Welcome to Steve Tansey's Website
There is a page devoted to the Poole University of the Third Age Philosophy Groups.
Another page discusses my current work in progress: a book on Ethics and Politics in a Secular Age provisionally entitled What Should We Do?.
Also covered are my textbooks:
For courses on Politics and Philosophy available in the Poole area and a record of current and previous courses and lectures I have taught see under COURSE & LECTURES .
Suggestions for further features would be appreciated - see feedback page.
Who is Steve Tansey?
The principal author of Politics: the Basics and Business, IT and Society is now retired and resident in Poole, Dorset, England.
For most of my academic career I taught Politics at Bournemouth University and its predecessors - Bournemouth College of Technology, Dorset Institute of Higher Education and Bournemouth Polytechnic. Before that I lectured at the University of Ife, Nigeria - now known as Obafemi Awolowo University - for three years. I have also held part-time or temporary Politics posts at the University of Exeter, the Open University and the WEA. Currently I co-ordinate a Philosophy Group and from time to time teach Politics and Philosophy courses at the University of the Third Age. In addition I have taught Information Technology, Business Studies, Sociology and Liberal Studies!
Somehow I have accumulated degrees in Government (BA Exeter); Politics and Sociology (M.Sc. Birkbeck College, London University); Information Systems and Technology (M.Sc. City University, London) and Management (M. Phil. Bath University of Technology). Therefore I should be knowledgeable, if not wise! Other people have accumulated more degrees - Robert Mugabe apparently has six earned degrees: he too is not necessarily wise.
The best thing I ever did was to marry Susan Rider, to whom I was married for 52 years. There is a page on this site remembering her mainly in the words of her children and friends. (In life she modestly vetoed any mention of her on this site - but now I am responding to a request from my children that she should figure on the web).
If any of this strikes a nostalgic note, or if you have queries about the books, please feel free to get in touch.
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A newish page commemorates the life of Sue Tansey. A fairly recent page is about Free Attractions in Dorset. Please let me have any suggestion for further content.
Book In Progress
| 19th Sep 2012|
One page on the site deals with the book I am working on at present. This is a book on ethics and politics in a secular age provisionally entitled What Should We Do? (Apologies to Tolstoy!) Your comments would be very welcome!
Yet More Workshop Schedule Changes
| 2nd May 2018|
Please note changes to the Philosophy Workshop schedule as of 2nd May. The topics are now in a different order to the book
U3A Poole Philosophy Classes
| 13th Feb 2018|
The Summer Programme for the U3A Poole Philosophy groups is now on the U3A Poole Philosophy Page
Turkish Edition to be Published
| 8th Feb 2018|
A Turkish Edition of Politics the Basics (5th. ed.) is to be published by Utopya Yayinevi.
A Portuguese translation of Politics: the Basics has now been published in Brazil as Polίtica, Editora Saraiva, Sao Paulo, 1st Brazilian ed., 2016.
The Fifth Edition of Politics: the Basics was published by Routledge in September 2014.
Nigel has updated the book and has made some interesting innovations.
If you run a class which might use the book, let us know using the feedback button on this site and we will arrange to send you a free inspection copy.
The fourth edition of Politics: the Basics has been published in Arabic by the Arab Network for Publishing and Research based in Beirut, Lebanon.
Politics: The Basics, 4th Edition is to be translated by Jiangsu People's Publishing Ltd into Chinese (simplified) for distribution in Mainland China.
|Conservative MP Steve Baker puts Politics: the Basics first on his recommended reading list for newcomers to the Conservative Candidates List.|
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