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In this revised edition of what is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism, Michèle Barrett surveys the political and intellectual changes that have subsequently taken place.
An invaluable guide to what is happening at the cutting edge of welfare research, giving the reader an unrivalled overview of debates surrounding the welfare state.
Is it allowable for your government, or anyone else, to influence or coerce you 'for your own sake'? This is a question about paternalism.
This new edition of Edexcel for AS Government and Politics covers all of the most recent political developments and events so that students can make sense of them in the context of their studies.
Examining Britain, Australia and New Zealand – the authors discuss patterns of governance from the emergence of mass democracy at the outset of the twentieth century through to its present condition.
This book explores the conditions under which electoral competition contributes to democratic development by examining impact of elections on democratic consolidation in Russia.
Landry explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) manages local officials in order to meet these goals and perpetuate an unusually decentralized authoritarian regime.
With 35 million workers laid off from the state-owned sector in China this book explains why these lay-offs occurred
By emphasising the role of nuclear issues, After Hiroshima, provides an original history of American policy in Asia between the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan and the escalation of the Vietnam War.
Sherrill Stroschein argues that sustained protest and contention by ethnic Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia brought concessions on policies that they could not achieve through the ballot box
When States Go Broke collects insights and analysis from leading academics and practitioners that discuss the ongoing fiscal crisis among the American states.
The third edition of this bestselling text provides an authoritative and thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of British politics, society, geography and culture, and examines Britain's new place in Europe and the world.
This book analyzes Chile's political economy over the last 30 years and the country's attempt to build a market society in a highly inegalitarian society
Public opinion in the United States contains a paradox of being symbolically conservative and operationally liberal. This book focuses on understanding this contradiction.
This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues.
The Clash of Economic Ideas interweaves the economic history of the last hundred years with the history of economic doctrines to understand how contrasting economic ideas have originated and developed over time to take their present forms.
How do voters in Britain decide which party to vote for in elections?Why do smaller parties get more support than they used to?How do the mass media influence political opinions? The authors examin...
The fifth edition of this leading text on political ideologies provides a clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics.
A systematic and comprehensive introduction to party politics throughout the UK combining chapters on each of the main parties (Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats) with an assessment of th...
This broad-ranging text examines the big issues about political attitudes, behaviour and participation in contemporary Britain. Written by a leading expert and drawing on extensive research, th...
Systematically revised and updated, British Politics is an accessible and definitive guide to the shape of Britain's political institutions and processes. The new edition covers significant d...
Updated to cover British politics in an age of austerity and coalition government, the new edition of this best-selling AS-level text covers all topics in the Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the core requirements of other boards.
British politics has experienced unprecedented change in recent years. The Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition that emerged from the 2010 general election represented a marked departure fro...
The third edition of this dynamic book has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure and including a wide range of case studies, data, visuals and further reading guidance the book explores and analyses the major issues which define the politics of this region of the globe.
Politics and Governance in the UK provides a comprehensive introduction to twenty-first century British politics. The multi-level character of government is fully reflected in the content and s...
The best-selling AS UK Government & Politics has been completely updated for the AS specifications following the 2010 general election.
Politics UK is an indispensible introduction to British politics, providing a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British p...
Globalization: Key Thinkers offers a critical commentary on the leading thinkers in the contemporary globalization debate, as well as new arguments about the future direction of globalization thinking. The book guides the reader through the key arguments of leading thinkers, explaining their place in the wider globalization debate and evaluating their critical reception
Paul A. Rahe argues that these political thinkers anticipated the modern liberal republic's propensity to drift in the direction of 'soft despotism', a condition that arises within a democracy when paternalistic state power expands and gradually undermines the spirit of self-government.
So – you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don′t know where to start. The rich history, complex statistics and tricky political jargon are getting in your way, not to mention the media hype (is politics only about duck houses and moats?). But don′t worry! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK.
As well as introducing the 'mainstream' ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, this text also examines challenges from nationalists, feminists and Green thinkers, and the ideolog...
This highly popular textbook has been written specifically to meet the needs of A2 students, providing comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date coverage of core topics in US and comparative government and politics.
A major new textbook providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Scottish politics and policy and assessment of the new institutions of devolved government.
A comprehensive, yet highly accessible, overview of politics in 21st Century Germany focusing on a series of the most important debates and issues in Germany today