The classic introduction to political science and comparative politics 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. The 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
ROD HAGUE was formerly Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK. MARTIN HARROP is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK.