Basic Political Concepts
by Paul deLespinasse
Publisher: Global Text Project 2008
Number of pages: 37
The goal of this text is to provide a small set of carefully defined words that can be used to describe and analyze a wide range of political phenomena and issues. Chapter 1 focuses on concepts useful in analyzing individual decisions and actions, which surely are the basic "stuff" of politics. Chapter 2 introduces concepts related to associations, the relationships between individuals that are created by their actions. Chapter 3 illustrates some ways in which we can systematically increase our ability to think systematically about politics. It is an invitation for the student to think creatively, to join in the continual rethinking of political issues that is a prerequisite of progress.
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by Keat Peng Goh - Smashwords
This author subscribes to the principle of check and balance in all human enterprises and endeavours to mitigate the effects of human sin. Therefore he supports a two-party system as the only legitimate democratic process...
by Paul F. deLespinasse - Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of the American political system and with a framework for analyzing its processes and functions. It will appeal to instructors of introductory American government courses.
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press
The distinctive group of contributors examine the questions that divide conservatives today and reveal the variety of answer put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. They each bring a distinctive voice to bear.
by Niccolo Machiavelli - Antonio Blado d'Asola
Shorter than most classic works, and more accessible to current readers because of their familiarity with politics, this work yields benefits to all who read, and critically examine the precepts it explains. A must-read classic of world literature.