Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain

Author: Mark Garnett

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845407261

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline of the postwar British 'consensus', the changing face of both the Conservative and Labour parties under the long shadow of Thatcherism, and the growing emergence of single issue policies such as environmentalism and feminism. With an extensive bibliography and suggested seminar and essay topics, Principles and Politics can be used on any course which focuses on contemporary British politics as well as having general appeal to those interested in looking at the contemporary political and ideological debate in the context of wider issues and trends. This second edition is completely revised and updated.
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Politics

An Introduction

Author: Barrie Axford,Victoria Browne,Richard Huggins,Rico Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317243749

Category: Political Science

Page: 566

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The eagerly awaited third edition of this highly respected and user-friendly text for introductory courses has been thoroughly updated to reflect the world today. Politics: An Introduction provides stimulating coverage of topics essential to the understanding of contemporary politics. It offers students necessary guidance on ways of studying and understanding politics, and illustration of the many different sites at which politics is construed and conducted. Ideal for students taking combined degrees at introductory level in politics and the social sciences, it emphasises the individual and social dimension of politics and covers theories and concepts in an accessible way. Fundamentally, it helps students see the political, and its relevance, in their lives. Key features include: a revised introduction considering ‘what is politics’ and how we understand and approach its study clear and well-organised coverage of political theory, political behaviour, institutions and the policy process carefully crafted in-text chapter features such as ‘consider this’ thought-provoking scenarios, ‘think points’, keyword definitions, chapter summaries, and exercises designed to enliven and extend the learning experience stimulating, up-to-date examples and case studies from across the globe, such as ‘fake news’, online activism, the rise of populism, culture wars, ‘fertility tourism’ in India, hydropower in Cambodia, free speech in France, and personality politics in Turkmenistan detailed consideration of democratisation, authoritarian regimes, direct democracy, gender critical perspectives, minority rights, global capitalism, social movements, radical political change, post-secularism, and challenges and changes brought by social media. Politics: An Introduction is a broad-ranging, accessible, and essential guide for all students studying, or beginning to study, politics.
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Western Political Thought

From Socrates to the Age of Ideology, Second Edition

Author: Brian R. Nelson

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478628987

Category: Political Science

Page: 394

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Written simply and directly—but without sacrificing intellectual depth—this widely acclaimed text explores the preeminent theorists of Western political thought from the pre-Socratics to the contemporary era. The author provides an in-depth analysis of a limited number of major thinkers, which allows for a richly detailed examination of each philosopher in historical context. Western Political Thought, Second Edition, presents the fundamental terms, ideas, and dilemmas of Western political philosophy in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. It organizes the theorists historically, explains basic concepts in depth, and draws out and analyzes the implications of various political theories. Moreover, this cohesive volume employs an overarching theme, examining each thinker in terms of the changing relationships of ethics and politics in Western political philosophy.
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Political Ideology Today

Author: Ian Adams

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060205

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

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This second edition of an established textbook on political ideology provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the powerful and persuasive ideas which have motivated the actions of both political leaders and the electorate. Political ideology today begins with an explanation of thenature of ideology and the part it plays in political life, and then looks at each of the main ideologies in turn. The book takes a broadly historical approach to show how each ideology has evolved as a tradition with a variety of sometimes conflicting forms. Liberalism, socialism, conservatism,Marxism, anarchism and fascism are all discussed, together with more recent developments in religious and sexual politics, environmentalism and animal rights. All of these are discussed in the light of recent important events, including the Asian financial crisis, the Balkan wars and the election ofthe New Labour government.The book also takes into account the growing importance of post-Marxism, communitarianism, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. Adams shows that contemporary ideological thinking is thriving, despite the "end of ideology" proclaimed after the capitalist West's triumph in the Cold War. He alsodiscusses prospects for future ideological developments, including the growth of small scale and local ideologies. This book is suitable for A level and undergraduate students of contemporary politics and political theory.
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Governance, Politics, and Policy in South Africa

Author: Dewald Van Niekerk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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This book is a reference work aimed at the student, lecturer and practitioner in the fields of governance, politics and policy. The whole process, from effective governance and party politics to policy making and implementation, is deceased. The role of South African within the global arena also receives attention. The international political process is explained and the parallelism of South African in relation to other states is examined
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Political Ideologies

A Comparative Approach

Author: Mostafa Rejai

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765633781

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Designed for classroom use, this book develops a framework for the comparative analysis of political ideologies and examines the most prominent political ideologies of modern time. This revised edition has been enlarged to include feminism and environmentalism.
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The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199585970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of political ideologies for years to come. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones.
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Introduction to Political Ideologies

Author: John Hoffman,Paul Graham

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405824392

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This introduction to ideologies shows students why an understanding of ideology is crucial to an understanding of political issues. By using real-life examples to relate political ideas to actual political situations, the hugely experienced author team ma
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Contemporary Political Theory

New Dimensions, Basic Concepts and Major Trends

Author: J. C. Johari

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120707184

Category: Comparative government

Page: 756

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