Key Concepts in Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780333770955
Category: Political Science
Page: 281
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This is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored.

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137494786
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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This accessible guide to the major concepts in politics has now been revised and expanded to include over 60 international relations terms to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each concept is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political understanding is explored.

Key Concepts in Philosophy


Author: Paddy McQueen,Hilary McQueen
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137093390
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
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An accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Moral and Political Philosophy

Key Issues, Concepts and Theories
Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230593941
Category: Philosophy
Page: 254
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A clear and concise introduction to moral and political philosophy which critically analyses arguments about controversial and topical practical issues – drug laws, justifications of punishment, civil disobedience, whether there is a duty to obey the law, and global poverty.

Key Concepts in Sociology


Author: Peter Braham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290808
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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"A glossary of key concepts was just the sort of thing I needed when I was a sociology student. Peter Braham has written a lively, comprehensive guide to the most important concepts in our discipline. It will become an essential student resource." - David Silverman, Goldsmith's and King's College, University of London "A triumphant tour de force... will be a useful, even essential tool for students and faculty. It is actually fascinating reading even for non-sociologists since these ideas impact all of us all the time." - Anthony Synnott, Concordia University in Montreal "A crisp and comprehensive guide to the discipline. The thirty-eight entries, covering history, substance and evaluation, thereby describe both conventional and new topics that define the syllabus of modern sociology. A valuable guide to both teachers and students." - Bryan S. Turner, Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY USA Sociology consists of a myriad of frequently confusing concepts. Key Concepts in Sociology provides a comprehensive, lively and clearly-written guide to the most important concepts in the subject. It includes both what might be regarded as 'classic' sociological concepts, such as 'class', 'bureaucracy' and 'community', as well as subjects that have become increasingly prominent in recent times, such as 'celebrity', 'risk' and 'the body'. Each of the thirty-eight substantive entries: defines the concept provides a clear and compelling narrative clarifies the main debates, perspectives and disagreements gives advice on further reading Key Concepts in Sociology should be the first choice for sociology students at all levels of learning.

Key Concepts in Psychology


Author: Julie Winstanley
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781403948731
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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Key Concepts in Psychology makes understanding psychology easy. It provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major terms and concepts encountered in psychology. The book has a fully comprehensive index, allowing the reader to follow themes running through the entries.

Key Concepts in Crime Fiction


Author: Heather Worthington
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023034433X
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.

Global Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137349271
Category: Political Science
Page: 616
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This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition


Author: Shawn Loewen,Hayo Reinders
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230346278
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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What does it mean to acquire a language? What is considered a 'second' language in multilingual settings? This practical and comprehensive guide provides an opportunity to consider these issues, providing easy access to concise definitions of key terms and concepts in the study of Second Language Acquisition.

Key Concepts in Social Research Methods


Author: Roger Gomm
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137175176
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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An in-depth glossary, this accessible book successfully introduces students to the key concepts and terms used in social research. Terms are organised alphabetically and fully cross-referenced for use of ease. Suggestions for further reading help to consolidate knowledge and aids understanding.

Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137272449
Category: Political Science
Page: 520
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Its lively, engaging style and authoritative and comprehensive coverage have made this highly successful text the first choice introduction to politics for students and instructors alike. The fourth edition has been has been systematically revised and updated to cover key developments such as the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring. The book also has a new more integrated chapter structure which makes it easier for students to see how different topics interrelate and takes better account of the increasing interdependence between domestic and world events. With an attractive new full-colour page design, each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate critical reflection: - Full-page Politics in Action boxes examine major political events from around the world and reflect on their significance for political science. - Debating boxes introduce the key controversies within politics and highlight arguments both for and against a particular proposition. - Illustrated Key Thinker profiles give detail about important figures and their ideas - Concept boxes offer a fuller discussion of important political terms and concepts, particularly those with complex or contested meanings

