Test Bank For A Novel Approach to Politics Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture 5th Edition By Belle
Test Bank For A Novel Approach to Politics Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture 5th Edition By Douglas A. Van Belle, ISBN: 9781506368658, ISBN: 9781544323244, ISBN: 9781544323251
A Novel Approach to Politics turns conventional textbook wisdom on its head by using pop culture references to illustrate key concepts and cover recent political events. This is a textbook students want to read. Adopters of previous editions from schools all over the country are thanking author Douglas A. Van Belle for some of their best student evaluations to date.
With this Fifth Edition, Van Belle brings the book fully up to date with recent events such as Trump’s executive orders on immigration, the 2016 elections in the US, current policy debates including recent court decisions that may affect gerrymandering, international happenings such as Brexit, and other assorted intergalactic matters. Van Belle adds a wealth of new and recent movies and books to the text as he illustrates key concepts in political science through examples that captivate students. Employing a wide range of references from 1984 to Game of Thrones to House of Cards, students are given a solid foundation in institutions, ideology, and economics. To keep things grounded, the textbook nuts and bolts are still there to aid students, including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, bolded key terms, and discussion questions.
Table Of Content
Classical Theory, Modern Reality, and Stuff
You’re Just a Mime Trapped in an Invisible Box
Fiction as a Tool for Exploring Politics
Utopias in Fiction and Politics
What Is Politics?
What Is Political Science?
Security Trumps Anarchy, Rock Smashes Scissors, But Will Someone Please Explain How Paper Beats Rock?
A Model for the Emergence of Cooperation: Bobsville
The Context of Hierarchy
Groups and Group Identities
Collective Action, Revolution, and the Use of Force
Legitimacy and Government Control
Government All Up In Your Business, Yo
The Tragedy of the Commons
Karl Marx—Student of Capitalism?
The Yin and Yang of Capitalism and Socialism
Structures or Institutions?
Human Nature and Political Institutions
The Reality of Political Institutions
Oh Captain, My Captain
The Scorpion King on Grandpa’s Farm
Kings and Presidents
The Democratic Executive
Boring History Stuff
A Dreary Discussion of Democratic Legislatures
A Redundant Repetition of the Theme: Contrasting Legislatures in Parliamentary and Presidential Systems
A Tired Attempt to Make Coalition Politics Interesting with a Lame Example
A Dreary Bleakness in the Authoritarian Gloom: They Endure Legislative Institutions, Too
Bureaucracy, It Goes to Eleven
So … What Is a Bureaucracy?
There Be Flaws in Yonder Bureaucracy, Obviously
Law and Politics
The Political Functions of Courts
Trial and Appellate Courts
Types of Law
Democracy and the Liberal Ideal
An Economic Theory of Democracy
The Real versus the Ideal, Again
Reality and Beyond
The Whole China Charade
Your New Brain and the Creation of Reality
News Media and Politics
A Vast Conspiracy?
Understanding the Distortions Is the Key
Chapter 12: International Politics: Apocalypse Now and Then
Causes of War
Back to Anarchy
World War I Was Unpleasant
Realism and War
Challenging the Realist Paradigm
Applying Political Culture
Back to the Question of “What Is Culture?”
Here’s Where the Story Ends
The Study of Politics
The Applied Subfields