About Andrew Heywood

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Andrew Heywood is the author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Ideologies and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world. Andrew was vice principal of Croydon College, having previously been director of studies at Orpington College and head of politics at Farnborough Sixth-Form College. He has had many years experience as an A-Level chief examiner for government and politics, and a principal examiner for political ideologies and global politics. Andrew currently works as a freelance author.


New Editions

A 6th edition of Political Ideologies will be published in February 2017, featuring a new chapter on Islamism. In addition, Andrew will produce three book to meet the needs of students studying for the revised Politics AS/A Level examinations. They will be Essentials in UK Politics, 4th edition (due Spring 2017), Essentials of Political Ideas and Essentials of Global Politics (both due in Spring 2018).


Andrew can be contacted via email by clicking here