Theories in Action available from Folens covers all the key theorists from the specification, 17 chapters – one chapter per key thinker. Each chapter contains a short bio, and informed coverage of each thinkers’ key works, ideas, and concepts. It explains how their theories relate to the areas of human nature, government and state, society and identity, and economy and globalisation.

Gerard Elwood teaches Leaving Certificate Politics and Society at Maynooth Post Primary School, Kildare. He studied Politics and Sociology in both his primary degree and secondary teaching qualifications. He is currently a Higher Level examiner and member of PASTAI.