Welcome to Steve Tansey's Website

Most of the site is designed to be of interest to readers of my books and articles, U3A & WEA students, former undergraduate and postgraduate students

Newish features are pages Remembering the life of Sue Tansey and one on FREE ATTRACTIONS in DORSET.

There is a page devoted to the Poole University of the Third Age Philosophy Workshop. During the health emergency we are meeting on-line via Skype.

Another page discusses my current work in progress: a book on Ethics and Politics in a Secular Age.

Also covered are my textbooks:

For courses on Politics and Philosophy available in Dorset and Bournemouth/Christchurch/ Poole 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 Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne Minster, 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. I am proud to have been one of the pioneer tutors for the Open University along with my wife, Sue. Currently I co-ordinate a Philosophy Workshop and from time to time have taught Politics and Philosophy courses at the University of the Third Age. In my career I have also taught Information Technology, Business Studies, Sociology and Liberal Studies! 

Somehow I have accumulated degrees in Government (B.A. 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 had at least six earned degrees: he also was 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.

Confession:

Book cartoon

With acknowledgements to Goodwill Librarian (on facebook).

Brazilian Edition of Politics Published

 13th Jun 2016

 A Portuguese translation of Politics: the Basics has now been published in Brazil as Polίtica, Editora Saraiva, Sao Paulo, 1st Brazilian ed., 2016.  

It was translated by Marcel Gugoni & Leonardo Abramowics with technical revisions and

an introduction by Professor Danilo Fonseca

www.intergage.co.uk