The classic introduction to political science has been comprehensively updated for this new edition. Retaining the clarity of expression and breadth of coverage that has made it the introduction of choice for generations of students, it provides a lively and up-to-date account of the events and forces shaping politics in today's interconnected world. Thoroughly updated throughout, this new edition includes separate chapters on theoretical approaches and research strategies in political science, as well as increased coverage of security, media, culture, law and regulation. Carefully designed learning features illustrate the text throughout. These include: * full-page Profiles on individual countries and the European Union, with associated Spotlights linked to each chapter * on-page glossary definitions for key terms and timelines of key events * guides to additional learning resources for each chapter * a companion website providing additional resources and activities The companion website is available at www.palgrave.com/politics/hague and provides: * a dictionary of comparative politics * debates showing both sides of major controversies * interactive quizzes and essay questions * a guide to comparative politics on the internet * web links and an at-a-glance guide to chapter references * chapter summaries
Table of Contents
PART I: CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES Political Concepts Theoretical Approaches Research Strategies PART II: STATES AND REGIMES The State Democracy Authoritarian Rule PART III: POLITICAL MOBILIZATION Political Culture Political Communication Political Participation Elections and Voters Political Parties Interest Groups PART IV: GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE Constitutions and Law Multilevel Governance Legislatures The Political Executive Public Administration PART V: PUBLIC POLICY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY The Policy Process Political Economy
ROD HAGUE was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK. MARTIN HARROP is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle, UK.