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Modern Politics and Government / Edition 7

Modern Politics and Government / Edition 7

by Alan Ball, B. Guy PetersAlan Ball
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This substantially revised 7th edition of a classic text includes a new chapter on globalization and regionalization and broader coverage of democratic politics, interests and movements; of the media; of social and cultural influences on political behaviour and of public management. It has been systematically revised and updated throughout in the accessible down-to-earth style that has made it such a popular student choice for over 30 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333961612
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 04/16/2005
Edition description: 7th ed. 2005
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

ALAN R. BALL was formerly Principal Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth, UK.

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE NATURE OF POLITICS.- The Study of Politics.- Politics, Power and Authority.- Classification of Governments.- Political Culture.- Globalization and the Influence of International Politics.- PART II: PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS AND REPRESENTATION.- Political Parties and Electoral Systems.- Pressure Groups.- Representation, Elections and Voting Behaviour.- PART III: STRUCTURES OF GOVERNMENT.- Assemblies.- The Political Executive.- The Public Bureaucracy.- The Courts and the Political Process.- The Military and Politics.- PART IV: POLITICAL CHANGE.- Change in Political Systems.

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