An Introduction to Politics proposes to chart a path that is at once a little more brief, concise and in between than those textbooks currently on the market. As this class is usually taught to freshmen, there is little to be gained and much to be lost with overloading a text with too much minutiae of the ins and outs of politics. Covering too much will, in the end, be covering too little if students don’t read or give up on reading the book. Politics is a great story—the story of human existence. A successful textbook needs to tell that story.
- Front Matter
- 1: Politics and Power
- 2: Political Philosophy- Taking a Theorem to Keep From Getting Thick
- 3: Ideologies and Isms
- 4: Types of Governments - A Republic or a Democracy?
- 5: Citizens and Politics
- 6: Voting and Elections
- 7: The Building Blocks of Government
- 8: Eee! Economics, Economic Systems, and Economic Policy
- 9: International Relations
- 10: Applying What You’ve Learned- Three Issues
- Back Matter
Thumbnail: US Capitol, west side. (CC BY-SA 3.0; Martin Falbisoner).