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    DescriptionAt a time of corrosive popular cynicism and profound international unease, the need for clarity over the fundamental concepts of politics has never been greater: the forces of Terrorism and Fundamentalism endanger our Security, while government responses to it pose a basic threat to Liberty, Democracy and Human rights. Corruption, Spin and a suspect Political culture arouse public indignation, which is further aggravated by an array of Pressure groups and the far-from-disinterested attentions of the Mass media. In 50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know, Ben Dupre clears away the murk that obscures key concepts that we ignore at our peril. Justice, Liberty, Human rights, The social contract, Democracy, Tyranny, Federalism, Utopianism, Political violence, Revolution and change, Political culture, Monarchism, Republicanism, Secularism, Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Anarchism, Fundamentalism, Multiculturalism, Labour movement, Women's movement, Green politics, Pressure groups, Constitutions, Parliaments, Presidential systems, Elections, Parties, Civil service/bureaucracy, Intelligence agencies, Mass media, Spin and propaganda, Wealth and poverty, Crime and punishment, Security and defence, Terrorism, Welfare, Race, Corruption, Political correctness, Realists and idealists, War and peace, Nations and nationalism, Imperialism, Isolationism, United Nations, Globalization.


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    Title
    50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Dupré
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 530 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849162548
    ISBN 10: 1849162549
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    DC22: 320
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    Thema V1.0: JP
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    01 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ben Dupre read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children's Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press from 1992 until 2004 and, all told, has more than 20 years' experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. POLITICAL THEORY: Liberty; Justice; Equality; Human rights; The social contract; Democracy; Monarchy; Tyranny; Utopianism; Revolution. IDEOLOGIES: Anarchism; Secularism; Republicanism; Capitalism; Conservatism; Liberalism; Socialism; Communism; Social democracy; Multiculturalism; Labour movement; Feminism; Green movement; Fascism; Fundamentalism; Islamism. THE MACHINERY OF POLITICS: The state; Constitutions; Presidential system; Parliaments; Political parties; Civil service; Media; Propaganda. THE STUFF OF POLITICS: Poverty; Crime; Security; Intelligence; Political violence; Welfare; Racism; Corruption; Political correctness. ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE: Realism; War; Nationalism; Imperialism; Isolationism; Globalization; United Nations. Glossary. Index.