Sale!

Solution Manual For Political Science Today 1st Edition By Cobb

$100.00 $50.00

Solution Manual For Political Science Today 1st Edition By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb, ISBN: 9781544336442

Request Sample

Description

Solution Manual For Political Science Today 1st Edition By Cobb

Solution Manual For Political Science Today 1st Edition By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb, ISBN: 9781544336442

“This is a solid textbook for an intro course… It follows different approaches in the discipline, going subfield by subfield from Political Theory to American Politics, Comparative, and IR. It has a strong introductory chapter that helps disentangle the relation between politics and political science.”
—Manuel Balan, McGill University

Political science has changed; the way students learn has changed; so too should the way it’s taught. This is political science, today. 

Political Science Today by Wendy Whitman Cobb gives students a holistic view of the subfields that make up political science by dedicating one chapter to each of the topics at the core of the discipline. Unlike denser texts on the market, Political Science Today uses a field-based approach that allows students to engage with the material directly and dig into each of the discipline’s diverse subfields while also developing critical thinking skills, discerning the differences between politics and political science, conducting and consuming research, and broadening their future career aspirations.

The book’s innovative table of contents begins with foundational tools like theories and research methods, then builds up to subfield chapters on Comparative Politics, International Relations, American Government, Political Economy, and Public Policy and Administration. Current case studies throughout the text provide a backdrop for engaging classroom discussions on topics such as President Trump’s travel ban, ISIS as a state, and strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations.  This unique approach provides short segments of topic coverage, plenty of summarizing content and review questions, as well as comprehensive learning objectives which will help students understand the realities of political science today.

Table Of Content

PREFACE

APPROACH TO THE BOOK

SUPPORT FOR INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS POLITICAL SCIENCE?

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN POLITICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

HISTORY

IS POLITICAL SCIENCE A SCIENCE?

MAJOR CONCEPTS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

PLAN OF THE BOOK

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 2: RESEARCH METHODS

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

QUANTITATIVE METHODS

QUALITATIVE METHODS

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

CASE STUDY: DEMOCRACIES AND CONFLICT

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 3: POLITICAL THEORY

THE ANCIENTS TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT

THE ENLIGHTENMENT

CHALLENGES TO LIBERALISM

CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY

THE STATE OF POLITICAL THEORY TODAY

CASE STUDY: JUSTICE AND TAXES

CHAPTER SUMMARY

PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND BEHAVIOR
CHAPTER 4: CONSTITUTIONS, LAW, AND JUSTICE

CHARACTERISTICS OF CONSTITUTIONS

SYSTEMS OF LAW

THE COURT SYSTEM

CASE STUDY: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COURTS

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 5: ELECTORAL AND PARTY SYSTEMS

PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEMS

CASE STUDY: THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT

PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS

CASE STUDY: FRANCE’S HYBRID SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

POLITICAL PARTIES AND DUVERGER’S LAW

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 6: POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS

ROLES OF THE MEDIA

SHAPING AND MAKING THE NEWS

MEDIA AROUND THE WORLD

CASE STUDY: MEDIA IN RUSSIA

THE INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND DEMOCRACY

CHAPTER SUMMARY

PART III: SUBFIELDS
CHAPTER 7: AMERICAN POLITICS

CONGRESS

THE PRESIDENCY

THE COURTS

POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

CASE STUDY: THE TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 8: COMPARATIVE POLITICS

THE COMPARATIVE METHOD

THE STATE

CASE STUDY: IS ISIS A STATE?

DEMOCRACY

GLOBALIZATION

COMMUNISM AND POSTCOMMUNISM

AUTHORITARIANISM

DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

CASE STUDY: INDIA

NATIONALISM AND ETHNIC CONFLICT

CASE STUDY: YEMEN

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 9: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

REALISM

LIBERALISM

CASE STUDY: STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE UNITED NATIONS

CONSTRUCTIVISM

FEMINISM

WAR AND PEACE

CASE STUDY: THE UNITED STATES AND IRAQ

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 10: POLITICAL ECONOMY

WHAT DOES POLITICS HAVE TO DO WITH THE ECONOMY?

TYPES OF ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

CASE STUDY: GERMANY

GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

CASE STUDY: DOES DEMOCRACY CAUSE CAPITALISM, OR DOES CAPITALISM CAUSE DEMOCRACY? THE CASE OF CHINA

CHAPTER SUMMARY

CHAPTER 11: PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

STAGES OF THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS

PATTERNS OF POLICY CHANGE

POLICY ACTORS AND TYPES OF POLICIES

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

CASE STUDY: GUNS, BUMP STOCKS, AND REGULATORY FIXES

CHAPTER SUMMARY

INDEX