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Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

Accounting: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Nobes

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.001.0001
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book
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9780199684311
If you read the ‘business pages’ of a newspaper or if you listen to the financial news on the television or radio, you will often hear terms such as ‘liability’, ‘balance sheet’ or ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826962
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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book
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9780198784456
In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
Advertising: A Very Short Introduction

Advertising: A Very Short Introduction  

Winston Fletcher

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777554
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568925.001.0001
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book
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9780199568925
Advertising: A Very Short Introduction dispels the myths surrounding the advertising industry. Advertising is a diverse entity, and campaigns work (or fail to work) in a ... More
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.001.0001
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book
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9780198806578
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores how politics is practised on the African continent, providing an overview of the different states and their systems. It ... More
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Ageing: A Very Short Introduction  

Nancy A. Pachana

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.001.0001
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9780198725329
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction discusses the lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning involved in ageing. Increased lifespans have ... More
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction

American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

L. Sandy Maisel

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.001.0001
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book
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9780190458164
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction examines the electoral process in the United States and explains why it is widely misunderstood. Why is participation in ... More
American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

American Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard M. Valelly

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.001.0001
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book
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9780195373851
American Politics: A Very Short Introduction introduces the vital elements of American politics. Using an historical-institutional approach, it explains how the American ... More
The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Charles O. Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.001.0001
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book
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9780190458201
The Founding Fathers were dedicated to the project of creating an American government both functional and incapable of devolving into tyranny. To do this, they intentionally decentralized ... More
Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction  

Colin Ward

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776069
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.001.0001
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book
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9780192804778
Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction explores key anarchist thinkers from Kropotkin to Chomsky and considers anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, ... More
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction  

William Doyle

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.001.0001
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book
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9780199206780
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed in the middle ages, and have only fallen apart over the last ... More
Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Australia: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth Morgan

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199589937
Australia: A Very Short Introduction provides a wide-ranging introduction to modern Australia, examining its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white ... More
Banking: A Very Short Introduction

Banking: A Very Short Introduction  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785320
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.001.0001
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book
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9780199688920
Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and ... More
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Michelle Baddeley

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191816475
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.001.0001
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book
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9780198754992
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of behavioural economics, analysing the motivations behind economic decisions and showing the relevance of ... More
The Body: A Very Short Introduction

The Body: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Shilling

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.001.0001
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book
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9780198739036
The human body is thought of conventionally as a biological entity, with its longevity, morbidity, size, and even appearance determined by genetic factors immune to the influence of society ... More
Borders: A Very Short Introduction

Borders: A Very Short Introduction  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.001.0001
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book
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9780199731503
Borders: A Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, ... More
Branding: A Very Short Introduction

Branding: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2017
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Jun 2017
eISBN: 
9780191814242
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749912.001.0001
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book
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9780198749912
Branding: A Very Short Introduction discusses the rising omnipresence of brands, and analyses how they work their magic. It considers the incredible potency of brands as a ... More
The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew F. Cooper

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790119
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198723394
In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system ... More
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tony Wright

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.001.0001
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book
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9780199661107
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction examines the British political system and what makes it distinctive. It identifies the key characteristics and ideas of the British ... More
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

James Fulcher

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.001.0001
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book
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9780198726074
The word ‘capitalism’ is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism about, and what does it mean? Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction discusses the history and development of ... More
Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Bill McGuire

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.001.0001
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book
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9780198715931
Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species ... More
Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Allingham

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775710
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803030.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192803030
We make choices all the time — about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Bellamy

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775604
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802538
Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction approaches its subject from a political perspective, to address the complexities behind the major topical issues and to examine the main ... More
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Howard

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802576
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual ... More
Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction

Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Mark Maslin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191788376
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198719045.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198719045
Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, ... More
Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Communism: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777356
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199551545
Communism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the inner dynamics, crises, and demise of communism as a global system, explaining the theory behind its ideology, and examining ... More
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction

Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction  

Jeremy Moon

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781278
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671816.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199671816
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been defined as ‘the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society’. Is CSR a contradiction in terms? Corporate Social Responsibility: ... More
Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199689699
Corruption is one of the biggest global issues, ahead of extreme poverty, unemployment, the rising cost of food and energy, climate change, and terrorism. It is thought to be one of the ... More
Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian V. Roberts

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198716495
The criminal justice system (CJS) is wide ranging: it covers crimes, policing, the sentencing of offenders, and prisons. Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction draws upon the latest ... More
Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Criminology: A Very Short Introduction  

Tim Newburn

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199643257
Criminology: A Very Short Introduction considers how to measure crime, how crime trends can be studied, and how those trends can be used to inform preventative policy and ... More
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction  

Bernard Crick

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192802507
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the American, French, and ... More
Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Demography: A Very Short Introduction  

Sarah Harper

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198725732
Demography—the study of people—addresses the size, distribution, composition, and density of populations, and considers the impact these factors have on individual lives and the changing ... More
Development: A Very Short Introduction

