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9. The Experience of Politics: II. Parties and Doctrines

9. The Experience of Politics: II. Parties and Doctrines  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0009
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Participating in liberal democratic politics means joining or supporting a political party. It means taking sides about some central political issues. ‘The Experience of Politics: II. ... More
6. Beauty and design

6. Beauty and design  

Roger Scruton

in Kant: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.003.0006
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9780192801999
Kant's writings on religion show an attempt at the systematic demystification of theology. ‘Beauty and design’ analyses Kant's writings on religion and touches upon Kant's aesthetics. An ... More
6. Pain as pleasure

6. Pain as pleasure  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0007
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9780198738565
Pain has been conceptualized as a malign experience always to be reduced or eliminated. Yet many cultures and traditions hold the pursuit or acceptance of pain as central to a virtuous ... More
5. The case against secularism

5. The case against secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0005
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9780198747222
Arguments against secularism come from both defensive and offensive positions and vary accordingly. ‘The case against secularism’ considers some of the opponents to secularism, including ... More
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

William Doyle

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191875649
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10.1093/actrade/9780198840077.001.0001
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9780198840077
There are many familiar images of the French Revolution garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, as well as the legends of ‘let them eat cake’ and tricolours. The French ... More
1. Echoes

1. Echoes  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191875649
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10.1093/actrade/9780198840077.003.0001
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‘Echoes’ examines the legacy of the French Revolution in the Western world through the lens of late 18th-century and 19th-century literature and culture. It considers writing by Edmund ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0001
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The story of Napoleon’s life runs from his birth on Corsica in 1769 to his death in exile on Saint Helena in 1821, stretching beyond his death to include posthumous battles over his ... More
NapoleonA Very Short Introduction

Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Bell

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.001.0001
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Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte’s character and career, situating him firmly in historical context. It ... More
1. Waves of decolonization

1. Waves of decolonization  

Dane Kennedy

in Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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May 2016
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9780190605537
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.003.0002
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9780199340491
‘Waves of decolonization’ outlines three phases of decolonization, beginning with the first wave in the Americas in the late eighteenth century, which led to the creation of the United ... More
6. Taste and order

6. Taste and order  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0006
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9780199229758
In a democratic culture, it may seem presumptuous to claim to have better taste than someone else. According to ‘Taste and order’, taste is intimately bound up with our personal life and ... More
7. The happy consciousness

7. The happy consciousness  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0008
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9780190692674
‘The happy consciousness’ explores how happiness precludes progress, and how this can be overcome. For Hegel and the Frankfurt School, conformism and loss of individuality mark the happy ... More
Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Bellamy

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.001.0001
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9780192802538
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 ... More
5. Participation and democracy

5. Participation and democracy  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0005
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9780192802538
Why are we currently so disenchanted with democratic politics? Voter turnout is low, trust in politicians is declining, and as a consequence, political citizenship is rejected as too ... More
5. Rational administration

5. Rational administration  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0006
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9780195175394
Tocqueville's second great work, The Old Regime and the Revolution, was unfinished at his death. ‘Rational administration’ is Tocqueville's analysis of the Old Regime in France, which he ... More
3. Natural beauty

3. Natural beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0003
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9780199229758
In the 18th century, philosophers and writers became preoccupied with the subject of beauty, focusing on nature and landscape. All rational beings, Kant believed, are capable of aesthetic ... More
3. Population: the first Essay

3. Population: the first Essay  

Donald Winch

in Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778360
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670413.003.0003
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9780199670413
‘Population: the first Essay’ explains how the first Essay pursues a complex polemical strategy. It begins with an exposition of the principle of population treated as a set of deductive ... More

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