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For Introducation to Political Science courses. Exceptionally up-to-date and rich in cross-national examples, Political Science offers an unbiased and thorough introduction to the basic concepts and theories of political science. With a critical look at the major theories, it exposes students to many ways of thinking, and challenges them to think critically. Emphasizing bo For Introducation to Political Science courses. Exceptionally up-to-date and rich in cross-national examples, Political Science offers an unbiased and thorough introduction to the basic concepts and theories of political science. With a critical look at the major theories, it exposes students to many ways of thinking, and challenges them to think critically. Emphasizing both U.S. and comparative politics provides students with a solid foundation for connecting their studies ot what is happening in the world around them.


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For Introducation to Political Science courses. Exceptionally up-to-date and rich in cross-national examples, Political Science offers an unbiased and thorough introduction to the basic concepts and theories of political science. With a critical look at the major theories, it exposes students to many ways of thinking, and challenges them to think critically. Emphasizing bo For Introducation to Political Science courses. Exceptionally up-to-date and rich in cross-national examples, Political Science offers an unbiased and thorough introduction to the basic concepts and theories of political science. With a critical look at the major theories, it exposes students to many ways of thinking, and challenges them to think critically. Emphasizing both U.S. and comparative politics provides students with a solid foundation for connecting their studies ot what is happening in the world around them.

30 review for Political Science: An Introduction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cengiz

    American liberal political thought exists at the center of the political thought of the author. In my opinion, American liberalism is 'measure of all' for him. What is useful or harmful, what is good or bad, what is democratic or autocratic, what causes public good or bad. As far as I have read so far, clandestinely he praises the attributes of liberalism and his critique in regard to left is limited with soviet experience which is accepted to have been bureaucratic and extremely centralist. Ho American liberal political thought exists at the center of the political thought of the author. In my opinion, American liberalism is 'measure of all' for him. What is useful or harmful, what is good or bad, what is democratic or autocratic, what causes public good or bad. As far as I have read so far, clandestinely he praises the attributes of liberalism and his critique in regard to left is limited with soviet experience which is accepted to have been bureaucratic and extremely centralist. However, theoretical critiques and discussions are neglected. When, as a historical experience, soviets collapse is mentioned, it is said that democracy triumphed and this victorious democracy is western democracy which created colonialism, racism, imperialism and several wars in order to expand liberal virus and reproduce it across the world. In the name of scientific objectivity, fact is distorted and liberal ideology is justified.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Cahall

    Elementary but at least current.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    Political Science: An Introduction takes us on a journey which touches on many contemporary aspects of Political Science. The book starts with the assumption that the reader has almost no knowledge of the subject and provides a broad background in political theories, contemporary and historical ideologies and political parties. Other subjects, such as elections, political economy, and international relations are covered as well with the authors striving throughout to elicit the reader to pose qu Political Science: An Introduction takes us on a journey which touches on many contemporary aspects of Political Science. The book starts with the assumption that the reader has almost no knowledge of the subject and provides a broad background in political theories, contemporary and historical ideologies and political parties. Other subjects, such as elections, political economy, and international relations are covered as well with the authors striving throughout to elicit the reader to pose questions about the material and to form independent opinions. This book is a great primer for those with an interest in Political Science who don't know where to begin. The end of each chapter contains a list of books for further reading giving the reader direction on where to expand understanding of the material in each chapter.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Angie Wang

    I had to get a copy for the school. The narratives and perspectives are too US-centric and neoliberal oriented. Many claims go unexamined as if the author is incapable of identifying his own bias. The examples given are just laughable; for example, he called Marx’s prediction that capitalism will eventually collapse “incorrect” simply because “capitalism hasn’t collapsed”. I’d highly recommend whoever thinking about getting a copy of this to get anything from Andrew Heywood instead.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Hasan Çebi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ff

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mamdamin

    It's a decent introduction, but written with a very partisan outlook, despite its claim to impartiality. The writer views most issues through the lens of a neoliberal/neocon. It's a decent introduction, but written with a very partisan outlook, despite its claim to impartiality. The writer views most issues through the lens of a neoliberal/neocon.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Andleeb

    awesome

  8. 4 out of 5

    Karan Karan

    Not well

  9. 5 out of 5

    Saeed Din

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. nice

  10. 4 out of 5

    Reem

    So This book was my syllabus for 1st Year at FEPS .. Actually I found the book biased to American thoughts and points of view It's an American book yes but this is supposed to be an International Version !! The part about the origin of the state wasn't that sufficient .. I Really didn't like the part where he talked about Islamists ; it was a purely American-one-sided-point of view and this version Again supposed to be international ! so that means that the writer or whatever is directing people So This book was my syllabus for 1st Year at FEPS .. Actually I found the book biased to American thoughts and points of view It's an American book yes but this is supposed to be an International Version !! The part about the origin of the state wasn't that sufficient .. I Really didn't like the part where he talked about Islamists ; it was a purely American-one-sided-point of view and this version Again supposed to be international ! so that means that the writer or whatever is directing people to the way or side of an american point of view .. also the International Relation's Part was too small.. How the IR developed or how did it appear wasn't there in the book !

  11. 4 out of 5

    Haytham Badawey

    The basic ideas, concepts, and terminology, is very well explained, but not elaborately enough. The explanation is simple, but a little overgeneralized. As the title says, this book is just an introduction. It's a good start for beginners. The basic ideas, concepts, and terminology, is very well explained, but not elaborately enough. The explanation is simple, but a little overgeneralized. As the title says, this book is just an introduction. It's a good start for beginners.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lynda

    I was disappointed. I probably expected more detail than an introduction can provide.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It is very good one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Yassmin Abdallah

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  15. 5 out of 5

    Huan

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alex Tsm

  17. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Li

  18. 5 out of 5

    Fatma Osama

  19. 4 out of 5

    Danut

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bree Conklin

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Trimble

  22. 5 out of 5

    Norlene Kaye

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Azhar

  24. 4 out of 5

    Myo

  25. 5 out of 5

    Popa Andrei

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shane

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amir Ali

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mostafa

  29. 5 out of 5

    Namiiro Jackline

  30. 4 out of 5

    Min Zaw

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