Politics in Minutes (2016)

  The evolution of politics

  Government and leadership

  Hierarchies

  The Greeks and the city-state

  Plato: Republic

  Aristotle: Politics

  Civil society

  Human nature

  Representation

  Authority and legitimacy; power and accountability

  Sovereignty

  The role of religion

  Political ideologies: left and right

  Political ideologies: the political spectrum

  Political concepts

  Ancient Greek ideas of justice and liberty

  Feudalism

  Humanism and the rise of the nation state

  Machiavelli and political realism

  Enlightenment

  Concept of liberty

  Positive and negative freedom

  Concept of justice

  Equality: of outcome or opportunity?

  The social contract

  Political authority

  Rights: civil and natural

  Influencing politics

  Freedom of speech

  The right to protest

  Peaceful protest and civil disobedience

  Violent direct action

  Revolution

  Structures and institutions

  Government by the few

  Government by the people

  Bureaucracy

  Non-governmental organizations

  Economic policy and taxation

  Welfare and social policy

  Constitutions and bills of rights

  Laws and legislation

  Law and order

  Defence and foreign policy

  Armed forces and intelligence services

  Local and regional government

  Decentralization and devolution

  Federalism

  Supranational institutions

  Democracy and democratic institutions

  Of, by and for the people

  Suffrage

  Elections and representation

  Political parties

  Electoral systems

  Republic

  Presidential government

  Bicameral systems

  Cabinet

  Separation of powers

  Conservatism

  Tradition

  A ruling class, the right to rule

  Entitlement and property

  Authoritarian conservatism

  Paternalistic conservatism

  One-nation conservatism

  Christian democracy

  Liberal and libertarian conservatism

  The New Right

  Liberalism

  The individual

  Natural rights

  Utilitarianism

  British liberalism

  The harm principle

  Toleration

  US liberalism

  Small government

  Constitutionalism

  Liberal democracy

  Social Darwinism

  Social liberalism

  The ‘invisible hand’

  Economic liberalism

  Neoliberalism

  Privatization

  Socialism and communism

  Equalityt

  Rousseau: the general will

  18th- and 19th-century revolutions

  Utopian socialism

  Social liberalism

  Community, cooperation and common ownership

  Marx: philosophy, history

  Marx: economics, analysis of capitalism

  Class struggle

  Marx: politics and the inevitability of socialism

  Neo-Marxism

  The New Left

  State ownership and nationalization

  Central economic planning

  Revolutionary socialism

  Revisionism

  Reformism, or evolutionary socialism

  Communism

  Libertarian socialism

  Trades unions and the labour movement

  Social democracy

  The ‘Third Way’

  Communitarianism

  Anarchism

  Anti-statism

  Utopianism

  Individualist anarchism

  Anarcho-syndicalism

  Collectivist anarchism

  Anarcho-communism

  Libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism

  Anarchist revolution

  Totalitarianism

  Tyranny and police states

  Dictatorship

  One-party state

  Fascism

  Nazism

  Communist totalitarianism

  Religious totalitarianism

  Coup d’état

  Military juntas

  Nation, race and religion

  Nationalism

  Patriotism

  Ethnic nationalism

  Civic nationalism

  Expansionist nationalism

  Imperialism and colonialism

  Slavery

  Anti-colonial and post-colonial nationalism

  Independence and self-determination

  Race and politics

  Civil rights movement

  Positive discrimination

  Multiculturalism

  Migration

  Zionism

  The role of religion

  The laws of God and the laws of Man>

  The divine right to rule

  State religion

  Secular states

  Theocracy

  Islam and sharia law

  Religious fundamentalism

  Anti-modernism

  The Christian right

  Islamic fundamentalism

  Gender politics

  Patriarchy

  Feminism

  The rights of women

  The fight for the vote

  Equality and difference

  An unequal world

  Women in power

  Second- and third-wave feminism

  Sex and gender

  Sexuality and politics

  Ecology

  Feminism

  Pollution, climate change and global warming

  Sustainability and resources

  Ecology vs development

  Other eco-movements

  Deep ecology

  International politics

  Diplomacy

  Foreign policy

  Defence and national security

  Expansionism

  Alliances and neutrality

  Just war theory

  Pacifism and anti-war movements

  Globalization

  Transnational corporations

  Anti-globalization

  International law

  International institutions

  World government

  The future

  The future of the right

  The power elite

  The future of the left

  Power to the people

  A shrinking world

  Religion in 21st-century politics

  Brave New World

  The ultimate challenge?