50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Quercus Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Political Science - 208 pages
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At a time of corrosive popular cynicism and profound international unease, the need for clarity over the fundamental concepts of politics has never been greater: the forces of terrorism and fundamentalism endanger our security, while government responses to it pose a basic threat to liberty, democracy and human rights. Corruption, spin and a suspect political culture arouse public indignation, which is further aggravated by an array of pressure groups and the far-from-disinterested attentions of the mass media. In '50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know', Ben Dupre clears away the murk that obscures key concepts that we ignore at our peril.

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This is an awesome book. I knew little about politics before I read it, but it gives a great overall view of politics, and how political concepts relate to each other. Every concept is explained in entertaining 4 pages, with nicely picked quotes about the subject. It is a must read! I wish I was taught this book in high school. 

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Ben Dupre read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children's Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press from 1992 until 2004 and, all told, has more than 20 years experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience.

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