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The History of Political Thought: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Richard Whatmore

9780198853725
Paperback
November 2021

Very Short Introductions

Richard Whatmore examines the diverse, interconnected relationships between political history, theory, and action. Considering the work of Michel Foucalt, John Pocock, Quentin Skinner and other key theorists, this book highlights the connections between past and present political systems, and the ongoing relevance of the field today.

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Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Manfred B. Steger, Ravi K. Roy

9780198849674
Paperback
January 2021

Very Short Introductions

In its heyday in the late 1990s, neoliberalism emerged as the world's dominant economic paradigm. Since then the global financial crash of 2008 and the recent emergence of more nationalist ideologies have challenged neoliberal assumptions and systems. This book examines the origins, core claims, and global variations of neoliberalism.

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Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Michael Newman

9780198836421
Paperback
September 2020

Very Short Introductions

Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today. Drawing on case studies such as Bolivia and Cuba, he considers recent attempts to put socialism into practice, and argues that it remains ultimately relevant in today's world.

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Fascism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Kevin Passmore

9780199685363
Paperback
May 2014

Very Short Introductions

Fascism is notoriously hard to define. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world, to make sense of its ideology and place in the modern world.

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An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

£12.99

William Godwin, Mark Philp

9780199642625
Paperback
October 2013

Oxford World's Classics

Godwin's Political Justice is the founding work of philosophical anarchism. Drawing on the principles of liberty and utility Godwin criticizes government and all forms of secular and religious authority, advocating the free exercise of individual judgement. He raises enduring questions about the nature of our duty to others.

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Mao: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Delia Davin

9780199588664
Paperback
April 2013

Very Short Introductions

Mao Zedong was a giant of 20th century history. In this Very Short Introduction, Delia Davin provides an account of Mao the man. From his childhood as a peasant to ruler of the most populous nation on Earth, she considers the major events in his life, his revolutionary writing, and his utopian dreams that culminated in the Cultural Revolution.

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Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Harvey Mansfield

9780195175394
Paperback
June 2010

Very Short Introductions

A study of the thought and works of Alexis de Tocqueville written by one of the premier political scientists of our time. Exploring his observations of contemporary democratic politics and his predictions for the triumph and pitfalls of democracy in the future, the volume features the new liberalism of Tocqueville's masterpiece, Democracy in America.

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Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Walter Nugent

9780195311068
Paperback
February 2010

Very Short Introductions

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Communism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Leslie Holmes

9780199551545
Paperback
August 2009

Very Short Introductions

The collapse of communism was one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century. This Very Short Introduction examines the history behind the political, economic, and social structures of communism as an ideology.

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Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

£7.99

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Franklin Philip, Patrick Coleman

9780199555420
Paperback
April 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Reflections on the Revolution in France

£8.99

Edmund Burke, L. G. Mitchell

9780199539024
Paperback
March 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Leviathan

£8.99

Thomas Hobbes, J. C. A. Gaskin

9780199537280
Paperback
September 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contract

£7.99

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Christopher Betts

9780199538966
Paperback
August 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Elleke Boehmer

9780192803016
Paperback
July 2008

Very Short Introductions

As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader's life, but also the ways in which images and representations have been used to create the Mandela we know today - an internationally recognized icon of freedom.

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Principles of Political Economy and Chapters on Socialism

£10.99

John Stuart Mill, Jonathan Riley

9780199553914
Paperback
July 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Capital: An Abridged Edition

£8.99

Karl Marx, David McLellan

9780199535705
Paperback
April 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Prince

£6.99

Niccolò Machiavelli, Peter Bondanella, Maurizio Viroli

9780199535699
Paperback
April 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations: A Selected Edition

£8.99

Adam Smith, Kathryn Sutherland

9780199535927
Paperback
April 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Steven Grosby

9780192840981
Paperback
September 2005

Very Short Introductions

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Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David Miller

9780192803955
Paperback
June 2003

Very Short Introductions

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