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A collection of Politics Books and Public Affairs books.

Political books have been around ever since man learned to write. There has always been discussion around politics, whether that is in criticism of specific practices or proposing the perfect political system.

At obooko we have a number of interesting politics books to get you thinking about how countries are run and the people and public affairs. Some of the examples below give you an idea of the diversity of topics under the books on politics umbrella.

Putin’s Russia is a great discussion about how Russia has fared under the leadership of the Putin regime. A somewhat controversial individual who takes a hard-line against political challengers makes his time in power a very interesting read.

Terrorists and Freedom Fighters gives a perspective on what terrorism is, a highly topical subject in this day and age. Focusing on terrorist groups in the Balkans the ideas run parallel to freedom fighters the world over. Understanding what drives terrorists is important to preventing issues going so far to cause the violence.

Government for a New Tomorrow makes the argument that the modern government is not sustainable way to govern countries. After discussing how government has evolved to where we are today, the author proposes an alternative model.

The Rise of the Insane State looks at politics and the influence on economics (inextricably linked) with the focus on the US. The book makes the argument that capitalistic economies and government’s have a breaking point where the ever growing administration cannot continue to be funded by increasing tax rates. The author looks at the potential consequences and alternatives to continuing down this risky path.

Politics and religion crossover in many countries and in The Islamic Egypt the author looks at the new wave of politicians in that country. How they differ from the Islamic politicians of the past and how they are forming better links with the western world whilst maintaining core Islamic values. It can be a difficult situation in more religious countries where the needs of the government are outpacing the principles of the religion. A fine balance is required.

Political books sometimes dive a little deeper into policy and single aspects of the system. Public affairs books such as Healthcare Reform Checklist have a meaningful proposal for reforming the healthcare systems in the west. The book uses case studies from Germany and Eastern European countries to back up proposals.

There is a lot of superficial political commentary in the media. Short news clips and newspaper articles hardly touch the surface and themselves are politically biased based on their parent company owners. Reading books on politics will expand your thinking and add a different, more in depth point of view. You might not always agree with it but being informed usually enhances your own ideas.

Download books on politics and public affairs from obooko and raise your political knowledge level.