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  • Everyday Stalinism

    Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s

    By Victor Petrov, Riley Quinn

    How was the Soviet Union like a soup kitchen? In this important and highly revisionist work, historian Sheila Fitzpatrick explains that a reimagining of the Communist state as a provider of goods for the ‘deserving poor’ can be seen as a powerful metaphor for understanding Soviet life as a whole.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Prince

    By Riley Quinn, Ben Worthy

    How should rulers rule? What is the nature of power? These questions had already been asked when Niccolò Machiavelli wrote The Prince in 1513. But what made his thinking on the topic different was his ability to interpret evidence: to look at old issues and find new meaning within them. Many of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • States and Social Revolutions

    A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China

    By Riley Quinn

    Many people want to understand what revolutions are and – especially – how they come about, from the academics who study them to the states that wish to prevent (or, in some cases, provoke) them. But it is arguably the US scholar Theda Skocpol who has done most to create a viable model of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Theory of International Politics

    By Riley Quinn, Bryan Gibson

    Kenneth Waltz’s 1979 Theory of International Politics is credited with bringing about a “scientific revolution” in the study of international relations – bringing the field into a new era of systematic study. The book is also a lesson in reasoning carefully and critically. Good reasoning is…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Wretched of the Earth

    By Riley Quinn

    Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies – the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Politics

    By Katherine Berrisford, Riley Quinn

    Aristotle remains one of the most celebrated thinkers of all time in large part thanks to his incisive critical thinking skills. In Politics, which can be considered one of the foundational books of the western political tradition, the focus is on problem-solving, and particularly on the generation…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    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

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Orientalism

    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 Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500-2000

    By Riley Quinn

    Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain’s Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • Imperialism

    A Study

    By Riley Quinn

    English economist John Hobson’s 1902 Imperialism: A Study was an epoch-making study of the politics and economics of imperialism that shook imperialist beliefs to their core. A committed liberal, Hobson was deeply sceptical about the aims and claims of imperialistic thought at a time when Britain’…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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