Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics provides a perfect introduction to the subject for students embarking on university-level study. As the only introductory text to cover both comparative politics and international relations, and contextualise this material with a wide range of international examples, it is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and global introductory politics textbook on the
Written by three experts in the field, this book takes a balanced approached to the subject, serving as a strong foundation for further study. The material is explored in an accessible way for introductory study, but takes an analytical approach which encourages more critical study and debate, helping students to develop the vital skills they need for a politics degree.
An Online Resource Centre accompanies this text, and includes a range of resources for both students and lecturers.
- Learn more about the people behind the theory with the 'Key Thinkers' resource.
- Test your understanding of the chapter content and receive instant feedback with self-marking multiple-choice questions.
- Revise key terms and concepts with an online flashcard glossary.
For registered lecturers
- Encourage students to think critically with political scenario exercises.
- Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested discussion questions for use in seminars.
- Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for a lecture presentation, or as hand-outs in class.
- Save time preparing assessments and seminars with a fully updated test bank of questions.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 1058 g
Dimensions: 247 x 198 x 28 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
The best of the introductory political science textbooks I have used. * Mary C, Murphy, University of Cork, Ireland *
An excellent introduction for first year undergraduates in particular - it provides an effective bridge between contemporary events they read about in newspapers and the classic theories and texts of political science. * Caroline Hughes, University of Bradford *
Review from previous edition This is certainly the best of the introductory political science textbooks I have used. * Mary C. Murphy, University College Cork, Ireland *
This is a superior textbook, it absolutely - almost perfectly - meets my curricular needs. * Pat Willerton, University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA *
The writing style is very clear indeed, and is definitely pitched at the right level. Key terms are explained clearly, and there is no prior knowledge assumed. * Sam Rapheal, Kingston University, UK *