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1. Good places and bad places

1. Good places and bad places  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0002
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The notion of utopia was around before Thomas More first used the word. There are two versions of utopia: the first focuses on bodily pleasure in terms of food, drink, and sex; and the ... More
7. The Collapse of Communism – and the Future

7. The Collapse of Communism – and the Future  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0007
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‘The collapse of communism — and the future’ examines various theories as to what caused the sudden collapse of communism. The role of Gorbachev in the collapse of communist power in ... More
5. A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought

5. A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0005
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9780192804280
‘A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought‘ surveys the development of social responsibility in existentialist thought. Previous proponents of ‘authenticity’ like ... More
6. The clash of the Titans: the macro-ideologies

6. The clash of the Titans: the macro-ideologies  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0006
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9780192802811
‘The clash of the Titans: the macro-ideologies’ moves on from analysing ideologies to survey the forms that political ideologies have adopted. The prevailing ideologies in the 20th-century ... More
6. Aftermath

6. Aftermath  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0006
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9780192801975
‘Aftermath’ looks at the more immediate influence Hegel had in the world after his death. His followers split into two camps: the orthodox or Right Hegelians who followed in the style of ... More
4. Utopianism in other traditions

4. Utopianism in other traditions  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0005
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Are utopias a Western creation? Most scholars argue that utopian traditions have existed in other cultures such as Buddhism, Confucian, Hinduism, Japanese Shintoism, and Islam. ‘Utopianism ... More
3. The Political System of Communism

3. The Political System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0003
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‘The political system of communism’ explains the dual structure of Communist states. The Communist Party was to play the ‘leading role’ in the political system, while the state was ... More
6. The vision of a non-violent society

6. The vision of a non-violent society  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0006
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‘The vision of a non-violent society’ examines Gandhi's principles for the good society. Gandhi believed that, since different societies had different histories and traditions, the search ... More
3. War Communism

3. War Communism  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0004
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9780192853950
The October revolution was followed by deep economic collapse. To mobilize the battered forces of industry and agriculture to meet the needs of war, the Bolsheviks set in place the policies ... More
1. Should ideologies be ill-reputed?

1. Should ideologies be ill-reputed?  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0001
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9780192802811
Ideology is a word that evokes strong emotional responses. ‘Should ideologies be ill-reputed’ examines how ideologies are perceived. For many, ideologies are associated with -isms, such as ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Newman

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

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191873690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198836421.003.0001
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9780198836421
What is socialism? The Introduction outlines the beliefs socialists have in common, including their opposition to gaps in wealth and equality and commitment to the creation of an ... More
4. Creating a worldview of childhood

4. Creating a worldview of childhood  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0005
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9780190681388
The League of Nations made history on September 26, 1924, when it adopted a resolution declaring that children enjoyed certain rights. The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child ... More
6. Whose god is mightier?

6. Whose god is mightier?  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0006
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9780192840981
‘Whose god is mightier?’ studies the effects of religion on nationhood. Religion is simultaneously integral and at odds with nation building. Monotheism's worship of one singular god (and ... More
Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Lyman Tower Sargent

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.001.0001
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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
6. Utopianism and political theory

6. Utopianism and political theory  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199573400
The heart of the utopian belief is that human needs can be satisfied if certain conditions are met. Simple dissatisfactions lead to the simple satisfactions. ‘Utopianism and political ... More
2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism

2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0002
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9780198806578
Pre-colonial Africa had a wide diversity of politics and government, all related to the type of economic systems practised. Hunter-gatherers practised a form of primitive communism, while ... More
11. Is Marx still relevant?

11. Is Marx still relevant?  

Peter Singer

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

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191860652
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10.1093/actrade/9780198821076.003.0011
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9780198821076
By the early 20th century, Marxism was the dominant ideology of the left, especially in Europe. Marxism spread significantly around the world after the two world wars, but Marx’s prominence ... More
6. Secular sites and contemporary developments

6. Secular sites and contemporary developments  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0006
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9780198718222
If pilgrimage is found almost universally across religious traditions, it has also, in modern contexts, become widely associated with places that have no specific religious affiliations or ... More
2. Alternative projects of nationhood

2. Alternative projects of nationhood  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191793332
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0003
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9780198726517
After the First World War, the country was torn apart by competing visions of what modern Italy should stand for and which values should bind Italians together. Against a background of high ... More
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

S. A. Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853950
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. What impact did ... More

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