Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science (15th Edition)

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book-author

W. Phillips Shively

publisher

Rowman – Littlefield Publishers; 15th Edition

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PDF

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English

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B07FKWXCPJ

isbn10

1538114127; 1538114135

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9781538114124/ 9781538114131


Book Description

Phillips Shively’s Power and Choice; 15th Edition; (PDF) gives an in depth look into the nuances of politics; each worldwide and home; by means of using quite a few comparative views and theoretical approaches. The main theme mirrored within the title relies on Shively’s definition of politics because the making of collective decisions for a state or group by means of using energy. Using complete case examples from world wide; Power & Choice 15e provides undergraduate school college students an enticing and clear introduction to political philosophy; worldwide politics; and comparative authorized programs.

Highlights of the fifteenth edition:

  • A brand new 4-coloration design and up to date artwork program to higher contain college students.
  • New pedagogical assist contains “Major Themes to Look For” and overview questions in every chapter; in addition to new on-line examine quizzes.
  • New sections on the importance of norms in democratic authorities; the necessity to strike a stability in partisanship; the rise of “court” politics and the digital problem to political events;
  • New examples include Rwanda’s try to eradicate using plastic baggage; the 2 giant-scale uprisings in Iran after its revolution; and local weather change as a global drawback of public items.
  • Extra protection of the persevering with fallout of the 2008–2009 worldwide financial disaster; the failed Arab Spring; the Nigerian elections and the upsurge of populism; and the fragility of democracies.

Reviews

Simply the best undergraduate textbook on politics. — Wonik Kim; Louisiana State University) 

Power & Choice is the gold customary of the introductory texts accessible in political science. — Noel A.D. Thompson; Tuskegee University)

A energetic exploration of politics that appreciates the unbelievable complexity; whereas on the identical time builds a conceptual equipment that permits college students to discover the simplicity and fantastic thing about politics. — Eric Boyer; Colby-Sawyer College

