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    The challenges of rapid globalization and the new and existing structures which can solve the problems which increasingly spill over national boundaries.

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    Absolutely everything you need to know about the EU, ahead of the European elections 2014.

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    Five years into capitalism’s deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture: why are the ri...

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    Ford and Goodwin analyse the rising popularity of UKIP in British politics.

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    An intuitive critique that addresses the changes needed in 21st century society for successful climate innovation.

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    An innovative and timely exposé of the politics, power and contestation of numbers.

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    The facts of Africa’s rapid urbanisation are startling. By 2030 African cities will have grown by more than 350 million people and the continent will have surpassed the 50% urban mark. Yet, in the ...

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    James Bartholomew argues that far from being the socialist utopia the post-war generation dreamed of, the welfare state has, in reality, undermined the very decency and kindness which first inspired it.

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    This ground-breaking collection investigates the relationship between feminist activism and legal reform as a pathway to gender justice and social change. Since the advent of feminist movements leg...

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    Number 10 Downing Street and the Cabinet Office are at the apex of power in Britain, yet they are among the most under-researched of all the great institutions of state.

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    A look at the SNP's rise for power and fight for Scottish independence.

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    Tim Harford returns as the Undercover Economist with an even bigger target in his sights: to explain how the whole world economy works.

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    During the chaos of the eurozone crisis, few mainstream commentators have stopped to question the purpose of the European Union itself, and whose interests it serves. Corporate Europe goes beyond the divisions between nation-states, focusing instead on the division between the corporate elite and the peoples of Europe.

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    The centre-left has always been at its strongest when building new long-term institutions such as the NHS, expanding higher education, establishing the national minimum wage and increasing access to national parks. Anthony Painter here argues that this institution-building tradition is the one to which the left should return.

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    Joel Magnuson's visionary insights into the decline of the Oil Age and life afterward combine sobering warnings with genuine hope. The facts are hard: global oil deposits will soon peak if they haven't already and the violent race to secure what's left has already begun.

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    America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, leaving the social contract in pieces. In The Unwinding, George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye for detail and a gift for telling engaging human stories.

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    How the policies being followed by governments and central banks risk leading to an even greater economic mess - and how that can be avoided.

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    It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the richness of the few benefits us all. And yet these commonly held beliefs are flatly contradicted by our daily experience, an abundance of research findings and, indeed, logic.

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    This is the story of government ID cards in Britain from 1945 to 2011: a battle for British liberty that often descends into farce.

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    Demonstrating how political bubbles helped create the real estate-generated financial bubble and the 2008 financial crisis, this book argues that similar government oversights in the aftermath of the crisis undermined Washington's response to the "popped" financial bubble, and shows how such patterns have occurred repeatedly throughout US history.

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    A radical new work of political philosophy from the businessman and former Minister of Science and Innovation under Tony Blair.

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    Between 1900 and 1950 the British state amassed a huge collection of over 800 historic buildings, monuments and historic sites and opened them to the public. This book explains why the extraordinary collecting frenzy took place.

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    Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works.

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    In this blistering attack on the super-rich in the UK and US, McQuaig and Brooks combine satirical bite with impeccable research to explain that ever-increasing income inequality is the product of a global legal and economic system that has been rigged by the wealthiest.

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    Less an anatomy of institutions and administrations than a searching biographical study of the outsize personalities who headed its operations and in consequence steered Israel's course since its foundation, this book is a landmark in the revelation of the inner workings and innermost desires of the Israeli nation-state.

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    The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions.

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    Displaying a stunning grasp of the financial and policy details, Andrew McGettigan surveys the emerging brave new world of higher education. He looks at the big questions: What will be the role of universities within society? How will they be funded? What kind of experiences will they offer students? Where does the public interest lie?

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    What is the state? The State of Freedom offers an important new take on this classic question by exploring what exactly the state did and how it worked.

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    In the first thirty years of the nineteenth century - when the Whig party was almost constantly out of office - the home of the third Lord Holland became the unofficial centre of the Opposition.

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    Industry used to be what made Britain great; now a shadow has fallen on the factories of our nation. How has this been allowed to happen and is there any glimmer of hope for the future? This timely, analytical book has the answers.

