Key Research Concepts in Politics and International Relations

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Author: Lisa Harrison,Theresa Callan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290417

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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From action research to validity, this innovative and informative text is an invaluable guide to a variety of core research concepts in both political science and international relations. Key Features: - Each entry is consistently structured, providing: a clear definition, a focused explanation, a summary of current debates and areas of research, further reading, and references to other related concepts. - Explains how and why particular research methods are used and highlights alternative research concepts and strategies. - Cross-relates entries, enabling you to dip in to topics and follow threads throughout the book. - Packed with illuminating examples to help you to apply theory to the 'real world' of political analysis. An essential companion for students of Politics and International Relations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

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Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137489616

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.

Critical Imaginations in International Relations

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Author: Aoileann Ní Mhurchú,Reiko Shindo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317585348

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This exciting new text brings together in one volume an overview of the many reflections on how we might address the problems and limitations of a state-centred approach in the discipline of International Relations (IR). The book is structured into chapters on key concepts, with each providing an introduction to the concept for those new to the field of critical politics – including undergraduate and postgraduate students – as well as drawing connections between concepts and thinkers that will be provocative and illuminating for more established researchers in the field. They give an overview of core ideas associated with the concept; the critical potential of the concept; and key thinkers linked to the concept, seeking to address the following questions: How has the concept traditionally been understood? How has the concept come to be understood in critical thinking? How is the concept used in interrogating the limits of state centrism? What different possibilities for engaging with international relations have been envisioned through the concept? Why are such possibilities for alternative thinking about international relations important? What are some key articles and volumes related to the concept which readers can go for further research? Drawing together some of the key thinkers in the field of critical International Relations and including both established and emerging academics located in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, this book is a key resource for students and scholars alike.

International Relations

The Key Concepts

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Author: Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415228832

Category: Political Science

Page: 399

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

International Relations: The Key Concepts

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Author: Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134584822

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Key Concepts in International Relations

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Author: Thomas Diez,Ingvild Bode,Aleksandra Fernandes da Costa

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243497

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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International relations is a vibrant field of significant growth and change. This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues. Introduced by an overview of the discipline's development and general structure, the more than 40 entries are broken down as follows: Parts one and two introduce the key theories and each chapter includes: A broad overview A discussion of methodologies A review of empirical applications A guide to further reading and useful websites Part three discusses the major concepts and for each concept provides: An introduction to the core questions An overview of the definitions and theoretical perspectives A review of empirical problems Links to other entries, further reading and useful websites Clear and highly readable, Key Concepts in International Relations is an essential guide for students on politics and international relations courses.

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies

Key Terms and Concepts

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Author: Peter Stokes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies provides an accessible introduction to the key themes of critical management studies. An ideal companion for students studying critical management and organizations, it breaks down the complex language, concepts and philosophical underpinnings defining critical management studies.

Key Concepts in Geography

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Author: Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973898

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Bourdieu in International Relations

Rethinking Key Concepts in IR

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Author: Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415528526

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu's vocabulary can be applied to study security, diplomacy, migration and global environmental politics. Yet we still lack a systematic and accessible analysis of what Bourdieu-inspired IR might look like. This book provides the answer. It offers an introduction to Bourdieu's thinking to a wider IR audience, challenges key assumptions, which currently structure IR scholarship – and provides an original, theoretical restatement of some of the core concepts in the field. The book brings together a select group of leading IR scholars who draw on both theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. Each chapter covers one central concept in IR: Methodology, Knowledge, Power, Strategy, Security, Culture, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters demonstrate how these concepts can be reinterpreted and used in new ways when exposed to Bourdieusian logic. Challenging key pillars of IR scholarship, Bourdieu in International Relations will be of interest to critical theorists, and scholars of IR theory.

Key Concepts in Political Communication

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Author: Darren G Lilleker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This is a systematic and accessible introduction to the critical concepts, structures and professional practices of political communication. Lilleker presents over 50 core concepts in political communication which cement together various strands of theory. From aestheticisation to virtual politics, he explains, illustrates and provides selected further reading. He considers both practical and theoretical issues central to political communication and offers a critical assessment of recent developments in political communication.

