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International Politics 5th Edition

D'Anieri's INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS, 5th Edition, helps you make the connection between academic theories and real-world issues and events. Comparing international politics to a series of intellectual puzzles, the text emphasizes the importance of examining problems from multiple perspectives. Its unique focus on power and purpose involves both the goals that players have in international politics and the ways they have to achieve them. Detailed, up-to-date discussions cover populism and trade wars, critical international relations theory, international hierarchy, the impact of social media and bias, Brexit, U.S.-China trade conflict and much more. Thought-provoking case studies and features on history, policy and geography let you see the world from numerous perspectives while sharpening your critical thinking skills. Also available: MindTap. Read More

Paul D'Anieri

©2021

American Government 16th Edition

Combining practical insight and examples with MindTap's anywhere, anytime digital learning tools, Wilson/Dilulio/Bose/Levendusky's AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, ENHANCED, 16th Edition, equips you with a thorough understanding of the U.S. government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the U.S. and to what ends. Up-to-date coverage includes changes during the Trump administration and results of the 2018 midterm elections. Clear learning objectives and highlighted key concepts help you know exactly what to focus on, while links to contemporary debates on policy dynamics enable you to identify important issues in American politics, apply what you learn and maximize course success. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. DiIulio, Jr.| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky

©2021

Understanding Politics 13th Edition

"Politics is a gateway to a broader and better understanding of human nature, society and the world" is the inspiration behind Magstadt's UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES. The 13th Edition challenges you with its analysis of three fundamental premises: Politics is a pervasive force in modern society; government is too important to be left in the hands of a few; and the right to participate in public life is a precious thing unique to republics. Timely and relevant, it provides in-depth coverage of contemporary political issues and places them in the context of more enduring underlying questions. It focuses on key topics like ideology, citizenship, voting behavior, leadership and foreign policy as well as emerging issues, including the Trump presidency, social media in politics, Brexit, China as partner and rival, and populism and nativism as a reaction to globalism. Read More

Thomas Magstadt

©2021

Why Politics Matters 3rd Edition

Packed with current, global examples, Dooley/Patten's WHY POLITICS MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE, 3rd edition, explains why politics is important to you -- and how you can get involved. Giving you the building blocks to understand political science, it provides a "big picture" of the field as it explores theory, comparative politics, the U.S. government and international relations. Thoroughly up to date, it covers the rise of populism, nationalism, Brexit, the Trump presidency, U.S. relations with North Korea and China, the "pink wave" in the 2018 Congressional midterms, the impact of climate change on international relations and more. Engaging exercises prompt you to think critically about chapter concepts and put what you learn into practice. Also available, MindTap offers you a wealth of anywhere, anytime digital learning solutions. Read More

Kevin L. Dooley| Joseph Patten

©2021

World Politics 17th Edition

Combining the latest research with current events, Blanton/Kegley's WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION, 17th Edition, helps you understand what is happening on the international political stage -- and why. Thought-provoking discussions encourage you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls and paradoxes of people's choices about the global future and the likely long-term impact of those choices. Coverage includes recent challenges to global peace and prosperity; changes in the political landscape sparked by Brexit, the rise of China and enduring rivalries; terrorism and advances in military capabilities; human rights and inequality; threats to global health and the environment; and more. The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides further insight into emerging issues. Also available: MindTap Political Science digital learning solution. Read More

Shannon L. Blanton| Charles W. Kegley

©2021

American Government And Politics Today, Enhanced 18th Edition

Ford/Bardes/Schmidt/Shelley's American Government and Politics Today, Enhanced 18th Edition, transforms you from casual observer to well-informed participant. It equips you with the knowledge to make informed choices and start playing an active role in the decision-making process. This popular text is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social and economic structures and their processes. Completely up to date, the Enhanced 18th edition includes expansive coverage of the 2018 elections, gender issues and social media. Engaging examples bring chapter concepts to life, while "Politics in Practice" features give you an up-close view of people taking political action. In addition, MindTap, Cengage's fully online learning solution, is available and fully integrated with the text. Read More

