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21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook

Two Volume Set
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October 2010 | 936 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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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: 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.

"Highly Recommended"

W. J. Rafter
West Virginia University Libraries
Key features
  • Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in research term papers, in preparing for GREs or LSATs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc.
  • Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of political science, including theory and methodology, basic institutions of government, political ideologies and cultures, public opinion, political parties and elections, political communication, political economy, international relations and institutions, etc.
  • Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.
  • Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.

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