Table of contents for Politics : the basics / Stephen D. Tansey and Nigel Jackson.

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Who the Book is For - and What it is About
How the Book is Organised
How to Use This Book
Politics in Everyday Life
What Is Politics?
Approaches to the Study of Politics
Traditional Scholarship
Social Science and Politics
Schools of Political Science
Theories, Models, Paradigms
Radical and Postmodernist Criticism 
States and Societies
Politics without the State: Tribal Societies
States without Nations: Kingdoms
States without Nations: Empires
Nations and States
The Nation State and Sovereignty
Politics between States
Politics beyond the State: International Institutions
Multinational Enterprises and 'Globalization'
Politics as a Universal Activity
Human Nature and Politics
Is the State Necessary?
Why Should I Obey the State?
The Nature of Authority
What Is Justice?
Individualism versus Collectivism
Rights: Natural, Human, Legal
Positive and Negative Freedom
Analysing Political Concepts
Right versus Left
The Old Right: Monarchism
The Radical Right: Nazism and Fascism
Leninism and Stalinism
Other Marxisms
Radical Theism - Catholic, Protestant and Islamic
Ecology as Political Radicalism
Feminism as Political Radicalism
Thatcherism and Neo-Conservatism
Christian Democracy
Socialism and Social Democracy
Communitarianism and the ¿Third Way¿
Political Identity
Political Socialization and Political Culture
Localism, Nationalism, and Ethnicity
Racial and Ethnic Conflict
Dominance, Assimilation, and Social Pluralism
Elites, Classes and Political Pluralism
Political Change
Coups D' Etat and Revolutions
Terror and Terrorism 
Class-Conflict in the Twenty-first Century
Post-Industrial Politics: the Information Polity? 
¿North' versus 'South'?
Types of State
Democracy, The Welfare State and the Market
Forms of Representative Democracy
Military Autocracy
Civil Autocracy
Totalitarian Governments
Nazi Government
Soviet Government
Islamic Government - Breaking the Mould?
Multi-Level Government
European Political Institutions
Local Government
How Can Government Be 'Democratic'?
Participation and Direct Democracy
Choosing Rulers
Electoral Systems
The Executive
The Legislature
The Judiciary
Constitutions and Constitutionalism
Rights and Constitutions
Pluralist Policy-Making
Corporatism and Policy Networks
Political Communication
Political Parties
¿Spin¿ and Political Marketing
The Permanent Campaign
Interest Groups
The Mass Media
The Internet
Democracy and Communication
Public Policy Problems and Solutions
The Choice of Social Decision Making Mechanisms
The Case for the Market
Problems of Market Decision Making
Voluntary Organisation
Rational Policy-Making: Bureaucracy
Problems with 'Rational' Policy Making
Incremental Decision Making
The Policy Process
Implementing Public Policy
Managing Local Public Policy
Multi-Level Governance
Evaluating Public Policy
Monitoring Performance in Public Policy
Evaluating Policy Outcomes: The Distribution of Wealth and Income
The Political Policy Making Process
A Crisis in Democratic Politics?
Taking Political Action
Official Sources
Other Printed Sources
Videos / Television / Radio
On-Line Databases
The Internet
Courses on Politics
Associations for Politics Students
Box 1.1: Definitions of 'Politics' & 'Power' 
Box 1.2: Assessing the Use of Methodology in Politics 
Box 2.1: Definition of 'State' 
Box 2.2: Definitions of Globalization
Box 2.3: Globalization - Challenges to the Nation State:- 
Box 3.1: Definitions of Anarchism 
Box 3. 2: Justice 
Box 3.3: Concepts of Equality: Summary 
Box 3.4: Definitions of Freedom, 
Box 4.1: Ideology as a Political Concept 
Box 5.1: Definitions of Political Socialization 
Box 5.2: Political Culture 
Box 5.3: Propositions from Pluralist, Elite & Marxist Models of Power 
Box 5.4: North v South: A New Fault Line in International Relations? 
Box 5. 5: Major Political Divisions 
Box 6.1: Republican, Autocratic, & Totalitarian States
Box 6.2: Capitalism 
Box 6.3: The Welfare State 
Box 6.4: Forms of Representative Democracy 
Box 6.5: The Principle of Subsidiarity 
Box 6.6: Relations Between Levels of Government 
Box 7.1: Political Parties 
Box 7.2: Pressure or Interest Groups 
Box 8.1: Choice of Social Decision-Making Mechanism 
Box 8.2: Weber's Characteristics of Bureaucracy 
Box 8.3: A Rational - Comprehensive Model Of Decision-Making 
Box 8.4: Why Organisations Are Not Always Rational
Box 8.5: Hogwood & Gunn's Model of The Policy Process 
Box 8.6: 10 Principles for Re-inventing Government
Box 8.7: The 3 'E's: Economy; Efficiency; Efficacy
Table 1.1: Major Contemporary Approaches to Politics 
Table 2.1: Multinationals & Countries Compared
Table 4.1: Attitudes to Gender Differences 
Table 5.1 A: Typical Socialization Research Findings: Attitudes to President: 
Table 5.1 B: Typical Socialization Research Findings: Most Popularly Used Sources of Information about Foreign People 
Table 5.2: Typical Research Findings:: Political Culture 
Table 5.3: Summary: Critics of Pluralism 
Table 5.4: From Public Administration to Information Polity 
Table 6.1: Trend to Democracy 1984 ¿ 2000 
Table 6.2: Parliamentary versus Presidential Systems 
Table 7.1: Political Marketing and New Labour
Table 8.1: Marketable Wealth in Britain 
Table 8.2: World Population Below International Poverty Line (2001) 
Figure 4.1: Classifying Ideologies 
Figure 8.1: Levels of Inter-Organizational Bargaining 
Figure 8.2: Managing Local Public Service Provision 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Political science.