The Essence of Politics
The Essence of Politics

The Essence of Politics

Cees van der Eijk

Paperback / Sewn | Engels
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Introduction to political science. Discusses the character of the 'political'; its essential characteristics; key question to address for understanding politics; key concepts such as power, conflict, cooperation, political system and political community. Politics is about the resolution of matters for a society or group that are contested. It exists not only in and between states (with their governments and other political institutions), but also in churches, sports organisations, commercial enterprises, schools and social organisations. Politics is driven by conflict, but also by cooperation. To understand politics requires asking specific ('key') questions about the nature of conflicts; about persons, groups and institutions that are involved; about their resources; and about the wider context that provides constraints and opportunities for all. It Also requires a grasp of key concepts such as power, influence and political community, and, of course, of the term politics, conflict and cooperation. This book is about the 'essence' of politics, which is introduced by way of key questions and key concepts that are indispensable for understanding politics in many different settings.

  • Publisher
    Amsterdam University Press
  • Edition
  • Pub date
    Sep 2018
  • Theme
    Political Science
  • Dimensions
    235 x 157 x 14 mm
  • Weight
    253 gram
  • EAN
  • Product form
    Paperback / Sewn
  • Language

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