Each 'concept' will incorporate a simple definition, a focused explanation, an examination of key debates and areas of research, along with cross-references to other related concepts. This format allows students and researchers alike to utilise the text either as a companion to specific modules, or on a 'dip into' basis.
- Provides an overview of the place of each concept in Politics and International Relations under the headings: meaning, origins and current usage.
- Concepts are grouped into sections corresponding to the main themes usually covered in teaching.
- Relevant concepts in the book are emboldened and linked by listing at the end of each concept
- Guidance is provided to further reading on each of the concepts discussed.