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This highly successful text is the best-selling text to introductory politics and offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from a truly international perspective. The third edition of Politics has substantial new material and it also takes into account throughout the increasing importance of the global dimensions of politics. Stimulating, succinct and accessible, it offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. In line with the foundation series, Politics features an extensive range of pedagogical features including illustrations, charts and boxes to encourage students to gain a firm understanding of key concepts. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/foundations/heywood/index.htmlshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 186 x 240 x 32mm | 938.93g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0230524974
  • 9780230524972
  • 88,751

About Andrew Heywood

ANDREW HEYWOOD is Vice Principal, Croydon College, UK, and A-Level Chief Examiner in Government and Politics. He is author of Political Ideologies, Political Theory and Key Concepts in Politics.show more

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'Politics is simply the best introductory guide available for the subject. Andrew Heywood defines the theory and practice of politics in a rigorous, lively and highly accessible way. This book is indispensable for any student of politics and a "must" for introductory reading lists for politics tutors.' - Professor Jon Tonge, University of Liverpool, UK and Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK 'In addition to Heywood's accessible style of writing, the book certainly benefits from many of the pedagogical features incorporated into the text. The sets of questions, outlining of key concepts, mini biographical profiles of specific philosophers and important people, focus boxes, diagrammatic representations and suggestions for further reading are all valuable, informative features and aide-memoires.' - Dr Jacqui Briggs, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Lincoln, UK 'I have enjoyed using Politics and find it a font of knowledge at my finger tips.' - Dr Rae Nicholl, University of South Pacific, Fiji 'Overall, Politics offers a thorough and solid overview of the essential material for an introduction to political science or comparative politics.' - Professor Joel D. Wolfe, University of Cincinnati, USAshow more

Table of contents

List of Boxes Preface Acknowledgements PART 1: THEORIES OF POLITICS What is Politics? Governments, Systems and Regimes Political Ideologies Democracy The State PART 2: NATIONS AND GLOBALIZATION Nations and Nationalism Global Politics Subnational Politics PART 3: POLITICAL INTERACTION The Economy and Society Political Culture, Identity and Legitimacy Mass Media and Political Communication Representation, Elections and Voting Parties and Party Systems Groups, Interests and Movements PART 4: MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT Constitutions, the Law and Judiciaries Assemblies Political Executives Bureaucracies Militaries and Police Forces PART 5: POLICY AND PERFORMANCE Policy Process and System Performance Glossary of Political Terms Bibliography Indexshow more

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