A completely revised new edition (now co-authored by B. Guy Peters) of this popular short introduction to politics, which has been updated to cover a wide variety of new themes and issues from neo-institutionalism and public choice to governance, globalization, regional integration, civil society and democratization. The text retains the accessible, down-to-earth style which has made it a popular student choice for nearly thirty years.
PART I: THE NATURE OF POLITICS
The Study of Politics
Politics, Power and Authority
Classification of Governments
PART II: PARTIES, PRESSURE GROUPS AND REPRESENTATION
Political Parties and Electoral Systems
Representation, Elections and Voting Behaviour
PART III: STRUCTURES OF GOVERNMENT
The Political Executive
The Public Bureaucracy
The Courts and the Political Process
The Military and Politics
PART IV: POLITICAL CHANGE
Change in Political Systems
ALAN R. BALL was formerly Principal Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth.
B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh.
Printing of the book is limited to 10 pages per day.
Size of the book is 26,4 Mt