Political Science: Pearson New International Edition

An Introduction
12e édition

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Pearson Education
Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, Walter S. Jones,
BISAC Subject Heading
POL010000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
BIC subject category (UK)
JPA Political science & theory
Code publique Onix
05 Enseignement supérieur
Date de première publication du titre
01 novembre 2013
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Classification thématique Thema: Sciences politiques et théorie

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1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents


1) Brief Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Politics and Political Science

Chapter 2: Theories

Chapter 3: Ideologies

Chapter 4: States

Chapter 5: Constitutions

Chapter 6: Regimes



Chapter 7: Political Culture

Chapter 8: Public Opinion



Chapter 9: Political Communication

Chapter 10: Interest Groups

Chapter 11: Parties

Chapter 12: Elections



Chapter 13: Legislatures

Chapter 14: Executives and Bureaucracies

Chapter 15: Judiciaries



Chapter 16: Political Economy

Chapter 17: Political Violence

Chapter 18: International Relations


2) Full Table of Contents


Part I: The Bases of Politics


Chapter 1: Politics and Political Science

The Master Science

Key Concepts: “Never Get Angry at a Fact”

Political Power

Key Concepts: Legitimacy, Sovereignty, and Authority

Key Concepts: The Subfields of Political Science

How To... Study a Chapter

Is Politics a Science?

Key Concepts: Concepts and Precepts

Key Concepts: Politics Versus Political Science

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 2: Theories   

Classic Theories

Classic Works: Not Just Europeans

Contemporary Theories

How To... Make Thesis Statements

Key Concepts: Models: Simplifying Reality

Key Concepts: Politics as a Game

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 3:  Political Ideologies

What Is Ideology?

The Major Ideologies

Classic Works: The Origins of Ideologies

Key Concepts: Classifying Ideologies

How To... Support Your Thesis

Ideology in Our Day

Is Ideology Finished?

Comparing: Islamism: A New Ideology with Old Roots

Key Terms

Further Reference 


Chapter 4:  States

Institutionalized Power

Key Concepts: Effective, Weak, and Failed States

Classic Works: Aristotle’s Six Types of Government

Unitary or Federal Systems

Comparing: The Shaky Lives of Confederations

Electoral Systems

Comparing: French and German Variations

States and the Economy

How To... Use Sources

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 5:  Rights

Constitutions in the Modern World

Comparing: The Dangers of Changing Constitutions

Comparing: Canada’s New Constitution

The Adaptability of the U.S. Constitution

Key Concepts: What Is a Right?

Freedom of Expression in the United States

How To... List References

Key Terms

Further Reference 


Chapter 6:  Regimes

Representative Democracy

Key Concepts: The “Two-Turnover Test”

Democracy in Practice: Elitism or Pluralism?


How To... Write Tightly

Key Concepts: Image and Reality of Total Control


Key Concepts: Dahl’s “Influence Terms”

The Democratization of Authoritarian Regimes

Key Concepts: Why Democracies Fail

Comparing: Democracy in Iraq?

Key Terms

Further Reference 


Part II: Political Attitudes   


Chapter 7:  Political Culture   

What Is Political Culture?

Key Concepts: Civil Society

Classic Works: The Civic Culture

The Decay of Political Culture

Comparing: America the Religious

Political Subcultures

How To... Use Quotations

Comparing: Quebec: “Maîtres Chez Nous”

Key Concepts: Culture and Development

Political Socialization

Classic Works: The Authoritarian Personality

Comparing: China Builds Unity

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 8:  Public Opinion

Key Concepts: What Public Opinion Is and Isn’t

The Shape of Public Opinion

Key Concepts: Classic Opinion Curves

Public Opinion Polls

Key Concepts: A Short History of Polling

How To... Identify and Use Variables

American Opinion

Classic Works: Almond’s Three Publics

Is Polling Fair?

Key Terms

Further Reference 


Part III:  Political Interactions   


Chapter 9:  Political Communication

Communication in Politics

Classic Works: The Two-Step Flow of Mass Communications

Key Concepts: The Tendency to Media Monopoly

Key Concepts: The Elite Media

The Giant: Television

Key Concepts: The Web: The Newest Mass Medium?

