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The Politics and IR Companion (2nd Edition)

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28 February 2018

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23 February 2018

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14 February 2017

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This succinct but comprehensive textbook leads students through the various aspects of their Politics and IR degree. It includes a clear overview of the issues, theories, methods and controversies with which scholars...

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This succinct but comprehensive textbook leads students through the various aspects of their Politics and IR degree. It includes a clear overview of the issues, theories, methods and controversies with which scholars across the discipline have engaged alongside guidance on research and study skills such as critical thinking, distinguishing facts from values and academic reading. Furthermore, it helps students to prepare for a career and a lifetime’s interest and involvement in politics.

From pre-course reading, to core text on introductory Politics and IR modules, to handy reference guide across a degree program, this Companion provides a one-stop resource, packed with tips for succeeding at university and beyond. Drawing on a wide range of international examples and written accessibly with no expectation of prior familiarity with the subject it will appeal to students across the world.

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  • A one-stop resource for students both at the beginning and throughout their degrees
  • Combines coverage of key issues, theories, methods and controversies in Political Science with discipline-specific study skills
  • Prepares students for their career after university with advice on research-led employability, skills, internships, and applying for jobs
  • Written accessibly and integrates a wide range of international examples





  • Thoroughly revised and updated with the help of new co-author Simon Lightfoot
  • Coverage of International Relations and Political Economy has been significantly expanded to reflect the ever-changing nature of degree programmes in Political Science
  • Sections on study skills have been extended and linked more specifically to the demands of Politics and IR




PART I: WHAT IS POLITICS - AND WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS?
PART II: THE STUDY OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Section One: The Evolution of the Study and Practice of Politics
Section Two: Modern Political Science and Political Ideas
Section Three: International Relations: Politics beyond the water's edge
Section Four: Globalization
PART III: YOUR DEGREE, STUDY SKILLS, METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH-LED EMPLOYABILITY
Section One: What to expect from your politics or international relations course
Section Two: Study Skills
Section Three: Methodology
Section Four: Research Led Employability
PART IV: KEY POLITICAL TERMS AND CONCEPTS
PART V: KEY THINKERS.

Leach and Lightfoot's new and expanded Companion offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of Politics and IR, and a smorgasbord of key terms, concepts, biographies, and practical advice. Its scope of coverage is quite simply impressive! – Jonathon Moses, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
This innovative and lively text introduces students to a wide range of theoretical, empirical and conceptual issues that face all students of politics and international relations. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this is essential reading for any first year course. – Heather Savigny, de Montfort University, UK
Combines short dictionary-type summaries of key concepts and key thinkers with more substantive chapters outlining the evolution of the study of politics and a truly excellent section on study skills which will support undergraduate students from their first lecture to their final exam. – Andrew Defty, University of Lincoln, UK
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Robert Leach, formerly Principal Lecturer, now Visiting Reader, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Simon Lightfoot, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Leeds, UK

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Robert Leach, formerly Principal Lecturer, now Visiting Reader, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Simon Lightfoot, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Leeds, UK

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