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Political Science Today- Vantage Digital Option



February 2021 | CQ Press

ISBN: 978-1-0718-2856-4

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Political Science Today by Wendy Whitman Cobb gives students a holistic view of the subfields that make up political science by dedicating one chapter to each of the topics at the core of the discipline (see details below to learn more about the text). Political Science Today - Vantage Digital Option delivers Whitman Cobb’s trusted textbook content on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Political Science Today


Political Science Today by Wendy Whitman Cobb gives students a holistic view of the subfields that make up political science by dedicating one chapter to each of the topics at the core of the discipline. Unlike denser texts on the market, Political Science Today uses a field-based approach that allows students to engage with the material directly and dig into each of the discipline’s diverse subfields while also developing critical thinking skills, discerning the differences between politics and political science, conducting and consuming research, and broadening their future career aspirations.

 
Preface
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS POLITICAL SCIENCE?
 
CHAPTER 2: RESEARCH METHODS
 
CHAPTER 3: POLITICAL THEORY
 
CHAPTER 4: CONSTITUTIONS, LAW, AND JUSTICE
 
CHAPTER 5: ELECTORAL AND PARTY SYSTEMS
 
CHAPTER 6: POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS
 
CHAPTER 7: AMERICAN POLITICS
 
CHAPTER 8: COMPARATIVE POLITICS
 
CHAPTER 9: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
CHAPTER 10: POLITICAL ECONOMY
 
CHAPTER 11: PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 
INDEX

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KEY FEATURES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE TODAY
  • An innovative organization reflects the reality of the discipline, beginning with foundational tools like theories and research methods, and then building up to subfield chapters covering overviews of Comparative Politics, International Relations, American Government, Political Economy, and Public Policy/Administration.
  • Definitions of complex concepts simplify topics than can be difficult to understand.

  • Additional readings at the end of every chapter encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of the topics discussed.  

  • Case studies throughout connect the material to real life events that students can use to explore issues in more detail.

  • Career insights offer students advice on potential career paths available that are related to the topics in the chapter.

  • Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to process and apply the material in a way that is meaningful to their life.

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