Promotional Information A remarkable textbook - and even better in this enhanced and redesigned new edition! Balanced and authoritative, and very effectively supported with informative and insightful text boxes, Politics provides a wonderfully accessible and comprehensive introduction to the subject.
The greatest strength in this textbook lies in its organization.
Political ideologies are messy as hell, and Heywood does as good a job as I can think of at presenting them in an accessible way. Each substantive chapter follows the same format: This organization works for two reasons. First, it makes reading the textbook easy.
Not exciting, but simple and logical. Using the same narrative over and over makes assimilating the information much easier because the reader doesn't have to draw a new conceptual map each time she finishes a chapter. Second and even more importantly, Heywood really does succeed at showing how different forms of, say, "liberalism" have the same concepts as touchstones.
Amy, Bruce, and Claudia. Amy and Bruce self-identify as "liberals", whereas Claudia identifies as "socialist". Bruce may find himself to advocate policies that are more similar to Claudia's than to Amy's.
Heywood does a good job of showing how it is that Amy and Bruce may appeal to the same basic principles to justify whatever policy recommendations they each generate, but that Bruce's interpretation of the principles may lead him to a more socialist-looking conclusion than does Amy's.
Although Claudia prefers a policy that looks a lot like Bruce's, she may still be right in saying "But I'm ultimately a socialist!
To the extent that Heywood is successful, categorization is possible while at the same time seeing how someone like Bruce may look a lot more like Claudia or Derek the anarchist, or whatever than like his "fellow liberal" and Ron Paul supporter, Amy.Politics by Andrew Heywood starting at $ Politics has 6 available editions to buy at Alibris.
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His Theory of International Politics () was the most influential book of international relations theory of its generation. Ignoring human nature and the ethics of statecraft, Waltz used system theory to explain how international anarchy effectively determines the actions of states, with change in the international system occurring through.
A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Heywood, Andrew.
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Andrew Heywood is the leading writer of politics textbooks in the UK, and an AS and A Level Chief Examiner in Government and Politics. He was Vice Principal of Croydon College and had previously been Director of Studies at Orpington College.
ANDREW HEYWOOD is the author of such bestselling texts as Politics, Political Theory and Global Politics.1/5(1). Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Ideologies and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.
Andrew was vice principal of Croydon College, having previously been director of studies at Orpington College and head of politics at Farnborough Sixth-Form alphabetnyc.coms: