Key Concepts in Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312233815

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 959

An accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored. The introduction explains how political concepts are used and why they are so often abused.

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137494786

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 9961

This accessible guide to the major concepts in politics has now been revised and expanded to include over 60 international relations terms to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each concept is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political understanding is explored.

Key Concepts in Philosophy

Author: Paddy McQueen,Hilary McQueen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137093390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8270

An accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Moral and Political Philosophy

Key Issues, Concepts and Theories

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230593941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 8682

A clear and concise introduction to moral and political philosophy which critically analyses arguments about controversial and topical practical issues – drug laws, justifications of punishment, civil disobedience, whether there is a duty to obey the law, and global poverty.

Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Shawn Loewen,Hayo Reinders

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230346278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 5605

What does it mean to acquire a language? What is considered a 'second' language in multilingual settings? This practical and comprehensive guide provides an opportunity to consider these issues, providing easy access to concise definitions of key terms and concepts in the study of Second Language Acquisition.

Global Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137349271

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

View: 7393

This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

Key Concepts in Sociology

Author: Peter Braham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290808

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9317

"A glossary of key concepts was just the sort of thing I needed when I was a sociology student. Peter Braham has written a lively, comprehensive guide to the most important concepts in our discipline. It will become an essential student resource." - David Silverman, Goldsmith's and King's College, University of London "A triumphant tour de force... will be a useful, even essential tool for students and faculty. It is actually fascinating reading even for non-sociologists since these ideas impact all of us all the time." - Anthony Synnott, Concordia University in Montreal "A crisp and comprehensive guide to the discipline. The thirty-eight entries, covering history, substance and evaluation, thereby describe both conventional and new topics that define the syllabus of modern sociology. A valuable guide to both teachers and students." - Bryan S. Turner, Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY USA Sociology consists of a myriad of frequently confusing concepts. Key Concepts in Sociology provides a comprehensive, lively and clearly-written guide to the most important concepts in the subject. It includes both what might be regarded as 'classic' sociological concepts, such as 'class', 'bureaucracy' and 'community', as well as subjects that have become increasingly prominent in recent times, such as 'celebrity', 'risk' and 'the body'. Each of the thirty-eight substantive entries: defines the concept provides a clear and compelling narrative clarifies the main debates, perspectives and disagreements gives advice on further reading Key Concepts in Sociology should be the first choice for sociology students at all levels of learning.

Key Concepts in Social Research Methods

Author: Roger Gomm

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137175176

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8930

An in-depth glossary, this accessible book successfully introduces students to the key concepts and terms used in social research. Terms are organised alphabetically and fully cross-referenced for use of ease. Suggestions for further reading help to consolidate knowledge and aids understanding.

Key Concepts in Crime Fiction

Author: Heather Worthington

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034433X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8967

An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.

Environment and Society

Concepts and Challenges

Author: Magnus Boström,Debra J. Davidson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319764152

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 2951

This book offers a critical analysis of core concepts that have influenced contemporary conversations about environment-society relations in academic, political, and civil circles. Considering these conceptualizations are currently shaping responses to environmental crises in fundamental ways, critical reflections on concepts such as the Anthropocene, metabolism, risk, resilience, environmental governance, environmental justice and others, are well-warranted. Contributors to this volume, working across a multitude of areas within environmental social science, scrutinize underlying worldviews and assumptions, asking a common set of key questions: What are the different concepts able to explain? How do they take into account society-environment relations? What social, cultural, or geo-political biases and blinders are inherent? What actions or practices do the concepts inspire? The transdisciplinary engagement and reflexivity regarding concepts of environment-society relations represented in these chapters is needed in all spheres of society—in academia, policy and practice—not the least to confront current tendencies of anti-reflexivity and denialism.

Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature

Author: Steve Padley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137020350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 6191

Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature offers a comprehensive overview of the literature and critical debates of the period since 1945. Setting texts in their historical, political and cultural contexts, it demonstrates how literature has dealt with and been shaped by the changing face of the modern world.

