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Investigate a key dimension of human life in SAGE Reference’s International Encyclopedia of Political Science

Los Angeles, CA (August 23, 2011) – None of us can escape politics or the affect it has on our lives. Throughout history, we have continuously tried to come to grips with its implications. During the second half of the past century, the field of research on politics and its connections has developed enormously and now covers virtually all parts of our ever more interdependent world.

Providing an exhaustive overview of the empirical findings and reflections on politics, SAGE Reference, in partnership with the International Political Science Association, presents its new eight-volume International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Over 600 leading scholars from around the world collaborated to provide an accessibly written resource exploring a comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life. A list of entries and a comprehensive index appear in each volume for ease of use, and the hundreds of A-to-Z entries are helpfully organized in a Reader’s Guide within the following key topics:

  • Comparative Politics, Theory, and Methods
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • Epistemological Foundations
  • Gender and Race/Ethnicity
  • International Relations
  • Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution
  • Political Economy
  • Political Parties
  • Political Philosophy/Theory
  • Political Sociology
  • Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Religion

The International Encyclopedia of Political Science caters to many different kinds of readers, including undergraduate or graduate students who like to be informed in their field of study, scholars who seek information on the relevant empirical findings in their area of specialization, and lay readers who may not have a formal background in political science but are interested in politics. Thus, the encyclopedia belongs on every reference library’s shelf so it can serve both the diffusion of knowledge about politics and the further development of the field. A FREE 30-day online trial to this title is available at

Co-Editor Bertrand Badie is Professor of International Relations, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), in Paris, France. Co-Editor Dirk Berg-Schlosser is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg, in Marburg, Germany. Co-Editor Leonardo Morlino is Professor of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli, in Rome, Italy.


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

International Encyclopedia of Political Science
October 2011                                        4032 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4129-5963-6                 Print price: $1,095.00
eISBN: 978-1-4129-9416-3               Electronic price: $1,350.00

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Mary Kay Jezzini
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