Its lively, engaging style and authoritative and comprehensive coverage have made this highly successful text the first choice introduction to politics for students and instructors alike. The fourth edition has been has been systematically revised and updated to cover key developments such as the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring. The book also has a new more integrated chapter structure which makes it easier for students to see how different topics interrelate and takes better account of the increasing interdependence between domestic and world events. With an attractive new full-colour page design, each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid l...
This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.
A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped politics around the world. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now has a new chapter on the rise of religious politics and Islamism and an improved page design to aid student learning.
The fourth edition of this highly successful and accessible text has been substantially revised and updated and includes extra coverage throughout on non-western approaches and international political theory.
This accessible guide to the major concepts in politics has now been revised and expanded to include over 60 international relations terms to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each concept is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political understanding is explored.
This accessible guide to the key concepts in politics now features over 60 additional international relations entries to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each term is fully and clearly defined and its significance for political understanding and debate is explored.
Concepts are the "tools" with which we think, criticize, argue, explain, and analyze. Political concepts are nothing less than building-blocks of political understanding: the political world means what our concepts tell us it means. But political concepts are notoriously slippery and subject to controversy. Indeed, political debate is often a debate about the correct use of political terms. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored. The introduction explains how political concepts are used and why they are so often abused. The book is arranged thematically, in an easy to use way, to be a vital companion for students throughout their course of study, and especially useful as a revision aid.
The new edition of this best-selling textbook, from the UK's leading politics textbook author, is written specifically to meet the needs of students who are studying the new 2017 A level specification for UK Government and Politics. It is a lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the subject, and gives full coverage of the Edexcel and AQA specifications. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the election of a Conservative majority government after a term of coalition politics, and will take account of the 2017 general election. Key features: • Previews – introduce each chapter and highlight the key areas to be covered • UK Politics in Action – discuss ...
The book offers an accessible and very comprehensive survey of the major ideas and concepts encountered in politics. Each chapter discusses a cluster of related terms, exploring how they have been used by different thinkers and traditions, and examining the debates and controversies that have sprung up around them. Lucidly written and clearly structured, the book provides an ideal introduction to politics and political theory.
This new textbook from best-selling politics author Andrew Heywood investigates the ideas that have dominated political thinking across the globe, and examines the different ways in which they have been interpreted and reinterpreted. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it covers the key ideological traditions, offering an exposition of their history and development, their core themes and internal divisions and their impact on contemporary political behaviour, movements, parties and governments. This new introduction is written specifically for the new A Level syllabus in Political Ideas and covers all the issues and topics in the Edexcel and AQA specifications. It includes a range of useful features to help students develop and apply their understanding of ideas, ideologies and thinkers.