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Published: 13 May 2020

632 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198820611

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Introduction to Politics

Fourth Edition

Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, and Stephanie Lawson

  • The only book to combine concepts and ideologies, comparative politics, and international relations in one volume, to provide a fully comprehensive introduction for undergraduates
  • A wide range of contemporary and historical case studies from a variety of countries help students to place the theory in a real-world context
  • The authors move beyond a descriptive narrative, taking an analytical approach that ensures students are challenged to form their own ideas and perspectives
  • Complemented by a bounty of online resources for both lecturers and their students

New to this Edition:

  • A new Chapter 9 on non-Western approaches to politics helps students to build a more diverse understanding of political culture, institutions and actors, with a particular focus on China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Iran, Turkey and Russia
  • New coverage of populism in Chapter 7 introduces students to this complex and controversial ideology
  • Additional real-world, topical examples and case-studies help students contextualise theories and approaches

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