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Fascism

Kevin Passmore.

August 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 176 pages.

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction looks at the paradoxes of fascism through its origins in the political and social crisis of the late nineteenth century, the history of fascist movements...

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Rousseau

Robert Wokler.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 188 pages.

Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction examines the role of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the European Enlightenment, and his critique of the political, economic, theological, and sexual trappings...

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Kant

Roger Scruton.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; 17th - 18th Century Philosophy; Christianity; Political Theory. 160 pages.

Kant: A Very Short Introduction tackles this exceptionally complex subject, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. Kant...

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Democracy

Bernard Crick.

October 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 144 pages.

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the American, French, and Russian...

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Hobbes

Richard Tuck.

May 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 168 pages.

Hobbes's reputation was paradoxical. He was hostile to dogmatism of every kind, yet he was seen as a brusque dogmatist. He was hostile to the intellectual authorities of the churches, but...

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Socialism

Michael Newman.

July 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 192 pages.

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer questions such as: What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the twenty-first century? The...

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Anarchism

Colin Ward.

October 2004; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 128 pages.

Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction explores key anarchist thinkers from Kropotkin to Chomsky and considers anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and...

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Marx

Peter Singer.

October 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Political Theory. 128 pages.

Marx: A Very Short Introduction identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He can be seen as a philosopher primarily concerned...

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Machiavelli

Quentin Skinner.

October 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 128 pages.

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction considers the life and impact of the Florentine renaissance humanist, diplomat, historian, and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Machiavelli...

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The Reagan Revolution

Gil Troy.

July 2009; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 168 pages.

Nearly two decades after that 1989 speech, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary those Reagan years were. The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction identifies and...

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