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book-author

W. Phillips Shively

publisher

Rowman – Littlefield Publishers; 15th Edition

file-type

PDF

language

English

asin

B07FKWXCPJ

isbn10

1538114127; 1538114135

isbn13

9781538114124/ 9781538114131

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Title……Page 2
Copyright……Page 4
Brief Contents……Page 6
Contents……Page 8
List of Tables, Figures, and Photos……Page 17
List of Examples……Page 21
Preface……Page 23
PART I THE IDEA OF POLITICS……Page 27
1 Politics: Setting the Stage……Page 28
Politics……Page 30
Politics as the Making of Common Decisions……Page 31
Politics as the Exercise of Power……Page 32
Power and Choice……Page 39
Politics of the State……Page 50
Political Science……Page 51
The Pleasures of Politics……Page 55
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 56
2   Modern Ideologies and Political Philosophy……Page 58
American Ideologies……Page 61
Liberalism……Page 66
The Conservative Reaction……Page 70
The Socialist Alternative……Page 76
Communism and Socialism……Page 81
Fascism……Page 83
Ideologies in the Twenty-First Century……Page 85
Religion, Politics, and Political Philosophy……Page 88
Political Philosophy in Other Historical Eras……Page 92
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 95
PART II THE STATE AND PUBLIC POLICY……Page 97
3   The Modern State……Page 98
The Development of the Modern State……Page 102
The Origin of States: Power or Choice?……Page 106
The State as a Device to Provide Public Goods……Page 108
“State,” “Nation,” and the “Nation-State”……Page 111
State-Building……Page 120
Government and the State……Page 122
Challenges to the State……Page 126
Example 3.1 ■ State-Building in Nigeria……Page 129
Example 3.2 ■ State-Building in the European Union……Page 132
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 138
4   Policies of the State……Page 140
The Role of Government in the Third World……Page 144
Why Are the World’s States Expanding?……Page 147
Constraints and Conditions for Policy……Page 148
Defense Policy……Page 152
Education……Page 154
Research and Development……Page 156
Health and Social Welfare……Page 159
Progress across the Last Century And a Half……Page 163
Example 4.1 ■ The Demographic Challenge……Page 165
Example 4.2 ■ Economic Development Compared with “Human Development”……Page 167
Example 4.3 ■ Rwanda’s War on Plastic Bags……Page 170
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 172
5   Economic Policy of the State……Page 174
Economic Performance I: Growth……Page 176
Economic Performance II: Controlling Inflation and Unemployment……Page 184
Distribution and Economic Inequality……Page 191
Independent Central Banks……Page 195
Corruption……Page 199
Other Measures Available to Government……Page 206
Globalization: Are States Losing Their Ability to Make Economic Policy?……Page 208
Political Economy……Page 211
Example 5.1 ■ Economic Policy in Germany……Page 213
Example 5.2 ■ Economic Policy in Indonesia……Page 218
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 221
6   What Lies Behind Policy: Questions of Justice and Effectiveness……Page 224
The Problem of Justice……Page 226
Other Aspects of Justice: Procedural Justice……Page 229
Effectiveness……Page 235
A Basic Question of Effectiveness: Authority versus the Market……Page 239
Power and Choice……Page 247
Example 6.1 ■ Political Choice……Page 248
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 252
PART III THE CITIZEN AND THE REGIME……Page 254
7   Democracies and Authoritarian Systems……Page 255
Democracy……Page 257
The Coming and Going of Democracy……Page 260
Possible Explanations……Page 264
What Did We Learn from the Third Wave?……Page 266
Why Are Prosperous Countries Likely to Be Democracies?……Page 270
Democracy and Freedom……Page 273
Democracy and Capitalism……Page 275
Authoritarian Systems……Page 276
Military Government……Page 280
Why Aren’t There More Military Governments?……Page 284
One-Party States……Page 286
Monarchies and Theocracies……Page 288
Democracy versus Authoritarianism: Material Considerations……Page 289
Example 7.1 ■ Authoritarian Drift in Venezuela?……Page 291
Example 7.2 ■ Theocracy in Iran……Page 295
Example 7.3 ■ The “Arab Spring”: A Failed Wave of Democratization……Page 297
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 301
8   Political Culture and Political Socialization……Page 304
Analyzing Political Cultures……Page 307
Religion and Political Culture……Page 310
Political Socialization……Page 312
Media as Agents of Political Socialization……Page 315
Political Culture and the “Democratic Citizen”……Page 317
How Well Do Citizens Meet These Requirements?……Page 319
Example 8.1 ■ Building Authority and Legitimacy in West Germany after World War II……Page 323
Example 8.2 ■ Declining Democratic Legitimacy in the United States……Page 326
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 328
PART IV THE APPARATUS OF GOVERNANCE……Page 330
9   Constitutions and the Design of Government……Page 331
Variations in Formality……Page 334
The Virtue of Vagueness……Page 335
Other Principles of Constitutional Design……Page 337
Constitution-Writing……Page 342
The Geographic Concentration of Power……Page 345
“Federal” and “Unitary” States……Page 347
The Distinction between “Unitary” and “Centralized” States……Page 349
How Much Centralization Is Good?……Page 352
Constitutions and Guarantees of Rights……Page 354
Written Constitutions Can Do Only So Much: The Importance of Norms……Page 355
Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law……Page 358
Example 9.1 ■ Constitutional Government in Great Britain……Page 360
Example 9.2 ■ Constitution- Writing in South Africa……Page 363
