Faculty of Arts

Politics and Governance

Theory

Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

By: Geoff Andrews and Michael Saward, Open University

This text on nationalism covers salient issues in the nation-building using themes of nationalism, self-determination, and secession to tie nation-building in with world politics. It covers introductory concepts in politics, from statehood to national self-determination.

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Attribution:  Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession by Geoff Andrews and Michael Saward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

International Relations Theory

This libre text on international relations theory text covers introductory concepts in political science. It covers concepts in political science, from constructivism to post-colonialism.

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Popular Culture and World Politics: Theories, Methods, Pedagogies

This political science text covers salient issues in popular culture and world politics. It covers concepts in popular culture, from comics to video games.

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Realism in Practice

This politics text covers issues in realism using a practical approach. It covers concepts in realism, from the refugee crisis to peaceful change.

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Democracy in Brief

This democracy text covers introductory concepts in democracy, from rights change to political parties.

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American Government

American Government: OpenStax

This OpenStax government text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in American government, from civil liberties to domestic policy.

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Global Political Issues

Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today

This global politics text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers concepts in women’s political issues, from women and education to the rights of children.

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Critical Epistemologies of Global Politics

This politics text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in epistemologies of global politics, from decolonial feminism to ontological violence.

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Environment, Climate Change and International Relations

This world international relations text covers introductory concepts in climate politics, from fossil fuel divestment to global climate finance.

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Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century

This migration text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers concepts in 21st-century migration, from human rights to the 2015 migrant crisis.

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Migration and the Ukraine Crisis: A Two Country Perspective

This migration text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It focuses on the 2014 Ukraine crisis and the ongoing war for Crimea, covering introductory concepts in migration studies, from geopolitical fault-lines to labour migration.

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Middle-Eastern Politics

Keys to Understanding the Middle East

This Middle-Eastern politics text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in Middle-Eastern politics, from religious identity to stateless nations.

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The Arab Spring of Discontent

This Middle-Eastern politics text has been positively-reviewed. It covers concepts in the Arab Spring, from tensions in Tunisia to the fall of the Egyptian regime.

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The R2P: Challenges and Opportunities in Light of the Libyan Intervention

This text has been positively-reviewed. It covers the Liberian intervention, from the revolution to peacemaking.

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Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World

This rights text has been positively-reviewed. It covers concepts in the UDHR, from the conception of the UDHR to the implementation of human rights.

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Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Law

This human rights text has been positively-reviewed. It covers concepts in rights, from mechanisms to protect human rights to china’s development banks in Asia.

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The Distinction of Peace

This peer-reviewed open textbook provides a critical account of the social mechanisms that make up the peace-building field, and offers deep insights into the workings of Western domination and global inequalities.

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Peace and Democratic Society

This peer-reviewed open textbook highlights the inadequacies of some of the widely accepted explanations for violence—including the idea that the world is experiencing a ‘clash of civilizations’— the author makes a plea for a global, multilateral debate on the causes of conflict, and an understanding of the multiple identities of the individuals involved.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World

This peer-reviewed open textbook offers a 21st-century commentary on the original Universal Declaration of Human Rights document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship.

 

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