Introduction: The Study of Politics Enters the Twenty-First Century

Kevin T. Leicht, J. Craig Jenkins

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The study of politics and political phenomena is important for understanding a variety of questions that are at the core of social science research, theorizing, and policy analysis. This collection by top scholars of politics is designed to provide a broad overview of the substantive, theoretical and methodological state of political research while focusing on key areas that deserve fresh research and study by new generations of sociologists and political scientists.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Politics
Subtitle of host publicationState and Society in Global Perspective
EditorsKevin T Leicht, J Craig Jenkins
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

Name Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
ISSN (Print)1389-6903


  • public opinion
  • social movement
  • political change
  • voter turnout
  • authoritarian regime

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