General Politics

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  • Cover scan of Agamben And The Politics Of Human Rights
    Agamben And The Politics Of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence
    John Lechte - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    Can human rights protect the stateless? Or are they permanently excluded from politics? This book reveals the paradoxes central to the politics of human rights by exploring questions of statelessness, exclusion, the violence of security and the visual representation of refugees and illegal migrants in the media.
  • Cover scan of Republican Democracy
    Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law And Politics
    - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This text explores the relationship between democracy and republicanism, and its consequences. Key thinkers expand upon the foundational principle of republicanism - 'freedom as non-domination' - to articulate theoretical insights into connections between liberty, law and democratic politics.
  • Cover scan of The Poor Had No Lawyers
    The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland (and How They Got It)
    Andy Wightman - Paperback - Birlinn
    From Robert the Bruce to Willie Ross and James V to Donald Dewar, land has conferred political and economic power. Andy Wightman updates the statistics of land ownership in Scotland and explains why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common.
  • Cover scan of Fascist Scotland
    Fascist Scotland
    Gavin Bowd - Paperback - Birlinn
    Although Fascism in Britain is normally associated with England, it did find support in Scottish society. Scotland has provided its own cohort of idealists, fanatics and traitors for extreme racist, nationalist and authoritarian politics. This book relates a little-known part of our history which reveals some uncomfortable truths which are bound to stimulate debate even now.
  • Cover scan of My Son, My Son
    My Son, My Son
    Douglas Galbraith - Paperback - Vintage Books
    What do you do when your wife abducts your children? This was the question facing Douglas Galbraith when, in 2003, he returned home to Scotland from a few days' work in London. The house was silent, empty and locked; his four and six-year-old sons' pyjamas lay on the bedroom floor.
  • Cover scan of Queering Anarchism
    Queering Anarchism: Addressing And Undressing Power And Desire
    - Paperback - AK Press
    What does it mean to 'queer' the world around us? This book brings together a diverse set of writings, ranging from the deeply theoretical to the playfully personal, that explore the possibilities of 'queering', turning the dominant, heteronormative structures of belief and identity entirely inside out.
  • Cover scan of Mercantilism And Economic Underdevelopment In Scotland, 1600-1783
    Mercantilism And Economic Underdevelopment In Scotland, 1600-1783
    Philipp Robinson RoĢˆssner - Hardback - Pickering & Chatto
    Since the early 17th century, Scotland's economy rested on a traditional 'baseline' of raw goods; cattle, linen, coal, salt and herring. Rossner argues that, thanks to a more flexible customs system and the retention of its baseline economy, Scotland was able to remain economically viable in the years following the Acts of Union in 1707. As economic ideals began to flourish among Enlightenment thinkers, Scotland became a testing ground for macro-economic experiments. Rossner argues that mercantilism helped Scotland's economy during the 1730s and 40s.
  • Cover scan of Democracy In Scotland And The UK
    Democracy In Scotland And The UK
    Frank Cooney - Paperback - Hodder Gibson
    'Democracy in Scotland and the UK' analyses what it means to live in a democracy, representation in the Scottish and UK Parliaments, local goverment in Scotland, voting systems and election campaigns in the UK, thus ensuring that students are fully briefed on the relevant topic areas for exam preparation.
  • Cover scan of Hannah Arendt And Political Theory
    Hannah Arendt And Political Theory: Challenging The Tradition
    Steve Buckler - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    Hannah Arendt's work has been noted for its unorthodox and eclectic style. This book aims to show that her unusual approach in fact reflects a consistent and distinctive conception of, and way of doing, political theory. This is established through close readings of her most influential works.
  • Cover scan of The Crisis Of Social Democracy In Europe
    The Crisis Of Social Democracy In Europe
    - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This title examines the fortunes of social democracy in western and east-central Europe and the policy challenges in economic policy, labour markets, social welfare, public services, European integration and decentralisation.

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