Understanding Politics By Thomas M Magstadt
UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES, 8E, International Edition, is the best way to empower yourself with an understanding of the political forces that shape the United States and the world. With best-selling author Thomas Magstadt as your guide, you will gain a rich understanding of politics as a pervasive force in our society. You’ll explore the concepts of democracy, dictatorship, citizenship, and leadership. Not only will you come away with a solid grasp of politics, but also with a better understanding of human nature, society, and the world!
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