Elements in Political Science

Elements in Political Science

by Frank Bealey, Richard A. Chapman, Michael Sheehan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748611096

ISBN-13: 9780748611096

Pub. Date: 05/19/1999

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


This introductory textbook provides the ideal basis for students coming to Politics for the first time. The book opens with thequestion 'What is Politics?' and then explores the four major 'elements' : Comparative Institutions, Political Ideologies, Public Administration and International Relations. The book has been divided into five easy-to-use sections,…  See more details below

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This introductory textbook provides the ideal basis for students coming to Politics for the first time. The book opens with thequestion 'What is Politics?' and then explores the four major 'elements' : Comparative Institutions, Political Ideologies, Public Administration and International Relations. The book has been divided into five easy-to-use sections, each with a guide to literature for further study. Each chapter ends with two essay questions, making this an ideal teaching and revision tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748611096
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/19/1999
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. 1Introduction
1Politics and political science3
2Power, legitimacy and authority14
3The state26
4Political regimes39
5Problems of modern democratic government53
Sect. 2Comparative Institutions
6The comparative approach75
7Constitutions86
8Parliaments99
9Governments111
10Political parties124
Sect. 3Political Ideologies
11The concept of ideology145
12Liberalism156
13Socialism169
14Conservatism182
15Fascism196
Sect. 4Public Administration
16Public administration and public sector management219
17Organisation theory and bureaucracy234
18Personnel management and informal organisation250
19Decentralisation, devolution and deconcentration264
20Administrative reform279
Sect. 5International Relations
21Approaches to the study of international relations297
22The structure of the global system314
23Foreign policy analysis328
24International security342
25International society356
Index377

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