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"Ethnic Diversity and Political Attitudes in a Nigerian University", Youth and Society (U.S.A.), 1974, 6(2),151-178, (with Dr.A. P. Brier).

"Politics Courses in Higher Education: An Overview ", Teaching Politics, January 1981, 10(1), 13-26.

"Politics Courses in Higher Education: Review of Recent Developments", Teaching Politics, September 1982, 11(3), 259-277.

"Politics Courses in Higher Education: Review of Recent Developments", Teaching Politics, September 1983, 12(3), 291-299.

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Political Economy and Nigeria, Dorset Institute of Higher Education Working Paper 13, 1984.

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Employers' Reactions to the Youth Training Scheme, Bath M.Phil., thesis, 1989.

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Management and Information Technology at Abbey Life, consultancy report, 1990.

The Politics of Information Technology: An Overview, Bournemouth Polytechnic, Department of Business Information Systems Working Paper Series, 91/001, 1991.

Book Notes for Political Studies, June 1996, Vol. 44 (2), 375-6, and December 1996, Vol. 44 (5), 986

Government and Information Technology: A New Era? , consultancy report to HEDRA Ltd, Farnham,1997

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"Wiring Seats of Power", Times Educational Supplement, December 2 2005, Supplement , 10

"Politics, Political Theory, Political Philosophy" Thinking Philosophy (U3A Philosophy Network), Summer 2010, 11-14

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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.


On May 27th. we are delighted to welcome back to the group Henri Ruff who will be dicussing 'Game Changers: Economics, Philosophy & Covid19'. Meetings on this term's book have been put back a week accordingly

The New York Philosophy Book Club is also discussing our book for this term. As they are meeting on Zoom and recording their meetings on You-Tube, you can join in via Meetup or watch and listen afterwards on YouTube. The discussions are led by the authors of the book.

Details of U3A Poole Philosophy Workshop classes are on this site. The schedule is subject to amendment and is frequently revised. Please check on this site to ensure you have the latest version. In the Summer term 2020 we will be meeting virtually on Skype.



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.