A Novel Approach to Politics (6th ed.)

Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture

Douglas A. Van Belle,

A Novel Approach to Politics: Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture
 
 
A textbook you will want to read.

A Novel Approach to Politics turns the conventional textbook wisdom on its head by using pop culture references to illustrate key concepts and cover recent political events. Adopters of previous editions are thanking author Douglas A. Van Belle for some of their best student evaluations to date.

With this Sixth Edition, Van Belle brings the book fully up-to-date with current events and policy debates, international happenings, and other assorted ‘intergalactic’ matters. Van Belle tackles the most tumultuous political periods in recent history head-on, encouraging you to engage with ideas, arguments, and information that might make you uncomfortable. Employing a wide range of references from Brooklyn Nine-Nine to The Good Place to Ready Player One, you are given a solid grounding in institutions, ideology, and economics. To keep things grounded, the textbook nuts and bolts are still there to aid you, including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, bolded key terms, and discussion questions.



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