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5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Works for Political Theoretical Study
When studying Political Theory, you are better off purchasing specific individual works, such as On Liberty by Mill, Liberty by Berlin, The Prince by Machiavelli, The Communist Manifesto by Marx & Engels and Leviathan by Hobbes. However, Heywood's introduction is vital for students due to the fact that it gives an academic angle on each works whilst providing detail on...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A touch dissapointing...
I've been less than pleased with this book. There have been lots of times where I expected a theory to have a brief mention but Heywood has left it out. In a theory book you really want as much as possible because otherwise once you've grasped the very basic fundamentals this book just sits on the shelf and you don't bother to check it because it's so unlikely it will...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Works for Political Theoretical Study, 9 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Political Theory: An Introduction (Paperback)
When studying Political Theory, you are better off purchasing specific individual works, such as On Liberty by Mill, Liberty by Berlin, The Prince by Machiavelli, The Communist Manifesto by Marx & Engels and Leviathan by Hobbes. However, Heywood's introduction is vital for students due to the fact that it gives an academic angle on each works whilst providing detail on all of the essential works. If you are having difficulty understanding the works by specifically reading them, then Heywood provides a more clearer understanding and as such you are able to develop your ability to match theory with thought as well as concepts and ideologies.

Absolutely essential!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A touch dissapointing..., 27 Dec. 2004
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Mr. S. Westron "Scott Westron" (Paris, France) - See all my reviews
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I've been less than pleased with this book. There have been lots of times where I expected a theory to have a brief mention but Heywood has left it out. In a theory book you really want as much as possible because otherwise once you've grasped the very basic fundamentals this book just sits on the shelf and you don't bother to check it because it's so unlikely it will have anything of use.

What is there is good, the clear indexing makes life a lot easier and the compact size has its advantages over some bulkier text books. The book is light and manageable. Heywood certainly has a talent for these sorts of minor reference and he writes well.

It's not a bad starter book but if you really want to be familiar with political theory you'd probably be better skipping over this, spending a little more money and buying something a bit more thorough so as to avoid exasperation and disappointment early on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Political Theory, 29 Oct. 2013
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This book gives a clear and comprehensive introduction to political theory concepts such as power and equality. I used it for my A level politics and then again for my Masters
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good, 16 Jan. 2014
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quite good,and good condition,just few high light pens wrote in it,but doesn't matter, and it is also tidy and without loosing any cover or pages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 30 Nov. 2013
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It is good and useful. I like it. It is a good product. ...... You should buy it if you want one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A most concise introduction, 12 Nov. 2001
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There cna be no better introduction to political theory. The book covers all the major topics and is concise in its explanation. Each area is explained and examples used and explanation of thinkers is included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, 3 Jun. 2014
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Got it with half price but it is As new as a first-hand book and I will definitely recommend it to my classmates
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Feb. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 Oct. 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars good, 13 Jan. 2014
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the book is almost the same as a new book. though the cover is a bit old, but still a good buy
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