Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Exploring Politics!

Exploring Politics: A Concise Introduction addresses the challenges of teaching and learning introductory concepts in political science. Its concise, accessible writing style brings a no-frills approach to the curriculum, allowing instructors to pepper in activities, current events, and their own lectures where they want while leaning on the text for foundational material required in the course. The book is organized topically to reflect how politics spreads from the individual and group level, to the national, and eventually the international level, taking the emphasis off the typically American-focused course of yesterday and building up informed national and global citizens.

Gaspare M. Genna and Taeko Hiroi provide students with brief content modules broken up by critical thinking questions, class exercises, and activities, moving students beyond memorization and into the realm of application and discovery.

This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo.

Digital Option / Courseware

  • SAGE Vantage is an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. It’s a learning platform you, and your students, will actually love. Learn more.
  • Assignable Video with Assessment (available in SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now.
  • LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

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We gratefully acknowledge Gaspare M. Genna and Taeko Hiroi for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Graphic World, Inc. for developing the resources on this site.