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Politics: The Key Concepts

Politics: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Lisa Harrison,Adrian Little,Ed Lock
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317572424
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 204
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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, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include: Capitalism Class Identity Institutionalism Referendum Marxism Pluralism Postmodernism Socialism Social Constructivism In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

Politics

Politics

The Key Concepts

  • Author: Lisa Harrison,Adrian Little,Ed Lock
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415497398
  • Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3873
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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, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include: Capitalism Class Identity Institutionalism Referendum Marxism Pluralism Postmodernism Socialism Social Constructivism In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

Key Concepts in Politics

Key Concepts in Politics

  • Author: Andrew Heywood
  • Publisher: Palgrave
  • ISBN: 9780333770955
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 293
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This accessible guide to the key concepts in politics now features over 60 additional international relations entries to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each term is fully and clearly defined and its significance for political understanding and debate is explored.

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy

  • Author: Iain MacKenzie
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826487947
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 174
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An introduction to political philosophy for the student encountering this key philosophical subdiscipline for the first time.

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

  • Author: Andrew Heywood
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137494786
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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This accessible guide to the major concepts in politics has now been revised and expanded to include over 60 international relations terms to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each concept is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political understanding is explored.

Key Concepts in Political Communication

Key Concepts in Political Communication

  • Author: Darren G Lilleker
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847878385
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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This is a systematic and accessible introduction to the critical concepts, structures and professional practices of political communication. Lilleker presents over 50 core concepts in political communication which cement together various strands of theory. From aestheticisation to virtual politics, he explains, illustrates and provides selected further reading. He considers both practical and theoretical issues central to political communication and offers a critical assessment of recent developments in political communication.

The Concepts of Comparative Politics

The Concepts of Comparative Politics

  • Author: Martin C. Needler
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275936532
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 156
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This text contains an analysis of the key concepts, hypotheses, and models of comparative politics. The work of key theorists is examined. Concepts include revolution, dictatorship, political development, legitimacy, and others. The author formulates ways in which the key concept can be made clearer, the hypothesis can be modified to give it more explanatory power, or the model refined so that it approximates empirical reality more closely. Political ideology is presented as a particular descriptive understanding of the world, together with a prescription for desirable political outcomes. In politics the danger comes from too much ideological thinking, or from too little. The Concepts of Comparative Politics is analytical, yet also empirical. It focuses on the premise that one must have a unifying vision, an integrated view of the world, which otherwise becomes a chaos of unintelligible events. Yet possession of that world view should not be carried to the point of limiting one's ability to perceive factual situations correctly. This work is invaluable as a text for Introduction to Comparative Politics and as a supplement for any course in comparative politics.

Key Concepts of Romanian History

Key Concepts of Romanian History

Alternative Approaches to Socio-Political Languages

  • Author: Victor Neumann,Armin Heinen
  • Publisher: Central European University Press
  • ISBN: 6155225168
  • Category: History
  • Page: 516
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The theoretical analyses and interpretations contained in the studies of this volume focus on key-concepts such as: politics, politician, democracy, Europe, liberalism, constitution, property, progress, kinship, nation, national character and specificity, homeland, patriotism, education, totalitarianism, democracy, democratic, democratization, transition. The essays unveil specific aspects belonging to Romania?s past and present. They also offer alternative perspectives on the Romanian culture through the relationship between the elite and society, and novel reflections on the delayed and unfinished modernization processes within the society and the state. The editors articulate the results coming from various sciences, such as history, linguistics, sociology, political sciences, and philosophy with the aim that the past and present profiles of Romania are better understood.

Habermas: The Key Concepts

Habermas: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Andrew Edgar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134410654
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 200
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An independently minded champion of ‘the project of modernity’ in a supposedly post-modern age, Jurgen Habermas (1929- ) is one of the most widely influential thinkers of our times. An easy-to-use A-Z guide to a body of work that spans philosophy, sociology, politics, law and cultural theory, Habermas: The Key Concepts explores Habermas’ writings on: capitalism genetics law neo-conservatism universal pragmatics. Fully cross-referenced with extensive suggestions for further reading, this is an essential reference guide to one of the most important social theorists of the last century.

POLITICAL THEORY

POLITICAL THEORY

IDEAS AND CONCEPTS

  • Author: SUSHILA RAMASWAMY
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8120350480
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 588
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Political theory and political philosophy are generally used inter-changeably, though sometimes a distinction is made between the two. This book on political theory deals with the study of political instructions alongwith the theories of State, Law, Liberty and Equality. In its second edition, the book continues to analyse the key concepts like Authority, Power, Sovereignty, Political obligation, Civil disobedience, Citizenship, Rights, Democracy and Justice. The non-western ideas, including Indian and Chinese, are incorporated to underline cultural plurality and shared values in an enterprise that tries to set universal standards. The book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Political Science. The book will be equally beneficial for the students appearing for the civil services examinations.

International Relations: The Key Concepts

International Relations: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Steven C. Roach,Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113501213X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 446
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‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’. Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766. Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on: • The Arab Spring • Responsibility to Protect • Governmentality • Postcolonialism • Neoliberalism • Global Financial Crisis With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.

