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This is a comparative, conceptual introduction to political science, organized topically rather than country-by-country, providing in-depth examples at the end of most chapters to provide greater richness about various countries than a topical treatment would normally provide. The theme of "power and choice," based on a definition of politics as the making of collective chThis is a comparative, conceptual introduction to political science, organized topically rather than country-by-country, providing in-depth examples at the end of most chapters to provide greater richness about various countries than a topical treatment would normally provide. The theme of "power and choice," based on a definition of politics as the making of collective choices for a group or state through the use of power, runs through much of the text....

Title : Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science
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ISBN : 9780073379036
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science Reviews

  • Amber
    2018-11-11 13:56

    If I hadn't been assigned to read this text for a class, I would not have made it through all 429 pages of this drivel. The writer was obviously inserted his own biased political thoughts into a text that, introducing the realm of political thought from an international view, should have been non-biased and presented with a cool detachment of a proper political scientist. It hurts to know that my professor rated this the best text she's found as an introduction to political science that wasn't just from the United States' point of view because even she had difficulties with the author's presentations at many points. At first, I thought the teacher was having us read this book merely to show us how NOT to think politically. I would not recommend this book to people are interested in learning more about political science.

  • Ivy
    2018-10-29 21:12

    This book, so far, has served well enough for my distance Govt 102 class but I'm almost certain we could have a better introductory text. (Or at least as good with a smaller price tag but the price is beside the point.)I dislike the tone and Shively's tendency to oversimplify or gloss, especially some of the more subjective, concepts within the text.

  • Jason
    2018-11-07 15:08

    Shively has a bias that roars in at odd times, but this is a thorough primer for the broad field of political science. If I had one other critique it would be that some of his definitions are a tad fuzzy for a 101 book. It could have been clearer.

  • Nick Black
    2018-11-03 21:57

    My rather marginal textbook for an independent study in world politics back in high school. Oh well, it got me a 5 on the AP Comparative Politics exam.

  • Mystistar115 The Bookist
    2018-10-29 14:59

    This was another textbook I had to read for class. This one was more enjoyable. I found it interesting that the author clearly put in his opinions. A different read.

  • Marlo
    2018-11-09 21:56

    I wish you could give books negative ratings... This is a terrible book, each page makes me feel like my education levels are warring with each other, and this book is losing.