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A History Of Modern Britain

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Macmillan (2008)

A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge – first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher’s wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

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As It Seemed To Me

Author: John Cole

Publisher: Phoenix (1996)

For more than thirty years John Cole reported the political goings on in Britain, first on the Guardian, later as deputy editor of the Observer and finally, for eleven years of Margaret Thatcher's and John Major's premier ships, as the celebrated Political Editor of the BBC. In As It Seemed To Me John Cole is able for the first time to tell the secrfets of these years, drawing on his extensive notes made at the time of conversations with Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, trade union leaders, civil servants and the like. Through these political memoirs he also introduces us to his Belfast background and an early chance encounter with Clement Attlee, which convinced him that there might be more to journalism than reporting Northern Ireland agricultural estimates for eternity

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Connections Book C - A Complete Course For Key Stage 3 Religious Studies

Authors: Libby Ahluwalia, Ann Lovelace, Jon Mayled

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton (2002)

Connections is an exciting and innovative two-tier three-book course designed to support the latest guidelines for Key Stage 3 Religious Studies and the teaching and assessing require-ments of the Key Stage 3 strategy. Working creatively around the context of the QCA scheme of work and the Locally Agreed Syllabuses this comprehensive new series will: enable and encourage a range of learning styles reflect contemporary approaches in Religious Education facilitate full use of the QCA attainment targets provide usable, stimulating mainstream and foundation editions to allow differentiation within and across class groups facilitate progression across Key Stage 3 in learning from and learning about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism link with citizenship and ICT help facilitate transfer from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4

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Dictionary Of Politics

Author: David Robertson

Publisher: Penguin Books (1986)

Containing over 500 definitions of political theories, dogmas and phraseologies, this dictionary includes updated entries on the European Community and federalism alongside new definitions of the European Court of Justice and Central Banks, among others. Frequently-used terms in Middle-Eastern politics are explained, from Ayatollah and the Arab-Israeli wars, to fundamentalism and the Gulf War. It also includes sections on ideas that have become familiar terms over recent years, such as perestroika, glasnost, being politically correct, and Thatcherism, as well as issues that have taken on greater political significance - for example, abortion and environmentalism.

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How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

Author: George Monbiot

Publisher: Verso (2016)

'Without countervailing voices, naming and challenging power, political freedom withers and dies. Without countervailing voices, a better world can never materialise. Without countervailing voices, wells will still be dug and bridges will still be built, but only for the few. Food will still be grown, but it will not reach the mouths of the poor. New medicines will be developed, but they will be inaccessible to many of those in need.' George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. How Did We Get into this Mess?, based on his powerful journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do. While his diagnosis of the problems in front of us is clear-sighted and reasonable, he also develops solutions to challenge the politics of fear. How do we stand up to the powerful when they seem to have all the weapons? What can we do to prepare our children for an uncertain future? Controversial, clear but always rigorously argued, How Did We Get into this Mess? makes a persuasive case for change in our everyday lives, our politics and economics, the ways we treat each other and the natural world.

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How To Run A Government So That Citizens Benefit And Taxpayers Don't Go Crazy

Author: Michael Barber

Publisher: Penguin (2016)

Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Why is this? And what can we do about it? In this groundbreaking book Michael Barber draws on his wealth of international experience advising political leaders, to show how those in power can make good on their promises.

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Law, Liberty, And Morality

Author: HLA Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

All who lay claim to an educated conscience should make themselves familiar with the issues presented in these incisively argued lectures.1 Twentieth Century Professor Hart deals in this book with the use of the criminal law to enforce morality, in particular sexual morality. He first considers John Stuart Mill's famous declaration: 'The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community is to prevent harm to others.' The author then examines the arguments of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, the great Victorian judge, and Lord Devlin, that the use of the criminal law to enforce morality is justified. He sets out to demonstrate that these challenges fail to recognize distinctions of vital importance for legal and political theory. H. L. A. Hart, who retired as Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1978, was Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford until 1968.

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Non Sexist Research Methods A Practical Guide

Author: Margrit Eichler

Publisher: Routledge (1988)

In accessible and jargon-free language, Margrit Eichler provides a systematic approach to identifying, eliminating, and preventing sexist bias in social science research. She begins with a general discussion of the problems and implications of sexism in research, and then identifies four primary sources of bias: androcentricity, overgeneralization, gender insensitivity, and double standards. Three derivative sources of biassex appropriateness, familism, and sexual dichotomismare also discussed. Each chapter defines a problem and provides illustrative examples drawn from recently published work. In the concluding chapter, Eichler outlines a step-by-step approach to avoiding the introduction of sexist bias at each phase of the research process. She also provides concrete suggestions for eliminating bias in titles, language, research design, concepts, research methods, data interpretation, and policy evaluations and recommendations. The book includes a Nonsexist Research Checklist that is designed as a handy reference to be used during the research process. Nonsexist Research Methods is appropriate to both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Written specifically with students in mind, this book will prove invaluable to researchers and research methods courses in sociology, political science, economics, psychology, anthropology, and women's studies. Margrit Eichler is Professor of Sociology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She is author of The Double Standard: A Feminist Critique of Feminist Social Science and Families in Canada Today: Recent Changes and Their Policy Consequences.

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Parting Shots

Authors: Matthew Parris, Andrew Bryson

Publisher: Penguin (2010)

Up till 2006 a British Ambassador leaving his post was encouraged to write what was known as a valedictory despatch, to be circulated to a small number of influential people in government. This was the parting shot, an opportunity to offer a personal and frank view of the host country, the manners and morals of its people, their institutions, the state of their cooking and their drains. But it was also a chance to let rip at the Foreign Office itself and to look back on a career spent in the service of a sometimes ungrateful nation. Combining gems from the archives with more recent despatches obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Parting Shots sheds light on Britain's place in the world, revealing the curious cocktail of privilege and privation that makes up the life of an ambassador.

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Stride Towards Freedom: The Montgomery Story

Authors: Martin Luther King Jr, Clayborne Carson

Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd (2011)

Martin Luther King, Jr. described Stride Toward Freedom : as the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of non-violence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Rallied by the young preacher and activist Martin Luther King, Jr., the black community of Montgomery organised a historic boycott of the bus service, rising up together to protest racial segregation. This was the first large-scale, non-violent resistance of its kind in America and marked the beginning of a national Civil Rights movement based on Martin Luther King, Jr s principles. Stride Toward Freedom is the account of that pivotal turning point in American history told through Martin Luther King s own experiences and stories, chronicling his community s refusal to accept the injustices of racial discrimination.

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