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This book provides a major new introduction, written by a team of leading experts, to the key issues that shape the nature of the international system and...

By Mark Beeson and Nick Bisley

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Political Science (North American edition)

A Comparative Introduction

Long established as the leading text in the field, the 6th edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten. Accessible, student-friendly and truly...

By Rod Hague and Martin Harrop

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Political Analysis

Contemporary Controversies

Following an innovative introduction to the main approaches and concepts in political analysis, the text focuses thematically on the key issues which currently...

"...Following an innovative introduction to the main approaches and concepts in political analysis, the text focuses thematically on the key issues which currently.... Following an innovative introduction to the main approaches and concepts in political analysis, the text focuses thematically on the key issues which currently concern and divide political analysts, including the boundaries of the political; the question of structure, agency and power; the dynamics of political change; the relative s..."

Colin Hay

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Globalization, Second Edition

A Critical Introduction

This is a systematically revised and updated new edition of a highly-acclaimed text which was an immediate bestseller on courses around the world. The second...

Jan Aart Scholte

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Politics, Third Edition

Stimulating, succinct ,and accessible, this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an...

"...Stimulating, succinct ,and accessible, this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an.... Stimulating, succinct ,and accessible, this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. This third edition of Politics has a new chapter on the mass media and political communication and contains substantial new material on developments such as the "War ..."

Andrew Heywood

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European Politics

A Comparative Introduction, 2nd edition

The fully revised 2nd edition of this popular text provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the government and politics of Europe. The book is...

"...The fully revised 2nd edition of this popular text provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the government and politics of Europe. The book is.... The fully revised 2nd edition of this popular text provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the government and politics of Europe. The book  is thematically organized to address the big issues and it uses nine representative countries as case studies.. 'As with most good textbooks, it is based on years of teaching the subject..."

Tim Bale

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Research Methods in Politics

A very wide-ranging and international introduction to research methods in political science.

"...A very wide-ranging and international introduction to research methods in political science.. The second edition of this widely used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the main research methods employed in the study of politics and assessment of their strengths and limitations; of their interrelationship; and of ethical issues in research. Illustrated throughout with boxed examples of real political research, the book ranges widely from substantial coverage of statistical methods to ..."

By Peter Burnham, Karin Gilland, Wyn Grant and Zig Layton-Henry

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Theories of International Relations

Fourth Edition

Written by leading authorities, the most broad-ranging text on International Relations Theory on the market covering both traditional and more recent...

"...Written by leading authorities, the most broad-ranging text on International Relations Theory on the market covering both traditional and more recent.... Written by leading authorities, the most broad-ranging text on International Relations Theory on the market covering both traditional and more recent approaches.. Reviews of previous editions: "An outstanding textbook." - Andreas Bieler, University of Birmingham "One of the most useful books on International Relations theory to have appeared ..."

By Scott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Richard Devetak, Jack Donnelly, Terry Nardin, Matthew Paterson, Christian Reus-Smit and Jacqui True

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Applying Political Theory

Issues and Debates

How can political theory help us understand and solve the political questions of our time? This introduction to political theory illuminates its relevance and...

"...How can political theory help us understand and solve the political questions of our time? This introduction to political theory illuminates its relevance and.... How can political theory help us understand and solve the political questions of our time? This introduction to political theory illuminates its relevance and applicability and clarifies what is at stake in debates over welfare, terrorism and civil liberties, minority rights, abortion and euthanasia, freedom of speech and a range of o..."

Katherine Smits

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Elections and Voters

This major new text by two leading authorities in the field provides a state-of-the-art assessment of what we know about voting behavior and the character,...

"...This major new text by two leading authorities in the field provides a state-of-the-art assessment of what we know about voting behavior and the character,.... This major new text by two leading authorities in the field provides a state-of-the-art assessment of what we know about voting behavior and the character, consequences and significance of elections in democratic states. Uniquely broad-ranging in scope, it shows how patterns of electoral behavior have evolved over time and also assesses ..."

