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Modern Politics and Government (7th Edition)

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This substantially revised 7th edition of a classic text includes a new chapter on globalization and regionalization and broader coverage of democratic politics, interests and movements; of the media; of social and cultural...

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This substantially revised 7th edition of a classic text includes a new chapter on globalization and regionalization and broader coverage of democratic politics, interests and movements; of the media; of social and cultural influences on political behaviour and of public management. It has been systematically revised and updated throughout in the accessible down-to-earth style that has made it such a popular student choice for over 30 years.

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  • Substantially revised and updated new edition of a classic text
  • Provides a systematically comparative introduction to the key aspects of government and politics drawing examples from all over the world

PART I: THE NATURE OF POLITICS.- The Study of Politics.- Politics, Power and Authority.- Classification of Governments.- Political Culture.- Globalization and the Influence of International Politics.- PART II: PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS AND REPRESENTATION.- Political Parties and Electoral Systems.- Pressure Groups.- Representation, Elections and Voting Behaviour.- PART III: STRUCTURES OF GOVERNMENT.- Assemblies.- The Political Executive.- The Public Bureaucracy.- The Courts and the Political Process.- The Military and Politics.- PART IV: POLITICAL CHANGE.- Change in Political Systems.
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ALAN R. BALL was formerly Principal Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth, UK.

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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ALAN R. BALL was formerly Principal Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth, UK.

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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