Social Movements: The Key Concepts

Social Movements: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Graeme Chesters,Ian Welsh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113689330X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 108
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Social Movements: The Key Concepts provides an insightful, contemporary introduction to some of the frequently encountered terms and groups that are central to the study of collective action and social and political activism. Following an A-Z format, the entries defined and discussed are drawn from the following areas: the ‘old’ social movements of the nineteenth century the ‘new’ social movements of the 1960s and 1970s the rise of contemporary ‘network’ movements. Key American, European and global social movements are addressed, with each entry related to contemporary developments and emergent tendencies within the field. Including helpful references for further study, this concise and up-to-date guide is of relevance for those studying a range of disciplines, including sociology, politics, cultural studies and human geography.

Key Concepts in International Relations

Key Concepts in International Relations

  • Author: Thomas Diez,Ingvild Bode,Aleksandra Fernandes da Costa
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446243497
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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International relations is a vibrant field of significant growth and change. This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues. Introduced by an overview of the discipline's development and general structure, the more than 40 entries are broken down as follows: Parts one and two introduce the key theories and each chapter includes: A broad overview A discussion of methodologies A review of empirical applications A guide to further reading and useful websites Part three discusses the major concepts and for each concept provides: An introduction to the core questions An overview of the definitions and theoretical perspectives A review of empirical problems Links to other entries, further reading and useful websites Clear and highly readable, Key Concepts in International Relations is an essential guide for students on politics and international relations courses.

Fashion

Fashion

The Key Concepts

  • Author: Jennifer Craik
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 1845204522
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 379
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Fashion is everywhere. It is now one of the main ways in which we present ourselves to others, signaling what we want to communicate about our sexuality, wealth, professionalism, even our mood. This book presents a concise overview of this complex phenomenon.

A Companion to Political Philosophy. Methods, Tools, Topics

A Companion to Political Philosophy. Methods, Tools, Topics

  • Author: Professor Antonella Besussi
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 140946119X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 254
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and issues of contemporary political philosophy, providing an essential reference work for scholars and advanced students. It is structured in three parts, covering methodological issues; tools and argumentative strategies employed by political philosophy; and concepts and topics key to the discipline. Expert authors from around the world have written twenty chapters in a consistent and engaging style. Each chapter is thoroughly cross-referenced allowing students to appreciate how methodological issues relate to each other, and how methodology and argumentative tools affect the way substantial issues are addressed. The chapters are supplemented by further reading lists and selected bibliographies to aid further research. The companion will be required reading for masters and post-doctoral students, providing them with the appropriate tools for approaching political philosophy in a more thoughtful way, and showing how substantive topics are addressed within different perspectives and paradigms. The companion also provides upper-level undergraduates with a sophisticated introduction to the relevant problems and challenges political philosophy addresses.

Representation

Representation

  • Author: Monica Brito Vieira,David Runciman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745658296
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 5161
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What is representation? What does it mean when a politician represents citizens in government? How can citizens be represented beyond the boundaries of the nation-state? These are just some of the questions which will be answered by David Runciman and Mónica Brito Vieira as they explain why representation should be understood as one of the key concepts in modern politics. The first part of the book examines the historical roots of the concept of representation, from its origins in ancient Rome through to its role in the revolutionary politics of the modern world. The second looks at different varieties of representation – in law as well as politics. The final part asks how the concept of representation can help us think creatively about current and future challenges facing the world. Representation is too often treated as a secondary or qualifying idea – as in the phrase ‘representative democracy’. This book argues that we have this the wrong way round. Representation is the foundational idea in almost all areas of our political life. Making sense of representation in its own terms is crucial for seeing why democracy functions the way it does, and for exploring how it might function differently.

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts

  • Author: John Hartley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134492065
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 288
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This is the third edition of an up-to-date, multi-disciplinary glossary of the concepts you are most likely to encounter in the study of communication, culture and media, with new entries and coverage of recent developments.

Key Concepts in Organization Theory

Key Concepts in Organization Theory

  • Author: John T Luhman,Ann L Cunliffe
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847875521
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 182
  • View: 7306
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From agency theory to power and politics, this indispensable guide to the key concepts of organization theory is your compass as you navigate through the often complex and abstract theories about the design and functioning of organizations. Designed to complement and elucidate your textbook or reading list, as well as introduce you to concepts that some courses neglect, this historical and interdisciplinary A-Z account of the field: Helps you understand the basics of organization theory Allows you to check your understanding of specific concepts Fills in any gaps left by your course reading, and Is a powerful revision tool

Environment and Politics

Environment and Politics

  • Author: Timothy Doyle,Doug McEachern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134179650
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2051
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Environment and Politics is a concise introduction to the study of environmental politics, explaining the key concepts, conflicts, political systems and the practices of policy-making. The authors examine a diverse range of environmental problems and policy solutions within different nations and cultures. This third edition expands the discussion of the differences in environmental politics between liberal democracies, military dictatorships and one party states, drawing on research conducted in Burma, Thailand, China and Iran. Topics covered include: the connections between green social movements and anti-globalization movements the impact of globalization on NGOs the rise in local environmental governance and international bureaucratic regimes the global role of the World Bank and WTO the case of Kyoto the current phase of US unilateralism and its impact upon the global environment. This text offers readers a greater understanding of international, national and local environmental politics and looks at future developments for effective local and international environmental diplomacy and both global and region-specific problem solving.

Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

  • Author: Toyin Okitikpi,Cathy Aymer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412930812
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 170
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This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It: explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform anti-discriminatory practice; considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates; analyzes the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively; highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension. provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.