Environment and Society

Concepts and Challenges
Author: Magnus Boström,Debra J. Davidson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319764152
Category: Social Science
Page: 394
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This book offers a critical analysis of core concepts that have influenced contemporary conversations about environment-society relations in academic, political, and civil circles. Considering these conceptualizations are currently shaping responses to environmental crises in fundamental ways, critical reflections on concepts such as the Anthropocene, metabolism, risk, resilience, environmental governance, environmental justice and others, are well-warranted. Contributors to this volume, working across a multitude of areas within environmental social science, scrutinize underlying worldviews and assumptions, asking a common set of key questions: What are the different concepts able to explain? How do they take into account society-environment relations? What social, cultural, or geo-political biases and blinders are inherent? What actions or practices do the concepts inspire? The transdisciplinary engagement and reflexivity regarding concepts of environment-society relations represented in these chapters is needed in all spheres of society—in academia, policy and practice—not the least to confront current tendencies of anti-reflexivity and denialism.

Key Concepts in Innovation


Author: Hamsa Thota,Zunaira Munir
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137182660
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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A comprehensive glossary providing clear explanations of the major terms in the field of innovation, covering areas such as product development, design and creativity. By simplifying complex terminology and highlighting key debates, this book is an ideal companion for both students and practitioners in the field.

Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature


Author: Steve Padley
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137020350
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature offers a comprehensive overview of the literature and critical debates of the period since 1945. Setting texts in their historical, political and cultural contexts, it demonstrates how literature has dealt with and been shaped by the changing face of the modern world.

The Concept of the Political


Author: Hartmut Behr,Hans J. Morgenthau,Felix Rösch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002514
Category: Political Science
Page: 164
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A growing interest in the oeuvre of Hans J. Morgenthau and in re-readings of 'classical realism' increases the significance of his European, pre-emigration writings in order to understand the work of one of the founding figures of IR. This book is the first English translation of Morgenthau's French monograph La notion du politique from 1933.

Key Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology


Author: Gerard O'Grady
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137292717
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Key Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology is a comprehensive and up-to-date A to Z of the core areas of phonetics and phonology. If you are new to these fields, this book will be an invaluable resource for quickly familiarizing yourself with the jargon and specialist terms. Each of the 136 entries starts with a brief definition of a key concept and, where appropriate, more detail is given, along with an illustrative example. All entries are also cross-referenced to help you easily locate definitions for unfamiliar jargon. This book contains fully referenced descriptions of the key terms in phonetics, particularly articulatory phonetics, and presents the main schools of theoretical phonology. If you want to know more, the extensive bibliography included at the back of the book will suggest where you can look for information to deepen your knowledge.

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature


Author: Jane Moore,John Strachan
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137096705
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is an accessible and easy-to-use scholarly guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era (1789-1832). The book offers a comprehensive and critically up-to-date account of the fascinating poetry, novels and drama which characterized the Romantic period alongside an historically-informed account of the important social, political and aesthetic contexts which shaped that body of writing. The epochal poetry of William Wordsworth, William Blake, Mary Robinson, S. T. Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, P. B. Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon; the drama of Joanna Baillie and Charles Robert Maturin; the novels of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley; all of these figures and many more are insightfully discussed here, together with clear and helpful accounts of the key contexts of the age's literature (including the French Revolution, slavery, industrialisation, empire and the rise of feminism) as well as accounts of perhaps less familiar aspects of late Georgian culture (such as visionary spirituality, atheism, gambling, fashion, music and sport). This is the broadest guide available to late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and Irish literature, history and culture.

Key Concepts in Victorian Literature


Author: Sean Purchase
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0230204198
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 282
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"Key Concepts in Victorian Literature" is a lively, clear and accessible resource for anyone interested in Victorian literature. It contains major facts, ideas and contemporary literary theories, and is packed with close and detailed readings of a variety of novels, poems and plays. Structured into three, easy-to-use sections, the book guides readers through all the major concepts, themes and issues which characterize Victorian literature. It offers an overview of the historical and cultural context in which this literature was produced, and introduces readers to all of the significant critical and theoretical perspectives which underpin modern research into the period.

Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods


Author: Peter Stokes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230346006
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A detailed yet concise handbook clarifying all the major terms needed for a thorough understanding of key research methodology concepts in business and management. An invaluable guide for students at all levels seeking assistance with projects, research proposals, dissertations and theses; including case studies and suggestions for further reading.