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Introduction To Politics



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Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction


Stella Z. Theodoulou, Ravi K. Roy

August 2016

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In a modern democratic nation, everyday life is shaped by the decisions of those who manage and administer public policies. This Very Short Introduction provides a practical insight into the development and delivery of the decisions that shape how individuals, and society as a whole, live and interact.

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The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction


David Garland

March 2016

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This Very Short Introduction discusses the necessity of welfare states in modern capitalist societies. Situating social policy in an historical, sociological, and comparative perspective, David Garland brings a new understanding to familiar debates, policies, and institutions.

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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Rana Mitter

February 2016

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This Very Short Introduction addresses the themes, developments, and controversies that have shaped Modern China. Covering a range of social issues, Rana Mitter provides a contemporary view of the world's most populous nation, with a new acknowledgement of China's changing foreign policy, and its unique engagement with the internet.

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Politics: A Very Short Introduction


Kenneth Minogue

February 2000

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