Introductory Political Science

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Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences
Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences
By Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. and Stacy B. Fisher
Kickstarting Your Academic Career is a primer on the common scholastic demands that social sciences students face upon entering college or university.
Published Feb 2017
The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition
The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition
By Patrick Malcolmson, Richard Myers, Gerald Baier, and Thomas M.J. Bateman

Now in its sixth edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to the institutions, processes, and principles of the Canadian political system.

Published May 2016
Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition
Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition
Edited by James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon
The sixth edition of Canadian Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to Canadian government and politics by a highly respected group of political scientists.
Published Mar 2014
Comparing Political Regimes: A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition
Comparing Political Regimes: A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics, Third Edition
By Alan Siaroff
Comparing Political Regimes provides a comprehensive assessment of the world’s political systems by outlining and contrasting the aspects of four different regime types: liberal democracies, electoral democracies, semi-liberal autocracies, and closed autocracies.
Published Aug 2013
Understanding American Politics, Second Edition
Understanding American Politics, Second Edition
By Stephen Brooks, Douglas L. Koopman, and J. Matthew Wilson
Understanding American Politics provides a unique introduction to the contemporary political landscape of the United States.
Published May 2013
Politics (Canadian Edition): An Introduction to the Modern Democratic State, Fourth Edition
Politics (Canadian Edition): An Introduction to the Modern Democratic State, Fourth Edition
By Larry Johnston
The latest edition of Politics offers a comprehensive and comparative approach to the essential components of democratic politics in today's states.
Published Nov 2012
The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the Twenty-First Century
The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the Twenty-First Century
By James Cairns and Alan Sears
The Democratic Imagination examines different conceptions of democracy, exploring tensions that emerge in key moments and debates in the history of democracy, from Ancient Greece to the French Revolution to contemporary Egypt.
Published Oct 2012
The Study of Politics: A Short Survey of Core Approaches
The Study of Politics: A Short Survey of Core Approaches
By Greg Pyrcz
The Study of Politics explores and addresses the implications of committing to specific principles and methodologies in political science research.
Published May 2011
Politics (US Edition): An Introduction to Democratic Government, Third Edition
Politics (US Edition): An Introduction to Democratic Government, Third Edition
By Munroe Eagles

"Extremely thorough and well-researched. The inclusion of a discussion of political science and of political philosophy is welcome, as it helps ground the discussion of modern institutions and processes in the history of political thought." - Robert Kelly, University of the Pacific

Published Apr 2008
The Institutions of Liberal Democratic States
The Institutions of Liberal Democratic States
By Munroe Eagles, Christopher Holoman, and Larry Johnston

This book provides a concise overview of the institutions of government in modern democracies.

Published Sep 2004