A Novel Approach to Politics: Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture (Paperback)Douglas A. Van Belle (author)
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A Novel Approach to Politics turns the conventional textbook wisdom on its head. This is a textbook students want to read.
With this new edition, Van Belle brings the book fully up-to-date with recent events, elections, current policy debates, international happenings, and other assorted intergalactic matters. Van Belle adds a wealth of new and recent movies and books to the text, as he illustrates key concepts in political science through examples that captivate students. Employing a wide range of references from 1984 to Game of Thrones to House of Cards, students are given a very solid grounding in institutions, ideology, and economics.
The textbook bits and pieces are still there to aid students-chapter objectives, chapter summaries, bolded key terms, and discussion questions. Retained for this edition, ''The Thinkers in Boxes" feature calls out pivotal political philosophers, theorists, and assorted hipsters.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 231 x 190 x 25 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
-- Richard Gutierrez
"The greatest strengths of A Novel Approach to Politics are its humor and accessibility. Students love reading it."
-- Matthew A. Childers
"The genius of A Novel Approach to Politics is that Van Belle uses humor and pop culture to engage the reluctant student of politics. Its broad themes and arrangement of chapters allows plenty of freedom to add my own unique spin to the material."
-- Sherri S. Replogle
"Van Belle's book is easily accessible to college freshman and sophomores. It is written in a conversational, witty, at times sarcastic tone that appeals to young people."
-- John A. Shively
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