This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, political concepts and ideas, the varieties of political systems, the main political movements and the core issues which will dominate politics in the twenty-first century. The third edition has been fully updated to include the most significant recent developments in politics, including:
- globalization and the anti-globalization movement
- 'spin' and political marketing
- governance and public private partnerships
- the political role of the Internet.
The range of international case studies has been expanded to include more material from Eastern Europe, newly industrialized countries and the developing world.