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  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    The end of the Cold War, which occurred early in the 1990s, brought joy and freedom to millions. But it posed a difficult question to the world's governments and to the academics who studied them: how would world order be remade in an age no longer dominated by the competing ideologies of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Democracy and its Critics

    1st Edition

    By Astrid Noren Nilsson, Elizabeth Morrow, Riley Quinn

    There are few better examples of analysis – the critical thinking skill of understanding how an argument is built – than Robert Dahl’s Democracy and its Critics. In this work, the American political theorist closely analyzes the democratic political system and then evaluates whether the arguments…

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  • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Edmund Burke’s 1791 Reflections on the Revolution in France is a strong example of how the thinking skills of analysis and reasoning can support even the most rhetorical of arguments. Often cited as the foundational work of modern conservative political thought, Burke’s Reflections is a sustained…

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  • Judgment under Uncertainty

    Heuristics and Biases, 1st Edition

    By Camille Morvan, William J. Jenkins

    Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman’s 1974 paper ‘Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases’ is a landmark in the history of psychology. Though a mere seven pages long, it has helped reshape the study of human rationality, and had a particular impact on economics – where Tversky and Kahneman’…

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Piketty is a fine example of an evaluative thinker. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he not only provides detailed and sustained explanations of why he sees existing arguments relating to income and wealth distribution as flawed, but also gives us very detailed evaluations of the…

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  • Politics Among Nations

    1st Edition

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Hans Morgenthau’s Politics Among Nations is a classic of political science, built on the firm foundation of Morgenthau’s watertight reasoning skills. The central aim of reasoning is to construct a logical and persuasive argument that carefully organizes and supports its conclusions – often around a…

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  • Rights of Man

    1st Edition

    By Mariana Assis, Jason Xidias

    Thomas Paine’s 1791 Rights of Man is an impassioned political tract showing how the critical thinking skills of evaluation and reasoning can, and must, be applied to contentious issues. Divided into two parts, Rights of Man is, first, a response to Edmund Burke’s arguments against the French…

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  • The Black Swan

    the Impact of the Highly Improbable, 1st Edition

    By Eric Lybeck

    One of the primary qualities of good creative thinking is an intellectual freedom to think outside of the box. Good creative thinkers resist orthodox ideas, take new lines of enquiry, and generally come at problems from the kinds of angles almost no one else could. And, what is more, when the ideas…

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  • World Order

    Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Gibson

    Henry Kissinger’s 2014 book World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History not only offers a summary of thinking developed throughout a long and highly influential career–it is also an intervention in international relations theory by one of the most famous statesmen…

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  • The True Believer

    Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, 1st Edition

    By Jonah S. Rubin

    Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements is one of the most widely read works of social psychology written in the 20th-century. It exemplifies the powers of creative thinking and critical analysis at their best, providing an insight into two crucial elements of…

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  • Theology of Discontent

    The Ideological Foundation of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Magdalena C. Delgado, Bryan Gibson

    Hamid Dabashi’s 1997 work Theology of Discontent reveals a creative thinker capable not only of understanding how an argument is built, but also of redefining old issues in new ways. The Iranian Revolution of 1978–9 was front-page news in the West, and in some ways remains so today. Though it was…

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  • The Anti-Politics Machine

    1st Edition

    By Julie Jenkins

    The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper…

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