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.
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"--
This text identifies a radical shift in concepts that form the philosophical basis of modern politics, concepts such as sovereignty, nation and people - and links this philosophical transformation to cultural and economic changes in postmodern society.
In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge for leadership of the Conservative party to her eleven tumultuous years in Downing Street and her eventual removal from power.
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
Writing for a wide audience, Harvey here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. He constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for more socially just alternatives.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality since premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.
Eugene McCarraher challenges the conventional view of capitalism as a force for disenchantment. From Puritan and evangelical valorizations of profit to the heavenly Fordist city, the mystically animated corporation, and the deification of the market, capitalism has hijacked our intrinsic longing for divinity, laying hold to our souls.