Foundational values and ideas for government -- What is government? why do we need it? key concepts in the study of politics -- What is a Christian government? should there be one? -- Political ideologies and values -- Institutions -- Structuring government: regime types and liberal democracy -- Structuring government: institutions that make government work -- Political parties, elections, and voting -- Interest groups and other forms of political participation -- Policy -- Funding governmentz; taxation policy -- Social policy -- Economic policy -- Foreign policy and international relations -- Perspectives on international relations -- The United Nations, INGOs, and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable -- Church, state, and Shalom.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.