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50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
 
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50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series) [Kindle Edition]

Ben Dupré
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At a time of widespread popular cynicism and profound international unease, the need for clarity over the basic concepts of politics has never been greater.

The forces of Fundamentalism endanger our Liberty and Security, while government responses to it may pose a basic threat to Justice, Democracy and Human rights. Corruption, War and Tyranny arouse public indignation which is often inflamed by Propaganda, the blandishments of Political parties and the far-from-disinterested attentions of the Media. The proper limits of the State; the legitimacy of Revolution and Political violence; the ideological tensions between Socialism, Liberalism and Capitalism; the challenges posed by Poverty, Crime and Racism: these and other ideas are essential in interpreting the current political debate and modes of government.

In 50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know, Ben Dupré provides a clear, concise account of key concepts that we ignore at our peril.

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At a time of widespread popular cynicism and profound international unease, the need for clarity over the basic concepts of politics has never been greater. The forces of fundamentalism endanger our liberty and security, while government responses to it may pose a basic threat to justice, democracy and human rights. War and tyranny arouse public indignation which is often inflamed by propaganda, the blandishments of political parties and the far-from-disinterested attentions of the media. The proper limits of the state; the legitimacy of revolution and political violence; the ideological tensions between socialism, liberalism and capitalism; the challenges posed by poverty, crime and racism; these and other ideas are essential in interpreting the current political debate and modes of government. In 50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know, Ben Dupré provides a clear, concise account of key concepts that we ignore at our peril. It will be welcomed by anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of how the constant struggle for power is shaping the world we live in.

From the Back Cover

Liberty; Justice; Equality; Human rights; The social contract; Democracy; Monarchy; Tyranny; Utopianism; Revolution; Anarchism; Secularism; Republicanism; Capitalism; Conservatism; Liberalism; Socialism; Communism; Social democracy; Multiculturalism; Labour movement; Feminism; Green movement; Fascism; Fundamentalism; Islamism; The state; Constitutions; Presidential system; Parliaments; Political parties; Civil service; Media; Propaganda; Poverty; Crime; Security; Intelligence; Political violence; Welfare; Racism; Corruption; Political correctness; Realism; War; Nationalism; Imperialism; Isolationism; Globalization; United Nations.

About the Author

Ben Dupré 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.

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