Constitutions and Rights

5. Regimes 

 

PART II: POLITICAL ATTITUDES 

6. Political Culture 

7. Public Opinion  

 

PART III: POLITICAL INTERACTIONS  

8. Political Communication  

9. Interest Groups  

10. Parties  

11. Elections  

 

PART IV: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS  

12. Legislatures  

13. Executives and Bureaucracies  

14. Judiciaries  

 

PART V: WHAT POLITICAL SYSTEMS DO  

15. Political Economy

16. Violence and Revolution  

17. International Relations