- Paperback: 396 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (August 25, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0631206957
- ISBN-13: 978-0631206958
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,653,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science: A User's Guide to Its Terms 1st Edition
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" This scholarly work defines 1,000 words and phrases in political science. The entries are lengthy for a dictionary, averaging half a page. An interesting feature id the subject index, which indentifies all pages where particular terms are used." K. F. Muther, California State University, Sacramento <!--end-->
"This handy reference book provides a clear and lively introduction to terminology that is common to several social science classes at the Secondary Level ... The layout is very effective and allows easy access to the short definitions." Saskatchewan Education
The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science provides students and general readers with a clear and lively introduction to the terminology of political science. The book comprises rigorous definitions and explanations of around 1000 key terms presented in an engaging style, cross-referenced, and easily accessible to readers new to the subject. It also includes a section of short biographies of the most eminent writers in the discipline - both classical and modern. The book is unique in combining a single author's overview and minimal assumptions about the reader's prior knowledge of the discipline. This dictionary is invaluable as a reference tool, providing an essential introduction to what it means to think politically.
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Also, given the price, I expected a bigger book. It's not very large, though admittedly it has had most of the terms I wanted to look up in it.
If I knew of a better dictionary for politics I would recommend it; since I don't, I simply recommend not wasting your money on this one.