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Suggested further reading

Below is a portion of the vast literature available for further reading in this subject and which has been consulted during the preparation of this book. Key texts by major authors are cited in individual chapters and so are not included here. You should also keep up to date with Talking Politics and Politics Review, magazines that often publish articles about political ideas and movements. Ultimately, even the best textbooks cannot keep you abreast of how key ideas relate to the world of politics. Regular reading of good-quality newspapers and newsmagazines is vital to developing a fully rounded grasp of the subject. We particularly recommend the Guardian Weekly and The Economist. Similarly, television and radio (especially BBC2 and Radio 4) broadcast many valuable and interesting programmes that relate to the issues raised by this book.

Adams, A., The Logic of Political Belief (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1989).

Adams, I., Ideology and Politics in Britain Today (Manchester University Press, 1998).

Alter, P., Nationalism (Edward Arnold, 1989).

Anderson, B., Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism (NLB/Verso, 1983).

Arblaster, A., The Rise and Decline of Western Liberalism (Blackwell, 1984).

Bacherach, P., and M. Baratz, ‘The Two Faces of Power’, in F. G. Castles, D. J. Murray and D. C. Potter (eds.), Decisions, Organisations and Society (Penguin, 1981).

Barbalet, J. M., Citizenship (Open University Press, 1988).

Barker, E., Principles of Social and Political Theory (Oxford University Press, 1961).

Barker, J., Arguing for Equality (Verso, 1987).

Bartleson, J., A Genealogy of Sovereignty (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Bauman, Z., Freedom (Open University press, 1988).

Beauvoir, S. de, The Second Sex (Penguin, 1953).

Bedau, H. A. (ed.), Justice and Equality (Prentice-Hall, 1971).

Beer, S., ‘The Roots of New Labour: Liberalism Rediscovered’, The Economist (7 February 1998), pp. 23–5.

Bellamy, R., Liberalism and Modern Society: An Historical Argument (Polity Press, 1992).

Berki, R. N., Modern Ideology: SOCIALISM (J. M. Dent, 1975).

Berlin, I., ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, in Four Essays on Liberty (Oxford University Press, 1958).

Birch, A. H., The Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy (Routledge, 1993).

Bosenquet, B., The Philosophical Theory of the State (Macmillan, 1923).

Bottomore, T. B. and M. Rubel, Karl Marx, Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy (Penguin, 1974).

Bramwell, A., Ecology in the 20th Century: A History (Yale University Press, 1989).

Bryson, V., Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction (Macmillan, 1992).

Bryson, V., Women in British Politics (Huddersfield Pamphlets in History and Politics, 1994).

Burleigh, M., The Third Reich: A New History (Macmillan, 2000).

Callaghan, J., Socialism in Britain since 1884 (Blackwell, 1990).

Connelly, J. and P. Norris, ‘Making Green Policy: A Guide to the Politics of the Environment’, Talking Politics 4:2 (1991/92,), pp. 96–100.

Cooper, R., ‘Dawn Chorus for the New Age of Empire’, Sunday Times (28 October 2001).

Coxall, B. and L. Robins, Contemporary British Politics, 2nd edn, (Macmillan, 1994).

Cranston, M., Freedom: A New Analysis (Longmans, 1954).

Cranston, M., What are Human Rights? (The Bodley Head, 1963).

Crespigny, A. de and K. Minogue, Contemporary Political Philosophers (Methuen, 1976).

Crichley, T. A., The Conquest of Violence (Constable, 1970).

Crick, B., Socialism (Open University, 1987).

Crick, B. (ed.), National Identities: The Constitution of the United Kingdom (Blackwell, 1991).

Crick, B., In Defence of Politics (Penguin, 1994).

Dahl, R., Democracy and its Critics (Yale University Press, 1989).

Deutsch, K., Nationalism and Social Communication (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953).

Dobson, A., The Green Reader (Andre Deutsch, 1991).

Dobson, A., Green Political Thought: An Introduction (Routledge, 1992).

Drucker, H., P. Dunleavy, A. Gamble and G. Peele (eds.), Developments in British Politics (Macmillan, 1984).

Drucker, H., P. Dunleavy, A. Gamble and G. Peele (eds.), Developments in British Politics 2 (Macmillan, 1988).

Dunleavy, P., A. Gamble and G. Peele, Developments in British Politics 3 (Macmillan, 1990).

Dunleavy, P., A. Gamble, I. Holliday and G. Peele (eds.), Developments in British Politics 4 (Macmillan, 1993).

