Packed with current, global examples, Dooley/Patten's WHY POLITICS MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE, 3rd edition, explains why politics is important to you -- and how you can get involved. Giving you the building blocks to understand political science, it provides a 'big picture' of the field as it explores theory, comparative politics, the U.S. government and international relations. Thoroughly up to date, it covers the rise of populism, nationalism, Brexit, the Trump presidency, U.S. relations with North Korea and China, the 'pink wave' in the 2018 Congressional midterms, the impact of climate change on international relations and more. Engaging exercises prompt you to think critically about chapter concepts and put what you learn into practice. Also available, MindTap offers you a wealth of anywhere, anytime digital learning solutions.