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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
ISBN: 
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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book
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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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ISBN: 
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
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
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
ISBN: 
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
Published Online: 
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
ISBN: 
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 (3rd edn)  

Tony Wright

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2020
Published Online: 
Jun 2020
eISBN: 
9780191866210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198827320.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198827320
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of British politics, looking at whether the present instability is an aberration, the result of long-standing ... 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
ISBN: 
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
ISBN: 
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
Item type: 
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
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
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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
Item type: 
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
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
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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
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 (5th edn)  

Manfred B. Steger

Print Publication Year: 
May 2020
Published Online: 
May 2020
eISBN: 
9780191883637
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198849452.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198849452
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction looks at the interconnected and accelerated processes changing how we see and experience the world. Is globalization really a new ... 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

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