Lynne E. Ford| Barbara A. Bardes| Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II

©2020

American Government And Politics Today 19th Edition

Making politics personal, Bardes/Shelley/Schmidt's American Government and Politics Today, The Essentials, Enhanced 19th Edition equips you with the tools and insight to become an active, informed citizen. Unbiased, updated with Election 2018 analysis and extremely student-friendly, the text combines a conversational, easy-to-read style with thorough coverage in a streamlined format. Political authorities as well as longtime professors who know what today’s students like, the authors incorporate a wealth of current, compelling and thought-provoking examples that bring chapter concepts to life. In addition, numerous hands-on activities help you figure out where you stand on key issues so you can put your views into action. Also available: MindTap, Cengage Learning's fully online learning solution. Read More

Barbara A. Bardes| Mack C. Shelley II| Steffen W. Schmidt

©2020

Gateways To Democracy 4th Edition

Helping you see the relevance of government in your own life, Geer/Herrera/Schiller/Segal's GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY, ENHANCED, 4th edition, thoroughly explains how the U.S. political system works, pointing out the "gateways" that facilitate--or even block--participation. The ENHANCED edition provides updates from the 2018 election, coverage of the frustrated electorate and the role of the media, as well as expanded discussion of diversity and participation that reflects the changing U.S. demographic infrastructure. Chapter-opening vignettes spotlight individuals who have successfully blazed their own trail in politics, such as former President Obama. In addition, Supreme Court cases illustrate the constitutional and legal context in which U.S. democracy has evolved, and a Political Analytics feature helps you evaluate the vast amounts of data present in today's political discourse. Read More

John G. Geer| Richard Herrera| Wendy J. Schiller| Jeffrey A. Segal

©2020

The Challenge Of Democracy 14th Edition

Emphasizing current and emerging political developments, THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, ENHANCED, 14th edition, explores globalization's impact on U.S. politics and the clash of values surrounding freedom, order and equality. Completely up-to-date--including insight on the 2018 midterm election--the text offers expanded coverage of gay marriage, marijuana legalization, government surveillance, the impact of social media on political activity, gun control, immigration politics, freedom and national security trade-offs and more. Engaging features throughout encourage you to think critically about key concepts and how they relate to current events. Maximizing your study time, the MindTap digital learning solution equips you with a fully interactive ebook, automatically graded homework assignments, flashcards, online discussion boards and self-assessment tools. Read More

Kenneth Janda| Jeffrey M. Berry| Jerry Goldman| Deborah Schildkraut| Paul Manna

©2020

The Road To The White House 2020 11th Edition

Voters need information about the qualities of candidates, the policies they propose and the partisan labels they wear. Does our Electoral College encourage the most qualified candidates to run? Does it force them to talk candidly with the American people? Will election results accurately reflect the needs of the population as a whole? Wayne's THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE 2020 answers these questions in a straightforward, jargon-free manner. Equipping you with a background on presidential elections and a guide to the 2020 election, it illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of our electoral democracy. It also offers insights on changes that have revolutionized contemporary electoral politics: the flood of money, the ideological polarization of American parties, the digital revolution, foreign interference, voter eligibility, the integrity of the voting process itself and much more. Read More

Stephen J. Wayne

©2020

The Road To The White House 2020 (With Appendix) 11th Edition

If voters are to make intelligent judgments, they need information about the qualities of the candidates, the policies they propose, and the partisan labels they wear. Does our presidential electoral system encourage the most qualified candidates to run? Does it force them to discuss the most important issues, present feasible policy solutions, and talk candidly with the American people? Will the election results accurately reflect the opinions, interests, and needs of the population as a whole? This book addresses these questions in a straight-forward, jargon-free manner. It will provide you with a background on presidential elections and a guide to the 2020 election. The book contains case studies of campaign strategies, descriptive boxes on contemporary election issues, and easy to read tables and figures. In doing so, it illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of electoral democracy in the U.S.in general and presidential elections in particular. You'll also get insights on changes that have revolutionized contemporary electoral politics in the 21st. century: the flood of money, the ideological polarization of American parties, the digital revolution, foreign interference, and issues relating to the eligibility of voters, the conduct of elections, and the integrity of the voting process itself. Read More

