This succinct but comprehensive textbook leads students through the various aspects of their Politics and IR degree. It includes a clear overview of the issues, theories, methods and controversies with which political...Show More
This succinct but comprehensive textbook leads students through the various aspects of their Politics and IR degree. It includes a clear overview of the issues, theories, methods and controversies with which political scientists have engaged alongside guidance on research and study skills such as critical thinking, distinguishing facts from values and academic reading. 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. Drawing on a wide range of international examples and written accessibly with no expectation of prior familiarity with the subject it will appeal to students across the world.Show Less
A one-stop resource for students both at the beginning and throughout their degrees
Combines coverage of key issues, theories, methods and controversies in Political Science with discipline-specific study skills
Prepares students for their career after university with advice on research-led employability, skills, internships, and applying for jobs
Written accessibly and integrates a wide range of international examples
Thoroughly revised and updated with the help of new co-author Simon Lightfoot
Coverage of International Relations and Political Economy has been significantly expanded to reflect the ever-changing nature of degree programmes in Political Science
Sections on study skills have been extended and linked more specifically to the demands of Politics and IR
PART I: WHAT IS POLITICS - AND WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS?
PART II: THE STUDY OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Section One: The Evolution of the Study and Practice of Politics
Section Two: Modern Political Science and Political Ideas
Section Three: International Relations: Politics beyond the water's edge
Section Four: Globalization
PART III: YOUR DEGREE, STUDY SKILLS, METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH-LED EMPLOYABILITY
Section One: What to expect from your politics or international relations course
Section Two: Study Skills
Section Three: Methodology
Section Four: Research Led Employability
PART IV: KEY POLITICAL TERMS AND CONCEPTS
PART V: KEY THINKERS.