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The Politics of Compassion

by Michael Ure & Mervyn Frost

This book provides a critical overview of the role of the emotions in politics. Compassion is a politically charged virtue, and yet we know surprisingly little about the uses (and abuses) of compassion in political...


South-South Transfer: A Study of Sino-African Exchanges

by Sandra Gillespie

This study directs attention towards a South-South dimension of knowledge transfer: specifically, China's educational exchange programs for Africa.


The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

by bell hooks

With the courage, honesty, and compassion that have made her one of America's most provocative authorities on modern culture, bell hooks takes on the interior lives of men and answers their most intimate questions...


The Art of War

by Niccolò|Neville, Henry Machiavelli

Machiavelli's revolutionary 1520 work clearly states and discusses military organization and strategy: handling recruitment and weapons, motivating troops, demoralizing enemies, and achieving tactical and strategic...


The Great Anarchists: Ideas and Teachings of Seven Major Thinkers

by Paul Eltzbacher & Steven T. Byington

This classic comparative study examines the thoughts of 7 major writers — Godwin, Proudhon, Stirner, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Tucker, and Tolstoy — on the subject of anarchy, using their own words.


Politics

by Aristotle

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


Mohammed and Charlemagne

by Henri Pirenne

Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages.


The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle

by E. Barker

Cogent exposition of Greek political thought offers a comprehensive exploration of the works of Plato and Aristotle and examines state power, nature of political organization, citizenship, justice, and related...


The Crisis of Democratic Theory: Scientific Naturalism and the Problem of Value

by Edward A., Jr. Purcell

Widely acclaimed for its originality and penetration, this award-winning study of American thought in the twentieth century examines the ways in which the spread of pragmatism and scientific naturalism affected...


A Political Companion to Herman Melville

by Jason Frank

Herman Melville is widely considered to be one of America's greatest authors, and countless literary theorists and critics have studied his life and work. However, political theorists have tended to avoid Melville,...


The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings: Marx, Marat, Paine, Mao Tse-Tung, Gandhi and Others

by Bob Blaisdell

Concise anthology presents broad selection of writings: Declaration of Independence, Declaration of the Rights of Man, Communist Manifesto, plus works by Lenin, Trotsky, Marat, Danton, Rousseau, Gandhi, Mao,...


On the Social Contract

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A milestone of political science, Rousseau's 1762 work argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is rife with inequality. He proposes an alternative system for the development...


The Wilson Governments 1964-1970 Reconsidered

by Glen O'Hara & Helen Parr

This book provides a fascinating re-assessment of our view of the Wilson governments of 1964-1970. This new text draws on newly available sources, across the range of British government, and for the first time...


Reinventing Democracy: Grassroots Movements in Portugal

by João Arriscado Nunes & Boaventura de Sousa Santos

The studies gathered in this volume focus on Portuguese society, from the creative social and political experimentation by citizen and popular movements during the revolution of 1974/75 to more recent episodes...


Contesting Citizenship

by Birte Siim & Judith Squires

This new book shows how citizenship, and its meaning and form, has become a vital site of contestation.

It clearly demonstrates how whilst minority groups struggle to redefine the rights of citizenship in more...


Thomas Aquinas on Persuasion: Action, Ends, and Natural Rhetoric

by Jeffrey J. Maciejewski

Jeffrey J. Maciejewski’s Thomas Aquinas on Persuasion: Action, Ends, and Natural Rhetoric reveals why human nature is dependent on an internally constituted form of persuasive discourse to bring about human...


Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World

by Sharon Schuman

This book invites us to question our infatuation with freedom as autonomy and enlightenment and introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom. It presents riveting moments of decision in literature from Homer’s...


Contesting History: Narratives of Public History

by Jeremy Black

Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western...


Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem

by bell hooks

World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues of our time, the impact of low self-esteem on the lives of black people.

Without self-esteem everyone...


You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government

by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Straight-talking CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera demands a modern solution to our nation’s social and economic woes—a return to our political roots: fiscal conservatism, limited government, and personal...