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 offering my house for sale, 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 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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"Politics, Political Theory, Political Philosophy" Thinking Philosophy (U3A Philosophy Network), Summer 2010, 11-14


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