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7. Politics and justice

7. Politics and justice  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0007
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9780192803450
7. Politics and justice
4. Private horrors

4. Private horrors  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199589548
4. Private horrors
3. Corporate governance

3. Corporate governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0003
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9780199606412
3. Corporate governance
4. Are leaders born or bred?

4. Are leaders born or bred?  

Keith Grint

in Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777592
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569915.003.0004
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9780199569915
4. Are leaders born or bred?
2. The politics of social work

2. The politics of social work  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198708452
2. The politics of social work Social work is inherently political because its parameters are set by the government of the day, and many social workers are employed by the state and have important legal powers through that employment. Debates rage about social work’s purpose and methods, so the field is also highly political in the sense of this OED definition of politics: ‘the assumptions or principles relating to or underlying any activity, theory, or attitude, especially when concerned with questions of power and status in a society’. This chapter covers both aspects. The bulk of the chapter deals with
4. Why punish … and how?

4. Why punish … and how?  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0004
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9780198716495
4. Why punish … and how? why punishment is imposed, and we need to justify the penalties we impose in individual cases. Legal justifications for punishment reflect one of two schools of thought.
5. In and out of prison

5. In and out of prison  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0005
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9780198716495
5. In and out of prison The use of the prison has evolved considerably over the centuries. In the late Middle Ages imprisonment was just a way of ensuring that the offender paid a fine—he left prison as soon as he had paid the fine. Today, we seldom imprison people for failure to pay a fine; prisons are all about punishment and rehabilitation, but particularly punishment. The state of prisons today The cell was eight feet by eight feet, filthy and with the straw worn to dust and swarming with vermin. There was no accessible water and the offenders were
8. Whither poverty?

8. Whither poverty?  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785078
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0008
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9780198716471
8. Whither poverty?
3. The move into the community

3. The move into the community  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0003
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9780198826200
3. The move into the community
1. What is EU law about?

1. What is EU law about?  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0002
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9780198749981
1. What is EU law about? In 2014, the internet search company Google was told to remove personal data on a named individual from a list of search results. In 2008, a suspected terrorist succeeded in overturning a measure freezing his assets. In 2005, a German lawyer successfully challenged a contractual clause limiting the duration of his employment because he was over the age of 52.
1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775604
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192802538
1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?
2. Journalist

2. Journalist  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776021
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0002
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9780192804662
2. Journalist
6. Does it work and how do we know?

6. Does it work and how do we know?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0006
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9780198708452
6. Does it work and how do we know? Should social work be thought of as science or art? What kind of knowledge do social workers need? What should they be learning when they do their professional training? Should the outcomes of social work help be tested using experimental methods, and if so how much weight should we put on that testing compared with other kinds of evidence? And what do we know about effective helping? Do some approaches seem to work better than others? These are the questions addressed in this final chapter.
5. Positive and successful ageing

5. Positive and successful ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0005
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9780198725329
5. Positive and successful ageing
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0001
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9780199683697
Introduction
5. Logic and dialectics

5. Logic and dialectics  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775468
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0005
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9780192801975
5. Logic and dialectics As I said in my preface, it is not my intention to give an exposition of Hegel's Science of Logic . On the other hand, I do not wish to leave the reader with the mistaken impression that the Logic is an unimportant or peripheral work in the overall structure of Hegel's philosophy. I shall therefore say something about what Hegel set out to achieve in the Logic . In so doing, I shall take the opportunity to explain that aspect of logic so frequently said to be Hegel's greatest discovery, the
9. Culture, consent, and community

9. Culture, consent, and community  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0009
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9780198815600
9. Culture, consent, and community
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tom Burns

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.001.0001
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book
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9780198826200
A Very Short Introduction
1. What is social work?

1. What is social work?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0001
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9780198708452
1. What is social work? The troubled teenage boy who cannot settle in a foster home; the frail older woman who is desperate for social contact; the community seeking a way to tackle gang violence; and the disputed territory of international adoption. The man with serious mental health problems who is facing homelessness; the parents struggling to cope with their children, who are also causing problems in school; the rural village in Africa with no clean water supply; the teenage girl caught up in an exploitative relationship with an older man.
7. The military in African politics

7. The military in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198806578
7. The military in African politics A coup d’état is an extra-constitutional or forced change of government, literally a ‘strike against the state’. Africa has been one of the continents worst affected by coups and other interventions by the armed forces into politics: since the 1960s there have been more than 200 coups in Africa, with around half of them being successful. Very few countries have enjoyed uninterrupted democracy since independence, and prior to the 1990s, military coups were ‘normal’ in many countries. Indeed, between 1960 and 1982, almost 90 per cent of independent African states had been subjected to

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