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Politics : a very short introduction

Author: Kenneth Robert Minogue
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, [ca. 2007}
Series: Very short introductions, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reissued, 12 [pr.]View all editions and formats
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Discusses the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. The author prompts the reader to consider why political systems evolve, how politics offers both power and order  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Robert Minogue
ISBN: 9780192853882 0192853880
OCLC Number: 263689693
Description: 118 S.
Contents: 1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics; 2. The Classical Greeks: How to be a Citizen; 3. The Romans: The Real Meaning of Patriotism; 4. Christianity and the Rise of the Individual; 5. Constructing the Modern State; 6. How to Analyse a Modern State; 7. Relations between States: How to Balance Power; 8. The Experience of Politics: I - How to be an Activist; 9. The Experience of Politics: II - Parties and Doctrines; 10. The Experience of Politics: III - Justice, Freedom, and Democracy; 11. Studying Politics Scientifically; 12. Ideology Challenges Politics; 13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty-first Century? Further Reading; Index
Series Title: Very short introductions, 8.
Responsibility: Kenneth Minogue.
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This is a fascinating book which sketches, in a very short space, one view of the nature of politics the reader is challenged, provoked and stimulated by Minogue's trenchant views. Ian Davies, Read more...

 
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