Development: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Goldin

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191799983
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198736257
What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and ... More
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction  

Kevin Kenny

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199858583
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its strengths and limitations as ... More
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction  

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199588503
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction introduces diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the ... More
Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Partha Dasgupta

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853455
Economics: A Very Short Introduction describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. It ... More
Education: A Very Short Introduction

Education: A Very Short Introduction  

Gary Thomas

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778278
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643264.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199643264
Education: A Very Short Introduction explores how and why education has evolved throughout history and explains the way in which schools work, noting how curricula are ... More
Engels: A Very Short Introduction

Engels: A Very Short Introduction  

Terrell Carver

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776021
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804662
Engels: A Very Short Introduction examines the man who invented Marxism. Engels' work did more than Marx to make converts to the most influential political movement of modern ... More
Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
Published Online: 
Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779893
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199670543
Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction navigates the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. There has been an explosion of ... More
Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777813
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199583584
Environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy affect the environment in which we live. Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction discusses environmental issues ... More
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Dobson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
Published Online: 
Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199665570
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction considers the many facets of environmental politics and shows how it operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals ... More
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198808855
The European Union (EU) is a unique political organization. Illustrating how and why it has developed from 1950 to the present day, The European Union: A Very Short Introduction covers a ... More
Fascism: A Very Short Introduction

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Kevin Passmore

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779848
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199685363.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199685363
What is fascism? Is it revolutionary? Or is it reactionary? Can it be both? Fascism: A Very Short Introduction unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern ... More
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction  

Margaret Walters

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192805102
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of ... More
The Future: A Very Short Introduction

The Future: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191799549
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198735281
Humans have always been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. They have prophesied, foretold, predicted, and tried to control the future. The Future: A Very Short ... More
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

Ken Binmore

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776991
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199218462
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction provides insights into the games that are all around us. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Game theory has ... More
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Klaus Dodds

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198830764
From great power politics and speculation about resource scrambles, to everyday encounters and objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, corporations, international ... More
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert C. Allen

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199596652
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction considers the wealth and economic history of countries worldwide. Why are some countries rich and others poor? The various ... More
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)  

Manfred B. Steger

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
Published Online: 
Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198779551
‘Globalization’ has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time—a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes ... More
Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Governance: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Bevir

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199606412
Governance: A Very Short Introduction explains the main theories of governance and their impact in the corporate, public, and global spheres. The many uses of the term ... More
Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

Hegel: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Singer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775468
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801975
Hegel: A Very Short Introduction outlines Hegel's philosophy and provides a broad discussion of his ideas and major works. Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and ... More
Home: A Very Short Introduction

Home: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Allen Fox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198747239
Thoughts and feelings about home traditionally provided people of all cultures with a firm sense of where they belonged, and why. But the world is rapidly changing: populations are ... More
Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Bernard Wood

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
Published Online: 
Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191869600
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831747.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198831747
Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of palaeoanthropology from its beginnings in the 18th century to the very latest fossil finds. In this new edition ... More
Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Ideology: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192802811
Ideology: A Very Brief Introduction is an examination of the major theories of ideology and the ways they have enriched our comprehension of ideology. Ideology is one of the ... More
Innovation: A Very Short Introduction

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191863691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198825043
What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed? Innovation: A Very Short Introduction looks at what innovation is and why it affects us so profoundly. ... More
International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Khalid Koser

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815409
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198753773
In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its rising numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The political and media attention on migration and ... More
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775352
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801579
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. It explains the theories and practice that ... More
International Security: A Very Short Introduction

International Security: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher S. Browning

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199668533
International Security: A Very Short Introduction shows that the subjects of war and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and revisionist states ... More
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Skidelsky

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778032
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199591640
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction provides an insight into hils life and works, and explores Keynes's ethical and practical philosophy, and his monetary thought. John Maynard ... More
Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

Leadership: A Very Short Introduction  

Keith Grint

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777592
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569915.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199569915
What is leadership? How does it differ from management and command? Are leaders born or bred? Leadership: A Very Short Introduction prompts the reader to rethink their understanding of what ... More
Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191783258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199670437
Liberalism is one of the most central and pervasive political theories and ideologies, yet it is subject to different interpretations as well as misappropriations. Its history carries a ... More
Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365661
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195367805
Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction explores the problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy — equality, opportunity, the rule of law, slavery, freedom, and ... More
Management: A Very Short Introduction

Management: A Very Short Introduction  

John Hendry

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779947
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199656981
Management: A Very Short Introduction looks at the history of management theory and modern practice, considers management in a social and cultural context, and explores issues ... More
Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction  

Avinash Dixit

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779824
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199689378
Microeconomics — individuals' choices of where to live and work, how much to save, what to buy, and firms' decisions about location, hiring, firing, and investment — involves issues that ... More
Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction  

Antulio J. Echevarria

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780190625184
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199340132
Military strategy plays a vital role in every conflict. Inspired by the great military theoreticians Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Carl von Clausewitz, Military Strategy: A Very Short ... More
Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Modern India: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig Jeffrey

