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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
  • View: 1348
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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: 9780415497404
  • Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6751
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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: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312233815
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 281
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Concepts are the "tools" with which we think, criticize, argue, explain, and analyze. Political concepts are nothing less than building-blocks of political understanding: the political world means what our concepts tell us it means. But political concepts are notoriously slippery and subject to controversy. Indeed, political debate is often a debate about the correct use of political terms. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored. The introduction explains how political concepts are used and why they are so often abused. The book is arranged thematically, in an easy to use way, to be a vital companion for students throughout their course of study, and especially useful as a revision aid.

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.

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy

  • Author: Iain MacKenzie
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441136088
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 184
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The extent and nature of rights; the sources of state power; the promises and pitfalls of democracy; how to achieve a just distribution of social goods; the claims of culture and gender on our identity: these are just some of the issues to have been addressed by political philosophers throughout history. Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy offers a thorough and stimulating account of political philosophy. The text is structured thematically in order to convey the vibrancy of debates within the discipline. Through these debates the text addresses the ideas of major thinkers -including Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Foucault, Rawls, Kymlicka, Okin and Butler - and it begins and ends with discussions about the nature of political philosophy itself. This is an invaluable aid to study, one that goes beyond simple definitions and summaries; readers new to this discipline will encounter a lively text full of clear signposts for the journey into political philosophy.

International Relations: The Key Concepts

International Relations: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Steven C. Roach,Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135012121
  • 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.

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.

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 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
  • View: 5567
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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.

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
  • View: 5833
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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.

Understanding Political Ideas and Movements

Understanding Political Ideas and Movements

  • Author: Kevin Harrison,Tony Boyd
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719061516
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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Underpinned by the work of major thinkers such as Marx, Locke, Weber, Hobbes and Foucault, the first half of the book looks at political concepts including: the state and sovereignty; the nation; democracy; representation and legitimacy; freedom; equiality and rights; obligation; and citizenship. There is also a specific chapter which addresses the role of ideology in the shaping of politics and society. The second half of the book addresses traditional theoretical subjects such as socialism, Marxism and nationalism, before moving on to more contemporary movements such as environmentalism, ecologism and feminism.

Educating for Democracy

Educating for Democracy

Background Materials on Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education for Teachers

  • Author: Rolf Gollob,Peter Krapf,Wiltrud Weidinger,Ơlöf Ơlafsdơttir
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9789287169204
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 155
  • View: 1875
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The objective of this manual is to support teachers and practitioners in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE). It addresses key questions about EDC and HRE, including competences for democratic citizenship, the objectives and basic principles of EDC/HRE, and a whole school approach to education for democracy and human rights. The manual consists of three parts. Part I outlines the basic principles of EDC/HRE as far as they are helpful and meaningful for the practitioner. Part II gives guidelines and tools to design, support and assess the students' processes of constructivist and interactive learning. Part III provides toolboxes for teachers and students in EDC/HRE. The other volumes in this series offer concrete teaching models and materials in EDC/HRE for pupils from elementary to upper secondary level.

Theories of Urban Politics

Theories of Urban Politics

  • Author: David Judge,Gerry Stoker,Harold Wolman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803988651
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 310
  • View: 3596
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Providing a comprehensive overview of the main theories which structure debate on urban politics, the internationally respected contributors to this textbook provide a clear and coherent account which is organized around four major questions. The first part looks at issues of power and examines both traditional and recent theories of power in cities. The nature of public bureaucracy and those officials that have a leadership role within city government are discussed in the second part. The third part examines the ways that citizens are involved in the process of urban politics. The final part seeks to place urban politics in terms of the social economic environment and the complex architecture of government in which it has

The Politics of Healthcare in Britain

The Politics of Healthcare in Britain

  • Author: Stephen Harrison,Ruth McDonald
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446238385
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 6402
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'This is an excellent textbook for which there is currently a niche in the market. The chapters on rationing, professionalism, politics of clinical knowledge and the politics of democracy and participation are particularly strong and will be invaluable to students of health policy, health studies and health service research' - Professor Michael Calnan, University of Bristol Written by leading academics in their field, this book provides a clear and considered overview of the politics of health care in Britain. Bringing together a wide range of material on both past events and recent developments, the chapters cover issues such as the politics of health professionalism, clinical knowledge and organisation and management. Each chapter offers a a unique combination of theory, historical detail and analysis of contemporary events. It features case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters also include comprehensive introductions, summaries and further reading sections. The final chapter is based on three detailed case studies that illuminate the tensions and debates discussed throughout the book. The Politics of Healthcare in Britain is a timely and authoritative textbook that covers a key topic of the curriculum whilst also contributing to topical debates. The book will be essential reading for students of social policy, health policy, public policy and nursing. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of health care.

Introduction to Political Thought

Introduction to Political Thought

  • Author: Peri Roberts
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748664823
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1559
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This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.

Theories and Concepts of Politics

Theories and Concepts of Politics

An Introduction

  • Author: Richard Paul Bellamy
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719036569
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 301
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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
  • View: 669
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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.

Politics, the Basics

Politics, the Basics

  • Author: Stephen D. Tansey
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415303286
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 270
  • View: 9244
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This highly successful introduction to the world of politics has been fully revised and updated to explore the key issues of the twenty-first century. The new edition builds on the reputation for clarity and comprehensive coverage that has made previous editions essential reading for students of politics. The third edition of Politics: The Basics: introduces all the key areas of politics, explaining all the basic ideas and terms, making it an ideal text for propsective undergraduate students and the general reader is clearly and accessibly written, making use of boxes, figures and tables to illustrate key issues has a wider international focus and includes a variety of case studies and examples contains brand new material on postmodernism, terrorism, information technology, globalization and the media features an appendix which gives guidance to a variety of useful political sources, including books, newspapers and the Internet as well as information on politics courses and associations.

Transparenz

Transparenz

Multidisziplinäre Durchsichten durch Phänomene und Theorien des Undurchsichtigen

  • Author: Stephan A. Jansen,Eckhard Schröter,Nico Stehr
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531924664
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 436
  • View: 7587
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Der Ruf nach Transparenz ist mit Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts – nicht zuletzt aufgrund von Krisen, Terrorismus, Korruption – lauter geworden. Transparenz erscheint als Heilmittell mit der Komplexität unserer unübersichtlichen und undurchsichtigen Welt umzugehen. Aber ist die Forderung nicht zu durchsichtig? Ist umgekehrt Intransparenz immer schon ein Hinweis auf ein Problem oder auf eine besondere Ressource? Ist in einer medialisierten Gesellschaft auch der persönliche Alltag nicht zunehmend eine Ausverhandlung zwischen Transparenz und privatem Rückzug – bei „sozialen Medien“, „gläsernen Kunden bzw. Mitarbeitern“? Oszilliert Transparenz nicht immer zwischen Überwachung und Sicherheit – vom Nacktscanner bis zur Anti-Korruption? Der sechste Jahresband der Zeppelin Universität befasst sich mit diesen und vielen anderen Fragen rund um Transparenz und nimmt eine differenzierte Verortung von Transparenz in unterschiedlichen Lebensbereichen von Wirtschaft, Kultur und Politik vor. Die Beiträge des Bandes spannen einen Bogen von der Transparenz in privaten wie öffentlichen Organisationen über die Transparenz politischer Rhetorik bis hin zur Transparenz im alltäglichen Konsum.