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  • Can the Subaltern Speak?

    1st Edition

    By Graham Riach

    A critical analysis of Spivak's classic 1988 postcolonial studies essay, in which she argues that a core problem for the poorest and most marginalized in society (the subalterns) is that they have no platform to express their concerns and no voice to affect policy debates or demand a fairer share…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Modernity at Large

    Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation, 1st Edition

    By Amy Young Evrard

    Arjun Appadurai’s 1996 collection of essays Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization helped reshape how anthropologists, geographers and philosophers saw and understood the key topic of our times: globalization. Globalization has long been recognized as one of the crucial factors…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Art of War

    1st Edition

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a series of lessons in the applied art of problem solving. Sun (544 BC-496 BC), an experienced general from the Warring States period of Chinese history, saw war as an inevitable problem – indeed, the ultimate problem confronting the state. The Art of War summarises his…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Robert Lucas is known among economists as one of the most influential macroeconomists of recent times – a reputation founded in no small part on the critical thinking skills displayed in his seminal 1990 paper ‘Why Doesn’t Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?’ Lucas’s paper tackles a puzzle…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Role of Monetary Policy

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten, John Collins

    Milton Friedman was one of the most influential economists of all time – and his ideas had a huge impact on the economic policies of governments across the world. A key theorist of capitalism and its relationship to democratic freedoms, Friedman remains one of the most cited authorities in both…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Mere Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Mark Scarlata

    C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity is a perfect example of one of the most effective aspects of critical thinking skills: the use of reasoning to build a strong, logical argument. ¶Lewis originally wrote the book as a series of radio talks given from 1942-1944, at the height of World War II. The talks…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • After Hegemony

    1st Edition

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Robert O. Keohane’s After Hegemony is both a classic of international relations scholarship and an example of how creative thinking can help shed new light on the world. Since the end of World War II, the global political landscape had been dominated by two superpowers, the USA and the USSR, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • A Disquisition on Government

    1st Edition

    By Etienne Stockland, Jason Xidias

    Nineteenth-century American politician John C. Calhoun occupies a paradoxical place in the history of political thought – and of critical thinking. On one hand, he is remembered as a committed advocate of slavery, consistently espousing views that are now considered indefensible and abhorrent. On…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Orientalism

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Edward Said’s Orientalism is a masterclass in the art of interpretation wedded to close analysis. Interpretation is characterized by close attention to the meanings of terms, by clarifying, questioning definitions, and positing clear definitions. Combined with one of the main sub-skills of analysis…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Core Competence of the Corporation

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel’s 1990 The Core Competence of the Corporation helped redefine traditional ideas of management strategy. It did so by focusing companies on one of the key critical thinking skills: evaluation. In critical thinking, evaluation is all about judging the strengths and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Gift

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    Marcel Mauss’s 1925 essay The Gift is an enduring classic of sociological and anthropological analysis by a thinker who is one of the founding fathers of modern anthropology. The Gift exploits Mauss’s high-level analytical and interpretative skills to produce a brilliant investigation of the forms…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Location of Culture

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Fay, Liam Haydon

    Homi K. Bhabha’s 1994 The Location of Culture is one of the founding texts of the branch of literary theory called postcolonialism. While postcolonialism has many strands, at its heart lies the question of interpreting and understanding encounters between the western colonial powers and the nations…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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