21st Century Political Science: Contemporary Authors First Revision, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412979358
  • ISBN-13: 9781412979351
  • DDC: 320
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 898 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released November 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Via 99 entries or "mini chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook serves as an authoritative reference source that meets students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. An editorial advisory board comprised of eminent scholars from various subfields, many of whom are also award winning teachers, selected the most important general topics in the discipline. The two volumes are divided into six major parts: General Approaches of Political Science; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Political Science Methodology; Political Thought; and American Politics. A section on identity politics includes chapters on topics such as Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Gender and Politics; Religion and Politics; and LGBT Issues/ Queer Theory.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: General Approaches in Political Science.
2: History of the Discipline.
3: Postmodernism.
4: Neoinstitutionalism.
5: Systemism.
6: Rationality and Rational Choice.
7: Principal—Agent Theory.
8: Political Psychology.
9: Straussians.
10: Comparative Politics.
11: Systems Theory and Structural Functionalism.
12: Political Development and Modernization.
13: Statism.
14: Dependency and Development.
15: Civil Wars.
16: Terrorism.
17: Political and Military Coups.
18: Resource Scarcity and Political Conflict.
19: Ethnic Conflict.
20: Comparative Political Parties: Systems and Organizations.
21: Electoral Systems in Comparative Perspective.
22: Comparative Federalism, Confederalism, Unitary Systems.
23: Presidentialism Versus Parliamentarism.
24: Comparative Judicial Politics.
25: Civil Society.
26: Political Culture.
27: Religion and Comparative Politics.
28: Ethnic and Identity Politics.
29: Social Movements.
30: Gender and Politics.
31: Comparative Environmental Politics and Conflict.
32: Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism.
33: Semiauthoritarianism.
34: Models of Democracy.
35: Processes of Democratization.
36: Comparative Methods.
37: Case Studies.
38: International Relations.
39: History of International Relations.
40: Realism and Neorealism.
41: Idealism and Liberalism.
42: Dependency and World-Systems.
43: Foreign Policy Analysis.
44: Feminist International Relations.
45: Leadership and Decision Making.
46: Balance of Power.
47: Deterrence Theory.
48: Rivalry, Conflict, and Interstate War.
49: The Democratic Peace.
50: Global Politics of Resources and Rentierism.
51: Complex Interdependence and Globalization.
52: International Political Economy and Trade.
53: Nonstate Actors in International Relations.
54: International Organizations and Regimes.
55: International Law.
56: International Environmental Politics.