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The greatest strength in this textbook lies in its organization. Political ideologies are messy as hell, and Heywood does as good a job as I can think of at presenting them in an accessible way. Each substantive chapter follows the same format: This organization works for two reasons.
First, it makes reading the textbook easy. Not exciting, but simple and logical. Using the same narrative over and over makes assimilating the information much easier because the reader doesn't have to draw a new conceptual map each time she finishes a chapter.
Second and even more importantly, Heywood really does succeed at showing how different forms of, say, "liberalism" have the same concepts as touchstones.
Amy, Bruce, and Claudia.
Amy and Bruce self-identify as "liberals", whereas Claudia identifies as "socialist". Bruce may find himself to advocate policies that are more similar to Claudia's than to Amy's.
Heywood does a good job of showing how it is that Amy and Bruce may appeal to the same basic principles to justify whatever policy recommendations they each generate, but that Bruce's interpretation of the principles may lead him to a more socialist-looking conclusion than does Amy's.
Although Claudia prefers a policy that looks a lot like Bruce's, she may still be right in saying "But I'm ultimately a socialist! To the extent that Heywood is successful, categorization is possible while at the same time seeing how someone like Bruce may look a lot more like Claudia or Derek the anarchist, or whatever than like his "fellow liberal" and Ron Paul supporter, Amy.Find detailed information and updates for the second edition of Global Politics by Andrew Heywood.
Andrew Heywood has really impressed me as a writer of political science textbooks, and I hope to read (and review) even more of his books in the not-too-distant future.
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Andrew Heywood in his book, Political Ideologies: An Introduction, explains how nationalism has changed its shape and form consistently throughout history. It came into being as a social doctrine or movement in the 18th and 19th centuries as part of revolutions to rid empires of tyrannical rulers and to impose the right of self-determination.
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