Key Concepts in Innovation

Author: Hamsa Thota,Zunaira Munir

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137182660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 1189

A comprehensive glossary providing clear explanations of the major terms in the field of innovation, covering areas such as product development, design and creativity. By simplifying complex terminology and highlighting key debates, this book is an ideal companion for both students and practitioners in the field.

Key Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology

Author: Gerard O'Grady

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292717

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 2355

Key Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology is a comprehensive and up-to-date A to Z of the core areas of phonetics and phonology. If you are new to these fields, this book will be an invaluable resource for quickly familiarizing yourself with the jargon and specialist terms. Each of the 136 entries starts with a brief definition of a key concept and, where appropriate, more detail is given, along with an illustrative example. All entries are also cross-referenced to help you easily locate definitions for unfamiliar jargon. This book contains fully referenced descriptions of the key terms in phonetics, particularly articulatory phonetics, and presents the main schools of theoretical phonology. If you want to know more, the extensive bibliography included at the back of the book will suggest where you can look for information to deepen your knowledge.

Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272449

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 8833

Its lively, engaging style and authoritative and comprehensive coverage have made this highly successful text the first choice introduction to politics for students and instructors alike. The fourth edition has been has been systematically revised and updated to cover key developments such as the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring. The book also has a new more integrated chapter structure which makes it easier for students to see how different topics interrelate and takes better account of the increasing interdependence between domestic and world events. With an attractive new full-colour page design, each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate critical reflection: - Full-page Politics in Action boxes examine major political events from around the world and reflect on their significance for political science. - Debating boxes introduce the key controversies within politics and highlight arguments both for and against a particular proposition. - Illustrated Key Thinker profiles give detail about important figures and their ideas - Concept boxes offer a fuller discussion of important political terms and concepts, particularly those with complex or contested meanings

National Interest

Author: Joseph Frankel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349009423

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

View: 8041

The Concept of the Political

Author: Hartmut Behr,Hans J. Morgenthau,Felix Rösch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002514

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

View: 1749

A growing interest in the oeuvre of Hans J. Morgenthau and in re-readings of 'classical realism' increases the significance of his European, pre-emigration writings in order to understand the work of one of the founding figures of IR. This book is the first English translation of Morgenthau's French monograph La notion du politique from 1933.

Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest

Concepts, Policies and Politics

Author: A. Barrientos,D. Hulme

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583091

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 9491

Social protection is fast becoming an important theme in development policy. This book examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analyzing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest.

Fundamental Concepts in Max Weber’s Sociology of Religion

Author: Christopher Adair-Toteff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137454792

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 7600

This book helps explain some of Max Weber's key concepts such as charisma, asceticism, mysticism, pariah-people, prophets, salvation, and theodicy and places them within the context of Weber's sociology of religion.

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature

Author: Jane Moore,John Strachan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137096705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 3737

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is an accessible and easy-to-use scholarly guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era (1789-1832). The book offers a comprehensive and critically up-to-date account of the fascinating poetry, novels and drama which characterized the Romantic period alongside an historically-informed account of the important social, political and aesthetic contexts which shaped that body of writing. The epochal poetry of William Wordsworth, William Blake, Mary Robinson, S. T. Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, P. B. Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon; the drama of Joanna Baillie and Charles Robert Maturin; the novels of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley; all of these figures and many more are insightfully discussed here, together with clear and helpful accounts of the key contexts of the age's literature (including the French Revolution, slavery, industrialisation, empire and the rise of feminism) as well as accounts of perhaps less familiar aspects of late Georgian culture (such as visionary spirituality, atheism, gambling, fashion, music and sport). This is the broadest guide available to late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and Irish literature, history and culture.

Key Concepts in Victorian Literature

Author: Sean Purchase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0230204198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 349

"Key Concepts in Victorian Literature" is a lively, clear and accessible resource for anyone interested in Victorian literature. It contains major facts, ideas and contemporary literary theories, and is packed with close and detailed readings of a variety of novels, poems and plays. Structured into three, easy-to-use sections, the book guides readers through all the major concepts, themes and issues which characterize Victorian literature. It offers an overview of the historical and cultural context in which this literature was produced, and introduces readers to all of the significant critical and theoretical perspectives which underpin modern research into the period.