Stephen J. Wayne

©2020

EBK: Why Is China’S Reform And Opening-Up Successful? 1st Edition

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Xie Chuntao

©2020

Why Is China’S Reform And Opening-Up Successful? 1st Edition

In April 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China’s four decades of reform and opening-up have generated many valuable inspirations. “The most important one is that for any country or nation to achieve rejuvenation, they must follow the logic of history and the trend of the times in their pursuit of progress and development.” This book traces the historical trajectory of modern China’s history since Deng Xiaoping’s proposal of the Four Cardinal Principles for the country’s reform and opening-up in 1978, and the advancing of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Here, the authors tell the China story of the new era, in which China has taken an active part in global governance, upholding win-win cooperation, and building the vision of a shared future for mankind. Read More

Xie Chuntao

©2020

Retrospection And Reflection: 40 Years Of Development And Reform In China 1st Edition

Retrospection and Reflection: 40 Years of Development and Reform in China highlights the changes that China has experienced and its vision for the future. Over the last four decades, the Chinese people, with their solidarity, diligence and courage, have written a magnificent chapter in the development of the nation. From an in-depth historical perspective, this book aims to help readers understand the reform of Chinese civilization. It celebrates the various milestones of the Chinese people and also discusses where China sees itself in the modern era. Read More

Qi Zhenhong

©2020

The Governance Of China (10 Volumes) 1st Edition

Against the backdrop of a fluid domestic and external environment, Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed a new set of concepts, ideas and strategies for governing the world’s most populous nation. The Governance of China is the insider’s analysis of Xi’s theory of statecraft, and how the undisputed leader of the Chinese Communist Party intends to manage China’s political, economic and social development. Using historical Chinese practice, and the experience of other nations, Xi has developed fundamental principles which will guide China’s developmental path in the decades to come. Rich in content, and deep in thought and logic, this 10-volume set covers themes such as socialism with Chinese characteristics, Marxian political economy, political thought, rule of law, social governance, ideological development, science, technology and education, green development, party governance, and diplomacy and foreign relations. Written for a global audience, these volumes combine Chinese spirit and global perspective, and explore how Xi intends to realize the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Read More

CHINA RENMIN UNIVERSITY PRESS

©2020

GOVT (Book Only) 10th Edition

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Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen

©2019

GOVT (With Mindtap Political Science, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 10th Edition

Learn American Government YOUR Way with GOVT 10! This easy-reference textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, MindTap Political Science allows you to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards and practice quizzes. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize. Read More

Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen

©2019

American Government And Politics Today, Brief 10th Edition

For many, American politics and government have never been more interesting. And it's never been more important to understand America's complex and fascinating political system. Need help making sense of what's going on in the White House, Congress and the courts? Who doesn't? Let AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: Brief Edition, 2018-2019, be your guide. Find out how easily and effectively you can participate in today's political process. Learn about all the key components and concepts of American Government. And get clear on how our political system is supposed to work, your roles and responsibilities--and what you can do to make a difference. You'll like the colorful design and the affordable price, too. Read More

Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II| Barbara A. Bardes

©2019

Comparative Politics 10th Edition

Balancing theory with application and featuring an engaging, student-friendly writing style, the tenth edition of COMPARATIVE POLITICS takes an in-depth look at fourteen countries, framed within broader discussions in the part-opening chapters on Industrialized Democracies, Current and Former Communist Regimes, and The Global South. The introduction establishes a comparative structure based on five themes: conflict, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and challenges, which are then explored for each country. With this uniquely effective text, students can gain an understanding of important political trends and concepts, an exposure to politics in a number of countries, and a desire to dig more deeply into the fascinating field of comparative politics. Read More

