Understanding Democratic Politics: An Introduction

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Roland Axtmann
SAGE, 2003 M03 6 - 340 páginas
This textbook is designed for first-time students of politics. It provides an ideal introduction and survey to the key themes and issues central to the study of democratic politics today.

The text is structured around three major parts: concepts, institutions and political behaviour; and ideologies and movements. Within each section a series of short and accessible chapters serve to both introduce the key ideas, institutional forms and ideological conflicts central to the study of democratic politics and provide a platform for further, in-depth studies.

Each chapter contains a 'bullet-point' summary, a guide to further reading, and a set of questions for tutorial discussion. Designed and written for an undergraduate readership, Understanding Democratic Politics: An Introduction will become an essential guide and companion to all students of politics throughout their university degree.

 

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Sovereignty
3
Constitutionalism
12
Human Rights and Democracy
22
Justice Equality Liberty
31
Power Authority Legitimacy
41
Representative and Direct Democracy
52
Majoritarianism Consoclationalism
61
Pluralism Difference
71
Political Participation
174
Social Capital
187
Cyberdemocracy
207
Liberalism
231
Nationalism
250
Socialism Marxism
251
Alain Dieckhoff
271
Contemporary Rightwing Extremism
280

Civil Society National and Global
82
Class Elites
93
The Territorial State
105
Government Civil Service and Public Policies
114
Parties and Party Systems
133
Interest Groups
153
Feminism
291
EnvironmentaIism
300
Democracy and the Islamist Paradox
311
Cosmopolitanism
320
Index
331
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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.

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