1st Edition

Politics: The Key Concepts

By Lisa Harrison, Adrian Little, Ed Lock Copyright 2015
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core, established principles, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include:

    • Capitalism
    • Class
    • Identity
    • Institutionalism
    • Referendum
    • Marxism
    • Pluralism
    • Postmodernism
    • Socialism
    • Social Constructivism

    In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

    Introduction.  A-Z of Key Concepts.  Bibliography.


    Lisa Harrison is Associate Dean at the University of the West of England, UK.

    Adrian Little is Professor of Political Theory and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Edward Lock is Lecturer in Political Science and International Studies at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.