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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

New Directions in Political Science

Responding to the Challenges of an Interdependent World

ISBN 9780230228481
Publication Date April 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Written by a team of leading scholars, this new text focuses on a range of key challenges posed by developments in 21st century politics to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of current thinking and future directions in Political Science and International Relations.

COLIN HAY is Professor of Political Analysis, University of Sheffield, UK.

Introduction: Political Science in an Age of Acknowledged Interdependence; C.Hay
Policy Making in an Interdependent World; M.Moran
The Rise of Political Disenchantment; G.Stoker
The Internet in Political Science; H.Margetts
The New Politics of Equality; J.Kantola & J.Squires
Multiculturalism, Citizenship and National Identity; T.Madood
The Character of the State; H.Thompson
Economic Interdependence; J.Ravenhill
The Challenge of Territorial Politics; C.Jeffery & D.Wincott
New Security Challenges in an Interdependent World; S.Croft
Global Challenges: Accountability and Effectiveness; D.Held
Global Justice; K.Hutchings.


Addressing key challenges which confront political analysis in making sense of contemporary politics, these astute and authoritative reflections belong to the best traditions of an engaged, open and critical political science.' - Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge
'This excellent volume strikes a pitch-perfect balance between new directions and established approaches and methods. Its maturity shows that political science has come a long way and has much still to contribute. I'm very impressed - and look forward to recommending it to my students.' - Craig Parsons, University of Oregon
'[A]n excellent overview…thoughtful… adept and prescient… [this] volume is likely to become one of the key references for assessing the state of the art in political science at the beginning of the twenty-first century.' – Emilian Kavalski, Political Studies Review
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