Theory

Political Theory

Candidates study the key political concepts of power, authority and legitimacy, with particular reference to the work of Steven Lukes and Max Weber, and analyse the relevance of these concepts today.

They study the nature of democracy and the arguments for and against direct and representative democracy, including the works of relevant theorists.

Candidates study the key ideas of two political ideologies (from Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, and Fascism) including the works of relevant theorists, and draw balanced conclusions about the chosen ideologies.

Relevant case studies are used from either local, national or international contexts, as well as
different historical contexts

Introduction to Higher Politics

Unit 1 Course Booklet

Politics Power

Politics Power 20 markers

Ideologies – Socialism

Ideologies Conservatism

Democracy Introduction

Analysis Structure 

Machiavelli Still Matters

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