Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand that Stuff to Remember is really helpful, except for this one right here.
  • Identify the main subfields in the study of politics.
  • Distinguish between the applied subfields in the study of politics.
  • Understand how this book’s use of pop culture and fiction helped to provide a big picture perspective on the complex dynamics and ideas underlying politics.
  • Send money to the book’s author. His bail fund has taken a bit of a hit lately.