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Imagined Communities

Paperback, 13/09/2016, £12.99
The defining, best-selling book on the history, origins and development of nationalism

In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £14.99
A rollercoaster new history for the 50th anniversary of the `Summer of Love', from a music business veteran who was actually there.

Misunderstanding Terrorism

Hardback, 13/10/2016, £18.99


Paperback, 03/08/2017, £9.99

Conservatism: Ideas in Profile

Paperback, 10/08/2017, £8.99

Ernest Gellner's Nations and Nationalism

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
Ernest Gellner - a Jew who escaped from Czechoslovakia in 1939 after Hitler invaded - knew first-hand the catastrophic effects of excessive nationalism, and he was determined to understand the phenomenon that had shaped so much of 20th century history.

Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Originally published in 1866, Civil Disobedience asks when - and in what circumstances - an individual should actively oppose government and its justice system. Thoreau's argument is that opposition is legitimate whenever government actions or institutions are unacceptable to an individual's conscience.

Kenneth N. Waltz's Theory of International Politics

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Theory of International Politics created a "scientific revolution" in international relations, starting two major debates. It defined the 1980s controversy between the 'neorealists,' who believed that competition between states was inevitable, and the 'neoliberals,' who believed that states could co-operate.

Robert O. Keohane's After Hegemony

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
After Hegemony has had a huge impact on policy debates over the last three decades. Hegemony means the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence of one dominant group, and Keohane asks if international cooperation can survive in the absence of a single superpower.

John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
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.

Max Weber's Politics as a Vocation

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
'Politics as a Vocation' examines what makes good political leaders and explores the effects of political action on modern societies. On one level, it summarizes the political scholarship of one of the founding fathers of social science. On another, it reflects practical concerns about the future of Germany after its defeat in World War I.

John Rawls' Theory of Justice

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Rawls' 1971 text links the idea of social justice to a basic sense of fairness that recognizes human rights and freedoms. Controversially, though, it also accepts differences in the distribution of goods and services-as long as they benefit the worst-off in society.

Samuel P. Hungtington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
"In his highly influential 1996 book, Huntington offers a vision of a post-Cold War world in which conflict takes place not between competing ideologies but between cultures.

Robert A. Dahl's Who Governs?

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
A game-changer when it was first published in 1961, Who Governs? remains one of the most influential political science books ever written. Dahl argues that American liberal democracy is a pluralist system in which policy is not, as is so often thought, shaped by a small group of powerful individuals.

Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis

Hardback, 05/09/2017, £14.99
What does the good life-and the good society-look like in the twenty-first century?

Lies of the Land: A Brief History of Political Dishonesty

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £14.99
A senior Private Eye journalist charts the last 50 years of political lies -- and gets to the bottom of the "post-truth" era

Enough Said: What's gone wrong with the language of politics?

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
Political rhetoric has become stale and the mistrust of politicians has made voters flock to populists who promise authenticity, honesty and truth instead of spin, evasiveness and lies.

When Ideas Matter: Speeches for an Ethical Republic

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, sets out his vision of 'an ethical Republic' in a collection of his speeches.

What Is Populism?

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £8.99

How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £8.99
In this indispensable handbook, Nick Clegg categorically debunks the various myths that have been used to force Brexit on Britain, not by `the people' but by a small, extremely rich, self-serving elite, and explains precisely how this historic mistake can be reversed - and what you can do to make sure that it is.

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017 offers a pictorial whistle-stop tour of a year in which, among many other things, Brexit became a way of life, the general election that wasn't supposed to happen happened and the world became obsessed with 140-character messages from the US president.

Colonizer and the Colonized

Paperback, 11/04/2016, £15.00
A psychological study of the effects of colonialism on both the colonizer and those colonised.

Essentials of UK Politics: For AS and A-Level

Paperback, 21/07/2017, £26.99
Written by renowned author Andrew Heywood, this lively text expertly introduces A-level students to the basics of UK politics, and covers key areas including political parties, elections and referendums, voting behaviour and the media, the Constitution, Parliament, Judiciary and the European Union.


Hardback, 02/01/2018, £9.99
What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes? What is the real power of radicals? This book takes you in the worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it.

Born to Fail?: Social Mobility: A Working Class View

Paperback, 29/09/2017, £14.00
Sonia Blandford, CEO of award-winning charity Achievement for All, about the facing up to the realities of the white working class and how to address social mobility from the inside.

