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Description - Understanding Democratic Politics by Roland Axtmann

Understanding Democratic Politics is aimed and designed for first-time students of politics. It provides an ideal introduction and survey to the key themes and issues central to the study and understanding of democratic politics today. Understanding Democratic Politics is structured around three major parts: 'concepts', 'institutions and political behaviour'; and 'ideologies and movements'. Each part contains a series of concise and accessible chapters that introduce the key concepts, institutional forms and political ideas or conflicts that have underpinned the development of modern democracies. Designed and written for an undergraduate readership, each chapter contains 'bullet-point' summaries, a guide to further reading, and set of questions for tutorial discussion. It will form an essential guide and companion to all students of politics both on introductory courses and throughout their undergraduate degree.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761971832
ISBN-10: 0761971831
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roland Axtmann

After his PhD at the London School of Economics, Roland taught at the University of Aberdeen for 16 years. Roland joined the Department in 2005 as a Professor of Politics and International Relations. He held visiting appointments at Heidelberg University (Germany); Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria); University of California, Los Angeles; and Deakin University, Melbourne. In 2011, he was a visiting professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia). Currently, he is a visiting fellow at the Sydney Democracy Initiative at Sydney University.