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Introduction to Politics and Society


Introduction to Politics and Society

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    Shaun Best
This comprehensive book works through the key concepts and theoretical contributions in the study of politics. It explains the meanings of `power', `authority', `coercion', `surveillance' and `legitimacy' and the ideas of Weber, Marx, Foucault, Bauman, Sennett, Habermas, Baudrillard and Giddens are discussed. The book: traces the central tendencies in the movement from modern to post-modern society: the significance of `Third Way' politics is addressed and its strengths and weaknesses are spelt out: and the decline of organized politics and the development of new social movements is placed in the proper historical and theoretical context.Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy   show more
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  • PDF | 276 pages
  • Shaun Best
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • Unknown
  • 2
  • Politics Social Sciences

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