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Politics, Power and the Common Good : An Introduction to Political Science (Canadian) - 2nd edition

Politics, Power and the Common Good : An Introduction to Political Science (Canadian) (ISBN10: 013239362X; ISBN13: 9780132393621)
ISBN13: 978-0132393621
ISBN10: 013239362X

Summary: POLITICSActivity related to making and implementing policies and decisions to deal with what are generally considered to be public problemsPOWERThe ability to get people, groups or states to act against their own desires or interests through coercion, inducements, or manipulationCOMMON GOODWhat is good for the political community as a whole, as well as for the general welfare of the members of the community Humanity faces many challenges – reducing poverty, war, climate change, global inequal
ity, international terrorism, environmental degradation, and the protection of human rights. Informed political actions and decisions are vital to deal with such challenges. This introduction to political science provides knowledge to help youunderstand the politics and the institutions of governing in our own country and the global political system of the 21stcentury. In addition you will learn about the contending perspectives that are used to that explain political problems, to examine different views on how political communities should be organized, and the values they should pursue for the betterment of the world as a whole.
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Summary: POLITICSActivity related to making and implementing policies and decisions to deal with what are generally considered to be public problemsPOWERThe ability to get people, groups or states to act against their own desires or interests through coercion, inducements, or manipulationCOMMON GOODWhat is good for the political community as a whole, as well as for the general welfare of the members of the community Humanity faces many challenges – reducing poverty, war, climate change, global inequality, international terrorism, environmental degradation, and the protection of human rights. Informed political actions and decisions are vital to deal with such challenges. This introduction to political science provides knowledge to help youunderstand the politics and the institutions of governing in our own country and the global political system of the 21stcentury. In addition you will learn about the contending perspectives that are used to that explain political problems, to examine different views on how political communities should be organized, and the values they should pursue for the betterment of the world as a whole....show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2008
International: No

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