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  • The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
    The Dictator's Handbook (English, Paperback) Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith

    Two renowned political scientists show how the rules of politics almost always favour leaders who ignore the national interest and focus on serving their own supporters.

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  • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
    The Pillowman (English, Paperback) Martin McDonagh

    A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

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  • Franco by Enrique Moradiellos
    Franco (English, Hardback) Enrique Moradiellos

    Based on new research, a major nrew portrait of Franco as dictator and man

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  • Myanmar's Enemy Within by Francis Wade
    Myanmar's Enemy Within (English, Paperback) Francis Wade

    As the darkness of military rule recedes, deep and violent fissures have opened between Myanmar's religious communities.

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  • The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
    The Captive Mind (English, Paperback) Czeslaw Milosz

    Written in Paris in the early 1950s, this book created controversy in its analysis of 'modern' society that had allowed itself to be hypnotized by socio-political doctrines, and to accept totalitarian terror on the strength of a hypothetical future.

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  • Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder
    Bloodlands (English, Paperback) Timothy Snyder

    Under Hitler and Stalin the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. For twelve savage years, on this bloodsoaked soil an average of one million individuals - mostly women, children and the aged - were murdered every year.

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  • Tomorrow Belongs to Us by Nigel Copsey
    Tomorrow Belongs to Us (English, Paperback) Nigel Copsey

    This book traces the varied development of the far right in Britain from the formation of the National Front in 1967 to the present day. Experts draw on a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives to provide a rich and detailed account of the evolution of the various strands of the contemporary far right over the course of the last fifty years. The book examines a broad range of...

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  • Trumpocracy by David Frum
    Trumpocracy (English, Hardback) David Frum

    Builds on the author's March 2017 "How to Build an Autocracy" column in The Atlantic to explain how Donald Trump has undermined America's most important institutions as part of a carefully crafted plan to institute authoritarianism, in an account that explains how ongoing changes to the presidency are likely to reverberate for decades. 75,000 first printing.

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  • Democracy Incorporated by Sheldon S. Wolin
    Democracy Incorporated (English, Paperback) Sheldon S. Wolin

    Democracy is struggling in America--by now this statement is almost cliché. But what if the country is no longer a democracy at all? In Democracy Incorporated, Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into a new and strange kind of political hybrid, one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled? Can the nation check its descent into what...

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  • The Law of Blood by Johann Chapoutot
    The Law of Blood (English, Hardback) Johann Chapoutot

    The scale and depth of Nazi brutality seem to defy understanding. What could drive people to fight, kill, and destroy with such ruthless ambition? Johann Chapoutot says we need to understand better how the Nazis explained it themselves, and in particular how steeped they were in the idea that history gave them no choice: it was either kill or die.

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  • River Of Time by Jon Swain
    River Of Time (Paperback) Jon Swain

    Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in David Puttnam's film, The Killing Fields, lived in the lands of the Mekong river.

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  • Dictatorland by Paul Kenyon
    Dictatorland (Paperback) Paul Kenyon

    A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence.

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  • The Nazi Dictatorship by Ian Kershaw
    The Nazi Dictatorship (English, Paperback) Ian Kershaw

    Presents a study of the Third Reich, covering themes and debates relating to Nazism, including the issues surrounding Germany's unification, Nazi foreign policy, and Hitler's authority and leadership.

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  • Democratisation in the Maghreb by J.N.C. Hill
    Democratisation in the Maghreb (English, Paperback) J.N.C. Hill

    Charting and comparing Tunisia's, Algeria's, Morocco's and Mauritania's political development over the past 10 years, this book offers fresh and original insight into their contrasting experiences as well as extending Levitsky and Way's model.

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  • Labour and the Gulag
    Labour and the Gulag (Hardback)

    Labour and the Gulag explains how Britain's Labour Party was seduced by the promise of a socialist utopia and enamoured of a Russian Communist system it sought to emulate. It reveals the moral compromises Labour made, and how it turned its back on the people in order to further its own political agenda.

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  • Why Communism Did Not Collapse by Martin K. Dimitrov
    Why Communism Did Not Collapse (English, Paperback) Martin K. Dimitrov

    Addresses the durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.

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  • The Dual State by Ernst Fraenkel
    The Dual State (English, Hardback) Ernst Fraenkel

    An Unsparing Analysis of the Legal Principles and Constitutional Developments of the Third Reich ...

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  • Ruling Russia by William Zimmerman
    Ruling Russia (English, Hardback) William Zimmerman

    When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia's centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. This book traces the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of Vladimir Putin.

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  • To Fight Against This Age by Rob Riemen
    To Fight Against This Age (English, Hardback) Rob Riemen

    A poignant meditation on our modern predicament: the rise, once again, of barbarism in the midst of mass democracy.

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  • Dictatorland by Paul Kenyon
    Dictatorland (English, Hardback) Paul Kenyon

    A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence.

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