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    An accessible guide to voting Liberal Democrat in the 2015 elections.

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    Originally published as Lukács, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory, The Philosophy of Praxis traces the evolution of this argument in the writings of Marx, Lukács, Adorno and Marcuse.

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    Alom Shaha lost his faith but found much, much more. A book for anyone who thinks about what they should believe and how they should live. Now in Paperback.

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    A profound, moving and important collection of letters, diaries and memories of the First World War.

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    Aids: Don’t Die of Prejudice, by Norman Fowler, explores the HIV/AIDS crisis that – scandalously – continues to affect millions of people across the world, despite the fact that we now have all the...

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    A collection of over half a century's worth of love letters from the novelist Vladimir Nabokov to his beloved wife, Véra, revealing a new side to one of the 20th century's best-loved authors.

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    A fantastic selection of essays, edited by Charles Clarke, that explore those difficult issues that politicians try to avoid.

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    On Anarchism is an essential introduction to the Noam Chomsky's political theory, shedding light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power.

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    A rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion today.

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    In this witty, candid and utterly fascinating memoir, Baroness Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life.

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    The plan to ensure Britain's success in changing world order, brought to you by Reform Research Trust.

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    This re-interpretation of twentieth century history and its trajectory provides a unique contribution to left and radical thinking and political practice.

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    A compelling and absorbing analysis of the complex meanings of Englishness and how they relate to politics.

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    An analysis and critique of all the arguments and considerations offered in support of religious belief.

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    A comprehensive overview of the history, theories, practices and study of religion.

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    Listening plays an essential role in democracy, but relatively little attention has been paid to it; this book brings listening back into the political conversation.

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    ‘Beyond the goal of teaching children to know things, to pass exams, to get through school, to find a place in the system, we need to teach children to reflect critically on what is going on around...

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

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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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    A valuable portrait of Peter Hain's admirable, freedom-fighter parents.

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    An entertaining, thought-provoking guide that will teach you to think truly, independently and creatively.

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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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    This book tells the story of freedom and explains how it is a uniquely 'British' invention.

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    Today, the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy, a harmonious territorial unity, and a steadfast religious impartiality. Even many of those critical of the inequ...

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    Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book,

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    Hans Küng presents in 'Can We Save the Catholic Church' what Catholics have been yearning for: modern responses to the challenges of a modern world.

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    Mullainathan and Shafir's examination of scarcity will alter the way you think about every day tasks, as well as bigger issues of global urgency.

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    A History of Western Thought is a masterly distillation of two-and-a-half millennia of intellectual history, and a readable and entertaining crash course in Western philosophy.

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    New ideas, new interconnections, new problems. Liam Fox analyses crucial world issues.

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    Making It Happen is the full, extraordinary story of the collapse of RBS.

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    Lesley Riddoch identifies components of Scottish identity from decades of political and social tangle in a passionate and insightful call to restore equality and control to local communities that will allow Scotland to flourish.

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    Robert Skidelsky's three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes has been acclaimed as the authoritative account of the great economist-statesman's life. Here, Skidelsky has revised and abridged his magnum opus into one definitive book.

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    At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators concluded that the economic convictions behind the disaster would now be consigned to history. And yet, in the harsh light of a new day, we've awoken to a second nightmare more ghastly than the first

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    Philip Bobbitt presents a vivid portrait of Machiavelli's Italy and demonstrates how The Prince articulates a new idea of government that emerged during the Renaissance.

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    In this book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Edmund Phelps draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper--and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat today.

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    The British justice system is an ancient one that has continually evolved to meet modern needs. In this set of three essays, originally presented as the Hamlyn lectures in 2012, Jack Straw reviews some of the most important recent reforms to the system of British justice and suggests key areas in need of further reform.

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    This book argues that therapeutic and applied psychology have little basis in science and that they prosper because they serve the interests of power.

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    American Debates on Sexual Equality addresses such questions as 'should military women engage in combat?' in a debate format to promote discussion and critical thinking on gender-related issues.

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    An important, non-partisan book for our times, examining minutely but constructively why government spending ultimately fails the taxpayer.

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    A timely and important book that urges greater responsibility in the face of growing social inequality, by one of Britain’s most experienced fundraising directors.

