Get Set for Politics

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Edinburgh University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 214 pages
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Get Set for Politics assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. For students who have never studied Politics before, it will give an idea of what to expect. For students already studying Politics at school, it will provide a concise but comprehensive learning aid.Part One concentrates on defining Politics, covering key concepts in political analysis and looking at Politics as an academic subject. Part Two covers core subjects taught in most Politics degrees. Topics include political theory, government, and international relations. Part Three tackles the study skills needed at university level and discusses issues such as lectures, tutorials and seminars; writing skills; essays and dissertations; and examinations. It also covers the transferable skills students will gain from the study of Politics and guidance on future employment and careers."
 

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Contents

What is Politics?
3
Key concepts in Political Analysis
21
Politics as an academic subject
40
Political Theory
61
Government
81
International Relations
106
Skills for studying Politics
131
Key skills and employability
178
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About the author (2003)


Keith Faulks is Reader in Citizenship at the University of Central Lancashire Alex Thomson is Principal Lecturer in Politics at the Coventry University

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