Politics: An Introduction / Edition 2

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The second edition of this user-friendly text for students taking introductory courses in politics builds on the success of the first edition. It provides completely updated and stimulating coverage of topics essential to the understanding of contemporary politics. Ideal for students taking combined degrees at introductory level in politics and the social sciences, it emphasises the individual and social dimension of politics and covers theories and concepts in an accessible way. New features in the second edition include:

* new examples drawn from Western democracies and other political systems
* expanded sections on nationalism, religion, alternative politics, globalisation and ethnic conflict
* updated examples from the most contemporary political events
* biographies of key political thinkers and figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415226424
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/20/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Barrie Axford is Professor of Politics at Oxford Brookes University. Gary K Browning is Professor of Politics at Oxford Brookes University. Richard Huggins is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. Ben Rosamond is Reader in Politics and International Studies at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick. John Turner is Principal Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. Alan Grant (contributor) is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Barrie Axford and Gary Browning Part 1. People and Politics 1. The Individual and Politics Barrie Axford 2. Political Socialisation: how people learn about politics Ben Rosamond 3. Political Culture Ben Rosamond 4. Political Participation Barrie Axford and Ben Rosamond 5. Democracy and Democratization Richard Huggins Part 2: Politics and Ideas 6. Concepts and Issues Gary K. Browning 7. Political Thought Gary K. Browning 8. Political Ideologies Gary K. Browning Part 3: The Structures and Processes of Governance 9. Local Governance: politics below the nation-state Alan Grant 10. National Governance: key institutions and processes Richard Huggins 11. Parties, Interest Groups and Public Opinion John Turner 12. Political Communications and the Media John Turner 13. The Policy Process John Turner Part 4: Politics Beyond the Territorial State 14. The Nation-state and Nationalism Gary K. Browning and Ben Rosamond 15. Politics and Governance above the Territorial State Ben Rosamond 16: The Processes of Globalization Barrie Axford

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