An Introduction to Politics, State and Society

An Introduction to Politics, State and Society

By: James W. McAuley (author)Hardback

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This major new textbook will equip students with a complete understanding of contemporary politics, state and society in the United Kingdom today. Key underlying themes include: - the differences between traditional and alternative 'sites of power' and what we mean by 'political' - the relationships between politics, society and how individuals become and remain engaged with politics - the rapid transformations in contemporary social structures and their impact on social and political life - the role of human agency and its significance to social and political action and movements - contemporary cultural and social dislocations and their impact on some of the major contested areas of political life today. Key features include: - key concepts and issues - key theorists and writers - discussion questions Comprehensive and accessible, An Introduction to Politics, State & Society is an essential text for all undergraduate students of politics, the contemporary state, power and political sociology. James W McAuley is Professor of Political Sociology and Irish Studies in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield

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Introduction Politics, State and Society PART ONE: POLITICS, POWER, POLITICAL LEGITIMACY AND THE STATE Founding Arguments Theorizing Politics, Power and the State Legitimacy and Power in the United Kingdom PART TWO: SOCIETY AND THE STATE (Re)defining Politics Neoliberalism and the State The Politics of the Welfare and the Welfare State Northern Ireland, Political Violence and the Politics of Terrorism PART THREE: THE FUTURE OF POLITICS AND THE STATE Social Class, Postmodernism and the End of Politics? Politics in the New Millennium Globalization and the End of Social Democracy?

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780803979314
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780803979314
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0803979312

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