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The Prince

by Nicolo Machiavelli

Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. Both parents were members...


by Young Kim

The moral inquiry into the nature of justice is often marginalized, as contemporary discussions focus primarily on political considerations. Yet, the need to examine the moral framework of justice is fundamental....

Spiritual Beings or Economic Tools

by Peter Strother

Often we ask, is the way we live really the way we want to live? But do we stop to question whether our lives reflect who we are deep inside? Many sense, at a subconscious level, that they don't. How can they,...

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us

by Shaun Scott

A generation on the move, a country on the brink, and a young author's search to find out how we got here. Millennials and the Moments That Made Us is a cultural history of the United States, as seen through...

China's Asia

by Lowell Dittmer

This balanced and deeply informed book provides a comprehensive account of China’s Asia policy since the Cold War. Lowell Dittmer traces the PRC’s policy toward its Asian neighbors in the context of the...

Customizing Your Motorcycle

by Chris Daniels

Building a custom motorcycle has never been more popular, with even the major manufacturers keen to capitalize on the growing trend. A custom motorbike is the product of an owner using their own skills to produce...

A History of Women in 100 Objects

by Maggie Andrews & Janis Lomas

The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolize the journey of women from second-class citizens with no legal rights,...

Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective

by Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman & Timothy J. Power

This book provides the first cross-regional study of an increasingly important form of politics: coalitional presidentialism. Drawing on original research of minority presidents in the democratising and hybrid...

The Donkey in Human History

by Peter Mitchell

Donkeys carried Christ into Jerusalem while in Greek myth they transported Hephaistos up to Mount Olympos and Dionysos into battle against the Giants. They were probably the first animals that people ever rode,...

The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis

by Ben Clift

This book explores the IMF's role within the politics of austerity by providing a path-breaking comprehensive analysis of how the IMF approach to fiscal policy has evolved since 2008, and how the IMF worked...

Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

by Georgios A Antonopoulos & Georgios Papanicolaou

For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighbourhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers,...

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

by Peter Thonemann

The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language...

Land Dispossession and Everyday Politics in Rural Eastern India

by Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Over the past decade India has witnessed a number of new land wars that have centred crucially on the often forcible transfer of land from small farmers or indigenous groups to private companies. Among these...

Fun Games and Physical Activities to Help Heal Children Who Hurt

by Beth Powell

Develop children's brains and bonds with this collection of no-tech, physical games, strategies and activities Ideal for children who have experienced neglect, abuse and trauma, these "real-world" experiences...

Young Onset Dementia

by Jacqueline Parkes, Hilda Hayo, Alison Ward & Wendy Mitchell

Providing key information and insight into the experiences of people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia, this book will increase the knowledge and skills of health and social care professionals...

Self-Neglect and Hoarding

by Deborah Barnett

Self-neglect and hoarding are found in 1 of 5 social work cases in mental health and older people's services. These cases can be the most alarming and challenging on a social workers' caseload. A skilled, thorough...

Social Exclusion, Compound Trauma and Recovery

by Peter Cockersell, Catriona Reid, Nicola Saunders & Dr Emma Williamson et al.

Responding to the growing number of psychologically-informed services for people experiencing social exclusion and, in particular, homelessness, this book gives professionals the information and understanding...

Relationship-Based Social Work, Second Edition

by Adrian Ward, Danielle Turney, Gillian Ruch & Clare Parkinson et al.

This comprehensive guide to relationship-based practice in social work communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. Updated and expanded, it now includes increased...

Fair Shot

by Chris Hughes

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent.

The first half of Chris...

Dressed Up for a Riot

by Michael Idov

A memoir of revolution, reaction, and Russian men’s fashion

In this crackling memoir, the journalist and novelist Michael Idov recounts the tempestuous years he spent living alongside—and closely observing—the...