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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

Acemoglu, Daron
Why are some nations more prosperous than others? This book sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. It explains why the world is divided into nations with wildly differing levels of prosperity.

Biracial Britain: A Different Way of Looking at Race

Adekoya, Remi
An honest and nuanced exploration of what it means to be biracial in Britain that examines how we construct our identity.

No Bosses

Albert, Michael
Providing hope and direction to sustain commitment on the path to change, No Bosses is about winning a new world.

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32 Counties: The Failure of Partition and the Case for a United Ireland

Allen, Kieran
Partitioning Ireland was an experiment that has lasted a century. Now it is time for it to come to an end

Producing Globalisation

Antoniades, Andreas
*Producing globalisation* attempts to scrutinise the nature of the interplay between globalisation and national institutional settings. Rather than taking globalisation as a given, this book explores how concrete political actors produced the phenomenon of globalisation.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Arendt, Hannah

On That Day: The Definitive Timeline of 9/11

Arkin, William M.
"A maddening, essential study in misinformation, jingoism, bad intelligence, and other hallmarks of the recent American past."-Kirkus (starred review)

Brexit Time: Leaving the EU - Why, How and When?

Armstrong, Kenneth A. (University of Cam
This book takes, as its end point, the triggering of Article 50.

Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet - And How We Fight Back

Aronoff, Kate
A damning account of the forces that have hijacked progress on climate change, and a bold vision of what it will take, politically and economically, to face the existential threat of global warming head-on.

Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare

Asquith, Clare
An utterly compelling combination of literary detection and political revelation, Shadowplay is the definitive expose of how Shakespeare lived through and understood the agonies of his time, and what he had to say about them.