This introduction to politics is designed for first-year students in social sciences and for the general reader interested in the basics of contemporary politic. The text's various sections and lecture summaries deal with the important areas of political science, different systems of democratic government, the fall of communism and post-communist politics, as well as issues in Caribbean politics such as globalization, constitutional reform and regional integration. This third edition is fully revised and incorporates new material pertinent to the needs of students in the 21st century.
Trevor Munroe is Professor of Government and Politics, University o the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He is the author of several scholarly works, including Renewing Democracy in the New Millennium: The Jamaican Experience in Perspective, and the recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for excellence in Teaching in 2000. He is also a leader in Jamaica's labour movement and an independent senator in the Jamaican Parliament.
Section I Political Behaviour, Political Culture, and Political Socialization; Section II The Changing Definition of Political Science and Politics; Section III Democracy: Representative and Participatory; Parliamentary and Presidential; Section IV The Presidential and Parliamentary Systems of Government; Section V The Transition from Communism and Post-Communism; Section VI The Anglophone Caribbean State: Decolonization, Contemporary Constitutions, Reform Proposals; Section VII Contemporary Caribbean Politics: Globalization, Regionalism, and Political Change