This highly successful introduction to the world of politics has been fully revised and updated to explore the varieties of political systems, the main political movements and key issues at the beginning of the twenty-first century. New to the fourth edition:
comparison of quantitative and qualitative methods
more international examples
greater discussion of non-Western concepts of politics
the problem of voter apathy and lack of trust in politicians
more discussion of the ‘war on terrorism’
extended analysis of the role of the Internet in politics including blogs,
search engine censorship and e-democracy
analysis of further key concepts such as genocide and policy networks
more links to web pages including case studies, further questions to
explore and additional learning activities.
Accessible in style and topical in content, this book assumes no prior knowledge of politics. These features make it ideal reading for general readers as well as for those who are just beginning to study politics at undergraduate level.