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The politics book

Author: James Graham; Paul Kelly; Sam Atkinson
Publisher: London : DK, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, but 'The Politics Book' makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. Step-by-step summaries, graphics, and quotations help even the complete novice understand this subject. More than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of politics are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretical foundations and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Graham; Paul Kelly; Sam Atkinson
ISBN: 9781409364450 1409364453
OCLC Number: 868135821
Description: 352 sider : illustrations (nogle i farver)
Contents: 1: Introduction2: Ancient political thought 800BCE - 30CE1: If your desire is for good, the people will be good, Confucius2: The art of war is of vital importance to the state, Sun Tzu3: Plans for the country are only to be shared with the learned, Mozi4: Until philosophers are kings, cities will never have rest from their evils, Plato5: Man is by nature a political animal, Aristotle6: A single wheel does not move, Chanakya7: If evil ministers enjoy safety and profit, this is the beginning of downfall, Han Fei Tzu8: The government is bandied about like a ball, Cicero3: Medieval politics 30CE - 1515CE1: If justice be taken away, what are governments but great bands of robbers? Augustine of Hippo2: Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you, Muhammed3: The people refuse the rule of virtuous men, Al-Farabi4: No free man shall be imprisoned, except by the law of the land, Barons of King John5: For war to be just, there is required a just cause, Thomas Aquinas6: To live politically means living in accordance with good laws, Giles of Rome7: The Church should devote itself to imitating Christ and give up its secular power, Marsilius of Padua8: Government prevents injustice, other than such as it commits itself, Ibn Khaldun9: A prudent ruler cannot, and must not, honour his word, Niccolo Machiavelli4: Rationality and enlightenment 1515 - 17701: In the beginning, everything was common to all, Francisco de Vitoria2: Sovereignty is the absolute and perpetual power of a commonwealth, Jean Bodin3: The natural law is the foundation of human law, Francisco Suarez4: Politics is the art of associating men, Johannes Althusius5: Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves, Hugo Grotius6: The condition of man is a condition of war, Thomas Hobbes7: The end of law is to preserve and enlarge freedom, John Locke8: When legislative and executive powers are united in the same body, there can be no liberty, Montesquieu9: Independent entrepreneurs make good citizens, Benjamin Franklin5: Revolutionary thoughts 1770 - 18481: To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, Jean-Jacques Rousseau2: No generally valid principle of legislation can be based on happiness, Immanuel Kant3: The passions of individuals should be subjected, Edmund Burke 4: Rights dependent on property are the most precarious, Thomas Paine5: All men are created equal, Thomas Jefferson6: Each nationality contains its centre of happiness within itself, Johann Gottfried Herder7: Government has but a choice of evils, Jeremy Bentham8: The people have a right to keep and bear arms, James Madison9: The most respectable women are the most oppressed, Mary Wollstonecraft10: The slave feels self-existence to be something external, Georg Hegel11: War is the continuation of Politik by other means, Carl von Clausewitz12: An educated and wise government recognizes the developmental needs of its society, Jose Maria Luis Mora13: A state too extensive in itself ultimately falls into decay, Simon Bolivar14: Abolition and the Union cannot co-exist, John C. Calhoun15: The tendency to attack "the family" is a symptom of social chaos, Auguste Comte6: The rise of the masses 1848 - 19101: Socialism is a new system of serfdom, Alexis de Tocqueville2: Say not I, but we, Giuseppe Mazzini3: That so few dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time, John Stuart Mill4: No man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent, Abraham Lincoln5: Property is theft, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon6: The privileged man is a man depraved in intellect and heart, Mikhail Bakunin7: That government is best which governs not at all, Henry David Thoreau8: Communism is the riddle of history solved, Karl Marx9: The men who proclaimed the republic became the assassins of freedom, Alexander Herzen10: We must look for a central axis for our nation, Ito Hirobumi11: The will to power, Friedrich Nietzsche12: It is the myth that is alone important, Georges Sorel13: We have to take working men as they are, Eduard Bernstein14: The disdain of our formidable neighbour is the greatest danger for Latin America, Jose Marti15: It is necessary to dare in order to succeed, Peter Kropotkin16: Either women are to be killed, or women are to have the vote, Emmeline Pankhurst17: It is ridiculous to deny the existence of a Jewish nation, Theodor Herzl18: Nothing will avail to save a nation whose workers have decayed, Beatrice Webb19: Protective legislation in America is shamefully inadequate, Jane Addams20: Land to the tillers! Sun Yat-Sen21: The individual is a single cog in an ever-moving mechanism, Max Weber7: The clash of ideologies 1910 - 19451: Non-violence is the first article of my faith, Mahatma Gandhi2: Politics begin where the masses are, Vladimir Lenin3: The mass strike results from social conditions with historical inevitability, Rosa Luxemburg4: An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last, Winston Churchill5: The Fascist conception of the state is all-embracing, Giovanni Gentile6: The wealthy farmers must be deprived of the sources of their existence, Joseph Stalin7: If the end justifies the means, what justifies the end? Leon Trotsky8: We will unite Mexicans by giving guarantees to the peasant and the businessman, Emiliano Zapata8: War is a racket, Smedley D. Butler9: Sovereignty is not given, it is taken, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk10: Europe has been left without a moral code, Jose Ortega y Gasset11: We are 400 million people asking for liberty, Marcus Garvey12: India cannot really be free unless separated from the British empire, Manabendra Nath Roy13: Sovereign is he who decides on the exception, Carl Schmitt14: Communism is as bad as imperialism, Jomo Kenyatta15: The state must be conceived of as an "educator", Antonio Gramsci16: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, Mao Zedong8: Post-war politics 1945 - present1: The chief evil is unlimited government, Friedrich Hayek2: Parliamentary government and rationalist politics do not belong to the same system, Michael Oakeshott3: The objective of the Islamic jihad is to eliminate the rule of an un-Islamic system, Abul Ala Maududi4: There is nothing to take a man's freedom away from him, save other men, Ayn Rand5: Every known and established fact can be denied, Hannah Arendt6: What is a woman? Simone de Beauvoir7: No natural object is solely a resource, Arne Naess8: We are not anti-white, we are against white supremacy, Nelson Mandela9: Only the weak-minded believe that politics is a place of collaboration, Gianfranco Miglio10: During the initial stage of the struggle, the oppressed tend to become oppressors, Paulo Freire11: Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, John Rawls12: Colonialism is violence in its natural state, Frantz Fanon13: The ballot or the bullet, Malcolm X14: We need to "cut off the king's head", Michel Foucault15: Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves, Che Guevara16: Everybody has to make sure that the rich folk are happy, Noam Chomsky17: Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance, Martin Luther King18: Perestroika unites socialism with democracy, Mikhail Gorbachev19: The intellectuals erroneously fought Islam, Ali Shariati20: The hellishness of war drives us to break with every restraint, Michael Walzer21: No state more extensive than the minimal state can be justified, Robert Nozick22: No Islamic law says violate women's rights, Shirin Ebadi23: Suicide terrorism is mainly a response to foreign occupation, Robert Pape9: Directory10: Glossary11: Index12: Acknowledgements


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