Political Science An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0205075940

ISBN-13: 9780205075942

Edition: 12th 2012

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Description: This new edition of Psychology has undergone a major revision with thousands of new references and dozens of new topics added. New co-author Linda Brannon has worked closely with Lester Lefton to rewrite, reorganize, and provide a stronger focus on gender and diversity issues, as well as a new emphasis on the process of research. Four major themes are recurrent in the book: the integration of diversity, the importance of biological/evolutionary topics, the complex relationship between nature and nurture, and the importance of readers' ability to apply and critique basic psychological principles within their own lives. For anyone interested in psychology.

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Book details

List price: $145.60
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Michael G. Roskin is Professor of Political Science at Lycoming College.

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Government, Politics, and Cultures in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America
Government, Politics, and Cultures in a Globalized World
What Is Globalization?
What Is Politics?
What Is Government?
Forms of Government
What Is Culture and Political Culture?
What Is a State?
What Is a Nation?
Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East
Latin America
The Middle East
Summary and Review
Global Interdependence
Globalization and Interdependence
The Global Reality
Global Interdependence and Your Life
Economic Interdependence
Environmental Interdependence
Cultural Interdependence
Terrorism and Globalization
Case Study: Ghana
Summary and Review
Religion and Politics
Globalization and Religious Revivalism
The Teachings of Islam
Islam and Politics
Hinduism and Indian Politics
Buddhism and Politics
Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Case Study: Iran
Summary and Review
Nationalism, Colonialism, and Independence
Globalization and the Nation-State
What Is Nationalism?
Consequences of Nationalism
Case Study: India
Case Study: Algeria
Case Study: Ghana
Case Study: Brazil
Case Study: The Caribbean
Summary and Review
Global and Domestic Inequalities
Globalization and Global and Domestic Inequalities
Growing Inequality Between the North and the South
Enduring Poverty in the South
Economic Inequalities Within Rich Countries
Regional Inequalities
The Gulf Between the Rich and the Poor in the South
The Causes of Inequality Between the North and the South
Narrowing the Gaps
Case Study: Brazil
Summary and Review
Challenges of Development
Globalization and Economic Development
What Is Development?
The Role of Government in Development
The Classical Economic Model and Free-Market Capitalism
Non-State Actors, Intergovernmental Organizations, and Development
State Capitalism
Theories of Development
Modernization Theory, or Developmentalism
Marxist Theory
Dependency Theory
Third World and African Socialism
Community and Grassroots Development
Feminist Theory
Sustainable Development
Factors Facilitating and Impeding Development
Values of the Leaders and Citizens
Natural Resources and Natural Disasters
The International and Regional Economic Environment
Education and Health Care
Political Instability
Corruption and Economic Development
Debt, Foreign Aid, and Development
Case Study: Venezuela
Summary and Review
The Costs of Development
Globalization and the Costs of Development
Social and Cultural Costs of Development
Child Labor
Economic and Political Costs of Development
Consumerism and Development
Urbanization and Development
The Decline of Agriculture and Economic Development
Environmental Costs of Development
Dam Construction
Case Study: Indonesia
Summary and Review
Women in the Developing World
Globalization and Women
The Roles of Women
The Status of Women
Rape as a Weapon of War
Women and Education
Women in Development
Women in Agriculture
Women's Political Participation
Women Leaders in the Developing World
Empowering Women
Case Study: Turkey
Summary and Review
Transitions to Democracy and Human Rights
Globalization and Democracy and Human Rights
Political Participation and Democratic Freedoms
Factors Conducive to Democracy
Transitions to Democracy
Democratic Transitions in Latin America
Democratic Transitions in Africa
Democratic Transitions in Asia
Human Rights in the Developing World
Case Study: South Africa
Summary and Review
Political Leadership and State Capacity
Globalization, Leadership, and State Capacity
Patriarchal Leadership
Military Leadership
Case Study: Egypt
Case Study: Nigeria
Case Study: Chile
Case Study: Nonmilitary Leadership
Case Study: Communist Leaders: The Case of Cuba's Castro
Case Study: Leaders in Democracies: The Case of India
Leadership and Change
State Capacity
The Bureaucracy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Structural Uniformity
Cultural Variations
Shortage of Skilled Staff
Operational Autonomy
Case Study: Bureaucracy in the People's Republic of China
Case Study: Bureaucracy in Mexico
Case Study: Bureaucracy in South Africa
Case Study: Bureaucracy in Egypt
Summary and Review
Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
Globalization and Ethnic Conflict
Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity
The Causes of Ethnic Conflict
The Costs of Ethnic Conflict
Ethnic Conflicts in Africa
The Sudan
Ethnic Conflicts in Asia
The Kurds
Ethnic Conflicts in Latin America
Resolving Ethnic Conflicts
Case Study: Sri Lanka
Summary and Review
Globalization and Migration
What Is Migration?
Causes of Migration
Push Factors
Palestinian Refugees
Pull Factors
The United States
The Impact of Migration on Poor Countries
The Impact of Migration on Rich Countries
Case Study: Mexico
Summary and Review
Foreign Relations of the Developing Countries
Globalization and Foreign Relations
Making Foreign Policy in Developing Countries
The Developing World and the United States
Economic Globalization and Foreign Policies
Conflict and Cooperation Among Developing Countries
Regional Economic and Political Integration
Foreign Relations of Developing Countries
Case Study: China
Summary and Review
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