Understand Politics: Teach Yourself

Understand Politics: Teach Yourself

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Is this the right book for me?A complete introduction to politics and the workings of governmentFocusing on the institutions of government and the political systems operating in liberal democratic states, it will give you an understanding of the operations of these political systems, the key political themes and the differences that exist between them. Using contemporary examples from all over the world, this title is essential reading for all those who want to know more about our world today.Understand Politics includes: Chapter 1: Key issues in the study of politicsChapter 2: Liberal democracyChapter 3: Political ideologiesChapter 4: Elections and electoral systemsChapter 5: Parties and party systemsChapter 6: Pressure groupsChapter 7: The media Chapter 8: ConstitutionsChapter 9: The executive branch of governmentChapter 10: The bureaucracyChapter 11: The legislative branch of governmentChapter 12: The judiciary and law enforcementChapter 13: Sub-national governmentChapter 14: The nation state in the modern world Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 131 x 237 x 22mm | 352g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444105221
  • 9781444105223
  • 654,460

Table of contents

Preface 01 Key issues in the study of politics 02 Liberal democracy 03 Political ideologies 04 Elections and electoral systems 05 Parties and party systems 06 Pressure groups 07 The media 08 Constitutions 09 The executive branch of government 10 The bureaucracy 11 The legislative branch of government 12 The judiciary and law enforcement 13 Sub-national government 14 The nation state in the modern world Taking it further Indexshow more

About Peter Joyce

Peter Joyce has worked at Manchester Metropolitan University since 1980 and is currently the Principal Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. He has written widely in the areas of Politics and Criminology.show more

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