Issues in Political Theory provides a stimulating introduction to some of the key concepts, thinkers, and texts in political theory. Case studies at the end of each chapter show students how to examine an important political issue using the key concepts they have just covered.
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.
Time for Revolution explores the burning issue of our times: is there still a place for resistance in a society utterly subsumed by capitalism? Written in prison two decades apart, these two essays reflect Negri's abiding interest in the philosophy of time and resistance.
From salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millennium Bug to bird 'flu, from DDT to passive smoking, from asbestos to global warming, 'scares' have become a damaging feature of our modern world. This book tells the inside story of the major scares, showing how they have followed a remarkably consistent pattern.
An in-depth look at "mass-mediated" terrorism and political violence, showing how terrorists exploit global media networks and information highways to carry news of their violence along with "propaganda of the deed". It includes a blueprint for public information during terrorism crises.
This book is an exploration of the new forms of social movementsand protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arabuprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, and the Occupy WallStreet movement in the US.
Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. Drawing on high-level access to global intelligence sources, this book weaves in moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state.
Originally published in 1996 and now available in paperback, an examination of British relationships with Europe over the last century, which looks at various problems and identifies four key factors which have caused difficulties in Anglo-European relations.
When Tony Blair became prime minister in May 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest person to hold that office since 1812. On his first election campaign, Blair had promised that 'New Labour' would modernize Britain. So what went wrong? This book uncovers the full story of Blair's decade in power.
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.
British Politics For Dummies is the essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK, so readers can be discussing the ins and out of leaders, parties, ideologies, constitutions, laws, cabinets and summits past and present in no time - and with maximum confidence.
J Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb - a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'.
Presents the biography of Roy Jenkins who was a Prime Minister of Britain. This books shows how he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender.
In this accessible work, the political theorist Robert A. Dahl provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what it is, why it is of value, how it works, and what challenges it will confront in the future.
Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love-intense attachments outside our control - can foster commitment to shared goals and keep at bay the forces of disgust and envy. The author asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good?
Comparative Politics provides an exciting and authoritative introduction to one of the most important fields of political science. International experts explore the methods and theories of comparative politics as well as the institutions, actors, processes, and policies at the heart of political systems around the world.
This major textbook offers both an introduction to and key readings in twenty core political concepts. It blends original essays that survey debates and contact with up-to-date primary literature to provide students with an ideal collection for use on a wide range of courses in political studies.
From the leading British commentator on France, this is an absorbing, vivid, and monumental account of the tortured relationship between France and its ex-colonies, from the first days of Empire to the ongoing eruptions of violence in the Parisian suburbs
Francois Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who, during his 14 years as President, strove to drag his tradition-bound and change-averse country into modern world. As a statesman and as a human being, he was the incarnation of the mercurial, contrarian France which Britain and America find so perennially frustrating.
Stimulating, succinct and accessible, the fully revised and updated fourth edition of this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective.
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 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.