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Showing 1 - 18 of 18 matches in Political Studies

The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th): Johann de Wet The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th)
Johann de Wet
R320 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R61 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The Fourth edition of The Art Of Persuasive Communication situates contemporary persuasive practices against the background of the rich history of rhetoric and within the setting of a democratic state.

Throughout, the author addresses critical issues that are important to communication science scholars and practitioners, as well as those active in related disciplines such as political science, sociology, social psychology and rhetorical studies.

The Fourth edition differs from the previous one in the following ways:

  • The arrangement of the contents has been revised to facilitate greater understanding
  • There is much new material, especially in chapters 4, 5, 7, 8
  • The role of social media is discussed and considered in chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 includes a section on image management
  • Chapter 9 is a new chapter focussing on political debates
  • A new chapter 12 on Persuasion and the rhetorical imprint of a public rhetor has been added
  • New contemporary examples related to South Africa have been included
Global Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014): Andrew Heywood Global Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)
Andrew Heywood 2
R738 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R41 (6%) In stock

The extensively revised new edition of Global Politics provides a systematic and integrated analysis of the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.
Written with outstanding clarity and drawing on an exceptionally wide range of theoretical perspectives throughout, each chapter is packed with innovative features to aid study and reinforce learning:
- Full-page case studies of Global Politics in Action, the majority entirely new to this edition, look behind the headlines to illuminate major events in world affairs
- Global Actor case studies consider the nature and significance of key players on the world stage, from Google to the G-20
- Focus and Debating features look closer at issues and approaches to promote critical thinking
- Photographs and biographies of influential theorists introduce the people, as well as the ideas, that have shaped the subject.
This second edition is fully updated to cover key developments, from the Arab Spring to the global financial crisis, and provides enhanced coverage of issues like international migration. An entirely new chapter on theory at the end of the book revisits key perspectives, and addresses deeper questions about the nature and purpose of theory in international relations.

Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 10th ed. 2016): Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, John McCormick Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 10th ed. 2016)
Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, John McCormick
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Within 7 - 11 working days

This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage. The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features: * Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world * Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge* New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text* Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style. This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.

An Introduction To Political Communication (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Brian McNair An Introduction To Political Communication (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Brian McNair
R330 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R47 (14%) In stock

An Introduction to Political Communication introduces students to the complex relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the United Kingdom, United States and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, NGOs and terrorist organisations make use of the media.

Individual chapters look at political media and their effects, the work of political advertising, marketing and public relations, and the communicative practices of organizations at all levels, from grass-root campaigning through to governments and international bodies.

This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include:

  • the 2008 US presidential election, and the early years of Barack Obama s term
  • the MPs expenses scandal in Britain, and the 2010 UK election campaign
  • the growing role of bloggers and online pundits such as Guido Fawkes in the political agenda setting process
  • the emergence of social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and their destabiising impact on the management of political crises all over the world, including the Iranian pro-reform protests of July 2009 and the Israeli atack on the anti-blockade flotilla of May 2010
  • the growing power of Wikileaks and other online information sources to challenge state control of classified information
Theories of Public Organization (Paperback, 7th edition): Robert B. Denhardt, Thomas J. Catlaw Theories of Public Organization (Paperback, 7th edition)
Robert B. Denhardt, Thomas J. Catlaw
R529 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R73 (14%) In stock

THEORIES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Seventh Edition, is a brief, readable overview of public administration theory that presents multiple viewpoints, enabling students to develop their own philosophies of public administration, and helping them relate theory to application. The Seventh Edition incorporates a theme of Governance, which explores the traditions, institutions, and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern.

Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New): Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New)
Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel
R395 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R61 (15%) In stock

For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent's more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about trade, aid and debt, the 'Make Poverty History' campaign, and the UK's 'Commission on Africa'. But, behind the superficial media facade, Africa is a diverse, complex and dynamic place, with a rich history and a colonial engagement that, although short-lived, was fundamental in determining the long-term future of the continent. At the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is engulfed in a major financial crisis, Africa has the dubious distinction of being the world's poorest continent. This book introduces and de-mystifies Africa's diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space. The background and diversity of Africa's social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems is examined, as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include: the impact of HIV/AIDS; sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the state and governance; the nature of African economies in a global context and future development trajectories. Africa: Diversity and Development is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa's current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates, and contains a wealth of detailed case studies and current data.