Charles Hauss

©2019

Introduction To Comparative Politics 8th Edition

The polarizing election of Donald Trump. The dramatic Brexit vote. The impeachment of Brazil's president. Russia's drift toward authoritarianism. In INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS, 8th Edition, you'll study a sampling of political regimes, levels of economic development and geographic regions in case studies on 13 countries and the European Union. Updated to reflect today's contentious political climate, the text offers a country-by-country approach that allows you to examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers descriptions and analyses of a country's politics, political challenges and changing agendas. As you read, marginal key terms and guiding questions help you make connections and comparisons about the countries presented. Read More

Mark Kesselman| Joel Krieger| William A. Joseph

©2019

American Government 16th Edition

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for students trying to successfully understand the American government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes clear learning objectives and highlighted key concepts so you know exactly what to focus on. Links to contemporary debates on policy dynamics give you the opportunity to identify important issues in American politics, apply what you're learning and maximize your comprehension. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. DiIulio, Jr.| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky

©2019

American Government, Essentials Edition 16th Edition

The Essentials Edition of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for students trying to successfully understand the American government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes clear learning objectives and highlighted key concepts so you know exactly what to focus on. Links to contemporary debates on policy dynamics give you the opportunity to identify important issues in American politics, apply what you're learning and maximize your comprehension. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. DiIulio, Jr.| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky

©2019

Fighting Corruption: How The Communist Party Of China Works 1st Edition

Fighting Corruption: How the Communist Party of China Works depicts the new measures and policies adopted by the CPC Central Committee, with Xi Jinping as the General Secretary. Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the anti-corruption campaign has received widespread attention and recognition from China and the world. This has significantly changed the political environment and social atmosphere in China. This book highlights the efforts of the CPC to fight corruption and build a clean go vernment for the people. It also shares the CPC’s views and meticulous planning on this very pertinent issue. The reader will be able to see the progress and achievements in imp roving Party conduct, how power is supervised in the government and the positive effects of the disciplinary inspection system. Read More

Xie Chuntao

©2019

American Government 13th Edition

This popular brief text for the American Government course emphasizes the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. Thorough yet concise, the thirteenth edition of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, BRIEF VERSION, offers insightful coverage of all aspects of U.S. politics, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, Federalism, public opinion, the media, political parties, elections, the three branches of federal government, bureaucracy, and policymaking. Completely up to date, this edition includes new coverage of the 2014 and 2016 campaigns and elections. It also emphasizes critical-thinking skills and includes tools to help you maximize your study efforts and results, such as Learning Objectives in every chapter. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. Dilulio| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky

©2018

Fiscal Administration 10th Edition

FISCAL ADMINISTRATION, Tenth Edition, gives you the power to understand public finances as a participant who can put the process together, not just as a bystander. With U.S. federal, state, and local budgets, financial reports, and other documents, you can see how policymakers and administrators operate and learn skills needed to function in those systems. Chapters illustrate concepts and issues with case studies from the private and nonprofit sector as well as from government finance. Read More

John Mikesell

©2018

The Challenge Of Democracy 14th Edition

THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS explores globalization's impact on American politics and the clash of values surrounding freedom, order, and equality. Extensively updated -- including coverage of the 2016 election -- this 14th edition includes new examples, art, figures, data, and current discussions. You can further your understanding of the chapter content with MindTap, an optional digital solution. Featuring an interactive e-book, self-graded assignments, videos, flash cards, RSS feeds, and an online discussion board, MindTap allows you to easily see where you stand in the class while making the content more relatable to you. Read More

Kenneth Janda| Jeffrey M. Berry| Jerry Goldman| Deborah Schildkraut| Paul Manna

©2018

American Government And Politics Today 19th Edition

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, 2017-2018 Edition, inspires you to join the exciting process of being active, informed citizens. Unbiased, concisely organized, and updated with Election 2016 coverage, the authors provide encouragement and suggestions for ways to become involved in the political process. MindTap, Cengage Learning's fully online learning solution, is available and fully integrated with this text. Read More

