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Mapping The Political Landscape: An Introduction to Political Science, 2nd Edition

By Bassel Salloukh, Francesca Scala, Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, Andre Lecours, Csaba Nikolenyi
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Soft Cover
496 pages
ISBN-10: 017642413X
ISBN-13: 9780176424138
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 2nd

Mapping the Political Landscape: An Introduction to Political Science, second edition explores many issues that reflect the large diversity of Canadian society. Taking into account the increasing globalization of issues, this text/reader relates classical concepts of political science to differing political and cultural experiences. Mapping the Political Landscape is divided in to four thematic parts: Politics as Discipline, Ideas, Institutions and Change, with a small section of classic and contemporary readings following each chapter. The text assists the students with the readings by providing a set of questions relating to the readings and thematic commentary.


  • *NEW* Chapter 8 �Reflections on the Ideological Spectrum� has been removed as per reviewer�s feedback
  • *NEW* Two new readings in Chapter 11 replacing the readings from the previous edition
  • *NEW* An additional reading has been added to Chapter 16
  • *NEW* Chapter 7 has been renamed Feminism and Environmentalism
  • *NEW* New box on Iraq in Chapter 8
  • Thematic commentaries which include a definition of the concept of chapter, its philosophical and historical context, and the application of the concept
  • The text evaluates concepts and themes in light of the differing experiences of advanced industrial and less developed societies, of democratic and various other regimes, and of modern and traditional cultures
  • Section Four � �Politics as Change� � covers new concepts that have emerged in the discipline and provides instructors with an opportunity to introduce timely conceptual debates

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Politics as Discipline
  • Tradition, Discipline and Definitions
  • Contending Approaches
  • Methodology
  • Part 2: Politics as Ideas
  • Liberalism and Conservatism
  • Socialism
  • Fascism
  • Feminsim and Environmentalism
  • Part 3: Politics as Institutions
  • The State
  • Executives and Legislatures
  • Federalism and Federations
  • Political Parties and Electoral Systems
  • State-Society Relations
  • Part 4: Politics as Change
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • Globalization
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • Religion and Politics
  • Citizenship and Political Community