Introduction to Global Politics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor Introduction to Global Politics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor
R495 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R83 (17%) In stock

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Introduction to Global Politics places an increased emphasis on the themes of continuity and change. It continues to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state, and global levels, students are introduced to key developments in global politics, helping them make sense of major trends that are shaping our world. This is a highly illustrated textbook with informative and interactive boxed material throughout. Chapter opening timelines contextualise the material that follows, and definitions of key terms are provided in a glossary at the end of the book. Every chapter ends with student activities, cultural materials, and annotated suggestions for further reading that now include websites. Key updates for this edition: * New chapter on 'The causes of war and the changing nature of violence in global politics' * New chapter on 'Technology and global politics' * Enhanced coverage of theory including post-positivist theories * Uses 'levels of analysis' framework throughout the text * New material on the financial crisis, BRIC and Iran Introduction to Global Politics continues to be essential reading for students of political science, global politics and international relations.

Foreign Policy - Theories, Actors, Cases (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne Foreign Policy - Theories, Actors, Cases (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne
R480 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R68 (14%) In stock

The ever-changing field of foreign policy is explored first by examining the theoretical and historical perspectives, then the variety of actors, context and goals, and concludes with an interesting range of relevant case studies. In this way, the editors take a balanced approach, presenting the theoretical and practical sides of foreign policy. The expert contributors to the text are a mixture of academics and practitioners which supports this balance. Relevant foreign policy issues such as climate change and EU-Russia energy dynamics are explored in the case study section, showing the growing importance of foreign policy in the real world. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text and includes: For lecturers: key themes from the case studies in the book, PowerPoint slides For students: a timeline showing the evolution of foreign policy analysis, web links, a flashcard glossary

Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Revised [ed.]): Thucydides Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Revised [ed.])
Thucydides; Introduction by Moses I. Finley; Translated by Rex Warner 1
R258 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R40 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever.'

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.

International Relations Theories - Discipline and Diversity (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, Steve... International Relations Theories - Discipline and Diversity (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, Steve Smith
R750 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R121 (16%) Within 4 - 9 working days

Bringing together the most influential scholars in the field, the fourth edition of this best-selling text provides unrivalled coverage of International Relations theories and arguments. Dunne, Kurki and Smith explore the full spectrum of theoretical perspectives and debates, ranging from the historically dominant traditions of realism, liberalism, and Marxism to postcolonialism and green theory. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular theory and features a case study that bridges theory and practice, and shows how theory can be used to explain real-world political dilemmas. Spotlights on key books and articles encourage readers to go beyond the textbook and explore important works in the field, and new case study questions encourage analytical thinking and help readers understand the value of applying theory to concrete political problems. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which provides additional resources for both lecturers and students. For students: - Expand your reading with web links organized by chapter that point you to pertinent articles and useful websites. - Test your understanding of key terms with the flashcard glossary. - Use our revision guide as a basis for your notes and exam preparation. For lecturers: - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class.

Politics and the Environment - From Theory to Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): James Connelly, Graham Smith, David... Politics and the Environment - From Theory to Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
James Connelly, Graham Smith, David Benson, Clare Saunders
R465 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R77 (17%) In stock

Politics and the Environment has established itself as the most comprehensive textbook in this area. This new edition has been completely revised and updated whilst retaining the features and the theory to practice focus which made the first two editions so successful. This text is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues which surround environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organisations that form and implement these policies, and explore the barriers which hinder successful introduction of international environmental politics. * This new edition has been expanded to include: * The shift in focus in environmental politics from sustainable development to climate change governance * Far more material on climate change including institutional, national and global responses in the aftermath of the Kyoto protocol * An increased international focus with more case studies from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America * More discussion of global environmental social movements including the US environmental organisations, in particular the Green Party and the environmental justice groups * There is an additional co-author for this edition, David Benson from the University of East Anglia This textbook is an invaluable and accessible resource for undergraduates studying environmental politics.

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics - An introduction (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Todd Landman, Edzia Carvalho Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics - An introduction (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Todd Landman, Edzia Carvalho
R440 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R71 (16%) In stock

Building on the strengths of the second edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples from around the world, and then discusses the new challenges in the area. New to this edition: * features explanation of regression analysis with accompanied briefing boxes * new discussion of the assumptions, research design, and the use of statistics characteristic of many-country comparisons * single and multi-country studies - how to compare countries and address problems of comparison, especially the principles for selecting countries * new chapter on the intersection between international relations and comparative politics * all chapters have been updated with new publications and research output relevant to the discussion. Balancing reader friendly features with high quality analysis makes this popular academic text essential reading for everyone interested comparative politics and research methods.

Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries - Principles, Methods and Practice (Paperback): Norman Lee,... Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries - Principles, Methods and Practice (Paperback)
Norman Lee, Clive George 1
R1,380 R984 Discovery Miles 9 840 Save R396 (29%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Since the 1980s, and especially since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, there has been a substantial extension in the adoption and use of Environmental Assessment (EA) procedures in developing countries and countries in transition (low and middle income countries). However, few existing texts in environmental assessment or development studies have reflected this trend sufficiently, until this publication. The book is divided into two main parts:

  • Part 1: EA Principles, Processes and Practice. EA procedures and practice in low and middle income countries are overviewed in six different regions of the world. They are then examined, in greater detail, in each of the key stages in the EA process.

  • Part 2: Country and Institutional Studies of EA Procedures and Practice. This section includes six country studies that cover Chile, Indonesia, Russia, Nepal, Jordan and Zimbabwe. Three institutional studies review EA procedures and practice in the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and bilateral development agencies.
Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries is intended for students on courses in environmental assessment, environmental planning and management, development studies and project appraisal. It will also be invaluable to many practitioners including those dealing with environment and development issues in government administrations, environmental agencies, NGOs, bilateral aid agencies, international development organisations, consultancies and international and regional development banks.
A History of the Classical Greek World - 478-323 BC (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): P.J. Rhodes A History of the Classical Greek World - 478-323 BC (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
P.J. Rhodes
R636 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R126 (20%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition of this successful and widely praised textbook offers an account of the 'classical' period of Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.* Two important new chapters have been added, covering life and culture in the classical Greek world* Features new pedagogical tools, including textboxes, and a comprehensive chronological table of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean* Enlarged and additional maps and illustrative material* Covers the history of an important period, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, and the conquests of Alexander the Great* Focuses on the evidence for the period, and how the evidence is to be interpreted

Democracy in Classical Athens (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Christopher Carey Democracy in Classical Athens (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Christopher Carey
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) In stock

Athenian democracy continues to capture the modern imagination. This book offers an account of the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system. It assesses the main sources for the history of Athenian democracy, examines the criticism of the model, ancient and modern, and provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre.

Introduction to International Political Economy (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): David N. Balaam, Bradford L. Dillman Introduction to International Political Economy (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
David N. Balaam, Bradford L. Dillman
R3,590 Discovery Miles 35 900 Within 7 - 15 working days

A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context This text surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces. This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Learning Goals * Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize international political economy the global economy NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205965156/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205965151

Introduction to Participatory Community Practice (Paperback): C. J. R. Schenck, Huma Louw, J. H. B. Nel Introduction to Participatory Community Practice (Paperback)
C. J. R. Schenck, Huma Louw, J. H. B. Nel
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Within 8 - 15 working days

This uniquely illustrated handbook will find a wide audience, ranging from social work and community development students to beginning social service practitioners and micro-level development professionals working with communities, especially in the Southern African context. An experienced team of authors unpacks the definition that people-centered community practice is a change and management process. This process is facilitated with a community of people to take action to increasingly actualize their fundamental human needs to enhance the quality of their own lives and those of the wider community that they are part of. The book's assets/strengths-based approach to community practice is consistent with fundamental social work values. This approach ensures that even beginners would work with communities in a respectful way so that communities would not be imposed upon or disempowered in the process. Since the approach is strongly grounded in theory, this equips facilitators with the basic knowledge to approach any community and facilitate any potential project. The authors - as tertiary educators, researchers, and facilitators - have richly harvested from their engagement with students, colleagues, and communities to write this user-friendly textbook.

Diplomacy 2010 - Theory and Practice (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): G.R. Berridge Diplomacy 2010 - Theory and Practice (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
G.R. Berridge
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Special order

"Diplomacy, widely recognized as the standard textbook on its subject and already translated into six languages, has been comprehensively updated, reorganized and greatly expanded. There are new chapters on consuls, public diplomacy, special envoys, and how agreements are best followed up, the last featuring a close look at no torture agreements"--Provided by publisher.

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