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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Paperback) Niccolo Machiavelli

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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  • The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene
    The 48 Laws Of Power (Paperback) Robert Greene, Joost Ellfers

    Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this guide helps readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way.

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  • Not Enough by Samuel Moyn
    Not Enough (English, Hardback) Samuel Moyn

    The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. As state violations of political rights garnered attention, a commitment to material equality disappeared and market fundamentalism emerged as the dominant economic force. Samuel Moyn asks why we chose not to challenge wealth and neglected the demands of a broader social and economic justice.

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  • Four Futures by Peter Frase
    Four Futures (English, Paperback) Peter Frase

    An exhilarating exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society

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  • The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
    The Human Condition (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Considering humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable, this text addresses diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technology and inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

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  • The Prince: The Original Classic by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince: The Original Classic (English, Hardback) Niccolo Machiavelli

    With simple prose and straightforward logic, this book offers lessons for managers and business leaders. It is suitable reading for anyone in the realm of business or politics.

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  • Stand out of our Light by James Williams
    Stand out of our Light (English, Paperback) James Williams

    Argues that human freedom is threatened by systems of intelligent persuasion developed by tech giants who compete for our time and attention. This title is also available as Open Access.

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  • Rules for Revolutionaries by Becky Bond
    Rules for Revolutionaries (English, Paperback) Becky Bond

    Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution...

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  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
    Leviathan (English, Paperback) Thomas Hobbes

    In Leviathan, Hobbes presents us with a portrait of politics which depicts how a state that is made up of the unified body of all its citizens will be powerful, fruitful, protective of each of its members, and - above all - free from internal violence

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  • Capital by Karl Marx
    Capital (Multiple languages, Paperback) Karl Marx

    Presents a critique of private property and the social relations it generates. This book argues that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, predicting its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.

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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Hardback) Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks

    How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, the author answers all these questions.

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  • The Open Society and Its Enemies by Sir Karl Popper
    The Open Society and Its Enemies (English, Paperback) Sir Karl Popper

    `If in this book harsh words are spoken about some of the greatest among the intellectual leaders of mankind, my motive is not, I hope, to belittle them. It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilization is to survive, we must break with the habit of deference to great men.'...

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  • Duty Free Art by Hito Steyerl
    Duty Free Art (English, Hardback) Hito Steyerl

    What is the function of art in the era of digital globalization?

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  • Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly by Judith Butler
    Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (English, Paperback) Judith Butler

    Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, she extends her theory of performativity to show why precarity destruction of the conditions of livability is a galvanizing force and theme in today's highly visible protests.

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  • The Social Contract by Jean-Jaques Rousseau
    The Social Contract (English, Paperback) Jean-Jaques Rousseau

    In this translated classic, Rousseau argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. He says that we can only be free under the law by voluntarily embracing that law as our own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate all our desires to the collective good, the general will.

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  • Carceral Capitalism: Volume 21 by Jackie Wang
    Carceral Capitalism: Volume 21 (English, Paperback) Jackie Wang

    Essays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration: the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing.

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  • The Republic by Plato
    The Republic (English, Paperback) Plato

    Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this book is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. It addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people.

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  • The Politics by Aristotle
    The Politics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    Presents an analysis based on a study of over 150 city constitutions, covering a range of political issues in order to establish which types of constitution are best - both ideally and in particular circumstances - and how they may be maintained.

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  • The Five Giants [New Edition] by Nicholas Timmins
    The Five Giants [New Edition] (Paperback) Nicholas Timmins

    A TIMES POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR A LONGMAN/HISTORY TODAY BOOK OF THE YEAR The award-winning history of the British Welfare State - now fully revised and updated for the 21st Century. `A masterpiece' Sunday Times

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  • Gaza in Crisis by Ilan Pappe
    Gaza in Crisis (Paperback) Ilan Pappe, Noam Chomsky

    From the targeting of schools and hospitals, to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus, Israel's conduct in 'Operation Cast Lead' has rattled even some of its most strident supporters. This title surveys the fallout from that devastation, and places the massacre in Gaza in the context of Israel's long-standing war against the Palestinians.

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