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 366
10 Elections……Page 368
Elections as a Means of Building Support……Page 370
Elections as a Means of Selecting Leaders and Policies……Page 374
Electoral Systems……Page 375
Referendums……Page 383
Electoral Participation……Page 385
Effects of Choice and Information on Turnout……Page 390
The Paradox of Voting……Page 392
The Bases of Individuals’ Electoral Choices……Page 395
Example 10.1 ■ Proportional Representation Elections in Israel……Page 398
Example 10.2 ■ Elections in Nigeria……Page 400
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 402
11 Parties: A Linking and Leading Mechanism in Politics……Page 404
The Political Party……Page 405
Origins of the Modern Party……Page 407
Political Parties and the Mobilization of the Masses……Page 410
Political Parties and the Recruitment and Socialization of Leaders……Page 413
Political Parties as a Source of Political Identity……Page 415
Political Parties as a Channel of Control……Page 419
Striking a Balance in Partisanship……Page 421
Party Organization……Page 423
Party Finance……Page 428
The Digital Challenge to Parties……Page 430
Political Party Systems……Page 432
Example 11.1 ■ The Communist Party of China……Page 438
Example 11.2 ■ Canada’s Political Parties……Page 441
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 445
12 Structured Conflict: Interest Groups and Politics……Page 447
Interest Groups and Representation……Page 450
Interest Groups and the Problem of Public Goods……Page 458
Types of Interest Groups……Page 460
Tactics of Interest Groups……Page 463
The Choice of Tactics……Page 473
Patterns of Organized Interest-Group Activity……Page 475
Pluralism……Page 477
Neocorporatism……Page 479
Example 12.1 ■ Interest Groups in France……Page 482
Example 12.2 ■ Attenuated Interest Groups in Bangladesh……Page 485
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 487
13 Social Movements and Contentious Politics……Page 489
Why Now?……Page 494
Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Informal Organization……Page 497
Example 13.1 ■ Two Uprisings in Iran……Page 502
Example 13.2 ■ The “Orange Revolution” in Ukraine……Page 504
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 507
14 National Decision-Making Institutions: Parliamentary Government……Page 509
Head of State……Page 513
Head of Government……Page 514
Cabinet Control……Page 517
What Does a Parliament Do?……Page 519
Parliamentary Committees……Page 524
Upper Houses……Page 526
Advantages and Disadvantages of Parliamentary Government……Page 527
Let’s Make Sure I Haven’t Made This Sound Too Simple……Page 530
“Consensus” Parliamentarism……Page 531
Parliaments in Authoritarian Systems……Page 534
Example 14.1 ■ Parliamentary Government in India……Page 536
Example 14.2 ■ Parliamentary Government in Germany……Page 541
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 544
15 National Decision-Making Institutions: Presidential Government……Page 546
Political Parties and Presidential Government……Page 549
Presidential Leadership……Page 552
Presidential and Parliamentary Systems Compared……Page 554
Responsibility for Policy……Page 555
Presidential Systems and Comprehensive Policy……Page 557
Recruitment of Executive Leaders……Page 558
Review and Control of the Executive……Page 561
“Court” Politics……Page 562
Flexibility of the Political Process……Page 564
The Split Executive of Parliamentary Systems……Page 566
Why Aren’t All Democracies Parliamentary Systems?……Page 569
Democracy and the Question of Accountability……Page 571
A Note on Institutions and Power……Page 576
Example 15.1 ■ Presidential Hybrid in France……Page 577
Example 15.2 ■ Presidential Government in Mexico……Page 581
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 583
16 Bureaucracy and the Public Sector……Page 586
Public Administration as a Political Problem……Page 589
Characteristics of Good Public Administration……Page 592
“Bureaucracy”: A Reform of the Nineteenth Century……Page 594
Bureaucracy versus Flexibility……Page 596
The Problem of Protected Incompetence……Page 598
Adjustments to Bureaucracy……Page 599
Social Representativeness of Public Administration……Page 602
Example 16.1 ■ The French Bureaucracy……Page 604
Example 16.2 ■ Bureaucratic Cultures in Europe and Africa……Page 606
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 609
17 Law and the Courts……Page 610
Anglo-Saxon Case Law……Page 612
Continental European Code Law……Page 614
The Blending of Case Law and Code Law……Page 618
Religious Law: The Sharia……Page 620
Courts……Page 624
Judicial Review……Page 628
Example 17.1 ■ The Law in China……Page 632
Example 17.2 ■ The European Court of Justice……Page 636
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 638
PART V INTERNATIONAL POLITICS……Page 640
18 Global Politics: Politics among States (and Others)……Page 641
The Absence of Central Authority……Page 643
Fiduciary Political Roles and International Morality……Page 646
Impediments to International Communication……Page 648
Power and International Politics……Page 649
The Process of International Politics……Page 653
The Evolution of the International System since World War II……Page 663
The World since the Cold War……Page 666
Power and Choice in International Politics……Page 675
Example 18.1 ■ Climate Change: A Problem of Public Goods among States……Page 676
Example 18.2 ■ The United Nations……Page 680
Key Terms | Review Questions……Page 683
Falsifiability……Page 686
What Makes a Statement Interesting?……Page 687
Causation and Explanation……Page 690
Historical Explanation……Page 692
A Few Common Pitfalls in Analysis……Page 693
Glossary……Page 697
Notes……Page 710
Index……Page 731

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