Politics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780434985142, 9781483103631

Politics

1st Edition

Made Simple

Authors: J. R. Thackrah
eBook ISBN: 9781483103631
Imprint: Made Simple
Published Date: 13th July 1987
Page Count: 310
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Description

Politics: Made Simple covers the historical ideas, modern political ideas and assumptions, political activities, and international issues that encompass the overall study of politics. The book describes the practicalities of political theories within capitalist and communist states, the theoretical analysis of international relations (anarchism, extremism and fascism); contemporary ideological panaceas; and ideas unique to the contemporary world. The text also discusses the theory of comparative and representative government.
Students with degree courses in politics will find the book useful.

Table of Contents


Preface

Part 1 Historical Ideas

1 What is Politics?

Politics

Questions

Further Reading

2 Origins of Politics

City State

Stoicism

Feudal Government

Questions

Further Reading

3 Renaissance

Renaissance: The Idea

Dignity of Man

Renaissance Humanism

Renaissance Historiography

Questions

Further Reading

4 Reformation

The Unity of Christendom: Its Rise and Fall

Reformation

Questions

5 Ideas On Political Duties and Responsibilities

The Divine Right of Kings

Machiavelli

Social Contract

Romanticism

Idealism

Utilitarianism

Republic

Autocracy

Questions

Further Reading

Part 2 Modern Political Ideas and Assumptions

6 Sovereignty, Constitutions and Liberties

Political Sovereignty - Power and Authority

Democracy

Representative Democracy: Government and Representation

Freedom

Pluralism

Liberalism

Human Rights

Patterns of Political Behavior

Questions

Further Reading

7 Capitalism and Communism

Elites and Class Interest Groups

Communism

Questions

Further Reading

8 The Practicalities of Political Theories Within Capitalist and Communist States

Marxism

Socialism

Stalinism

Leninism

Trotskyism

Titoism

Castroism

Eurocommunism

Questions

Further Reading

9 Anarchism and Extremism

Questions

Further Reading

10 Fascism

Questions

Further Reading

11 Principles In Politics

Morality

Nationalism

Internationalism

Peace and Ethics

Non-Alignment

Questions

Further Reading

Part 3 Political Activities

12 Law and Politics

The Reign of Law

Justice

Political Activity and the Judiciary

International Politics and the International Legal System

Questions

Further Reading

13 Culture, Change and Welfare

Culture

Culture and Civilization In Modern Times

The Performance of Government in a Cultural Framework

Welfare

Political Change

Alternative Political Systems

Political Crises

Questions

Further Reading

14 Contemporary Ideological Panaceas

Class Conflict

Social Reform

New Left

Racialism

New Right

Questions

Further Reading

15 Ideas Unique to the Contemporary World

Managerialism

Scientism

Technocracy

Political Socialization

Strife and Strikes

Environmentalism and Ecology

Questions

Further Reading

16 Communication and Participation

National Participation

Interpretations

Parties and Television

Public Opinion

Questions

Further Reading

17 Comparative and Representative Government - Theory

Constitutions and Liberties

Separation of Powers

Federal and Unitary Forms

Administration

Bureaucracy

Comparative Government

Questions

Further Reading

18 Comparative and Representative Governments - The West

United States

France

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Australia

New Zealand

Singapore

Questions

Further Reading

19 Comparative and Representative Governments - The East

The Soviet Union

China

Questions

Further Reading

20 The Third World

The North-South Conflict and the Third World

India

Nigeria

Zimbabwe

Malaysia

Questions

Further Reading

Part 4 International issues

21 International Relations

International Politics

Foreign Policy Objectives

Questions

Further Reading

22 Decision Making issues

Decision Making

Environment and the Nature of Decision Making

Systems Analysis, Policy Analysis and Leadership

Game Theory

Conflict Studies - Management and Resolution

Questions

Further Reading

23 Antistate Activities

Terrorism

War and Militarism

Civil Disobedience

Protest Movements

Questions

Further Reading

24 Politics - the Future

Questions

Further Reading

Index




Details

No. of pages:
310
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Made Simple 1987
Published:
Imprint:
Made Simple
eBook ISBN:
9781483103631

About the Author

J. R. Thackrah