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This highly successful text is the best-selling text to introductory politics and offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from a truly international perspective. The third edition of Politics has substantial new material and it also takes into account throughout the increasing importance of the global dimensions of politics. Stimulating, succinct and accessible, it offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. In line with the foundation series, Politics features an extensive range of pedagogical features including illustrations, charts and boxes to encourage students to gain a firm understanding of key concepts.
Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
http://www.palgrave.com/foundations/heywood/index.html


Description


This highly successful text is the best-selling text to introductory politics and offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from a truly international perspective. The third edition of Politics has substantial new material and it also takes into account throughout the increasing importance of the global dimensions of politics. Stimulating, succinct and accessible, it offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. In line with the foundation series, Politics features an extensive range of pedagogical features including illustrations, charts and boxes to encourage students to gain a firm understanding of key concepts.
Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
http://www.palgrave.com/foundations/heywood/index.html


Reviews

'Politics is simply the best introductory guide available for the subject.  Andrew Heywood defines the theory and practice of politics in a rigorous, lively and highly accessible way.  This book is indispensable for any student of politics and a "must" for introductory reading lists for politics tutors.' - Professor Jon Tonge, University of Liverpool, UK and Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK

'In addition to Heywood's accessible style of writing, the book certainly benefits from many of the pedagogical features incorporated into the text. The sets of questions, outlining of key concepts, mini biographical profiles of specific philosophers and important people, focus boxes, diagrammatic representations and suggestions for further reading are all valuable, informative features and aide-memoires.' - Dr Jacqui Briggs, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Lincoln, UK

'I have enjoyed using Politics and find it a font of knowledge at my finger tips.' - Dr Rae Nicholl, University of South Pacific, Fiji

'Overall, Politics offers a thorough and solid overview of the essential material for an introduction to political science or comparative politics.' - Professor Joel D. Wolfe, University of Cincinnati, USA


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


Authors

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.