Barbara A. Bardes| Mack C. Shelley II| Steffen W. Schmidt

©2018

The Enduring Democracy 5th Edition

THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, 5th Edition, looks at how problems and controversies characterizing American government today have been successfully tackled in America's past, and it examines how changing demographics of America have affected its political landscape. Updates include coverage of the 2016 election results and the challenges facing the new administration; racial tensions and the responses to address them; an analysis of the policy agenda in the final two years of the Obama administration; a primer on how the polls, parties, and other elements of the political environment have been shaped by the 2016 election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, new perspectives on President Obama's executive orders on immigration and gun control; and current domestic and foreign policy events, including incidents of gun violence and the growth of ISIS. Read More

Kenneth Dautrich| David A. Yalof| Christina Bejarano

©2018

American Government And Politics Today 18th Edition

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows you to make informed choices, encourages you to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes your participation in the world around you by giving you the tools you need to get involved. MindTap for American Government, Cengage Learning's fully online learning solution, is available and fully integrated with this text. Read More

Lynne E. Ford| Barbara A. Bardes| Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II

©2018

American Government And Politics Today, 2017-2018 Edition 18th Edition

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows you to make informed choices, encourages you to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes your participation in the world around you by giving you the tools you need to get involved. MindTap for American Government, Cengage Learning's fully online learning solution, is available and fully integrated with this text. Read More

Lynne E. Ford| Barbara A. Bardes| Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II

©2018

Gateways To Democracy 4th Edition

GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces you to the American political system, pointing out in each chapter the "gateways" that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works, and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy, the text helps you see the relevance of government in your life. Read More

John G. Geer| Richard Herrera| Wendy J. Schiller| Jeffrey A. Segal

©2018

GOVT 9 (With Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 9th Edition

Learn American Government your way with GOVT 9. GOVT's easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters, as well as chapter review cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, GOVT Online allows easy exploration of GOVT anywhere, anytime -- including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content as you go to help you remember what's important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen

©2018

GOVT 9 (Book Only) 9th Edition

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Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen

©2018

Harmony 1st Edition

Based on one of the 24 key terms put forth at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to outline the course of action China has to undertake to strengthen its core socialist values for the future and its long-term ideological pursuits, Harmony strives to closely link the term to the spirit of the 18th National Congress and give an in-depth interpretation of it. Achieving harmony is a keystone of Chinese traditional philosophies and important arguments of Marxist philosophy. It is vital that China’s leadership and its populace share these same ideas in order to realize the dream of building a harmonious, just, and moderately prosperous society while creating a new socialism with uniquely Chinese traits. By also drawing from Chinese historical and philosophical texts like those from Confucianism and Taoism, Harmony tries to take the lead in ideological awareness and gives impetus to a collective willpower, so as to provide a strong theoretical support for the construction of a successful core socialist value system. Read More

Zhang Wei Wen| Huang Yi Hua| Jiang Sheng Ying| Han Zhen

©2018

Public Administration In Canada 2nd Edition

This second edition of Public Administration in Canada tackles the current and emerging trends, the changing and evolving institutions of government, ethics, and many other challenges in public administration. It brings the study to life for students, demonstrating the intersection of theory with the practice of government program and service delivery, and examining the policies implemented and the procedures undertaken across the various levels of Canadian government in a way that resonates with what they see in their world. The authors explore the most current applications of public administration, with up to date coverage of the many recent changes in the political landscape. Two new features, “What to Do?” and “Points to Know” have been introduced to help students reflect, apply and review what they’ve learned. Read More

Paul Barker| Tim Mau

©2017

Judicial Process 7th Edition

Working within the framework of law and politics, JUDICIAL PROCESS: LAW, COURTS, AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES combines detailed information about the major structures and processes of the American judiciary with an insider's understanding of the importance of courthouse dynamics. From the organization and procedures of the various courts to the current applications of specific laws, the 7th Edition explores the roles and impact of the judicial system. Throughout the text, the authors not only explain what the legal rules are but also explore each rule's underlying assumptions, history, and goals, providing a complete and balanced look at the role of the judicial system today. Read More