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

Paperback, 05/11/2002, £9.99

Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Paperback, 14/12/2014, £10.99
In Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth, a renowned scholar of political economy, provides a powerful and trenchant account of the shift toward austerity policies by governments throughout the world since 2009.

30-Second Politics: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Politics

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £9.99
Everything politics, with colour illustrations, in half a minute.

Injustice: Vintage Minis

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £3.50
In this gripping and disturbing book, Richard Wright weaves his own childhood recollections with those of Bigger Thomas - a young black man trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago, and unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death - to paint a portrait of insurmountable oppression.

War: Vintage Minis

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £3.50
Selected from the books Birdsong, A Possible Life and A Week in December by Sebastian FaulksVINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Home by Salman RushdieFatherhood by Karl Ove KnausgaardWork by Joseph HellerDreams by Sigmund Freud

Too much stuff: Capitalism in crisis

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £10.99
We now enjoy the highest living standard in history yet spend more of our income on pointless luxury. Instead, we should tax more in order to invest much more in societal needs, which will in turn reinvigorate the economy and reduce economic inequality and environmental degradation.

Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now

Hardback, 15/04/2018, £9.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller'A tribute and a rallying call' - GuardianThree and half weeks. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade.

Rise of the Outsiders: How Mainstream Politics Lost its Way

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £10.99
Intelligent, nuanced and wide-ranging, this is the essential handbook for understanding the chaotic political times in which we live.

Lobbying: The Dark Side of Politics

Paperback, 19/03/2018, £9.99
This book assesses the challenges that lobbying, particularly by big business and 'lobbyists for hire' poses for democracy and suggests how it can be effectively regulated. -- .

Government by Referendum

Paperback, 14/03/2018, £9.99
A perfect primer for anyone interested in the politics of referendums. -- .

War: An Enquiry

Paperback, 01/05/2018, £9.99

Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes

Paperback, 28/02/2000, £26.95
Originally a chapter in the "Handbook of Political Science", this analysis develops the fundamental destinction between totalitarian and authoritarian systems. It emphasizes the personalistic, lawless, non-ideological type of authoritarian rule the author calls the "sultanistic regime".

Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Hardback, 04/10/2018, £20.00
Future Politics confronts the most important question of our time: how will digital technology change society?

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization

Paperback, 13/02/2018, £15.99
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.

Governance, Management and Development: Making the State Work

Paperback, 21/07/2015, £35.99
This fully revised edition of the same authors' Governance, Administration and Development is the ideal introduction to public management and the policy process in developing countries. With a new chapter on issues of law and order, it also covers current debates on civil society, aid and intervention, and the relationship of states and markets.

Contemporary Political Theory

Paperback, 03/11/2015, £33.99
Introducing the major theories, issues and concepts in contemporary political theory, this text is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field.

Research Design in Political Science

Paperback, 10/02/2016, £35.99
Giving accessible and practical advice, without use of mathematical formulas or formalized notation, this clear and engaging book features many examples of real political science research, and will enable readers to design their own research projects as well as to critically evaluate existing research in the social sciences.

Development and the State in the 21st Century: Tackling the Challenges facing the Developing World

Paperback, 27/10/2015, £35.99
Development and the State in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive analysis of the state's role in contemporary development.

Rational Choice

Paperback, 31/07/2015, £36.99
Assuming no prior knowledge, this widely-used and critically-acclaimed text provides a clear introduction to, and uniquely fair-minded assessment of, Rational Choice approaches.

Comparative Health Policy 5ed

Paperback, 17/10/2017, £34.99
A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and the ever-increasing diversity of the healthcare workforce today.

Politics and IR Companion 2ed

Paperback, 28/02/2018, £23.99
Furthermore, it helps students to prepare for a career and a lifetime's interest and involvement in politics. From pre-course reading, to core text on introductory Politics and IR modules, to handy reference guide across a degree program, this Companion provides a one-stop resource, packed with tips for succeeding at university and beyond.

Theory and Methods in Political Science 4ed

Paperback, 13/10/2017, £34.99
Integrating guides to further reading and clear examples of how research methods can be applied, it enables readers to feel confident about taking their study of politics forward. An ideal foundation for study and research in political science, this textbook will be essential to students at any stage of their degree.
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