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    • ISBN:9781788401111
    • Publication date:27 Oct 2018
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Politics Hacks

By Julian Flanders

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A brand new way to understand and remember 100 of the most important concepts in the history of political thought.

A brand new way to understand and remember 100 of the most important concepts in the history of political thought.

Understanding the history and significance of today's political climate can be confusing and daunting. Politics Hacks is here to give you quick definitions and background on 100 key political theories from the last 1,000 years.

Each idea is broken down into three stages:

1/ The helicopter view, which gives you an introduction to the idea, and some context around it.
2/ The shortcut, which gives you the core elements of the theory, along with a range of examples that everyone can understand.
3/ The hack, which is a one-liner designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.

Whether you quickly want to get to grips with globalization, understand the Electoral College, or understand post-truth politics, this book is the perfect way to speedy enlightenment.

Biographical Notes

A Londoner by birth, Julian Flanders has spent a lifetime involved with books - reading, editing and writing them. His specialist areas include history, philosophy, politics, music and sport. He now lives in Kent. This is his fourth book.

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  • ISBN: 9781788400404
  • Publication date: 27 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Cassell
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