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198769347
India has become one of the world’s emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and ... More
Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction  

Senia Paseta

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801678
Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction attempts to answer the Irish Question. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and ... More
Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199546039
Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction believes that multiculturalism is in terminal crisis. It has been blamed for undermining national identity, diluting social ... More
Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Steven Grosby

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776281
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192840981
Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction examines the political and moral challenges that face the vast majority of human beings who consider themselves to be members of various ... More
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction  

Elleke Boehmer

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803016
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why Mandela's story is so important, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is ... More
Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560516.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199560516
Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction explores the major political, economic, and social dimensions of neoliberalism. From its heyday in the late 1990s when it became the ... More
Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction  

Marc Mulholland

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801562
From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict — Catholic ... More
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198727231
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction explains the history and politics of the bomb, from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the ... More
Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

Organizations: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Jo Hatch

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777851
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584536.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199584536
Organizations are everywhere, but have you ever considered where they came from, what they are today, and what they may become in the future? Organizations: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction  

Georgios A Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191836879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795544.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198795544
Organized Crime: A Very Short introduction examines the people involved in organized crime and questions whether the term ‘organized’ is used to evoke the image, operations, ... More
Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Peace: A Very Short Introduction  

Oliver P. Richmond

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199656004
Peace: A Very Short Introduction explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring modern assumptions about peace and the different interpretations of its ... More
Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth Minogue

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853882
Politics: A Very Short Introduction provides a provocative, but balanced, discussion of the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Beginning ... More
Populism: A Very Short Introduction

Populism: A Very Short Introduction  

Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780190234904
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190234874.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190234874
What is populism? What is the relationship between populism and democracy? Populism: A Very Short Introduction presents populism as an ideology that divides society into two antagonistic ... More
Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Poverty: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip N. Jefferson

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785078
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198716471
Millions of people worldwide live in poverty. Why is that? What has been done about it in the past? And what is being done about it now? Poverty: A Very Short Introduction explores how the ... More
Projects: A Very Short Introduction

Projects: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Davies

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
Published Online: 
Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198727668
What is a project? How is it organized? Projects: A Very Short Introduction looks at how projects have developed since the industrial revolution to create the human-built world in which we ... More
Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
Published Online: 
Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198724230
Public administration ensures the development and delivery of the essential public services required for sustaining modern civilization. Covering areas from public safety and social welfare ... More
Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Racism: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192805904
Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject and to explore its history, science, and culture. But what actually is race? How has ... More
The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Gil Troy

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195317107
Nearly two decades after that 1989 speech, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary those Reagan years were. The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction identifies and ... More
Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Risk: A Very Short Introduction  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199576203
Risk: A Very Short Introduction draws on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. We find risks — from genetically modified crops, medical ... More
Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Wokler

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775475
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801982
Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction examines the role of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the European Enlightenment, and his critique of the political, economic, theological, and ... More
Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Scotland: A Very Short Introduction  

Rab Houston

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199230792
Scotland: A Very Short Introduction explains why Scottish national identity is so distinctive by looking at Scottish history, politics, society, religion, and culture — both ... More
Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction  

Veronique Mottier

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777196
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199298020
Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the social, political, and psychological aspects of sexuality to explore what shapes our sexuality, and how our attitudes to sex ... More
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853462
What is unique about human beings? How are groups of people formed and what holds them together? What is the nature of belief, economic exchange, the self? Social and Cultural Anthropology: ... More
Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Social Work: A Very Short Introduction  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198708452
Social workers spend their time trying to ease social suffering. They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality: the victims of poverty, illness, addiction, and abuse; they work ... More
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Newman

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775949
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804310.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804310
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer questions such as: What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the twenty-first ... More
Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Steve Bruce

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198822967
Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, Sociology: A Very Short Introduction explores ... More
Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

Taxation: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782336
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199683697
Taxation is crucial to the functioning of the modern state. Tax revenues pay for public services—roads, the courts, defence, welfare assistance, and in many countries much of health care ... More
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Charles Townshend

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198809098
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, ... More
Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction  

Harvey Mansfield

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365487
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195175394
Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction uncovers the man behind the landmark Democracy in America a book still considered one of the best sources for anyone trying to understand ... More
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Donald A. Ritchie

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190280147
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction provides an analytical insight into the work of Congress. The framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of ... More
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190222703
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of the United Nations (UN), before examining its successes and failures as a guardian of international ... More
Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Lyman Tower Sargent

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199573400
Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction examines utopianism and its history by discussing its role in literature, the development of colonies, and in immigration. The idea of ... More
The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction  

David Garland

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780981
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199672660
The programmes that make up the welfare state vary from nation to nation and from time to time, and the balance between markets and government, and free enterprise and social protection, is ... More
Work: A Very Short Introduction

Work: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Fineman

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199699360
Work: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of work — how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, ... More
The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction  

Amrita Narlikar

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776168
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806086.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806086
The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction explanation of what the WTO is, what it does, and how it goes about executing its tasks. The World Trade Organization ... More

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