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The challenge of politics : an introduction to political science /

by Riemer, Neal; Simon, Douglas W; Romance, Joseph.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2006Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xxii, 506 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1933116706 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Political scienceOnline resources: Table of contents
Contents:
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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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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