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African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
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
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
Published Online: 
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
Published Online: 
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
Published Online: 
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
Published Online: 
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
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
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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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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
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
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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
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.001.0001
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book
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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
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
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
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction  

Bernard Crick

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.001.0001
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book
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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
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
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book
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9780199588503
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction introduces diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the ... 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
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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
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
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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
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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
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Federalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.001.0001
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book
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9780190900052
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the principles and operations of federalism, the political system defined by power sharing between a ... 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
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book
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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
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
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book
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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

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