How To... Define Variables

Are We Poorly Served?    

Key Concepts: The Framing of News

The Adversaries: Media and Government

Key Concepts: The Media and Watergate

Key Concepts: The Media and War

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 10:  Interest Groups   

What Is an Interest Group?

Key Concepts: How Interest Groups Differ from Political Parties

Key Concepts: How Government Creates Interest Groups

Key Concepts: Countervailing Power

Effective Interest Groups

Comparing: French Antipluralism  

Comparing: How Powerful Are U.S. Unions?

How To... Create Tables

Interest Groups: An Evaluation

Classic Works: Olson’s Theory of Interest Groups

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 11:  Parties

Functions of Parties

How To... Create a Cross-Tabulation

Parties in Democracies

Key Concepts: Parties that Ignore Voters

Classifying Political Parties

Classic Works: Duverger’s Three Types of Parties

Classic Works: Kirchheimer’s “Catchall” Party

Party Systems

Key Concepts: What Is a “Relevant” Party?

Comparing: Multiparty Systems Are More Fun

Classic Works: Sartori’s Types of Party Competition

Key Terms

Further Reference  


Chapter 12:  Elections   

Why Do People Vote?

Who Votes?

Classic Works: Downs’s Theory of Voting

How To... Handle Tendencies

Who Votes How?

Comparing: Is the U.S. Electoral System Defective?

Electoral Realignment

Key Concepts: Partisan Polarization

What Wins Elections?

Key Concepts: Changing Positions

Key Terms

Further Reference


Part IV:  Political Institutions


Chapter 13: Legislatures

Presidential and Parliamentary Systems

Key Concepts: Head of State Versus Chief of Government

Classic Works: Where Did the U.S. System Originate?    

Key Concepts: Bicameral or Unicameral?

What Legislatures Do

Key Concepts: Pork-Barrel Politics

How To... Conduct a Longitudinal Study

The Decline of Legislatures

Key Concepts: Congressional Overspending

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 14: Executives and Bureaucracies

Presidents and Prime Ministers

Comparing: Israel’s Directly Elected Prime Ministers

Classic Works: Lasswell’s Psychology of Power

Comparing: Authoritarianism Returns to Russia

Key Concepts: An Imperial Presidency?

Executive Leadership


Classic Works: American Paranoia

How To...Create Graphs

The Danger of Expecting Too Much


Classic Works: Weber’s Definition of Bureaucracies

Bureaucracies in Comparison

Key Concepts: Bureaucratic Rulemaking

Comparing: Japan: Bureaucrats in Command

The Trouble with Bureaucracy

Key Concepts: Bureaucratic Politics

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 15:  Judiciaries

Types of Law    

Classic Works: The Roots of Law

Key Concepts: Common Law Versus Code Law

The Courts, the Bench, and the Bar

Comparing Courts 

Comparing: Law in Russia

The Role of the Courts

Classic Works: Marbury v. Madison

How To... Construct a Scattergram

Key Terms

Further Reference


Part V:  What Political Systems Do   


Chapter 16  Political Economy

Government and the Economy

Comparing: How High Are U.S. Taxes?

How To... Create Maps

Who Is Entitled to What?

Key Concepts: What Is Poverty?

Key Concepts: Poverty and Ideology

How Big Should Government Be?

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 17:  Political Violence

System Breakdown

Key Concepts: Terrorism

How To... Construct a Thinkpiece

Key Concepts: Rising Expectations


Key Concepts: Revolutionary Political Warfare in Vietnam

Comparing: The Iranian Revolutionary Cycle

After the Revolution

Comparing: Violent vs. Velvet Revolutions

Key Terms

Further Reference


Chapter 18:  International Relations

Power and National Interest

Key Concepts: Types of National Interest

Key Concepts: Why War?

Keeping Peace

Key Concepts: The Democratic Peace

Beyond Sovereignty?

How To... Avoid “They”

U.S. Foreign Policy: Involved or Isolated?

Key Concepts: The Importance of Economics

Classic Works: Klingberg’s Alternation Theory

Classic Works: Kennan’s Dinosaur Analogy

Classic Works: Thucydides on War

Key Terms

Further Reference



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