International Encyclopedia of Political Science

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

Eight volume set2012 Dartmouth Medal
Published by Sage in association with IPSA

Edited by
Bertrand Badie Paris Institute of Political Studies, France
Dirk Berg-Schlosser Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Leonardo Morlino LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

With entries from leading scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science presents a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, including theoretical foundations, and it features empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes cover all the main subdisciplines of political science in detail, including comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations.

Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use.

The Encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Approximately 80 entries on the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science are provided.

The process of democratization will remain a vital topic during the 21st century, and the encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of the evolution of democracy as well as other political systems. Readers will find theoretical and empirical background on other important issues such as global security, the relationship between religion and the state, and political issues related to gender and race/ethnicity.

The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers.

November 2011 • 4,032 pages

Print: 978-1-4129-5963-6

Electronic: 978-1-4129-9416-3 (contact for pricing)