Journals Higher Education



12 July 2010

320 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195397741

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The Science of Politics

An Introduction

Josep M. Colomer

A broad, accessible, and rigorous overview, The Science of Politics uses thirty key principles to introduce students to the most important and substantive concepts in the field, including representation and policy. Josep M. Colomer takes a unique approach, addressing politics from two points of departure: as a fundamental human activity to pursue the common interests of the members of a community (i.e., the "public good") and as the subject of systematic and reliable knowledge (i.e., science). This method helps to bridge a persistent gap between developments in research and actual teaching in the discipline.