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    American critics who deeply fear a "China threat" have unduly influenced government policy. "China hawks" believe China intends to push the United States out of Asia and dominate the world. Protectionists argue that China threatens American jobs and prosperity.

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    This book scrutinizes in empirical and historical detail the bilateral Franco-German order and France and Germany's joint role in shaping Europe over the past half century.

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    The Third Way is a new edition of the classic 1990's tect which came to define politics in Britain and have a great effect around the world.

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    This original book makes a timely and potentially controversial contribution both to the teaching of social policy and the wider debates surrounding it in Britain today.

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    This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British society, including health, social policy, employment and education.

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    Andrew Adonis' quest to transform England’s schools and his ambition to make English education truly world class.

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    If global warming isn’t real then how come the ice caps are melting? Why would all the world’s top scientists lie to us? James Delingpole has all the answers – and they’re not the ones Al Gore would like you to hear.

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    Think Tank is the astonishing and engaging story of how a handful of motivated individuals, without any backing or resources except their own conviction, managed to create the Adam Smith Institute, which has played a role in the transformation of a country.

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    This timely volume takes a critical look at the impact of the Munro Review (2011) on child protection and the Government's response.

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    After twenty-five years working at the very heart of Her Majesty’s Prison Service, John Podmore came to a devastating conclusion. Prison simply does not work. Out of Sight, Out of Mind gives a much needed insight into the disaffected society growing in the shadows of our own.

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    This book examines the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in diverse cultures and domains.

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    It's Not You, It's Them brings together some of Lord Ashcroft's most influential published polling and commentary, covering crime, the economy, Europe and political leadership.

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    'Adult Lives' is a diverse collection of readings, rich in resources, from all stages of life.

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    How big a beast is the media? Can right wing tabloids influence social policy using their ability to fan fears and prejudices? Malcolm Dean, the Guardian's longstanding chief monitor of social poli...

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    This accessible reader brings together a selection of highly influential writings by Danny Dorling which look at inequality and social justice, why they matter and what they are.

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    The Future of Conservatism presents radical policy suggestions from a wide range of MPs and political thinkers to present a contemporary blueprint for a Conservative Britain.

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    There is no precedent to the current economic crisis which looks set to redefine social policy debate throughout the globe. But its effects are not uniform across nations. Bringing together a ran...

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    The Purple Book takes the Labour Party back to its roots in an attempt to show a progressive and winning way forward.

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    In 'Let Them Eat Carbon', Matthew Sinclair looks at the myths perpetuated by the burgeoning climate change industry.

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    Gridlock Nation looks at the timeless problems faced in transport; from traffic jams in Rome to Victorian road rage.

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    Drawing on practices and theories of environmental justice, 'China's responsibility for climate change' describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses. Contribut...

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    The mandate to protect human lives has given rise to a new form of humanitarian government that moves from one crisis to the next, applying the same battery of technical expertise and reducing people with particular histories and hopes to mere lives to be rescued. This book explores these contemporary states of emergency.

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    'Trust' looks at what each of the major parties have to offer, but also looks beyond politics to deliver a deeply considered and exhaustively researched recipe for social harmony and individual wellbeing.

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    In these concise, accessible volumes, expert politicos put forward the case for each of the main political parties, exploring their policies, personnel, and commitments and looking at how each is likely to address issues facing the country.

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    Crisis in the Global Economy is the latest and most innovative collective reflection on the state of global capitalism, developed in the mobile "multiversity" of the UniNomade network of inter...

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    This lively and topical book provides a critique of choice in contemporary society and policy, arguing that we can have too much of a good thing.

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    An effective, visionary head can bring success out of failure - such is the contention of Francis Beckett's fascinating new book. In it, he looks at the methods of nine leading head teachers of primary and secondary schools with a non-selective intake.

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    This book was written as the prequel to the anticipated Conservative victory in the general election expected in May 2010 and draws on Zetter's unrivalled experience as an author and political consultant.

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    This book tackles head-on questions about levels of immigration, the contribution of immigrants, minority self-segregation, ghettoisation and the future diversity of the population.

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    This introductory text provides a concise introduction to the essentials of social policy, specifically designed for students who are new to the area.

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    In his explosive new book, Mark Curtis reveals a new picture of Britain's role in the world since 1945 and in the 'war against terrorism' by offering a comprehensive critique of the Blair government's foreign policy.

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