David W. Neubauer| Stephen S. Meinhold

©2017

GOVT (With GOVT Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 8th Edition

Learn American Government YOUR Way with GOVT 8. GOVT's easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually-engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own GOVT Online allows easy exploration of GOVT anywhere, anytime - including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content as you go to help you remember what's important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen

©2017

GOVT (Book Only) 8th Edition

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Edward I. Sidlow| Beth Henschen

©2017

Classics Of Public Administration 8th Edition

With this newly expanded eighth edition of CLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, authors Jay M. Shafritz and Albert C. Hyde introduce students to the principles of public administration via the most significant scholarly writings on the topic. Straightforward and informative, this text begins its discussion with Confucius in ancient China and continues to today's political scientists. This edition includes 17 new readings and addresses the key fields of public administration: bureaucracy, organization theory, human resources management, the budgetary process, public policy, implementation, evaluation, intergovernmental relations, and public service ethics. Read More

Jay M. Shafritz| Albert C. Hyde

©2017

American Government 15th Edition

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 15th Edition is a clear and approachable textbook for students trying to successfully understand the American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. This textbook includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and links for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features give you the opportunity to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Read More

James Q. Wilson| John J. DiIulio, Jr.| Meena Bose| Matthew S. Levendusky

©2017

Cengage Advantage Books: American Government And Politics Today, Brief Edition 9th Edition

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2016-2017, shows you how easily and effectively you can participate in the political process. New features, up-to-date political news and analysis, and a great price make this text a top seller. Praised for its succinct, balanced coverage, clarity, and readability, this book examines all the key concepts of American government, while providing interesting student-oriented features that further convey what active citizenship means. Read More

Steffen W. Schmidt| Mack C. Shelley II| Barbara A. Bardes

©2017

Power And Society 14th Edition

Employing the central integrative theme of power, POWER AND SOCIETY, 14th Edition, introduces you to each of the social sciences and demonstrates how they differ in their focus and methods. It also presents an interdisciplinary viewpoint to illustrate the nature and uses of power in society. This compelling book will stimulate your interest in the social sciences as it explores some of the central challenges facing American society, such as ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, community problems, and international relations. Read More

Brigid C. Harrison

©2017

Canadian Politics 8th Edition

For over 30 years, Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches has engaged students in the history and debates of the Canadian political environment. The country has changed a great deal over these past decades; however, Canada’s political institutions have not. The relative stability of political institutions in the face of rapidly changing social, economic, and international environments is an enduring theme of Canadian politics. With the most recent election, the federal government laid out an ambitious agenda of political reform. Among other changes, the new government has pledged to reform the House of Commons, the senate, and the way votes are counted and seats are allocated in elections. This text provides readers with the tools and background knowledge to help them think seriously and critically about these and many other questions that Canada now faces. This text places its major focus between the two parts of the Canadian political system: its “environment” and its institutions. Students will be deeply engaged in the clash of interests from which Canadian political activity has stemmed, and will be equally fascinated by topics related to political culture, the mass media, public opinion, elections, and advocacy groups that will introduce them to the vibrant and dynamic world of Canadian politics. This new eighth edition of Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches seeks to make informed critics of its readers by presenting the relevant, challenging concepts of Canada’s political system with a balanced and engaging account of both political institutions and social influencers. Read More

Christopher Cochrane| Kelly Blidook| Rand Dyck

©2017

Understanding Politics 12th Edition

"Politics is a gateway to a broader and better understanding of human nature, society, and the world." This idea has inspired each edition of UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES. Thomas Magstadt's book provides in-depth coverage of contemporary political issues and calls attention to the more enduring underlying questions. With its intense, engaging "politics are pertinent" theme, the 12th edition will fascinate you with its analysis of three fundamental premises: politics is a pervasive force in modern society; government is too important to be left in the hands of a few; and everyone has the opportunity to participate in public life in a democracy. This edition focuses on vital topics and concepts such as democracy, dictatorship, ideology, citizenship, voting behavior, elections, public policy, leadership, war, revolution, foreign policy, world politics, and international law. Read More

