Political Concepts

Political Concepts

by Richard Bellamy
     
 

Offers a sophisticated analysis of central political concepts in the light of recent debates in political theory. Introduces students to some of the main interpretations of key political conceps highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Tackles the principle concepts employed to justify any policy or institution and examines the main domestic purposes and

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Offers a sophisticated analysis of central political concepts in the light of recent debates in political theory. Introduces students to some of the main interpretations of key political conceps highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Tackles the principle concepts employed to justify any policy or institution and examines the main domestic purposes and functions of the state. Examines the relationship between state and civil society and finally looks beyond the state to issues of global concern and inter-state relations.
Studies the relationship between state and civil society and finally looks beyond the state to issues of global concern and inter-state relations.

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"...an important and valuable textbook for students undertaking modules in conceptual approaches to political theory." --Ian Fraser, Nottingham Trent University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719059094
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
08/02/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Bellamy is Professor of Government at the University of Essex

Andrew Mason is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton

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