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1. Good places and bad places

1. Good places and bad places  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0002
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The notion of utopia was around before Thomas More first used the word. There are two versions of utopia: the first focuses on bodily pleasure in terms of food, drink, and sex; and the ... More
7. The Collapse of Communism – and the Future

7. The Collapse of Communism – and the Future  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0007
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‘The collapse of communism — and the future’ examines various theories as to what caused the sudden collapse of communism. The role of Gorbachev in the collapse of communist power in ... More
6. The clash of the Titans: the macro-ideologies

6. The clash of the Titans: the macro-ideologies  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0006
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‘The clash of the Titans: the macro-ideologies’ moves on from analysing ideologies to survey the forms that political ideologies have adopted. The prevailing ideologies in the 20th-century ... More
6. Aftermath

6. Aftermath  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0006
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9780192801975
‘Aftermath’ looks at the more immediate influence Hegel had in the world after his death. His followers split into two camps: the orthodox or Right Hegelians who followed in the style of ... More
4. Utopianism in other traditions

4. Utopianism in other traditions  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0005
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Are utopias a Western creation? Most scholars argue that utopian traditions have existed in other cultures such as Buddhism, Confucian, Hinduism, Japanese Shintoism, and Islam. ‘Utopianism ... More
3. The Political System of Communism

3. The Political System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0003
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‘The political system of communism’ explains the dual structure of Communist states. The Communist Party was to play the ‘leading role’ in the political system, while the state was ... More
1. Should ideologies be ill-reputed?

1. Should ideologies be ill-reputed?  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0001
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Ideology is a word that evokes strong emotional responses. ‘Should ideologies be ill-reputed’ examines how ideologies are perceived. For many, ideologies are associated with -isms, such as ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Newman

in Socialism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191873690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198836421.003.0001
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What is socialism? The Introduction outlines the beliefs socialists have in common, including their opposition to gaps in wealth and equality and commitment to the creation of an ... More
6. Whose god is mightier?

6. Whose god is mightier?  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0006
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9780192840981
‘Whose god is mightier?’ studies the effects of religion on nationhood. Religion is simultaneously integral and at odds with nation building. Monotheism's worship of one singular god (and ... More
Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Lyman Tower Sargent

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.001.0001
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Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction examines utopianism and its history by discussing its role in literature, the development of colonies, and in immigration. The idea of ... More
6. Utopianism and political theory

6. Utopianism and political theory  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0007
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The heart of the utopian belief is that human needs can be satisfied if certain conditions are met. Simple dissatisfactions lead to the simple satisfactions. ‘Utopianism and political ... More
1. The word and the deed

1. The word and the deed  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0002
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9780192802507
‘The word and the deed’ considers the shifting conceptions of democracy throughout history. Democracy's roots are European, starting from classical Greek civilization. Democracy can refer ... More
2. Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy

2. Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy  

Michael Newman

in Socialism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191873690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198836421.003.0003
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After the split with communism, social democratic parties struggled with self-definition. ‘Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy’ focuses on two case studies, the golden age of the ... More
1. The Theory of Communism

1. The Theory of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0001
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‘The theory of communism’ examines those aspects of communist theory that provide a better understanding of how Communists in power perceived the world, why they acted as they did, and how ... More
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Michael Newman

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191873690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198836421.001.0001
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9780198836421
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction looks at the history of socialism and its contemporary relevance. Is socialism an outdated ideology today? This VSI provides an overview of socialism’s ... More
3. Communist

3. Communist  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776021
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0003
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9780192804662
‘Communist’ looks at Engels' study of the working class in England and his development of communism. After being exposed to communist and socialist ideas in Berlin and Cologne, Engels ... More
Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Communism: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.001.0001
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Communism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the inner dynamics, crises, and demise of communism as a global system, explaining the theory behind its ideology, and examining ... More
2. A Brief History of Communism in Power

2. A Brief History of Communism in Power  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0002
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‘A brief history of communism in power’ describes how, by the 1970s, more than a third of the world's population lived in a Communist system. By the end of the 1940s, the number of states ... More
4. The Economic System of Communism

4. The Economic System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0004
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‘The economic system of communism’ explains the differences between the economies of Western systems and those of Communist ones. All western systems were (and remain) basically capitalist, ... More
5. Social Policies and Structures of Communism

5. Social Policies and Structures of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0005
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9780199551545
‘Social policies and structures of communism’ explores some of the more positive aspects of communism in order to understand why in many countries there remains nostalgia for the Communist ... More

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