This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history - the imposition of communist rule in 1948 and the doomed experiment to reform socialism which has come to be known as the Prague Spring of 1968.
`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
Turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this book, the author destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there's no such thing as a 'free' market Globalization isn't making the world richer; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones.
Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the `Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
Democracy is in bad health. This book offers a new diagnosis - and an ancient remedy. It shows that the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them. Based on studies and trials from around the globe, it presents the practical case for a true democracy - one that actually works.
Democracy in America, published in 1835 and 1840, challenged conventional thinking about democracy when it first appeared and is still cited today for its in-depth analysis of what makes a successful democracy.
Published anonymously by Locke in 1689, Two Treatises claims that a monarch's right to rule does not come from God, but from the people he rules. In the mid-seventeenth century, England removed its king and tried different systems of government before opting to restore a monarchy.
This new edition of Hedley Bull's most systematic and fundamental work marks the 35th anniversary of its original publication. The book includes a substantial new foreword by Andrew Hurrell examining the continuing relevance of The Anarchical Society to developments in theory and in the structures and practices of world politics.
Although anarchism is often thought of as a political topic, the interdisciplinary nature of the Anarchism: A Conceptual Analysis makes it of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences, liberal arts, and the humanities.
A book for anyone anxious, worried - or angry - about the mismatch between how they experience the world with its increasing day to day pressures, and the model used by economics to explain and justify it.
But would we really want it? Varoufakis's boundary-breaking new book confounds expectations of what the good society would look like and confronts us with the greatest question: are we able to build a better society, despite our flaws. 'One of my few heroes.