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Exploring Political Worlds by Paul Lewis

Exploring Political Worlds

by Paul Lewis

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A concise introduction to comparative politics and key dimensions of contemporary political systems. As we embark on the twenty-first century it is clear that the world of politics is changing in significant ways. 'Normal' politics is contested on various fronts. The nature and location of power seems increasingly difficult to define, and the role of the state has become problematic in an age of globalization. People participate less in traditional politics but are often eager to assert their views in more novel ways, while ideas of citizenship change under the impact of greater mobility and rapid cultural transformation. Even the basic tools we use to compare and understand political systems are under question. In this book a number of prominent political scientists explore such pressing concerns, using vivid case studies to bring abstract issues to life. The resulting text, which assumes no previous knowledge, is a concise introduction to comparative politics and key dimensions of contemporary political systems.… (more)



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