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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: politics. 1587 pages.365450 words.

This best-selling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of...

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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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International Relations

Paul Wilkinson.

July 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: international relations. 160 pages.

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. It explains the theories and practice that underlie the...

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Hegel

Peter Singer.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: political theory. 160 pages.

Hegel: A Very Short Introduction outlines Hegel's philosophy and provides a broad discussion of his ideas and major works. Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely...

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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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Capitalism

James Fulcher.

May 2004; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: political theory. 160 pages.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the history and development of capitalism and addresses important 21st-century issues, such as New Labour's relationship with capitalism,...

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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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Citizenship

Richard Bellamy.

September 2008; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: state and local government. 152 pages.

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction approaches its subject from a political perspective, to address the complexities behind the major topical issues and to examine the main models of...

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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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