Encyclopedia of Government and Politics

2-volume set

Edited by Mary Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

© 1992 – Routledge

668 pages

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Hardback: 9780415030922
pub: 1992-06-24
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About the Book

* Provides a balanced, comprehensive account of contemporary trends in world, regional and nation-state government and politics

* Captures the global changes, both theoretical and factual, of the past three decades - to give an unprecedented overview of political science and political affairs

* Clearly and incisively written to meet the needs of students, lecturers and practitioners at all levels

* Helpful bibliographies - of new and classic material and suggestions for further reading

* Extensive index of Topics and People

`Provides a comprehensive introduction to both the theoretical and practical issues of government and politics. It will be an essential purchase for libraries with in-depth collections in these areas.' - Reference Reviews

`This up-to-date and well executed work provides a sound introduction to all aspects of political study.' - Choice

`This is a work of immense scholarship and usefulness.' - Political Studies

`In addition to copious citations to the research literature there are brief bibliographies listing major works "for further reading" at the conclusion of each article. This up-to-date and well-executed work provides a sound introduction to all aspects of political study.' - SUNY College at Purchase

Reviews

'Provides a comprehensive introduction to both the theoretical and practical issues of government and politics. It will be an essential purchase for libraries with in-depth collections in these areas.' - Reference Reviews

'This up-to-date and well-executed work provides a sound introduction to all aspects of political study.' - SUNY College at Purchase

'[The volumes] do not merely offer references for the uninformed. There is a programme, a manifesto, explained in the first chapter by Mary Hawkesworth. It is an encyclopedia for the post-empiricist era … Here and now this is a work of immense scholarship and usefulness.' - Political Studies

'A "tour d'horizon" of the whole field of politics and international affairs by 84 leading academics in the UK and the USA … An impressive achievement.' - The Good Book Guide

'This up-to-date and well executed work provides a sound introduction to all aspects of political study.' - Choice

Table of Contents

Political Theory: Central Concepts Contemporary Ideologies. Contemporary Political Systems. Political Institutions. Political Forces and Political Processes. Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in the Nation-State. Policy-Making and Policies. International Relations. Major Issues in Contemporary Politics.

About the Editors

Mary Hawkesworth is Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Maurice Kogan is Professor of Government at Brunel University.

About the Series

Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

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