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Poli sci fi : an introduction to political science through science fiction

Author: Michael A Allen; Justin S Vaughn
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015036328
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Allen; Justin S Vaughn
ISBN: 9781317266754 1317266757 9781317266761 1317266765
OCLC Number: 944910021
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Science Fiction as a Tool of Political Science - Michael A. Allen and Justin S. Vaughn SECTION I: THEORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY 1. Improving Public Policy: Measurement & Prediction in Minority Report - Jennifer Kelkres Emery 2. Equilibrium: If Game Theorists Ruled the World? - Benjamin Farrer SECTION II: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR 3. Service Guarantees Citizenship: Starship Troopers and Democracy - Ted Henry Brown and Christie L. Maloyed 4. Idiocracy: Do you need to be informed to vote in a democracy? - Conor M. Dowling 5. One Choice Can Transform You: Political Ideology and Culture in Divergent - Jocelyn Evans SECTION III: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 6. Star Wars and the Executive Branch - Joseph E. Uscinski 7. Star Wars and Legislatures - Zachary Callen 8. Are You Divergent? Political Factions and Personal Identity - Steve B. Lem 9. Yes... Yes... All Your 'Rights' As Defined By the Cardassian Articles of Jurisprudence Will Be Protected: Civil Liberties in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Raymond V. Carman, Jr. 10. The Bureaucratic Mind of Hermes Conrad: Administrative Behavior in Futurama - Scott E. Robinson and Justin S. Vaughn SECTION IV: IDENTITY 11. The Politics of Gender in the World of the Twelve Colonies - Lilly J. Goren 12. "We Shall Overcome:" The Districts of Panem and Identity Politics in The Hunger Games - Jennifer Kelkres Emery and Jocelyn Evans SECTION V: STATES 13. Democratic Breakdown in V for Vendetta - Julie VanDusky-Allen 14. Understanding Civil War through Star Wars - Michael A. Allen SECTION VI: INTER-STATE RELATIONS 15. Buggers and Astronauts: Ethics and Security in Ender's Game - Mary Elizabeth Sullivan 16. Battlestar Galactica and Foreign Policy - Michael E. Flynn
Responsibility: edited by Michael A. Allen, Justin S. Vaughn.
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