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Exploring Political Ideas: Concepts That Shape Our World Margaret Stimmann Branson

Exploring Political Ideas: Concepts That Shape Our World

Margaret Stimmann Branson

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781608712588
Paperback
464 pages
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Designed to specifically help high school students build critical-thinking skills, Exploring Political Ideas presents a conceptual-comparative approach to the study of the political ideas that have both shaped world history and continue to affectMoreDesigned to specifically help high school students build critical-thinking skills, Exploring Political Ideas presents a conceptual-comparative approach to the study of the political ideas that have both shaped world history and continue to affect todays political landscape. The text explores many intertwined concepts, including the uses of power and authority, the influence of political culture and political institutions, the relationships between rights and responsibilities, political participation and representation, the prerequisites of leadership and governance, and the challenges facing national and international governance in our age of rapid globalization. Each chapter illustrates the concepts through practical examples about political thinkers, leaders, ideas, institutions, and policies.