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Nationalism : Very Short Introduction (04 Edition)
Nationalism : Very Short Introduction (04 Edition)
by Steven Grosby
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Throughout history, humanity has borne witness to the political and moral challenges that arise when people place national identity above allegiance to geo-political states or international communities. This book discusses the concept of nations and... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
by Manfred B Steger
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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to... (read more)

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American Presidency : a Very Short Introduction (07 Edition)
American Presidency : a Very Short Introduction (07 Edition)
by Charles O. Jones
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Presidential authority Jones provides invaluable background to the current controversy over the expansion of executive powers, in this compact, reliable guide to the office of the chief executive.... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
by Charles Townshend
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This book charts a path through the outpouring of efforts to understand and explain modern terrorism, by asking what makes terrorism different from other forms of political, military action; what makes it effective; and what can be done about it. It... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #31: Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #31: Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
by Quentin Skinner
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Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin... (read more)

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Fascism : Very Short Introduction (02 - Old Edition)
Fascism : Very Short Introduction (02 - Old Edition)
by Kevin Passmore
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What is fascism? Is it revolutionary? Or is it reactionary? This book argues that it is both: fascism unleashes violence against the left and ethnic minorities, but also condemns the bourgeoisie for its "softness". Kevin Passmore opens his book with a... (read more)

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Anarchism : Very Short Introduction (04 Edition)
Anarchism : Very Short Introduction (04 Edition)
by Colin Ward
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Colin Ward explains what anarchism means and who anarchists are in this illuminating and accessible introduction to the subject.... (read more)

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Animal Rights : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
Animal Rights : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
by David Degrazia
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This volume provides a general overview of the basic ethical and philosophical issues of animal rights. It asks questions such as: Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we... (read more)

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Ideology : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
Ideology : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
by Michael Freeden
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Ideology is one of the most controversial terms in the political vocabulary, exciting both revulsion and inspiration. This book examines the reasons for those views, and explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking. It... (read more)

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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Anthony Wright
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Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than merely an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works. He identifies key characteristics and ideas of the British... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #28: Marx: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #28: Marx: A Very Short Introduction
by Peter Singer
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In Marx: A Very Short Introdution, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #75: Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #75: Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
by Bernard Crick
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No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all "democracies" allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises. This book is a short... (read more)

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World Trade Organization : Very Short Introduction (05 Edition)
World Trade Organization : Very Short Introduction (05 Edition)
by Amrita Narlikar
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but it has already generated a mountain of debate, controversy, and outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide explicit examples of how the organization regulates into... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #36: The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #36: The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
by John Pinder
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Over the past few decades, the European Union has seen many great changes. Negotiations for the accession of six new states have begun, and membership, which already covers almost all of Western Europe, will soon extend to most of Central and Eastern... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #98: Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #98: Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert J C Young
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Robert Young is one of the leading figures in postcolonial studies and here he explores globalization, the internet and mass media. 10 b/w illus.... (read more)

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Clausewitz (83 Edition)
Clausewitz (83 Edition)
by Michael Howard
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Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is... (read more)

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American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by L Sandy Maisel
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Few Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States. Still fewer understand the role played by political parties in the electoral process or the ironies within the system. Participation in... (read more)

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International Relations (07 Edition)
International Relations (07 Edition)
by Paul Wilkinson
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Covering topics such as foreign policy, the world economy, and globalization, this Very Short Introduction shows how many disciplines come together in the study of international events. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories underlying the subject, and... (read more)

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Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
by Michael Newman
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Today, most people think of socialism as an outdated ideology. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Newman seeks to place the idea of socialism in a modern context for today's readers. He explains socialist ideas in the framework of its historical... (read more)

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Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Kenneth Minogue
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In A Very Short Introduction to Politics, Kenneth Minogue begins with a discussion of issues arising from a historical account of politics, and goes on to offer chapters dealing with the Ancient Greeks and the idea of citizenship; Roman law; medieval... (read more)

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