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Politics & Current Affairs

This category covers many of the world’s most important political issues – past, present and future. How did relations between the US and Iran deteriorate? How is Asia’s rise influencing geopolitics? How will the world’s governments deal with climate change? For debates on these questions and more, peruse these titles.

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The Bet
Book

Paul Sabin

Yale UP, 2013

(8)

Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas
Book

Cass R. Sunstein

Simon & Schuster, 2014

(8)

Leviathan
Book
 

Thomas Hobbes

Oxford World's Classics, 2011

(8)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

Too Big to Save?
Book
 

Robert Pozen

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009

(9)

How to Topple a Dictator
Video

Srdja Popovic

TED Conferences LLC, 2011

(7)

China 2020
Book

Michael A. Santoro

ILR Press, 2009

(8)

Wired for Survival
Book
 

Margaret M. Polski

FT Press, 2008

(6)

40 Chances
Book
 

Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett

Simon & Schuster, 2013

(8)

A Farewell to Alms
Book
 

Gregory Clark

Princeton UP, 2007

(10)

Escape from Camp 14
Book
 

Blaine Harden

Viking Press, 2012

(9)

The Civil Corporation
Book

Simon Zadek

Earthscan, 2007

(8)

The Innovator's Prescription
Book
 

Clayton M. Christensen et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2008

(9)

Long Walk to Freedom
Book
 

Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown, 2000

(10)

Divided Nations
Book
 

Ian Goldin

Oxford UP, 2013

(7)

Living History
Book
 

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Simon & Schuster, 2003

(9)

Money
Book
 

Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames

McGraw-Hill, 2014

(7)

Winner Take All
Book
 

Dambisa Moyo

Basic Books, 2012

(9)

Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government
Book
 

Jeswald W. Salacuse

AMACOM, 2008

(9)

Be Your Own Lobbyist
Book
 

Amy Handlin

Praeger, 2010

(8)

The Housing Boom and Bust
Book
 

Thomas Sowell

Basic Books, 2009

(8)

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Politics & Current Affairs

There’s no escaping the consequences of politics and current affairs on economic conditions and trends. In fact, the impact of significant political or social developments is often measured by Wall Street’s response. Extraordinary events, such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, sent economic and political tremors throughout the world and changed things forever. The summaries in this category touch all the important bases, offering keen insight into the most critical domestic and international issues of the day. You’ll find a number of offerings that focus on America’s formidable economic challenges at home and its high profile role on the global stage. We’ll take you behind the scenes in the White House where the president and his trusted advisors formulate complex economic policy while always weighing the political ramifications of their actions. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of why the world pays such close attention to America.

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Because getAbstract’s talented editors and writers are always searching for the most relevant material, you’ll discover summaries covering a variety of interesting topics. You’ll learn about the political and socio-economic developments that empowered China and marked its emergence as a global superpower. You’ll also read about the factors that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Other summaries tackle provocative and often controversial issues such as global warming, “cap and trade,” deficit spending, and NAFTA. Whether you’re seeking information on a specific issue or just looking to become more well-rounded and better informed, our politics and current affairs summaries will satisfy your needs.