This is an ideal introduction for all embarking on a degree in Politics or International Relations. Starting from the premise that the 'doing' of political science is an active, and interactive, process of critical...Show More
This is an ideal introduction for all embarking on a degree in Politics or International Relations. Starting from the premise that the 'doing' of political science is an active, and interactive, process of critical evaluation, it addresses the crucial question of how – as well as what – we should study.
The book examines a wide range of theoretical perspectives and shows how they can be usefully applied to questions such as 'Why do states go to war?' and 'In whose interests does the political system work?' Chapters are organized by core areas of study – such as power, the state, policy, institutions, the media, security, political economy – and show how theories can be used and applied within each topic.
- An entirely new type of introductory text
- Empowers students to apply and critique theories with confidence
- Integrates treatment of theory and practice
- Incorporates case studies and examples from around the world
Themes and Issues in Political Science & International Relations
Representation and Participation
Doing Your Own Political Science and International Relations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Elections and Voters Martin Harrop, William L. Miller
- Democracy in Crisis? Yannis Papadopoulos
- Theory and Methods in Political Science Vivien Lowndes, David Marsh, Gerry Stoker
- Democratization Jean Grugel, Matthew Louis Bishop
- Strategies for Comparative Research in Political Science B. Guy Peters
- Why Politics Matters Gerry Stoker
- Electoral Systems David Farrell
- Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies Robert Elgie
- The Politics of Inequality Carsten Jensen, C. J. van Kersbergen
- The Nature and Development of the Modern State Graeme Gill
- Elections and Voters Cees Van der Eijk, Mark N. Franklin
- Social Policy for Social Change Barbara Fawcett, Barbara Fawcett