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  1. Politics: The Key Concepts

    By Lisa Harrison, Adrian Little, Ed Lock

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core, established principles,...

    To Be Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Governing Subjects

    An Introduction to the Study of Politics

    By Isaac D. Balbus

    This introduction to the study of politics explores the multiple meanings of "governance" as well as the several senses of what it means to be a "subject." It takes the reader on a journey through and across the domains of law and institutions, markets and power, and culture and identity, and shows...

    Published November 17th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Explaining Politics

    Culture, Institutions, and Political Behavior

    By Oliver Woshinsky

    This unique text offers a comprehensive overview of who participates in politics and why, how social and political institutions shape that involvement, and, ultimately, what form citizen political participation takes. Drawing on a multitude of factors to explain politics and political behaviour,...

    Published December 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  4. Politics:The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Stephen D Tansey, Stephen Tansey

    Series: The Basics

    This highly successful introduction to the world of politics has been fully revised and updated to explore the key issues of the 21st century. The new edition builds on the reputation for clarity and comprehensive coverage that has made previous editions essential reading for students of politics....

    Published May 20th 2004 by Routledge

  5. Politics: An Introduction

    2nd Edition

    By Barrie Axford, Gary K. Browning, Richard Huggins, Ben Rosamond, John Turner

    The second edition of this user-friendly text for students taking introductory courses in politics builds on the success of the first edition. It provides completely updated and stimulating coverage of topics essential to the understanding of contemporary politics. Ideal for students taking...

    Published August 14th 2002 by Routledge