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Great textbook; shame about the binding.
on 19 April 2009
I do A Level politics and this book has been hugely helpful for the course, infact I'd probably go as far as to say it's one of the best textbooks I've ever had to use. It gives brilliant descrptions of the ideologies and the bibliography section reads like a reccommended reading list for anyone interested in politics.
Our class was given either a copy of the Fourth or Third edition and I ended up buying my own copy of the Third because the Fourth has two major problems. Firstly it doesn't have the brilliant glossary which the third edition had and secondly it falls apart once it's been in and out of your bag, carried around and read. Entire sections fall out and even though the Third edition is several years old they are still in tip-top shape, the fourth editions after under a year of use are covered in sello-tape and glue.
My advice? Buy the book but buy the Third edition second hand.