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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (Oxford Paperback Reference)by Iain Mclean
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Written by an expert team of political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and political economists, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of politics available. Containing over 1,500 entries ranging from John Adams and Young Hegelians to Additional Member System and zero-sum game, this comprehensive and entertaining work offers international coverage of major political institutions, thinkers, and concepts. All significant political thinkers and designers of political institutions are in the West are included, and special attention is give to Muslim and Chinese political thought. There are many entries in new and thriving branches of the subject, such as international political economy, voting theory, and feminism. The Dictionary also gives clear and precise definitions of technical terms such as Condorcet winner, Droop quota, and ultra vires, and includes an appendix of political leaders for a wide range of countries and international institutions. Designed especially for general readers and students new to the subject, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics will be an invaluable reference aid for anybody who wishes to learn about politics from around the world.
Written by a team of leading political scientists, the Oxford Dictionary of Politics contains more than 1,700 entries, including new material on topics such as NGOs, butterfly ballots, decentralisation, ethnic cleansing, and direct action. Covering political thinkers, institutions, and concepts, the dictionary has an international perspective. Appendices list the political leaders of a range of countries and international institutions. Fully updated and revised, this best-selling dictionary of political terms will prove invaluable to students and academics studying politics and related disciplines, as well as professionals and the general reader.
About the Author
Iain McLean is Professor of Politics and Official Fellow in Politics and Nuffield College, Oxford. Alistair McMillan is a Research Officer at Nuffield College.
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