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Political Analysis

Political Analysis - Collection

Introducing the plurality of philosophies, approaches, concepts and methods used in the study of politics and government, Political Analysis equips you with the tools necessary to flourish as political scientists.

2006 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

The State

Theories and Issues

Broad-ranging in its coverage and truly international in scope, this major new text introduces all the main competing theoretical approaches to the study of the state as well as key contested issues in relation to globalization, new forms of …

Editors:
Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh

2017 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Theories of Nationalism

A Critical Introduction

This widely-used and highly-acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The 3rd edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the practical …

Author:
Umut Özkirimli

2016 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Sport Politics

An Introduction

This innovative new text examines sport's relationship with politics and argues that sport has always been political, even as far back as antiquity. However, in the last 30 years there has been an unprecedented politicization of sport through …

Author:
Jonathan Grix

2010 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

New Directions in Political Science

Responding to the Challenges of an Interdependent World


Written by a team of leading scholars, this new text focuses on a range of key challenges posed by developments in 21st century politics to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of current thinking and future directions in Political Science and …

Editor:
Colin Hay

2014 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Contemporary Party Politics

A systematic and comprehensive introduction to contemporary party politics in democratic states and evaluation of whether, and to what extent, parties are - as is often claimed - in crisis or decline.

Author:
Robin T. Pettitt

2010 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists …

Authors:
Brooke Ackerly, Jacqui True

2009 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Power and the State

In this important new text, Martin Smith reassesses traditional debates about power and how they understand the nature and impact of the state. He develops an analysis of the new forms of state power that have developed in response to the …

Author:
Martin J. Smith

2016 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe

Ranging from some of the most advanced economies in the world to others with only modest national income, and from well established democracies to countries with lengthy histories as dictatorships, Europe presents the social scientist with a …

Author:
Colin Crouch

2007 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

The New Politics of Gender Equality

During the past decade governments around the globe have introduced institutional mechanisms to promote the advancement of women, including measures to increase women's political participation rates and to incorporate women's interests into …

Author:
Judith Squires

2011 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Mass Media, Politics and Democracy

This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes coverage of the mediatization of politics; of E-politics and …

Author:
John Street

2011 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Rational Choice Theory

Potential and Limits

Few approaches in political science have generated so much controversy as rational choice theory. Some claim that the approach has made political science scientific. Its critics argue that it involves unrealistic assumptions about individual …

Author:
Lina Eriksson

2008 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Research Methods in Politics

The second edition of this popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to the main research methods employed in the study of politics and assessment of their strengths and limitations and of ethical issues in research. It has been revised …

Authors:
Peter Burnham, Karin Gilland Lutz, Wyn Grant, Zig Layton-Henry

2012 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Nationalism in the Twenty-First Century

Challenges and Responses

This major new text assesses the persistence of nationalism in a globalizing world and analyses the current nature and future prospects of this multi-faceted and evolving ideology.

Author:
Claire Sutherland

2017 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Political Communication

A Critical Introduction

This major international text introduces the key themes, issues and theoretical approaches in the field. A central concern is to put the politics back into the study of communication by posing key critical questions about power and ideology: what …

Author:
Heather Savigny

2017 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

The Politics of Inequality

Contemporary democracies vary greatly in how much income inequality they tolerate. Some, like the United States and the United Kingdom, have seen high and rising levels for decades, while others, such as the Nordic countries, are much more equal.

Authors:
Carsten Jensen, Kees van Kersbergen

2011 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

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 adopted throughout, dealing with explanations of how the system operates and its effects on …

Author:
David M. Farrell

2013 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Why Institutions Matter

The New Institutionalism in Political Science

This important new text provides a broad-ranging introduction to the 'new' institutional theories which have become increasingly influential in recent years and gives an assessment of their application and utility in political analysis.

Authors:
Vivien Lowndes, Mark Roberts

2012 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

Ways of Knowing

Competing Methodologies in Social and Political Research

The revised second edition of this innovative textbook on methodology in social and political science focuses centrally on the debate between positivist and constructivist approaches. Lively and accessible, the book introduces a range of key …

Authors:
Jonathon W. Moses, Torbjørn L. Knutsen

2009 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

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 behaviour and the character, consequences and significance of elections in democratic states. It shows how patterns of …

Authors:
Cees van der Eijk, Mark N. Franklin

2013 | Political Analysis Collection | Book

The Legitimation of Power

The new edition of this classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of legitimacy as applied to political systems. Now addressing the issue of legitimacy beyond the state, the book also includes a new introduction and two …

Author:
David Beetham