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21st century political science : a reference handbook /
edited by John T. Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning.
imprint
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
description
2 v.
ISBN
9781412969017 (cloth)
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imprint
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
isbn
9781412969017 (cloth)
catalogue key
7462002
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-05-01:
This two-volume set consists of short chapters that outline and present the major arguments on topics in basic political science. The chapters do a good job of developing each topic and typically provide a foundation based on major works cited in support of the issues discussed. This handbook's short literature reviews allow readers to quickly become acquainted with important works in the field. Chapters present both theoretical and methodological approaches where appropriate, and each includes a list of references and further readings. The volumes concentrate on American political science and feature material written predominantly by American political scientists. Overall the writing is very approachable. Compared to volumes in the "Oxford Handbooks of Political Science" series (2006-09; general editor, R. E. Goodin), e.g., The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, edited by B. R. Weingast and D. A. Wittman (CH, Jun'07, 44-5865), chapters are more concise and concentrate on the principal issues. This set is an alternative to the more extensive Oxford series, particularly for undergraduates. See also the consolidated one-volume The Oxford Handbook of Political Science, edited by R. E. Goodin (CH, Jun'10, 47-5883). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. W. J. Rafter West Virginia University Libraries
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Highly recommended.
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This volume on political science highlights the most important topics, issues, questions and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field need to master for effectiveness in the 21st century. The topics covered include public opinion, political parties and elections, political communication, and political economy.
Main Description
Request a free 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial 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: 1) General Approaches of Political Science; 2) Comparative Politics; 3) International Relations; 4) Political Science Methodology; 5) Political Thought; and 6) 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. This two-volume resource makes fairly complex approaches in political science accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.
Main Description
Request a free 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial  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: 1) General Approaches of Political Science; 2) Comparative Politics; 3) International Relations; 4) Political Science Methodology; 5) Political Thought; and 6) 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. This two-volume resource makes fairly complex approaches in political science accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.
Main Description
Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science highlights 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. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their 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.
Main Description
Via 100 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 need to master for effectiveness in the 21st century. The set provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference source that will serve their 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. Topics covered include: theory and methdology basic institutions of government political ideologies and cultures public opinion political parties and elections political communication political economy international relations and institutions.
Main Description
Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science will 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. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their 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.

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