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    This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding.

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    Liberal individualism, or 'classical liberalism' as it is often called, refers to a political philosophy in which liberty plays the central role. This book demonstrates a conceptual unity within the manifestations of classical liberalism by tracing the history of several interrelated and reinforcing themes.

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    From Cairo to Damascus and from Tunisia to Bahrain, Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together some of the most exciting new writing born out of revolution in the Arab world.

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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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    A gripping thriller with a satirical edge, Killing The Messenger tests its central characters to the limit as it exposes the cynicism of government spin and the temptations of power.

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    In this absorbing new biography Conservative MP Jesse Norman gives us Edmund Burke anew, vividly depicting his dazzling intellect, imagination and empathy against the rich tapestry of 18th century Europe.

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    An engaging and passionate examination of childhood, Griffiths questions why children in traditional cultures seem happier than those in Euro-American culture. Travelling through communities in West Papua to Britain, this is an illuminating analysis of rite of passage by an award-winning author.

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    This book attacks the ideological foundations of capitalism, starting with the mystifications surrounding the idea of ‘the market’.

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    This book is about power. The power wielded over others – by absolute monarchs, tyrannical totalitarian regimes and military occupiers – and the power of the people who resist and deny their rulers' claims to that authority by whatever means.

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    An in-depth examination into the social nature of the austerity crisis and how we can move "Beyond Capitalism".

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    An extraordinary examination of the psychology of warfare.

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    Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets

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    The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Classical Traditions captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with Mary Beard's wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

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    This book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. This book is like a fire that will generate much light. And much heat.

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    This book proposes a new framework for collecting, interpreting, and applying governance-related information

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    Is it allowable for your government, or anyone else, to influence or coerce you 'for your own sake'? This is a question about paternalism.

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    An ambitious and pioneering work in moral and political philosophy

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    An invaluable resource for students and scholars concerned with the role of the public sphere beyond the nation-state, this book will also be welcomed by anyone interested in globalization and democracy today.

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    Who wants to live forever? According to Stephen Cave, we all do – every single one of us. And the evidence is all around.

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    Setting new agendas for the study of this classic author, this volume provides a snapshot of more current scholarship on Tolstoy.

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    Tony Juniper's book will change whole way you think about life, the planet and the economy.

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    In The Geek Manifesto Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society.

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    In the 1990s China embarked on a series of political reforms intended to increase, however modestly, political participation to reduce the abuse of power by local officials. Although there was initial progress, these reforms have largely stalled and, in many cases, gone backward. If there were sufficient incentives to inaugurate reform, why wasn't there enough momentum to continue and deepen them?

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    Written by a leader in the field, Isin examines an alternative approach to citizenship beyond boundaries, whereby the sovereignty principle is abandoned and replaced by a new image of citizenship using the connectedness principle.

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    Are the political ideals of liberty and equality compatible? This question is of central and continuing importance in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and welfare economics. In this 2010 book, two distinguished philosophers take up the debate.

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    The Performative Presidency brings together literatures describing presidential leadership strategies, public understandings of citizenship, and news production and media technologies between the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Bill Clinton.

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    This book applies the conceptual framework of Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast's Violence and Social Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to nine developing countries. The cases show how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations.

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    To what extent are terrorism and development related? What are the relative weights of the economic, political, and social aspects of development? What is the development impact of different responses to terrorism? This 2008 volume addresses these crucial questions, synthesizing what we know about the development links with terrorism and pointing out what we do not.

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    The renowned philosopher finds a utopian future in worldwide protests.

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    Freefall is an instant classic, combining an enthralling whodunit account of the current economic crisis with a bracing discussion of the broader economic issues at stake.

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    In Statebuilding, Timothy Sisk explores how nations can recover from Civil wars to build lasting peace, and the role that outsiders can take in the process of statebuilding

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    In The Quest, master storyteller and leading energy expert Daniel Yergin shows us how energy is the ultimate engine of global political and economic change.

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    With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty.

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    From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Dark Continent and Hitler's Empire, comes a visionary, far-reaching history of two centuries of international government that also goes to the heart of current world crises.

