Everybody wants breathable air, a healthy population, civil and consensual politics. We want a peaceful world, a stable economy. We've always wanted these things. The fundamental point of politics is to deliver them. And yet clearly our political systems are failing. Why is it so hard to get - and keep - the world that we want? The answer is that politics produces a number of traps: democracy, equality, solidarity, security and prosperity.
*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.
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.
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.