Politics: The Key Concepts

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Author: Lisa Harrison,Adrian Little,Ed Lock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317572416

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core, established principles, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include: Capitalism Class Identity Institutionalism Referendum Marxism Pluralism Postmodernism Socialism Social Constructivism In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

Hannah Arendt

Key Concepts

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Author: Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317545877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Hannah Arendt is one of the most prominent thinkers of modern times, whose profound influence extends across philosophy, politics, law, history, international relations, sociology, and literature. Presenting new and powerful ways to think about human freedom and responsibility, Arendt's work has provoked intense debate and controversy. 'Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts' explores the central ideas of Arendt's thought, such as freedom, action, power, judgement, evil, forgiveness and the social. Bringing together an international team of contributors, the essays provide lucid accounts of Arendt's fundamental themes and their ethical and political implications. The specific concepts Arendt deployed to make sense of the human condition, the phenomena of political violence, terror and totalitarianism, and the prospects of sustaining a shared public world are all examined. 'Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts' consolidates the disparate strands of Arendt's thought to provide an accessible and essential guide for anybody who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of this leading intellectual figure.

International Relations: The Key Concepts

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Author: Steven C. Roach,Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135012121

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

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‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’. Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766. Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on: • The Arab Spring • Responsibility to Protect • Governmentality • Postcolonialism • Neoliberalism • Global Financial Crisis With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.

Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods

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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.

Key Concepts in Cultural Studies

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Author: Maja Mikula

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137231378

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This is a student friendly resource for the rapidly developing field of cultural studies. Organized alphabetically, it provides a comprehensive selection of accessible definitions of key cultural studies terms, guides readers to critical reference for further reading and places cultural studies in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.

International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis

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Author: Necati Polat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041552153X

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis is an innovative assessment of the uses of theory in making sense of international politics, opening up new pathways to thinking about the basics of the study area. Insights drawn from an interdisciplinary corpus of critical scholarship are synthesized and brought to bear on key concepts such as sovereignty, the state, peace, law, justice, ethics, and supranationality. The mainstream characteristically dismisses the narrativity that accompanies these concepts as derivative, tending to treat meaning attributable to them as static. The work shows how problematic this disdain of mimesis (exchange, reproduction, imitation) is and how this mindset effectively incapacitates conventional theorizing in both predicting phenomena and providing a normative vision. Integrating the study of international politics into debates in the wider academia over meaning and mimesis, this ambitious work is fluent and accessible at the same time, with exceptional lucidity in presenting difficult philosophical notions. A series of radical positions advanced in the book on theory and methodology not only address and call to account the mainstream imagination on international politics but also outline the implications of this critique for a host of specific issue areas, including peace research, normative theories, international law, and European studies.

Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations

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Author: Martin Griffiths,Steven C. Roach,M. Scott Solomon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135972737

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Now in its second edition, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations has been thoroughly updated with several new entries and a new preface to reflect the latest developments. There are new sections on Constructivism, International Political Theory, and English School, as well as a range of new thinkers. They include: Samuel Huntington Christine Sylvester Jürgen Habermas John Rawls Barry Buzan Fully cross-referenced throughout, this book has everything for students of politics and international relations or indeed anyone who wants to gain an understanding of how nations can work together successfully.

International Politics

Concepts, Theories and Issues

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Author: Rumki Basu

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132106911

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

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International Politics is designed as a core textbook of International Politics at the undergraduate level in Indian universities. It provides a roadmap that can orient the student to the main concepts, theories and issues in world politics today. The highlights of the book include discussions on the following: - new concepts and vocabulary of power in International Politics and their application in contemporary International Relations. - critical overview of the major theories of International Politics that are being taught in new or revised syllabi of core courses on the subject. - debates and discourses on contemporary issues like terrorism, human rights, development, security, environment and the role and relevance of international organizations. - change and continuity in India's foreign policy and bilateral relations in the contemporary era. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issues addressed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. Model questions and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text. This multi-authored volume has contributions from professionals and experts from different fields of international relations which will help students understand and present the concepts of International Politics more competently, with the addition of unique perspectives.

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction

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Author: Todd Landman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415272704

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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Explores the importance of comparative politics, discusses different comparative methods, investigates the big issues of today and looks forward to the key challenges for comparative politics over the next century.

Analyzing Politics

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Author: Ellen Grigsby

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495501123

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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A brief, accessible, but fairly sophisticated overview of political science that encourages critical, independent thinking, ANALYZING POLITICS, Fourth Edition, presents a clear outline of the discipline of political science. This text is notable for its early coverage of methods and theory and the use of a case study approach--introduced and used to acquire in-depth information about a particular subject while also pointing to its limitations. While the text covers fundamental concepts with contemporary, political examples, discussions of feminism and environmentalism offer a distinct departure from other texts and a unique opportunity to you as a political science student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.