By Cees van der Eijk and Mark Franklin

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States Versus Markets, 3rd Edition

The Emergence of a Global Economy

States versus Markets shows that globalization is not a novel phenomenon but a recurrent process whereby markets have, since the sixteenth century,...

"...States versus Markets shows that globalization is not a novel phenomenon but a recurrent process whereby markets have, since the sixteenth century,.... States versus Markets shows that globalization is not a novel phenomenon but a recurrent process whereby markets have, since the sixteenth century, periodically redistributed economic activity. This revised and updated new edition takes account of the new rise of Asia and the global financial crisis originating in the US housing finance system....."

Herman M. Schwartz

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Theory and Methods in Political Science

Third Edition

The systematically revised third edition of the leading text on approaches and methods in political science features a considerable internatizationization in...

By David Marsh and Gerry Stoker

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Theories of Nationalism

A Critical Introduction

This widely-used and acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The fully updated...

"...This widely-used and acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The fully updated.... This widely-used and acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The fully updated 2nd edition includes expanded coverage of recent theories and debates, more systematic critical assesment of all traditions, and boxes on key concepts and thinkers.. Reviews of t..."

Umut Ozkirimli

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Global Political Economy, 3rd Edition

Evolution and Dynamics

This is the new third edition of this popular and successful text on the contemporary global political economy and its historical evolution has been...

By Robert O'Brien and Marc Williams

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International Relations Theory

A New Introduction

This is a major new textbook on international relations theory that combines coverage of the main contending theories and approaches with cross-cutting...

Knud Erik Jørgensen

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The Government and Politics of the European Union

Seventh Edition

This is a systematically updated and entirely redesigned new edition of the leading text on the European Union. The seventh edition is packed with new...

Neill Nugent

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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while...

By Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True

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Beyond Paradigms

Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics

While paradigm-bound research has generated powerful insights in international relations, it has fostered a tunnel vision that hinders progress and widens the...

By Rudra Sil and Peter Joachim Katzenstein

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Governance and Politics of China

Third Edition

Now available in a substantially revised 3rd edition covering the changes of the Seventeenth Party Congress and Eleventh National People's Congress and other...

Tony Saich

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Electoral Systems

A Comparative Introduction

Electoral Systems examines the six principle types of electoral system currently in use in more than seventy of the world's democracies. A common format is...

David M. Farrell

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Analyzing Foreign Policy

Genuinely international in scope and drawing on a wide range of examples from around the world, this major new introduction to foreign policy analysis focuses...

"...Genuinely international in scope and drawing on a wide range of examples from around the world, this major new introduction to foreign policy analysis focuses.... Genuinely international in scope and drawing on a wide range of examples from around the world, this major new introduction to foreign policy analysis focuses on the key explanatory factors that underlie the foreign policies of states and other actors to show how theory can illuminate practice.. ..."

Derek Beach

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Contemporary Latin America

Fully updated for the third edition, Contemporary Latin America provides an accessible concise introduction to the region. Historical context, the countries...

"...Fully updated for the third edition, Contemporary Latin America provides an accessible concise introduction to the region. Historical context, the countries.... Fully updated for the third edition, Contemporary Latin America provides an accessible concise introduction to the region. Historical context, the countries and their peoples provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of politics, economy, society and culture and the continent's prospects today.. ..."

Ronaldo Munck

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Political Ideologies

An Introduction

A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics. The fifth edition has been thoroughly...

"...A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics. The fifth edition has been thoroughly.... A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now has more on the influence of globalization on ideology and a new-look page design to aid student learning.. "The great merit of Andrew Heywood's book..."

Andrew Heywood

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Public Policy

A New Introduction

A major new introduction to the theories and methods of public policy analysis and the changing nature of the policy process. Comprehensive, up-to-date and...

By Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun

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