Essentials of Political Ideas

For A-Level

by Andrew Heywood


Andrew Heywood has been a staple for politics students for many years. I recall with fondness as an A-level student carrying Heywood to and from lessons, a companion to my studies. Years later as Head of Politics at a London sixth form, his new Essentials of Political Ideas is equally accessible and relevant. A brilliant companion to the new linear course. -Jal Patel, Woodhouse College, London
Written to reflect the requirements of the new specifications, Essentials of Political Ideas presents core concepts in a manner that students will find accessible and intuitive. It marries historical perspective with conceptual precision to deliver a book that serves the needs both of teachers and students. -Rob McMahon, Radley College, Radley
For many years now Heywood has produced arguably the best introduction to ideologies on the market. This new work is detailed, accessible and well structured. It provides an excellent insight into the historical origins of ideologies, some of their key commentators and their major ideas. It will be an invaluable guide to those students making their first forays into theoretical politics. -David Wendelken, Harrow School, London
Heywood has long been a master of making philosophically challenging concepts accessible to students. This book is an excellent guide to lead both teachers and pupils through all the political ideas needed for the new A-level specifications. -Sarah Webb, Cranleigh School, Cranleig