Comparative Politics A Global Introduction
This revised and updated edition of the highly successful sociology textbook, Contemporary Sociology, continues to throw light on key issues and concerns of present-day society. M. Francis Abraham's vast experience and extensive research cuts across conventional themes and geographical boundaries to include: -Theoretical perspectives and research methods-Key concepts and theories-Relevant issues in education, economy, politics, population, stratification, minorities, urbanization, and environment-Social institutions, organizations, and recent trends of change-Examples drawn from numerous cultural contexts This second edition introduces the following new concepts in a comparative perspective: -Theoretical perspectives in a global age-Crystallization of social interaction-Race, gender, and stratification-New social movements-Gender and deviance -Women's movements and caste-oriented movement The crucial topics of modern-day sociology such as gender, race, lifestyle changes, ecological issues, and domestic violence are explained separately, distinguishing the book from general sociology textbooks.
WHY POLITICS MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE is a full-color, accessible introduction to Political Science. WHY POLITICS MATTERS follows a foundational approach to learning and gives students a "big picture" of the field, examing Theory, Comparative Politics, including a look at the U.S. government, and International Relations. The authors approach the subject through a theme of theory and practice and emphasize why politics matters to the reader through current, global examples, encouraging critical thinking, discussion, and participation throughout the text.
This mainstream text for introductory political science course familiarizes students with the discipline by taking a comparative approach to topics such as the nature of politics, political institutions, behavior, and ideologies. The text takes a broader look at globalization and the role of non-governmental actors, such as multinational corporations and transnational organizations like the U.
Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction shows new students of world politics how the methods and concepts of comparative politics can lead them to ask critical questions to better understand the complex world around them. The majority of undergraduate