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Politics: The Basics

5th Edition

By Stephen D Tansey, Nigel Jackson


268 pages

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Paperback: 9780415841429
pub: 2014-09-22
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Now in its fifth edition, Politics: The Basics explores the systems, movements and issues at the cutting edge of modern politics. A highly successful introduction to the world of politics, it offers clear and concise coverage of a range of issues and addresses fundamental questions such as:

• Why does politics matter?

• Why obey the state?

• What are the key approaches to power?

• How are political decisions made?

• What are the current issues affecting governments worldwide?

Accessible in style and topical in content, the fifth edition has been fully restructured to reflect core issues, systems and movements that are at the centre of modern politics and international relations. Assuming no prior knowledge in politics, it is ideal reading for anyone approaching the study of politics for the first time.

Table of Contents

Illustrations Preface Ackowledgements 1. Politics 2. Power 3. Systems 4. Ideologies 5. States 6. Global 7. Mechanisms 8. Policies 9. Challenges References Index

About the Authors

Stephen D. Tansey has taught Politics at the universities of Ife (Nigeria), Bournemouth, Exeter, and the Open University (UK), as well as for the WEA. He is the author of Business, Information Technology and Society (2002). He currently leads a Philosophy Workshop for University of the Third Age, Poole.

Nigel Jackson has worked as a parliamentary agent for a UK political party, for an MP and as a parliamentary lobbyist. Teaching at the University of Plymouth his research interests are in political communication and political marketing, especially online.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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