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11. Studying Politics Scientifically

11. Studying Politics Scientifically  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0011
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chapter
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9780192853882
The basic question in political science is: what causes such and such a political phenomenon? ‘Studying Politics Scientifically’ shows that political science requires that we forget about ... More
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.001.0001
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book
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9780198806578
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores how politics is practised on the African continent, providing an overview of the different states and their systems. It ... More
1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775604
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192802538
The issue of citizenship is currently topical. Governments have promoted teaching it in schools and immigrants are expected to pass citizenship tests to become naturalized citizens. ... More
10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology

10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0010
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chapter
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9780192802811
If discourse, emotion, criticism, culture all intersect with the concept of ideology and claim it for their own, can politics still declare a prior vested interest in ideology? Can ... More
3. Ideology at the crossroads of theory

3. Ideology at the crossroads of theory  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192802811
Why did ideology come to stay as a category of political and philosophical analysis? ‘Ideology at the crossroads of theory’ shows how the illuminating ideas of a few theorists were ... More
5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block

5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0005
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9780192802811
Ideology is a mode of thinking about politics. However it is not the only mode and in ‘Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block’ alternative modes are considered. Also, ... More
1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics

1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0001
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9780192853882
‘Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics’ considers the conception of politics and where the foundations of those conceptions lie. It shows that politics is so central to our civilization that ... More
12. Ideology Challenges Politics

12. Ideology Challenges Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0012
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9780192853882
‘Ideology Challenges Politics’ identifies what ideologies are and how they differ from political doctrines. Ideology refers to the negative and positive poles of a dogmatic conviction. It ... More
6. How to Analyse a Modern Society

6. How to Analyse a Modern Society  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0006
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9780192853882
‘How to Analyse a Modern State’ considers the relationships between politics, the state, society, and the economy along with the views of Hobbes, Hegel, and Marx. The new sovereign state ... More
9. The Experience of Politics: II. Parties and Doctrines

9. The Experience of Politics: II. Parties and Doctrines  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0009
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ISBN: 
9780192853882
Participating in liberal democratic politics means joining or supporting a political party. It means taking sides about some central political issues. ‘The Experience of Politics: II. ... More
Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Ideology: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192802811
Ideology: A Very Brief Introduction is an examination of the major theories of ideology and the ways they have enriched our comprehension of ideology. Ideology is one of the ... More
Populism: A Very Short Introduction

Populism: A Very Short Introduction  

Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780190234904
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190234874.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190234874
What is populism? What is the relationship between populism and democracy? Populism: A Very Short Introduction presents populism as an ideology that divides society into two antagonistic ... More
5. System-related explanations

5. System-related explanations  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199689699
Explanations of corruption that focus just on the individual are incomplete; we are all subject to and conditioned by the context in which we live and work. ‘System-related explanations’ ... More
10. The Experience of Politics: III. Justice, Freedom, and Democracy

10. The Experience of Politics: III. Justice, Freedom, and Democracy  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0010
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9780192853882
‘The Experience of Politics: III. Justice, Freedom, and Democracy’ shows that the supreme navigational tool of politics is the thing called ‘justice’ which in Plato's Republic was the ... More
13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?

13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0013
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9780192853882
‘Can Politics Survive the Twenty-first Century?’ begins with the issue of morality and politics. The concepts of ‘political moralism’ and internationalism are described. The way political ... More
6. The role of identity in African politics

6. The role of identity in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198806578
‘The role of identity in African politics’ explains that identity politics are symptoms of Africa’s underdevelopment, not the cause, and the prominence of such political mobilization ... More
2. Why corruption is a problem

2. Why corruption is a problem  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199689699
Corruption impacts upon individuals, groups, and organizations in numerous ways. ‘Why corruption is a problem’ considers the negative effects of corruption in terms of social, ... More
Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Modern India: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig Jeffrey

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.001.0001
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book
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9780198769347
India has become one of the world’s emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and ... More
7. Youth

7. Youth  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198769347
One in ten people in the world are an Indian youth aged under 30. This enormous population is poised to make a major contribution to the future of their country and the world. In India, as ... More
3. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?

3. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458164
‘Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?’ examines each of those questions and reveals that political party organizations in the United States reflect the nation's ... More

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