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Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations
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Concepts have a particular importance for students of politics and international relations. Political argument often boils down to a struggle over the legitimate meaning of terms and enemies may argue, fight and even go to war, each claiming to be 'defending freedom', 'upholding democracy' or 'supporting justice'. The problem is that words such as 'freedom', 'democracy' and 'justice' have different meanings to different people, so that the concepts themselves come to seem problematic. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each term is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored. The text has been updated and expanded to take account of the increasing influence of globalization on politics and now features 70 additional concepts. Renowned for its lively, engaging style and user-friendly approach, the second edition is an invaluable companion to the study of politics and international relations.
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Absolutism.- Accountability.- Anarchism.- Anarchy.- Animal Rights.- Anti-Politics.- Arms Race.- Authoritarianism.- Authority.- Autonomy.- Balance Of Power.- Behaviouralism.- Bicameralism.- Bill Of Rights.- Bureaucracy.- Cabinet.- Capitalism.- Centralisation/Decentralisation.- Checks And Balances.- Christian.- Democracy.- Citizenship.- Civil Disobedience.- Civil Liberty.- Civil.- Society.- Coalition.- Collectivise Security.- Collectivism.- Collectivization.- Committee.- Communism.- Communitarianism.- Community.- Conflict Of Civilazations.- Confucianism.- Consensus.- Consent.- Conservatism.- Consociationalism.- Constitution.- Constitutionalism.- Constructivism.- Consumerism.- Corporatism.- Cosmopolitanism.- Crimes Against Humanity.- Critical Theory.- Cross-generational Justice.- Democracy.- Democratic Peace.- Democratization.- Deterrence.- Development.- Devolution.- Dialectic.- Dictatorship.- Diplomacy.- Discourse.- Ecologism.- Election.- Elitism.- Empiricism.- Equality.- Executive.- Failed State.- Fascism.- Federalism.- Feminism.- Free Trade.- Freedom.- Functionalism.- Game Theory.- Gender.- Geopolitics.- Global Civil Society.- Global Governance.- Global Justice.- Globalization.- Governance.- Government.- Great Power.- Hard/Soft Power.- Hegemony.- Historical Materialism.- Human Development.- Human Nature.- Human Rights.- Humanitarian Intervention.- Idealism.- Identity Politics.- Ideology.- Imperialism.- Individualism.- Institutionalism.- Interdependence.- Intergovernmentalism.- International Aid.- International Law.- International Organization.- International Relations.- International Society.- Internationalism.- Islamism.- Jihad.- Judiciary.- Just War.- Justice.- Laissez-Faire.- Law.- Leadership.- Left/Right.- Legitimacy.- Liberal Democracy.- Liberalism.- Libertarianism.- Local Government.- Mandate.- Market.- Marxism.- Mass Media.- Meritocracy.- Militarism.- Minority Rights.- Monarchy.- Multiculturalism.- Multilateralism.- Multi-level Governance.- Nation.- Nationalism.- Nation-State.- Nazism.- Neoliberalism.- Neutrality.- Non-Governmental Organization.- Obligation.- Opposition.- Order.- Pacifism.- Paradigm.- Parliament.- Parliamentary Government.- Patriarchy.- Patriotism.- Peace-Building.- Pluralism.- Polarity.- Policy.- Political Culture.- Political Economy.- Political Party.- Political Philosophy.- Political Science.- Political Theory.- Politics.- Populism.- Positivism.- Postcolonialism.- Postmodernism.- Power.- Pragmatism.- President.- Presidential Government.- Pressure Group.- Prime Minister.- Property.- Proportional Representation.- Punishment.- Race/Ethnicity.- Racialism/Racism.- Rational Choice.- Rationalism.- Realism.- Referendum.- Reform.- Regionalism.- Religious Fundamentalism.- Representation.- Republicanism.- Responsibility.- Revolution.- Rights.- Rule Of Law.- Security.- Security Dilemma.- Separation Of Powers.- Social Class.- Social Democracy.- Social Justice.- Social Movement.- Socialism.- Sovereignty.- State.- Subsidiarity.- Superpower.- Supranationalism.- Sustainable Development.- Systems Theory.- Terrorism.- Theocracy.- Third Way.- Toleration.- Toryism.- Totalitarianism.- Tradition.- Transnational Corporation.- Transnationalism.- Utilitarianism.- Utopianism.- War.- Welfare.

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Now even more comprehensive and accessible, the second edition of Key Concepts is an extremely useful reference book for students of politics.' - Jonathon Moses, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 'This book manages to combine clarity, conciseness and accessibility with authority and reliability. It is an essential aid for any student of the subject.' - Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK

About the Author

Andrew Heywood is the author of such bestselling texts as Politics, Global Politics, and Political Ideologies, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

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'Now even more comprehensive and accessible, the second edition of Key Concepts is an extremely useful reference book for students of politics.' - Jonathon Moses, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 'This book manages to combine clarity, conciseness and accessibility with authority and reliability. It is an essential aid for any student of the subject.' - Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK

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