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Politics: An Introduction By Barrie Axford (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

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This textbook is designed to meet the needs of all students taking introductory courses in Politics. It is accessible and exciting, and by taking the widest possible definition of what is political, it offers an unrivalled coverage of the subject.

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Politics: An Introduction by Barrie Axford (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

This textbook is designed to meet the needs of students taking introductory courses in Politics. It is accessible and exciting, and by taking the widest possible definition of what is political it offers an unrivalled coverage of the subject. Specially designed as an interactive text, it includes think points, exercises and extracts as well as a range of illustrative material to stimulate responses from the reader. The authors emphasise the role of the individual in politics, and the interplay between the personal, the national and the global. They introduce topical issues and examples to bring the subject to life.
Features and benefits of Politics: An Introduction:
* Comprehensive: includes chapters on political sociology, political institutions, the state, political parties and associations, political thought and a whole section on international and global politics
* User-friendly: includes marginal comments, key words and definitions, extensive cross-referencing and a glossary* Clearly written: by a team who are all actively involved in teaching undergraduates and whose enthusiasm for teaching and engaging with students and issues is manifest
* Encourages further study: through imaginative and annotated further reading sections at the ends of chapters and a consolidated bibliography

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About Barrie Axford (Oxford Brookes University, UK)


Barrie Axford, Gary Browning and John Turner are all Principal Lecturers in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. Richard Huggins is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University and Ben Rosamond is Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Warwick University.

Table of Contents


Preface and acknowledgements. Introduction. PART 1: People and Politics Chapter 1. Individuals - Is Politics Really About People? Chapter 2. Learning About Politics Chapter 3. Political Culture Chapter 4. Political Participation Chapter 5. Politics and Social Change PART 2. Politics and Ideas Chapter 6. Concepts and Issues Chapter 7. Political Thought Chapter 8. Political Ideologies PART 3. Politics In Action Chapter 9. The Matter of The State Chapter 10. The Politics of National Government (1) Chapter 11. The Politics of National Governemnt (2) Chapter 12. Politics Below The Nation-State Chapter 13. The Politics of Influence Chapter 14. The Policy Process PART 4: Politics Beyond The Nation-State Chapter 15. Politics Above The Nation-State Chapter 16. The Process of Globalisation Glossary. General Bibliography. Author and Subject Index

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GOR002158603
Politics: An Introduction by Barrie Axford (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Barrie Axford (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-05-15
544
0415110750
9780415110754
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