Stimulating, succinct and accessible, this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. This third edition of Politics has a new chapter on the mass media and political communication and contains substantial new material on developments such as the 'War on Terror,' identity politics and multiculturalism, and state transformation. It also takes into account throughout of the increasing importance of the global dimension of politics, and features new boxed material on major thinkers and key concepts.
Table of Contents
List of Boxes - Preface - Acknowledgements - PART 1: THEORIES OF POLITICS - What is Politics? - Governments, Systems and Regimes - Political Ideologies - Democracy - The State - PART 2: NATIONS AND GLOBALIZATION - Nations and Nationalism - Global Politics - Subnational Politics - PART 3: POLITICAL INTERACTION - The Economy and Society - Political Culture, Identity and Legitimacy - Mass Media and Political Communication - Representation, Elections and Voting - Parties and Party Systems - Groups, Interests and Movements - PART 4: MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT - Constitutions, the Law and Judiciaries - Assemblies - Political Executives - Bureaucracies - Militaries and Police Forces - PART 5: POLICY AND PERFORMANCE - Policy Process and System Performance - Glossary of Political Terms - Bibliography - Index
ANDREW HEYWOOD is Vice Principal, Croydon College, UK, and A-Level Chief Examiner in Government and Politics. He is author of Political Ideologies, Political Theory and Key Concepts in Politics.