Provides background on key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.
Ciscusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations. Pays considerable attention to political speeches, televised political advertising, political posters and print advertising, televised political debates, and Internet sites.
Provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology.
Analyzes the struggle of women in America to gain political equality and bring about change in public policy. Includes the first women's rights meetings in 1848 and major events in the suffrage campaign history as well as the Declaration of Sentiments and the National Organization for Women's Bill of Rights.
Contains more than 1,700 entries, including new materials on topics such as NGOs, butterfly ballots, decentralization, ethnic cleansing, and direct action. Covers political thinkers, institutions, and concepts with an international perspective. Appendices list the political leaders of a range of countries and international institutions.
Contains content on research methods from books, journals and reference sources; research methods videos, tutorials, and more; case studies showing how research methods are applied; and practice datasets from actual research. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more. Includes entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series.
Introduces research methods in political science, covering all the topics typically included in a one semester undergraduate-level course. It concentrates on the basics of what a student needs to know how to do to be an effective consumer of scientific research and begin to conduct his or her own research projects.
A useful guide for readers who are doing their own research project that includes chapter objectives, regular summaries, questions for discussion, and tasks and assignments, makes this the must-have text for anyone studying research methods as part of an undergraduate or graduate politics course.