Lisa Mckenzie lived on the notorious St Ann's estate in Nottingham for more than 20 years. Her `insider' status enables us to hear the stories of its residents, often wary of outsiders, to give a unique account of life in poor communities in contemporary Britain.
Musician and activist Bragg diagnoses the crisis of accountability in Western democracies in this new series of political pamphlets. He argues that accountability is the antidote to authoritarianism, and that without it, people can never truly be free.
But what makes James's daily LBC show such essential listening - and has made James a standout social media star - is the incisive way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their arguments live on air, every single morning.
Noted ecotheologian and feminist philosopher of religion Catherine Keller reads the feedback loop of political and ecological depredation as secularized apocalypse. She calls for dissolving the opposition between the religious and the secular in favor of a broad planetary movement for social and ecological justice.
Reshaping Beloved Community examines the history of black male incarceration starting in the nineteenth century. This examination highlights how the label felon and the use of the prison was intentionally deployed to recast black men as dangerous and to justify the use of penal structures to systematically erase black radical projects.
This new textbook from best-selling politics author Andrew Heywood investigates the ideas that have dominated political thinking across the globe, and examines the different ways in which they have been interpreted and reinterpreted.
`Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century' Bill Gates, New York Times `Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian`21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book' Adam Kay
From Orwell-reading centrists to right-wing extremists, there have been countless attempts in recent decades to reimagine the feudal nation that was once England. But there is a strong case for saying that `England' doesn't exist at all in the twenty-first century.
As the tragedy of the Grenfell tower fire has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing, private finance initiatives and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions need answers.
Stuart Hodkinson has those answers. -- .
Democratization is the most comprehensive volume on this critical field of contemporary politics, with insightful coverage of all the key theories, actors, dynamics, and developments. Unrivalled in its up-to-date empirical material and range of expert contributors, this text is an invaluable resource to all students of democratization.
With a focus on real-world issues and an extensive range of thought-provoking case studies, Issues in Political Theory provides the clearest, most engaging introduction to political theory and how it is applied to address the most important issues confronting the world today.
Contemporary Security Studies is the definitive introduction to security studies, focussing on the key theoretical approaches and most important issues that dominate the modern security agenda. Its team of expert scholars provides unmatched depth of coverage to give the most relevant, up-to-date guide to the subject available.
In an age of globalization, the most pressing social policy challenges (such as climate change, ageing populations and flagging economies) require international responses if they are to be overcome. Drawing on a wide range of policy examples from around the world, this important new book provides a fresh framework for the study of human wellbeing.
"This fourth edition of Adam Swift's highly readable introduction to political philosophy includes new material on nationalism, immigration and multiculturalism, as well as updated guides to further reading. Bringing political philosophy within the reach of all, this book provides us with tools to cut through the complexities of modern politics"--
China is poised to gain global importance as a growth engine for the world economy on a par with Europe and the US. This book presents current research and thinking on the significance of corporate Japan's growing engagement with China.
Explores the ways in which the idea of citizenship can be a unifying concept in understanding contemporary social change. It outlines traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation, national identity and social welfare, and shows its relevance for a range of contemporary issues.