Understanding Global Politics

This book is aimed at those with an interest in cultivating a clearer understanding of global politics. It will hopefully bring together those who are interested in the changing dynamics of the international system with those who seek to comprehend the often-bewildering pace of change in the world around them. The book is based on a popular A-Level Politics course, taken by students typically aged 16–18 in the UK’s national curriculum system and presents both as a guide to an A-Level student and/or a starting point for any reader looking to get to grips with the fundamentals of how the world works – including as preparation for embarking on an International Relations degree at university.

Bloor writes with an informed literacy and a refreshing directness … his conclusions and presentations have a mathematical elegance.

e-book (‘Understanding Political Theory’)

An immaculate and significant study.

e-book (‘Understanding Political Theory’)

The resource fits the requirements of the specifications … there is definitely a place for this type of resource in the curriculum.

From teachers

This resource, because of its clarity and conciseness, should prove valuable for student and teacher use.

From teachers

It enhances learning for the more able students in that it gives detailed descriptions of the concepts it covers.

From teachers

I liked its conciseness and clarity as it did not skimp on explanation, and also did not go into great lengthy detail. I liked the up-to-date feel, as it included many newer terms.

From teachers

The resource matches the syllabus specifications very well and also includes … differentiating learning.

From teachers

My whole class has now bought one because it is so helpful!

From teachers

The book has been invaluable to me as a first-time teacher … and my students love it.

From teachers

Certainly something that I would use in my everyday teaching of A Level Sociology.

From teachers

The best student-friendly material available.

From teachers

Makes an excellent read and … the quality is stunning.

From Teachers

An absolutely stunning book! A really innovative read & provides an incredible explanation of the political ideologies which has aided my A-Level politics course! worth every penny- Well Done Kev!

From students

Kevin Bloor has managed to do the impossible, make a work … that combines ease with detail and practicality with fun … The book is not only very capable of getting pupils through the exams but also of getting pupils interested in the subject … A well recommended work.

From students

Read this if you want to start a revolution. Of the left. Of the right. Of the radical or even the middle of the road. It's all here. If you like liberal democracy you will understand why after reading this. 5 stars.

From students

He writes in an intelligent but easy style to read … This book will not let you down.

From students

Very comprehensive.

From students

Great teacher and a huge inspiration to many.

From students

Truly excellent.

From students

Great. 5 stars.

From Students

A good resource that would benefit students as a reference tool and teachers who needed to brush up on their subject knowledge.

For Economics

Definitions are detailed enough to provide a basic understanding of the concept but also can be used as a spring-board for extending knowledge by encouraging further independent research.

For Economics

This book raises and answers any questions a keen … student might have in a logical and eloquent way whilst offering an easily understandable guide to what can sometimes seem quite a complex area of study.

For Economics

This resource would be very useful for any A Level specification, because of the generous details that it affords.

For Economics

The definitions are well-detailed and broken down in a simple manner that is easy to understand, even for a beginner to the discipline of IR.

For Politics

The amount of depth and knowledge covered in each chapter is impressive, detailed, nuanced and well-rounded, whilst also considering a number of perspectives for every discussion.

For Politics

Would highly recommend this book as an alternative to the more established titles. The title is truly justified and the book itself is just about the right size for an article of convenient reading material. 5 stars.

For Politics

What an amazing book, one of my favourite reads. Excellence at its finest.

For Politics

Very useful … it included some particularly topical / contemporary and relevant definitions not found in the traditional AS textbook glossary which will extend more able students' knowledge and interest.

For Politics

Overall I thought the resource was very good. The definitions used were accessible and relevant.

For Politics

It’s of a good quality in that it covers a wide range of concepts and gives very detailed explanations / definitions for each of them.

For Politics

It’s got everything.

For Politics

Excellent, comprehensive overview. Well-written and perfectly accessible for the non-academic, but still meaty and informative.

For Politics

A literate, readable … and cohesive study.

For Politics

I liked everything about it … The resource enhances learning very well as a significant number of sociological terms and phrases are unheard of outside of the discipline of the study of society. The suggested activities also underpin learning through interaction, interplay and differentiation, which supports the learning requirements of the curriculum.

For Sociology

I thought the resource was a very handy tool for deciphering useful and relevant sociological terms.

For Sociology

The resource covers all of the concepts I have come across whilst covering the … spec, it also includes some concepts that are … useful for a more holistic understanding of Sociology.

For Sociology

The basic terms and concepts introduced at AS level are all covered in sufficient detail with enough information provided to whet the students' appetite and encourage additional independent research. Would also provide them with an idea of some of the topics they could expect to cover at A2 and degree level, so a useful resource to give them a good introduction to sociology.

For Sociology

It includes all the major terms that students will encounter, and covers well, all the specification units ... I would consider and recommend this to any A level Sociology class.

For Sociology

It is valuable, as it is up to date, clear and concise, and avoids students getting lengthy definitions from the Internet. It would be … almost essential for A2 Sociology.

For Sociology

You would be pushed to find a sociological concept that was not listed here.

For Sociology