Political science. An introduction by M. G. Roskin, R. L. Cord, J. A. Medeiros, W. S. Jones

By M. G. Roskin, R. L. Cord, J. A. Medeiros, W. S. Jones

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By M. G. Roskin, R. L. Cord, J. A. Medeiros, W. S. Jones

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Why did interest in 7. Is politics largely biological, politics decline for many years? Is it disgust at psychological, cultural, rational, politicians and their constant, empty struggle or irrational? for partisan advantage? Is it a feeling of help- 8. How can something as messy as politics be a science? lessness, a sense that individual citizens do not matter? Is it the perception that the nation’s capital is the playground of rich and power- ful interest groups who simply buy whatever they want, including politicians?

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In Africa, voting and violence follow tribal lines. Psychology Psychology, particularly social psychology, contributes much to political science’s understanding of which personalities are attracted to politics, why and under what circumstances people obey authority figures, and how people form national, group, and voting attachments. Studies of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Zedong are often based on psychological theories. Psychologists are especially good with methodology ; they devise ways to study things objectively and teach us to doubt claims that have holes in them.

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