General Politics

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  • Cover scan of Managing Scotland's Public Services
    Managing Scotland's Public Services
    Robert Mackie - Paperback - W. Green
    This title considers the entire Scottish public sector, including the Scottish government, local government, the NHS, police and fire services. It offers guidance by examining the changes in Scottish public management since the 2007 Holyrood election.
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    Free At Last?: Civil Rights In The USA, 1918-1968
    John A. Kerr - Paperback - Hodder Gibson
    The 'National 4 & 5 History series' from Hodder Gibson offers six individual textbooks aimed at the most popular options for the new SQA syllabus, to be examined from 2014 onwards. Like all titles in the series, 'Free at Last? Civil Rights in the USA 1918-1968' gives a brief synopsis of each topic and then comprehensive coverage of the four main areas of mandatory content, as well as guidance on assignment writing and assessment procedures for exam practice. Glossary boxes throughout the text offer explanations of newly-introduced concepts and words, and suggestions are offered for further topic exploration beyond the textbook.
  • Cover scan of Life During Wartime
    Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency
    - Paperback - AK Press
    Counterinsurgency has existed as the state's implicit strategy for a generation, and increasingly this strategy is becoming explicit. In this chilling collection of sociological and political essays, 15 writers examine the application of domestic counterinsurgency tactics within the United States and seek to equip the left with a more nuanced understanding of state repression - and how to fight back.
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    The Case For Left Wing Nationalism
    Stephen Maxwell - Paperback - Luath Press
    Spanning four politically and socially tumultuous decades, Stephen Maxwell's writings explore the origins and development of the modern Scottish Nationalist movement.
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    Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish
    Lesley Riddoch - Paperback - Luath Press
    Covering topics including housing, health, language and culture, Riddoch looks at the way in which Scots identify themselves and how this needs to change in order for the country to blossom.
  • Cover scan of Žižek And Communist Strategy
    Žižek And Communist Strategy: On The Disavowed Foundations Of Global Capitalism
    Chris McMillan - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    Chris McMillan argues than Žižek's reading of global capitalism could reinvent political subversion. He highlights the political consequences of Žižek's fundamental concepts, such as the Lacanian 'real', universitality and the communist hypothesis.
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    The Battle For Scotland
    Andrew Marr - Paperback - Penguin Books
    This an account of the distinctive story of Scottish politics, from the collapse of Liberalism, the rise of radical Labour and of the Scottish National Party, to recent Tory rule and the complexities of contemporary nationalism.
  • Cover scan of The Highland Destitution Of 1837
    The Highland Destitution Of 1837: Government Aid And Public Subscription
    - Hardback - Scottish History Society
    Successive harvest failures in 1835 and 1836 meant that the people of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland began 1837 with an almost total lack of food for the present and of seed for the future. Severe destitution in 1837 was the result. There is a large body of unpublished source material relating to this destitution, which is presented in this book for the first time. These documents shed light on important wider issues: clearance and emigration, demography, poor law reform, religious questions and the role of the state. They are presened here with an introduction and full explanatory notes.
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    Och Aye! Ach, Naw--: Better Thegither, Or Tae Think Again?
    Michael Kerrigan - Paperback - Saraband
    In 2014, Scotland decides. It's a difficult decision for a large number of voters, and many are still undecided as there are so many arguments both for and against independence. Offering a run-down of the main pros and cons, author Michael Kerrigan helps you to decide once and for all: should Scotland be in or out of the United Kingdom?
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    Scottish Politics: An Introduction
    Neil McGarvey - Paperback - Palgrave Macmillan
    This textbook covers all the major features of Scottish politics and is informed by contemporary research and debates. It gives an account of Scottish government in a multi-level system and contains chapters on all the main political institutions. Coverage extends up until the initial performance of the Salmond regime.

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