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A New Handbook of Political Science

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With contributions by 42 of the best political scientists worldwide, A New Handbook of Political Science analyzes the progress made in political science over the past twenty years in the context of historical trends in the field. International in its scope and systematic in its coverage, this comprehensive volume will be an essential reference book for political scientists ...more
Paperback, 864 pages
Published September 10th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 28th 1996)
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Steven Peterson
A handbook can be a wonderful resource, for those who want an accessible introduction to, in this case, an academic discipline. This is a handbook of political science. As such, it does a good job providing entree to the discipline.

The organization is straightforward--an introductory section followed by sections considering the various subfields of political science. There is enough detail in the book to provide a birds-eye view. Indeed, the total is 35 chapters and 800 pages.

The Introduction ha
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