Issues in Political Theory provides a stimulating introduction to some of the key concepts, thinkers, and texts in political theory. Case studies at the end of each chapter show students how to examine an important political issue using the key concepts they have just covered.
What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes? What is the real power of radicals? This book takes you in the worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it.
An in-depth look at "mass-mediated" terrorism and political violence, showing how terrorists exploit global media networks and information highways to carry news of their violence along with "propaganda of the deed". It includes a blueprint for public information during terrorism crises.
Originally published in 1996 and now available in paperback, an examination of British relationships with Europe over the last century, which looks at various problems and identifies four key factors which have caused difficulties in Anglo-European relations.
Written by renowned author Andrew Heywood, this lively text expertly introduces A-level students to the basics of UK politics, and covers key areas including political parties, elections and referendums, voting behaviour and the media, the Constitution, Parliament, Judiciary and the European Union.
A critical assessement of the problems of sincerity and truth in politics argues that we should accept hypocrisy as a fact of politics without resigning ourselves to it or embracing it, drawing on the lessons of such thinkers as Hobbes, Mandeville, Jefferson, Bentham, Sigwick, and Orwell.
Don't Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith's follow-up to Harry's Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today's generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one's dignity and optimism intact.
How can political theory help us understand and solve the political questions of our time? This introduction to political theory illuminates its relevance and applicability and clarifies what is at stake in a range of contemporary debates. The new edition has been revised throughout and has a new chapter on civil disobedience and whistle-blowing.
A comprehensive introduction to planning that covers history, theory and practice and shows how planning contributes to more sustainable, efficient and equitable urban areas. Suitable for planning courses around the world, it reflects the increasingly cosmopolitan nature of planning practice and the similarity of issues faced by planners globally.
A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and the ever-increasing diversity of the healthcare workforce today.
Furthermore, it helps students to prepare for a career and a lifetime's interest and involvement in politics. From pre-course reading, to core text on introductory Politics and IR modules, to handy reference guide across a degree program, this Companion provides a one-stop resource, packed with tips for succeeding at university and beyond.
Public administration - the practice of producing and executing government policy by bureaucrats, politicians, managers and other officials - affects almost everything we encounter in our day-to-day lives.
Integrating guides to further reading and clear examples of how research methods can be applied, it enables readers to feel confident about taking their study of politics forward.
An ideal foundation for study and research in political science, this textbook will be essential to students at any stage of their degree.
This original account of the role of philosophy and methodology in political science gets back to the basics of studying politics. It enables students of political science methodologies and related disciplines to apply sharp analysis and in-depth philosophical understanding to their study of political events and structures.
Profound social changes have made governance and political leadership more challenging than ever. The result is that politics in the democratic world faces a crisis in the 21st century. The revised edition of this highly successful text reassesses the gap between citizen expectation and the realities of government in light of new developments.
A major new text on terrorism in the contemporary world. Terrorism, Colin Wight argues, is not only a form of political violence but also a form of political communication and can only be understood - and countered effectively - in the context of its relationship to the state.
This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the challenges and results of addressing them to date.
A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped politics around the world. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now has a new chapter on the rise of religious politics and Islamism and an improved page design to aid student learning.
The second edition of this popular textbook combines coverage of public policies in different countries with the conceptual and methodological frameworks for analysing them. This is a core text for introductory modules on undergraduate and postgraduate public policy, public management and public administration programmes.
This fully revised edition of the same authors' Governance, Administration and Development is the ideal introduction to public management and the policy process in developing countries. With a new chapter on issues of law and order, it also covers current debates on civil society, aid and intervention, and the relationship of states and markets.
In the century of the city when crisis has become the new normal, planners are trying to find ways to make cities less vulnerable and to build in resilience. Drawing on international examples and detailed case-studies, this book examines the theory and practice of urban resilience in response to a range of disruptions.
Giving accessible and practical advice, without use of mathematical formulas or formalized notation, this clear and engaging book features many examples of real political science research, and will enable readers to design their own research projects as well as to critically evaluate existing research in the social sciences.
The foundational economy means those universally necessary goods and services that form the basis of a civilised life: everything from clean piped water to decent health care. In the last generation privatisation and outsourcing have degraded this provision. The book documents all this, and shows how it can renewed. -- .
Long plagued by poverty, India's recent economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging powers-but what kind of power it wants to be remains a mystery. Cautious Superpower explains why India behaves the way it does, and the role it is likely to play globally as its prominence grows.
A devastating critique of the Modernist Movement: from the Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, through destructive Modernism-inspired urban planning of the post-war years, it questions how increasingly unequal and dysfunctional societies have been affected by self-serving, self-appointed elites hell-bent on creating an alienating, empathy-less Dystopia.
In this accessible work, the political theorist Robert A. Dahl provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what it is, why it is of value, how it works, and what challenges it will confront in the future.
This major textbook offers both an introduction to and key readings in twenty core political concepts. It blends original essays that survey debates and contact with up-to-date primary literature to provide students with an ideal collection for use on a wide range of courses in political studies.