International Politics

Author: Alasdair Blair,Steven Curtis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630309

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This accessible, user-friendly and bang-up-to-dateintroduction to International Politics blends key facts and terms withstrong analytical commentary, examining the debates and issues of greatestrelevance to the study of the subject.Focusing on the period since 1900, thebook provides detailed coverage of key events from the origins of the FirstWorld War to the post-Cold War international order. Written in a clear andjargon-free style, particular features include:*The shift from Great Powersto Superpowers in the first half of the twentieth century*The Cold War andpost-Cold War order*A fresh approach to understanding the relevancy oftheory*State and non-state actors*The challenge of globalization*Order,justice and security in International PoliticsThis clear and authoritativeaccount of International Politics benefits from an exhaustive list of boxes,tables and figures, as well as extensive cross-referencing throughout. Thisbook is an essential guide to understanding the challenges that face worldpeace and security in the twenty-first century.
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Political Communication

Author: Steven Foster

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631143

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This introduction to the study of political communication covers the following subjects:*The history of the media in the UK and the USA including the concentration of ownership and the emergence of new media technologies*The relationship between the media and political parties, especially the effect the media has had on the policies and internal power structures of parties and other organisations such as pressure groups*Media influence on the electorate and the conduct of democratic politics*The constitutional significance of the politics of the mediaThe first part of the book focuses on the social context and includes detailed analysis of the processes of political communication today, as well as the impact of these on parties, pressure groups and government. Developments in the US are considered alongside those in the UK. The second part places media politics in their constitutional context, covering issues such as open government and freedom of expression, freedom of information, privacy and human rights. Attempts by the governments of the UK and the US to manipulate and control the media are also explored.
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Politics of Northern Ireland

Author: Joanne McEvoy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630694

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The political scene in Northern Ireland is constantly evolving. This book reflects the most recent changes and synthesises some of the best thinking on the subject. It provides an overview of the politics of Northern Ireland, including detailed coverage of the institutional structure under the Good Friday Agreement and an evaluation of how the institutions operated in practice. Opening with the historical context and discussion of the nature of the conflict, the standpoints of unionism, nationalism, loyalism and republicanism are explored. The evolution of political initiatives since the 1970s is traced, leading to the peace process of the 1990s and culminating in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. The period of devolution in Northern Ireland (1999-2002) is evaluated, and the book concludes with coverage of political developments post-suspension, paying particular attention to the on-going debate on changes to the Agreement and the prospects for power-sharing.
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Judiciary, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Author: Steven Foster

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626670

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This book considers the constitutional position of the judiciary and its role in shaping the individual's relations with the state. This textbook provides an important, accessible introduction to an area of current widespread concern.
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Political Parties in Britain

Author: Matt Cole

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669035

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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An introduction to political parties in Britain which offers an examination of the main parties' individual characteristics (including policy, organisation and support) and explains the impact of smaller parties.
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Devolution in the United Kingdom

Author: Russell Deacon

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669736

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This introduction to the major changes caused by devolution looks at both the historical background and contemporary political events. It assesses the operation, strengths and weaknesses of the devolved state, using highly relevant case studies to illustr
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International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Chad M. Kahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591585190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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Presents approximately nine hundred annotated entries on English language reference sources including directories, indexes, statistical sources, yearbooks, and chronologies.
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A Short Guide to Political Risk

Author: Robert McKellar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351961632

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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In a competitive and increasingly internationalised business world, many companies rely on the high risk/reward ratio of operating in unstable areas. Those companies willing to engage in emerging or developing countries can often be exposed to a politically volatile environment over which they have little control. Political risk, therefore, is one of the most hazardous challenges that an international business can face. In A Short Guide to Political Risk you will find a business-centric introduction to political risk that will familiarise international managers with the concept and accelerate the learning curve towards proficient and coherent political risk management. Robert McKellar explores: the key political risks that companies have faced in the recent past, and current trends in the evolution of the political risk landscape; the concept of political risk and its constituent elements; models and approaches for assessing political risk; the principal options for managing political risk, and suggestions for organisational structures to ensure a coherent and consistent approach; as well as wider issues that a company needs to consider in developing its own attitude and philosophy on political risk. A Short Guide to Political Risk is an essential introductory guide for risk managers and for all senior managers concerned with their organisation's global performance and reputation.
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