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A complete introduction to politics and the workings of government
Focusing on the institutions of government and the political systems operating in liberal democratic states, it will give you an understanding of the operations of these political systems, the key political themes and the differences that exist between them. Using contemporary examples from all over the world, this title is essential reading for all those who want to know more about our world today.
Understand Politics includes:
Chapter 1: Key issues in the study of politics
Chapter 2: Liberal democracy
Chapter 3: Political ideologies
Chapter 4: Elections and electoral systems
Chapter 5: Parties and party systems
Chapter 6: Pressure groups
Chapter 7: The media Chapter 8: Constitutions
Chapter 9: The executive branch of government
Chapter 10: The bureaucracy
Chapter 11: The legislative branch of government
Chapter 12: The judiciary and law enforcement
Chapter 13: Sub-national government
Chapter 14: The nation state in the modern world
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