Dunn, J. (ed.), Democracy: The Unfinished Journey 508BC to AD1993 (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Duprat, G., N. Parker and A.-M. Rieu (eds.), WHAT IS EUROPE? Book 3: European Democratic Culture (The Open University and European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, 1993).

Dutton, D., British Politics Since 1945: The Rise and Fall of Consensus (Blackwell, 1991).

Dworkin, R., Taking Rights Seriously (Duckworth, 1979).

Eagleton, T., Ideology: An Introduction (Verso, 1991).

Eatwell, R., Fascism: A History (Vintage, 1996).

Eatwell, R. and A. Wright (eds.), Contemporary Political Ideologies (Pinter, 1993).

Eccleshall, R., British Liberalism: Liberal Thought from the 1640s to 1980 (Longman, 1986).

Eccleshall, R., V. Geoghegan, R. Jay, M. Kenny, I. MacKenzie and R. Wilford, Political Ideas: An Introduction (Routledge, 1996).

‘Liberalism Defined: The Perils of Complacency’, The Economist (21 December 1996), pp. 19–21.

‘Survey: FULL DEMOCRACY: Happy 21st century, voters!’, The Economist (21 December 1996).

‘Nations and their Past: The Uses and Abuses of History’, The Economist (21 December 1996), pp. 53–6.

Etzioni, A., The Spirit of Community (Fontana, 1995).

Femia, J., Gramsci’s Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 1981).

Finer, S. E., Comparative Government (Penguin Books, 1974).

Finnis, J., Natural Law and Natural Rights (Clarendon Press, 1980).

Flathman, R., Political Obligation (Atheneum, 1972).

Friedman, D., The Machinery of Freedom (Harper & Row, 1973).

Gellner, E., Nations and Nationalism (Blackwell, 1983).

Goodwin, B., Using Political Ideas (John Wiley and Sons, 2001).

Goodwin, G. L., ‘The Erosion of External Sovereignty?’ Government and Opposition, 9:1 (1974), pp. 61–78.

Goodwin, R. E., Green Political Theory (Polity Press, 1992).

Gray, J., Liberalism (Open University Press, 1995).

Gray, T., Freedom (Macmillan, 1990).

Green, D. G., The New Right (Wheatsheaf Books, 1987).

Griffin, R., The Nature of Fascism (Routledge, 1993).

Griffin, R. (ed.), Oxford Readers: Fascism (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Hampsher-Monk, I., A History of Modern Political Thought: Major Political Thinkers from Hobbes to Marx (Blackwell, 1995).

Harris, G., The Dark Side of Europe: The Extreme Right Today (Edinburgh University Press, 1990).

Harris, G., ‘The Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe’, Politics Review, 8:3 (1999), pp. 8–10.

Hastings, A., The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Hattersley, R., Choose Freedom (Michael Joseph, 1987).

Hayes, P., Fascism (Allen and Unwin, 1973).

Heater, D., Citizenship: The Civil Ideal in World History, Politics and Education (Longman, 1990).

Held, D. (ed.), Models of Democracy (Polity, 1987).

Held, D., Political Theory Today (Polity, 1991).

Held, D., ‘Democracy: From City-states to a Cosmopolitan Order’, Political Studies, 11 (1992), pp. 10–39.

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Heywood, A., Political Ideas and Concepts: An Introduction (Macmillan, 1994).

Heywood, A., POLITICS (Macmillan, 1997).

Heywood, A., Political Ideologies: An Introduction (Macmillan, 1998).

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Hobsbawm, E., Nations and Nationalism since 1780 (Cambridge University Press, 1990).

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Kedourie, E., Nationalism (Hutchinson, 1985).

Kennedy, P., Preparing for the Twenty-First Century (HarperCollins, 1993).

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Lichtheim, G., A Short History of Socialism (Fontana/Collins, 1977).

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MacIntyre, A., Marxism and Christianity (Penguin, 1971).

Macpherson, C. B., The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy (Oxford University Press, 1977).

Manning, D. J., Modern Ideologies: LIBERALISM (J. M. Dent, 1976).

Matthews, R. I., International Conflict and Conflict Management (Prentice Hall, 1984).

McLellan, D., Ideology (Open University, 1995).

Meldon, A. (ed.), Human Rights (Wadsworth, 1970).

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Pateman, C., The Problem of Political Obligation (Wiley, 1979).

Plamenatz, J., Ideology (Macmillan, 1972).

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Plamenatz, J., Man and Society, Volume Two (Longman, 1976).

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Purvis, J., ‘Equal Opportunities for Women’, Talking Politics, 2:1 (1989), pp. 20–3.

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