Riemer, Neal, 1922-

The challenge of politics : an introduction to political science / Neal Riemer, Douglas W. Simon, Joseph Romance. - 2nd ed. - Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2006. - xxii, 506 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [456]-474) and index.

Rules of the game -- Games politicians play -- Politics and choice -- Political science: components, tasks, and controversies -- The scientific enterprise -- The physical, social, and cultural environment of politics -- Political philosophy and ideology -- The quest for the good political life -- Liberal democracy -- Democratic socialism and communism: ideologies of the left -- Toward a general understanding of dictatorship and authoritarian states -- Comparative and world politics -- The political values of political actors -- National politics: culture, constitutions, citizens -- National politics: governmental actors -- International politics and the global community -- Decision making in politics -- Political judgment and public policy -- War and peace in the modern age -- The battle on behalf of human rights -- The struggle for economic well-being -- The imperative of ecological health.

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Political science.

JA66 / .R498 2006

JA 66 .R498 2006

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