English for the students of Political Sciences

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English for the Students of Political Sciences aims to empower students with the foundational knowledge of the specific discipline, the necessary communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and the much-needed professional readiness to engage in meaningful conversations while using the appropriate terminology.

More specifically, the main objectives of the coursebook are:

  • to help students comprehend and internalize the terminology commonly used in the literature of political sciences, in lectures, and discussions;
  • to establish a solid foundation of key concepts and terms that are essential for further study in political sciences;
  • to improve students’ ability to effectively communicate their ideas and arguments using appropriate terminology;
  • to prepare students for academic success by providing them with the language skills, and conceptual understanding, needed to excel in their exams, assignments, and research projects;
  • to encourage critical thinking by enabling the students to analyze and evaluate political phenomena, theories, and policies through the lens of specialized terminology;
  • to equip students with the necessary terminology and knowledge to engage in professional contexts such as careers in government or non-governmental organizations, and advocacy work.


Unit 1 Ideology 
Unit 2 Marxist socialism 
Unit 3 Social democracy 
Unit 4 Liberalism 
Unit 5 Conservatism 
Unit 6 Neo-conservatism & Neo-liberalism 
Unit 7 Communism 
Unit 8 Nationalism 
Unit 9 Fascism 
Unit 10 The British state 
Unit 11 The organization of the British state 
Unit 12 Ιs Britain a corporatist state? 
Unit 13 The Secret State in Britain 
Unit 14 The catch-all party 
Unit 15 The emergence of the cartel party 
Unit 16 Democracy and political rights  
Unit 17 Justice and society 
Unit 18 Karl Marx’s theory of anarchy: an unexpected discovery 
Unit 19 Political systems 
Unit 20 Ένας αγγλικός λόγος στα ελληνικά 

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Zafiri Makrina

Dr. Makrina Zafiri is a permanent at the Center of Foreign Languages, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is also an Academic Associate at the Hellenic Open University and a Teacher Trainer at the Greek National Teacher Training Institute of ASPETE in Thessaloniki. She holds two degrees, one in English Language and Literature and one in Law, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as three MA’s, one in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, one in the field of Sociology, Philosophy, and History of Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a third MA in Studies in Education from the Hellenic Open University (HOU). Her Ph.D. is in First and Second Language Teaching from the University of Patra, Greece.
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