This substantially revised 7th edition of a classic text includes a new chapter on globalization and regionalization and broader coverage of democratic politics, interests and movements; of the media; of social and cultural influences on political behaviour and of public management. It has been systematically revised and updated throughout in the accessible down-to-earth style that has made it such a popular student choice for over 30 years.
ALAN R. BALL was formerly Principal Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth, UK.
B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.