Power Choice

Author: W. Phillips Shively
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538114131
Release Date: 2018-08-10
Genre: Political Science

Power & Choice provides a general, comparative introduction to the major concepts and themes of political science. The author’s goal when writing the book was a text that is conceptually alive and that engages students with concrete examples of analysis without losing them “in a clutter of definitional minutiae."

Power Choice

Author: W. Phillips Shively
Publisher:
ISBN: 1259071251
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Political science

This program provides a general, comparative introduction to the major concepts and themes of political science. The title of the book, Power & Choice, indicates a subsidiary theme that recurs at intervals. We may view politics as (1) the use of power or (2) the production of a public choice. Often one or the other is heavily emphasized in approaching the subject. Marxism emphasizes politics as the use of power, while pluralism and much formal modeling work emphasize the emergence of public choices.

Power and Choice with PowerWeb

Author: W. Phillips Shively
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072996129
Release Date: 2004-05
Genre: Political Science

This concise, comparative introduction to the major concepts and themes of political science engages students with concrete examples of analysis without overwhelming them with details.

The Science of Politics

Author: Josep Maria Colomer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195397746
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

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A Theory of Justice

Author: John RAWLS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042605
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

The Craft of Political Research

Author: W. Phillips Shively
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351979429
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Genre: Social Science

The Craft of Political Research is a non-technical introduction to research design and analysis in political science, emphasizing the choices we make when we design a research project and analyze its results. The book’s approach centers on asking an interesting research question, and then designing inquiry into the question so as to eliminate as many alternative explanations as possible. How do we develop theory, and what constitutes a good research question? How do we develop measures and gather evidence to answer a question? How do we analyze our findings? Students will be introduced to such topics as multidimensional concepts, levels of measurement, validity, reliability, random and non-random measurement error, sampling, case selection, causality, experimental and quasi-experimental design, statistical inference, and regression and correlation analysis. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding the "back story" of analysis — why do we measure in a particular way, why do we choose one design as against another, why do we conduct our analysis as we do. Emphasizing the internal logic of research methods and the collaborative nature of the research process, the greatest strength of the book is its clarity and the large range of political science examples it provides. It works at a conceptual level, seeking an understanding of the principles that underlie techniques and the reasons that we choose them. New to this edition: Updated and international examples from the US, UK, Latin America and China amongst others, and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. New section, "Reading Political Science" reviews sources of published political research, with some broad principles for how to find good sources, and advises students on what to look for in reading a research report New section, "Gathering Accurate Information" reviews published sources of data, such as UNESCO, and offers advice about how to use such sources. It advises students on how to gather data in personal interviews and it acquaints them with publicly available data sets for secondary analysis. Online material featuring revised learning objectives for each chapter, and a new section offering projects and questions for each chapter.

Political Science

Author: Michael G. Roskin
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134404905
Release Date: 2016-01-13
Genre: Political Science

For courses in Introduction to Political Science. Explore the Fundamentals of Political Science Political Science: An Introduction shows readers how the fundamental tenets of political science have helped important leaders make critical decisions for centuries. The authors present a balance of theoretical abstractions and applied reasoning to help readers understand how to make calm, rational choices when it comes to political manipulation. The Fourteenth Edition asks readers to explore the controversial topic of exported democracy, and whether certain countries are ready and equipped to apply our form of government. By examining issues such as the Iraq war and the difficulty of adapting our own democracy in the U.S., the text prompts readers to form their own opinions about democracy and political science. Geared toward those learning about the topic for the first time, the authors encourage readers to consider different paradigms, viewpoints, and theories when developing their own political views. Also available with MyPoliSciLab® MyPoliSciLab for the Introduction to Political Science course extends learning online to engage readers and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134406257 / 9780134406251 Political Science: An Introduction Plus MyPoliSciLab for Introduction to Political Science – Access Card Package, 14/e Package consists of: 0134402855 / 9780134402857 Political Science: An Introduction, 14e 0134320409 / 9780134320403 MyPoliSciLab for Introduction to Political Science Political Science: An Introduction, Fourteenth Edition is also available via REVEL ™, an interactive learning environment that enables readers to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Business Cycle Dynamics and Stabilization Policies

Author: Hajime Hori
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811030819
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Business & Economics

This monograph is devoted to the analysis of the dynamics of business cycles and stabilization policies. The analysis is conducted in models of the AS-AD type, focusing on involuntary unemployment and capital accumulation. Major conclusions are the following. (1) Sectoral imbalances, once emphasized by such business-cycle theorists as K. Marx, A. Spiethoff, and F.A. Hayek, are rectified in finite time by competitive investment allocation, leaving aggregate variables as the main variables of business cycle dynamics. (2) The chronology of events during a cycle is established, which resolves the so-called real wage puzzle. (3) Owing to the crowding-out effect on investment, fiscal stabilization policies can destabilize the business cycle dynamics if implemented too intensively. (4) If coordinated properly, monetary stabilization policies can remove the destabilizing tendency of fiscal stabilization policies.

Social and Political Philosophy

Author: John Somerville
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307826350
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Genre: Philosophy

An anthology of basic statements by the most influential social and political philosophers of Western civilization. Includes Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Jefferson, Thoreau, Mill, Marx and Engels, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Dewey, and Gandhi.

Essentials of Comparative Politics

Author: O'Neil, Patrick H
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393263114
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Political Science

The Essentials of Comparative Politics family provides all of the tools professors need to introduce the study and comparison of political systems. A brief conceptual textbook of the core ideas behind comparative politics, a complete casebook of thirteen country studies, and a comprehensive reader of secondary and primary sources - together these give instructors the utmost flexibility in structuring their courses without asking students to pay too much.

De Vere as Shakespeare

Author: William Farina
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786483431
Release Date: 2005-12-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

The question may be met with chagrin by traditionalists, but the identity of the Bard is not definitely decided. During the 20th century, Edward de Vere, the most flamboyant of the courtier poets, a man of the theater and literary patron, became the leading candidate for an alternative Shakespeare. This text presents the controversial argument for de Vere's authorship of the plays and poems attributed to Shakespeare, offering the available historical evidence and moreover the literary evidence to be found within the works. Divided into sections on the comedies and romances, the histories and the tragedies and poems, this fresh study closely analyzes each of the 39 plays and the sonnets in light of the Oxfordian authorship theory. The vagaries surrounding Shakespeare, including the lack of information about him during his lifetime, especially relating to the "lost years" of 1585-1592, are also analyzed, to further the question of Shakespeare's true identity and the theory of de Vere as the real Bard.

World Politics Interests Interactions Institutions

Author: Frieden, Jeffry A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393283525
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Political Science

Why are there wars? Why do countries struggle to cooperate to prevent genocides or to protect the environment? Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Organised around the puzzles that draw scholars and students alike to the study of international relations, World Politics gives students the tools they need to think analytically about the field 's most compelling questions.

El Diablo

Author: M. Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537344374
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre:

From USA Today Best Selling Author I was ruthless. I was feared. I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything... Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I've done things I'm not proud of. Seen things that can't be unseen. I've caused pain that I can't undo. It was all my choice. Every decision. Every order. Right and wrong never mattered. Until her. She was under my protection, until she became my obsession. But who was going to save her... From. Me. The devil himself. Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.