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An Introduction to Politics, State and Society

1st Edition

James W McAuley
eISBN-13: 9781847871473

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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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ISBNs 9781847871473, 9780803979321, 9780803979321, 184787147X
Language English
Number of Pages 241
Edition 1st