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In this provocative but balanced audiobook, Kenneth Minogue discusses the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. He prompts us to consider why political systems evolve, how politics offers both power and order in our society, whether democracy is always a good thing, and what future politics may have in the twenty-first century.
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©1995 Kenneth Minogue (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 04-06-15

A very basic, yet thought provoking introduction

It is a good introduction to politics as a whole and it is very thought provoking. I got through it in 2 sittings.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Yeh C. on 02-10-18

Great insight into workings of politics

The author explains how politics came about, how we are affected and attempts of past generations to create an idealised society. Great for an initial understanding of politics

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