Thomas Magstadt

©2017

International Politics 4th Edition

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS, 4th Edition, helps you make the connection between analytical theories and real-world issues and events. The focus on power and purpose engages both the goals that actors have in international politics, and the ways they have to achieve them. Thought-provoking case studies and features on history, policy, and geography let you see the world from multiple perspectives, while critical-thinking questions for each feature ask you to examine what you have learned. The Connection to You boxes show how international politics directly affects the lives of individuals, and how individuals can influence international politics. Read More

Paul D'Anieri

©2017

World Politics: Trend And Transformation, 2016 - 2017 16th Edition

WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today's international political stage. You will understand what is happening today and why. The 2016-2017 Edition incorporates recent challenges to global peace and prosperity, and the latest on international organizations, advances in military technology, a look at the changing nuclear environment in Iran, an expanded discussion on human rights, an enhanced discussion of global health threats, new data from World Development Indicators, and more. A partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides additional coverage of contemporary issues. The authors present each issue in a thought-provoking way that encourages you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people's choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on students in the future. Now, the book is also available in a variety of formats with MindTap Political Science for Blanton/Kegley's World Politics: Trend and Transformation is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Read More

Shannon L. Blanton| Charles W. Kegley

©2017

The Road To The White House 2016 Prepack (With Appendix) 10th Edition

If voters are to make intelligent judgments, they need information about the qualities of the candidates, the policies they propose, and the partisan labels they wear. Does our presidential electoral system encourage the most qualified candidates to run? Does it force them to discuss the most important issues, present feasible policy solutions, and talk candidly with the American people? Will the election results accurately reflect the opinions, interests, and needs of the population as a whole? This book addresses these questions, providing you with an informative guide to elections and democracy--using case studies, tables, and figures to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. presidential elections. You’ll also get insights on recent changes that have revolutionized electoral politics--from the flood of money to and from Super PACs to instantaneous communications to microtargeting of messaging. Read More

Stephen J. Wayne

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State And Local Government 10th Edition

The 10th edition of STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT provides comprehensive and completely updated coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level. This bestselling text's theme of increased capacity and responsiveness of state and local government conveys excitement about politics at the grassroots level and is pro public service. Read More

Ann O'M. Bowman| Richard C. Kearney

©2017

Local Government In Canada 9th Edition

Over the almost 40 years it has been in print, Local Government in Canada has earned a reputation for being a comprehensive, straightforward, and readable text on municipal government in Canada. The book concentrates on providing a factual overview of municipal government developments across Canada. It has always included a historical and institutional focus, but has gradually broadened its scope and emphasis over the years to give greater attention to the economic and political context within which the municipalities operate, including an expanded discussion of the nature and impact of the forces of globalization and the increasing emphasis on multilevel governance initiatives. This ninth edition of Local Government in Canada updates data from the recent census, Statistics Canada, and related sources; it illustrates shifting local engagement; it captures local multi-level governing conversations about infrastructure deficits and what Canada’s municipalities can contribute to global ecological well-being; it reflects on the increases in local government activism; and it seeks to capture the shifting urban focus of Canada’s national government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (elected 2015). It previews the issues leading up to the civic elections in 2017 and 2018. Finally, it concludes with the notion that democratic politics will continue to be the well-spring to good local governing. Read More

C. Richard Tindal| Susan Nobes Tindal| Kennedy Stewart| Patrick J. Smith

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The Chinese Dream 1st Edition

The 'Chinese Dream' is a term coined by the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, in many of his speeches in China and around the world. Since its first appearance in 2012, the term has generated widespread interest and discussion. What does the 'Chinese Dream' mean for China and the rest of the world? Where does this dream come from, and how different is it from the American Dream? Is the 'Chinese Dream' a quest for the past glories of empire, or is it a desire for peaceful mutual development? How do people in China pursue and fulfill dreams, and how far are they from realizing them? In this book, a team of media experts in China come together to discuss and address these questions extensively, offering a thought-provoking interpretation of the 'Chinese Dream'. Read More

Ren Xiaosi

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