This major new textbook will equip students with a complete understanding of contemporary politics, state and society in the United Kingdom today.
Key underlying themes include:
- The differences between traditional and alternative 'sites of power' and what we mean by 'political'
- the relationships between politics, society and how individuals become and remain engaged with politics
- the rapid transformations in contemporary social structures and their impact on social and political life
- the role of human agency and its significance to social and political action and movements
- contemporary cultural and social dislocations and their impact on some of the major contested areas of political life today.
Key features include:
- Key concepts and issues
- Key theorists and writers
- Discussion questions
Comprehensive and accessible, An Introduction to Politics, State & Society is an essential text for all undergraduate students of politics, the contemporary state, power and political sociology.