The Encyclopedia of Political Science Set

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George T Kurian, James E Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D Mcclain
CQ Press, 12.10.2010 - 1801 Seiten
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A 21st century approach to the study of politics

Political science needs a resource that serves as a core reference to the central ideas, concepts, and frameworks underlying the study of politics and that highlights the intersections of politics with other disciplines. The Encyclopedia of Political Science (TEPS) is designed to fill that need. It is the encyclopedia for political science in the twenty-first century.

Prepared with the assistance of the American Political Science Association (APSA), TEPS brings together a distinguished editorial board and over 600 distinguished and rising scholars to chronicle and assess the core issues that have long concerned students of politics. This comprehensive, multi-volume work traces the evolution of political theories, concepts, research frameworks, and political practices from across the world. As it examines the interplay of political ideas and processes, the encyclopedia also conveys the vitality and excitement of politics in practice.

Cognizant of the global nature of political ideas and movements, TEPS reflects a wide range of concepts and frameworks, both Western and non-Western, national and international. An authoritative survey of the state of politics and political science, this five- volume work consists of more than 1,500 A to Z signed entries by contributors from over 30 countries, including 300 overview articles or interpretive essays.

The encyclopedia supports all of the core undergraduate courses in political science: American government, comparative politics, international relations, public policy, public administration, political behavior, political theory, and political science methods. It will be an essential reference for all academic and public libraries.

Quick Facts

  • Thematic Table of Contents that maps major subfields and topics in politics
  • Over 1,500 A to Z entries
  • Contributing essays from scholars across the globe
  • Prepared with the assistance of the American Political Science Association

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James E. Alt specializes in political economy and methodology. He is the Director of Graduate Studies and Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is or has been a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, and the American Political Science Review.

Simone Chambers is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her primary areas of scholarship include political philosophy, ethics, democratic theory and constitutional theory.

Geoffrey Garrett is founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney. A dual citizen of Australia and the U.S., he has written widely on numerous aspects of the global political economy.

Margaret Levi is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington, and Professor of U.S. Politics at the University of Sydney. She is also the Director of the CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States) Center and served as President of the American Political Science Association from 2004-2005.

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