|Dirk Berg-Schlosser||Philipps-University Marburg, Germany|
|Leonardo Morlino||Scuolo di Governo, LUISS, Italy|
|© 2011||4032 pages||SAGE Publications, Inc|
2012 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention
Library Journal Best Reference 2011
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.