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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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    The Big Government way of doing things, argues Douglas Carswell, is coming to an end, but it is about to give way to something vastly better.

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    With humour, insight and searing honesty, Kerri Sackville opens up about the trials and sheer absurdities of living a worried life.

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    A study of the rise of the factory system in Great Britain

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    There is continued discussion in International Relations surrounding the existence (or not) of the 'Democratic Peace' - the idea that democracies do not fight each other. This book argues that threats to homeland territories force centralization within the state.

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    What drives politics in dictatorships? Using the tools of game theory, Svolik explains why some dictators establish personal autocracy and stay in power for decades; why elsewhere leadership changes are regular and institutionalized and more.

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    Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge of a false ideology.

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    In this book, Gardels and Berggruen assert that both China and the West must adapt in an increasingly mutli-centred world, and that a new system of 'intelligent governance' is required to put this into practice.

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    'iCommunism' defends the consumer against the prevailing politics of austerity. It splits the fetish from the commodity fetish by taking the shine away from the commodity now signified in the ubiquitous i of i branded products and transfers it over to communism

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    Extremists are people whose ideas or tactics are viewed as outside the mainstream. Looked at this way, extremists are not necessarily twisted or evil. But they can be, especially when they are ...

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    Whether or not voters consciously use their votes to send messages about their preferences for public policy, the Washington community sometimes comes to believe that it has heard such a message. In this 2006 book the authors ask 'What then happens?'

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    Israel's critics in the West insist that no country founded on a single religion or culture can stay democratic and prosperous—but they're wrong. In The Promise of Israel, Daniel Gordis points out that Israel has defied that conventional wisdom.

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    A compact INTRODUCING guide to the influential philosopher, sociologist and economist. Introducing Marx – A Graphic Guide explores the life of the most famous Socialist figure, from his early...

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    The age of austerity has brought a new generation of protesters on to the streets across the world. As the economic crisis meets the environmental crisis, millions fear what the future will bring but also dare to dream of a different society.

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    Declaring War directly challenges the 200-year-old belief that Congress can and should declare war. By offering a detailed analysis of the declarations of 1812, 1898 and the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the book demonstrates the extent of the organizational and moral incapacity of Congress to declare war.

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    Law, Legislation and Liberty is Hayek's major statement of political philosophy and one of the most ambitious yet subtle defences of a free market society ever written.

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    The rise of the worldwide anti-globalization movement has led to a renewed interest in anarchism, but many are still unsure of what it is that anarchists stand for. In this clear and penetrat...

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    Confronts Schelling with Hegel, and illuminates popular culture and modern subjectivity.

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    Hitchcock gets onto the analyst’s couch in this extraordinary volume of case studies.

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    The most remarkable aesthetic debates in European cultural history, with an afterword by Fredric Jameson.

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    Nicholas Capaldi's traces the ways in which Mill's many endeavours are related and explores the significance of Mill's contribution to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education.

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    Ideology and Spatial Voting in American Elections addresses two core issues related to the foundations of democratic governance: how the political views of Americans are structured and how citizens' voting decisions relate to their ideological proximity to the candidates.

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    Sovereignty and the sovereign state are often seen as anachronisms; Globalization and Sovereignty challenges this view. Jean L. Cohen analyzes the new sovereignty regime emergent since the 1990s evidenced by the discourses and practice of human rights, humanitarian intervention, transformative occupation, and the UN targeted sanctions regime that blacklists alleged terrorists.

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    This book focuses on the impact of digital media use for political engagement across varied geographic and political contexts, using a diversity of methodological approaches and datasets. The book addresses an important gap in the contemporary literature on digital politics, identifying context dependent and transcendent political consequences of digital media use.

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    By examining public opinion during one extraordinary event, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lonna Rae Atkeson and Cherie D. Maestas show how media information interacts with emotion in shaping a wide range of political opinions about government and political leaders

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    Examining Britain, Australia and New Zealand – the authors discuss patterns of governance from the emergence of mass democracy at the outset of the twentieth century through to its present condition.

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    Landry explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) manages local officials in order to meet these goals and perpetuate an unusually decentralized authoritarian regime.

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    A look at political conflict in western Europe, and the the consequences of globalization for the structure of political conflicts in the region.

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