What is Politics? by Adrian Leftwich
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What is Politics?
By Adrian Leftwich

What is Politics?

The Activity and Its Study

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What is Politics? by Adrian Leftwich

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What is politics? Is it a universal feature of all human societies, past and present? Is it tied to specific institutional arenas? Or is it found in all groups and organizations, large or small, formal or informal? This new textbook seeks to provide answers to these important questions. Starting with what it means to a think politically, the book goes on to explore a wide range of meanings attributed to the concept of politics from a variety of perspectives and theoretical traditions. It offers succinct and coherent overviews by some of the foremost scholars in the field, and each invites the reader to see the activity of politics in a distinctive way. Topics covered include politics as a form of rule, feminist approaches to politics, Marxism and politics, the politics of human behaviour, environmental politics, politics as collective choice, and Islam and politics. Written with the new student in mind, this concise introduction to the study and activity of politics is essential reading for all those coming to the discipline for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745630557
ISBN-10: 0745630553
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 159mm x 21mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Adrian Leftwich

Redefining Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 45 by Adrian Leftwich Redefining Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 45, Paperback (July 2012)

Throughout, this book is concerned to extend the range of politics beyond its usual institutional focus, to stress its interdisciplinary requirements and to expand the conception of politics in societies.

Redefining Politics by Adrian Leftwich Redefining Politics, Hardback (October 2009)

Offers a framework for analyzing politics in various human groups from families to multinational companies, and from villages to modern nation states. This book aims to extend the range of politics beyond its usual institutional focus, to stress its interdisciplinary requirements and to expand the conception of politics in societies.

What is Politics? by Adrian Leftwich What is Politics?, Paperback (July 2004)

What is politics? Is it a universal feature of all human societies, past and present? Is it tied to specific institutional arenas? Or is it found in all groups and organizations, large or small, formal or informal? This new textbook seeks to provide answers to these important questions.

States of Development by Adrian Leftwich States of Development, Paperback (December 2000)

A A clear and accessible book that combines key issues in developmental studies with the central problems of politics. A A comparative approach that offers a unique interpretation of the primacy of politics in development A Provides a challenging approach to the contemporary orthodoxies in overseas development policy.

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Author Biography - Adrian Leftwich

Adrian Leftwich is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York.

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