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4. The modern world

4. The modern world  

Steve Bruce

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198822967
Although we can view sociology as a disinterested intellectual discipline that stands aside from the world it observes, sociology is itself a symptom of the very things it describes. ‘The ... More
8. Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain

8. Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192805904
The term institutional racism dates back to the late 1960s and refers to the process by which irrespective of individual attitudes, motivations, and behaviour with respect to racism, all ... More
4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?

4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?  

L. Sandy Maisel

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458164
‘Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?’ looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties. Most American citizens have ... More
5. The nation in history

5. The nation in history  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776281
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840981
‘The nation in history’ investigates historical notions of nationhood. Nations are generally thought of as being relatively recent inventions, as it is believed that earlier societies did ... More
7. Did the Reagan Revolution Succeed or Fail?

7. Did the Reagan Revolution Succeed or Fail?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0007
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chapter
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9780195317107
‘Did the Reagan Revolution succeed or fail?’ assesses the impact of Reagan's presidency. Reagan was a man on a mission, who never lost sight of his ideology but compromised when necessary. ... More
5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?

5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0005
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9780195317107
‘Did the Democrats fiddle as the Reaganauts conquered Washington?’ documents the actions of the Democratic party during the Reagan administration. In 1981 Democrats criticized Reagan on the ... More
10. Politics in the new Gilded Age

10. Politics in the new Gilded Age  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0010
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9780195373851
‘Politics in the new Gilded Age’ explores how the debate over unequal riches has migrated into party politics. Democratic politicians take stronger positions against income inequality than ... More
1. Elements of American democracy

1. Elements of American democracy  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0001
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9780195373851
In all, the United States has a very large number of political and governmental players who are constantly busy with politicking, judging, and administering. ‘Elements of American ... More
2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?

2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0002
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9780195317107
‘Do Americans like their government big — or small?’ explores historical American attitudes to big government. Reagan interpreted his 1980 election win as a mandate for revolution, but the ... More
9. The partisan revival

9. The partisan revival  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0009
Item type: 
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ISBN: 
9780195373851
Political historians devised the term “party period” for the nineteenth-century heyday of American political parties, from roughly 1840 to 1900. ‘The partisan revival’ argues that the ... More

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