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The expert team efforts of Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, and Walter S. Jones make for a best-selling compact text in Political Science: An Introduction (12th Edition), ISBN 9780205075942. This introductory resource combines relatable and conjectural information with an easy-to-understand writing style making for a positive learning...
The expert team efforts of Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, and Walter S. Jones make for a best-selling compact text in Political Science: An Introduction (12th Edition), ISBN 9780205075942. This introductory resource combines relatable and conjectural information with an easy-to-understand writing style making for a positive learning experience for political science students. Real-life examples are presented in an engaging fashion to demonstrate to students the value of government as well as the impact of participation. The inclusion of concise explanations and realistic applications appeal to all users. Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, and Walter S. Jones strategically map out the content within Political Science: An Introduction (12th Edition) across 20 comprehensive chapters. Chapter 1 begins the text with a question-'A Science of Politics?' Chapter 2 follows with an investigation into 'Nations, States, and Governments' followed by chapter 3 with a look at 'Individuals and Constitutions.' 'Democracy, Totalitarianism, and Authoritarianism' is the focus of chapter 4 with 'Democracy in Practice: Pluralist and Elitist Views' examined in chapter 5 and 'Political Ideologies' the topic of choice in chapter 6. Chapter 7 delves into 'Political Culture' followed by chapter 8 looking at 'Public Opinion' and chapter 9 discussing 'Political Communication and the Media.' Chapter 10 presents 'Interest Groups' while chapter 11 investigates 'Political Parties and Party Systems and chapter 12 addresses 'Voting.' 'The Basic Structures of Government are examined in chapter 13 with chapter 14 looking specifically at 'Legislatures,' chapter 15 focusing on 'Executives,' and chapter 16 presenting 'Administration and Bureaucracy.' Chapter 17 addresses 'Legal Systems and the Courts' while chapter 18 takes a look at 'Public Policy.' This text is concluded with chapter 19 diving into 'Violence and Revolution' and finally, chapter 20 discussing 'International Relations.'
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