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1) Brief Table of Contents 2) Full Table of Contents 1) Brief Table of Contents PART I: THE BASES OF POLITICS Chapter 1: Politics and Political Science Chapter 2: Theories Chapter 3: Ideologies Chapter 4: States Chapter 5: Constitutions Chapter 6: Regimes PART II: POLITICAL ATTITUDES Chapter 7: Political Culture Chapter 8: Public Opinion PART III: POLITICAL INTERACTIONS Chapter 9: Political Communication Chapter 10: Interest Groups Chapter 11: Parties Chapter 12: Elections PART IV: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS Chapter 13: Legislatures Chapter 14: Executives and Bureaucracies Chapter 15: Judiciaries PART VI: WHAT POLITICAL SYSTEMS DO Chapter 16: Political Economy Chapter 17: Political Violence Chapter 18: International Relations 2) Full Table of Contents Part I: The Bases of Politics Chapter 1: Politics and Political Science The Master Science Key Concepts: "Never Get Angry at a Fact" Political Power Key Concepts: Legitimacy, Sovereignty, and Authority Key Concepts: The Subfields of Political Science How To... Study a Chapter Is Politics a Science? Key Concepts: Concepts and Precepts Key Concepts: Politics Versus Political Science Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 2: Theories Classic Theories Classic Works: Not Just Europeans Contemporary Theories How To... Make Thesis Statements Key Concepts: Models: Simplifying Reality Key Concepts: Politics as a Game Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 3: Political Ideologies What Is Ideology? The Major Ideologies Classic Works: The Origins of Ideologies Key Concepts: Classifying Ideologies How To... Support Your Thesis Ideology in Our Day Is Ideology Finished? Comparing: Islamism: A New Ideology with Old Roots Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 4: States Institutionalized Power Key Concepts: Effective, Weak, and Failed States Classic Works: Aristotle's Six Types of Government Unitary or Federal Systems Comparing: The Shaky Lives of Confederations Electoral Systems Comparing: French and German Variations States and the Economy How To... Use Sources Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 5: Rights Constitutions in the Modern World Comparing: The Dangers of Changing Constitutions Comparing: Canada's New Constitution The Adaptability of the U.S. Constitution Key Concepts: What Is a Right? Freedom of Expression in the United States How To... List References Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 6: Regimes Representative Democracy Key Concepts: The "Two-Turnover Test" Democracy in Practice: Elitism or Pluralism? Totalitarianism How To... Write Tightly Key Concepts: Image and Reality of Total Control Authoritarianism Key Concepts: Dahl's "Influence Terms" The Democratization of Authoritarian Regimes Key Concepts: Why Democracies Fail Comparing: Democracy in Iraq? Key Terms Further Reference Part II: Political Attitudes Chapter 7: Political Culture What Is Political Culture? Key Concepts: Civil Society Classic Works: The Civic Culture The Decay of Political Culture Comparing: America the Religious Political Subcultures How To... Use Quotations Comparing: Quebec: "Maitres Chez Nous" Key Concepts: Culture and Development Political Socialization Classic Works: The Authoritarian Personality Comparing: China Builds Unity Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 8: Public Opinion Key Concepts: What Public Opinion Is and Isn't The Shape of Public Opinion Key Concepts: Classic Opinion Curves Public Opinion Polls Key Concepts: A Short History of Polling How To... Identify and Use Variables American Opinion Classic Works: Almond's Three Publics Is Polling Fair? Key Terms Further Reference Part III: Political Interactions Chapter 9: Political Communication Communication in Politics Classic Works: The Two-Step Flow of Mass Communications Key Concepts: The Tendency to Media Monopoly Key Concepts: The Elite Media The Giant: Television Key Concepts: The Web: The Newest Mass Medium? How To... Define Variables Are We Poorly Served? Key Concepts: The Framing of News The Adversaries: Media and Government Key Concepts: The Media and Watergate Key Concepts: The Media and War Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 10: Interest Groups What Is an Interest Group? Key Concepts: How Interest Groups Differ from Political Parties Key Concepts: How Government Creates Interest Groups Key Concepts: Countervailing Power Effective Interest Groups Comparing: French Antipluralism Comparing: How Powerful Are U.S. Unions? How To... Create Tables Interest Groups: An Evaluation Classic Works: Olson's Theory of Interest Groups Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 11: Parties Functions of Parties How To... Create a Cross-Tabulation Parties in Democracies Key Concepts: Parties that Ignore Voters Classifying Political Parties Classic Works: Duverger's Three Types of Parties Classic Works: Kirchheimer's "Catchall" Party Party Systems Key Concepts: What Is a "Relevant" Party? Comparing: Multiparty Systems Are More Fun Classic Works: Sartori's Types of Party Competition Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 12: Elections Why Do People Vote? Who Votes? Classic Works: Downs's Theory of Voting How To... Handle Tendencies Who Votes How? Comparing: Is the U.S. Electoral System Defective? Electoral Realignment Key Concepts: Partisan Polarization What Wins Elections? Key Concepts: Changing Positions Key Terms Further Reference Part IV: Political Institutions Chapter 13: Legislatures Presidential and Parliamentary Systems Key Concepts: Head of State Versus Chief of Government Classic Works: Where Did the U.S. System Originate? Key Concepts: Bicameral or Unicameral? What Legislatures Do Key Concepts: Pork-Barrel Politics How To... Conduct a Longitudinal Study The Decline of Legislatures Key Concepts: Congressional Overspending Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 14: Executives and Bureaucracies Presidents and Prime Ministers Comparing: Israel's Directly Elected Prime Ministers Classic Works: Lasswell's Psychology of Power Comparing: Authoritarianism Returns to Russia Key Concepts: An Imperial Presidency? Executive Leadership Cabinets Classic Works: American Paranoia How To...Create Graphs The Danger of Expecting Too Much Bureaucracies Classic Works: Weber's Definition of Bureaucracies Bureaucracies in Comparison Key Concepts: Bureaucratic Rulemaking Comparing: Japan: Bureaucrats in Command The Trouble with Bureaucracy Key Concepts: Bureaucratic Politics Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 15: Judiciaries Types of Law Classic Works: The Roots of Law Key Concepts: Common Law Versus Code Law The Courts, the Bench, and the Bar Comparing Courts Comparing: Law in Russia The Role of the Courts Classic Works: Marbury v. Madison How To... Construct a Scattergram Key Terms Further Reference Part V: What Political Systems Do Chapter 16 Political Economy Government and the Economy Comparing: How High Are U.S. Taxes? How To... Create Maps Who Is Entitled to What? Key Concepts: What Is Poverty? Key Concepts: Poverty and Ideology How Big Should Government Be? Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 17: Political Violence System Breakdown Key Concepts: Terrorism How To... Construct a Thinkpiece Key Concepts: Rising Expectations Revolutions Key Concepts: Revolutionary Political Warfare in Vietnam Comparing: The Iranian Revolutionary Cycle After the Revolution Comparing: Violent vs. Velvet Revolutions Key Terms Further Reference Chapter 18: International Relations Power and National Interest Key Concepts: Types of National Interest Key Concepts: Why War? Keeping Peace Key Concepts: The Democratic Peace Beyond Sovereignty? How To... Avoid "They" U.S. Foreign Policy: Involved or Isolated? Key Concepts: The Importance of Economics Classic Works: Klingberg's Alternation Theory Classic Works: Kennan's Dinosaur Analogy Classic Works: Thucydides on War Key Terms Further Reference

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