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50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know : 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series - Ben Dupre

50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know

50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series

By: Ben Dupre

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At 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.

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.

ISBN: 9781849162548
ISBN-10: 1849162549
Series: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th April 2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 18.1  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1