In politics, individual political behavior is often ascribed to class and ethnic identity. How does this happen? In this text, Needler shows how the individual constructs his or her political identity, and develops ideologies that guide their political behavior. Intended as an alternative to traditional introductory texts in politics and political science, this book is, at the same time, a survey and introduction to political theory, a survey and introduction to comparative and American politics, and a review of contemporary international relations. These topics are combined in a novel and creative way so as to provide a readable and informative text for undergraduate students or laypersons. The author's fresh approach will be welcomed by teachers in politics and political science.
About the Author:
MARTIN C. NEEDLER is Dean of the School of International Studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He is the author of Mexican Politics (Praeger, 1982, 1990, 1995) and The Concepts of Comparative Politics (Praeger, 1991).