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What is politics? : the activity and its study

Author: Aian Leftwich
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Polity Press, 2015.
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Leftwich, Adrian.
What is Politics? : The Activity and its Study.
Oxford : Wiley, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aian Leftwich
ISBN: 9780745698526 0745698522
OCLC Number: 911200604
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 15, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Table of Contents""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""REFERENCE""; ""The Contributors""; ""1: Thinking Politically: On the politics of Politics""; ""1 Introduction: Argument and Issues""; ""2 The Need for a Definition""; ""3 A Simple Classification of Meanings of Politics""; ""4 Disciplines""; ""5 Conclusion: Thinking Politically""; ""NOTES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""2: Politics is About Governing""; ""1 Introduction and Argument""; ""2 Governing and Governance""; ""3 Institutional Politics and Governing""; ""4 The World of Governance Becomes More Complex""; ""5 Conclusion""; ""NOTES"" ""9 The Continuing Relevance of Marxism and Political Action""""REFERENCES""; ""5: Politics as a Form of Rule: Politics, Citizenship and Democracy""; ""1 Introduction and Argument""; ""2 The Preconditions for Politics""; ""3 In Defence of Politics Reconsidered""; ""4 Citizenship, Politics and Democracy""; ""5 Meanings of Democracy""; ""6 Citizenship, Politics and the Democratic State""; ""7 Conclusion""; ""NOTES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""6: Politics as Collective Choice""; ""1 Introduction and Argument""; ""2 An Example: Hume’s Farmers""; ""3 Collective Action in Political Theory"" ""4 The Farmers Meet Repeatedly""""5 Institutions, Networks and Local Democracy""; ""6 Some Problems""; ""7 Conclusion""; ""REFERENCES""; ""7: The Political Approach to Human Behaviour: People, Resources and Power""; ""1 Introduction and Argument""; ""2 Context and Conventions""; ""3 A Formal Definition of Politics""; ""3 Politics as a Process""; ""4 People, Resources and Power Illustrated""; ""5 The Political Approach to Human Behaviour""; ""6 Conclusions""; ""NOTE""; ""REFERENCES""; ""8: Politics Beyond Boundaries: A Feminist Perspective""; ""1 Introduction and Argument"" ""2 Moving Beyond Institutionalism""""3 Feminism and Politics""; ""4 Eroding the Boundaries of the Political: The Feminist Critiques""; ""5 In and Against the State""; ""6 Conclusion""; ""REFERENCES""; ""9: Political Philosophy and Politics""; ""1 Introduction and Argument""; ""2 Morality v. Politics?""; ""3 Political Philosophy v. Political Science""; ""4 What Political Philosophers Do""; ""5 Political Procedures and Political Philosophy""; ""6 Conclusion""; ""NOTE""; ""10: Is there an Islamic Conception of Politics?""; ""1 Introduction and Argument""
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'I know of no other work that gives such a good indication of the various ways in which the study of politics can be approached. This book will be immensely helpful for new students.' Michael Levin, Read more...

 
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