Politics: The Basics

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Routledge, 2008 - Political Science - 280 pages
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This highly successful introduction to the world of politics has been fully revised and updated to explore the systems, movements and key issues in modern politics. The new edition builds on the reputation for clarity and comprehensive coverage of the previous editions, and includes:

  • A greater range of international examples
  • Discussion of non-western political structures
  • Issues of trust and apathy in voting systems
  • Analysis of the 'war on terror'
  • Information on the role of the internet in politics

Accessible in style and topical in content, this book assumes no prior knowledge in politics, and is ideal reading for new undergraduates and all those interested in how politics operates.

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Stephen D. Tansey has taught Politics for the Universities of Ife (Nigeria), Exeter, and Bournemouth, for the Open University and the WEA. He is the author of Business, Information Technology and Society (also published by Routledge).

Nigel Jackson has worked as a parliamentary agent for a UK political party, for an MP and as a parliamentary lobbyist. Teaching at the University of Plymouth his research interests are in political communication and political marketing, especially online.

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