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1. Three thousand years of futures

1. Three thousand years of futures  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191799549
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0002
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9780198735281
By understanding how humans in the past have framed the future, we can gain a deeper appreciation of the significance of futures thinking. ‘Three thousand years of futures’ explores the ... More
12. Ideology Challenges Politics

12. Ideology Challenges Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0012
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‘Ideology Challenges Politics’ identifies what ideologies are and how they differ from political doctrines. Ideology refers to the negative and positive poles of a dogmatic conviction. It ... More
1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics

1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0001
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‘Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics’ considers the conception of politics and where the foundations of those conceptions lie. It shows that politics is so central to our civilization that ... More
5. Constructing the Modern State

5. Constructing the Modern State  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0005
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9780192853882
‘Constructing the Modern State’ is concerned with the time when the medieval realm gave way to the modern state, generally thought to be during the sixteenth century. The arguments of ... More
5. Aristocracy eclipsed

5. Aristocracy eclipsed  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0006
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9780199206780
‘Aristocracy eclipsed’ details the decline of aristocratic primacy. Aristocracy has been challenged by popular rebellion throughout its existence. It has also been criticized by thinkers ... More
3. The Romans: The Real Meaning of Patriotism

3. The Romans: The Real Meaning of Patriotism  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0003
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‘The Romans’ considers the structure of Roman politics, outlining the power and roles of consuls and the Senate. The Romans' moral strength, virtue, freedom, and love of country ... More
13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?

13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0013
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‘Can Politics Survive the Twenty-first Century?’ begins with the issue of morality and politics. The concepts of ‘political moralism’ and internationalism are described. The way political ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0002
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9780199665570
Humans have been part of the Earth’s history for a very short time, but our impact on the world around us has been considerable. The two major moments of accelerations of human impact were ... More
3. The reign of terror

3. The reign of terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0003
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9780198809098
What are the origins of terrorism? ‘The reign of terror’ explains that the notion of terrorism, or terror, came from the French Revolution. The terror transformed the Revolution from a ... More
1. Tocqueville’s democratic providence

1. Tocqueville’s democratic providence  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365487
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0002
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9780195175394
Born not long after the French Revolution, ‘Tocqueville's democratic providence’ traces the influences on Tocqueville's practice of politics. Despite an aristocratic family background he ... More
4. Limited and absolute war

4. Limited and absolute war  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0004
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9780192802576
‘Limited and absolute war’ considers the limiting factors on the scope of war. Clausewitz considered that the French Revolution had removed many of the constraints that had kept war ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.5001
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9780192802576
Not many would dispute the importance of Clausewitz's study On War. Few if any other writers on war have succeeded as he did in transcending the limitations imposed on their insights by the ... More
5. Logic and dialectics

5. Logic and dialectics  

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/9780192801975.003.0005
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9780192801975
‘Logic and dialectics’ explains the aspect of logic so frequently said to be Hegel's greatest discovery, the dialectical method. The goal of logic, Hegel states, is truth. What sort of ... More
1. Hegel's times and life

1. Hegel's times and life  

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/9780192801975.003.0001
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‘Hegel's times and life’ charts the life of Hegel and looks at the significance of the time in which he was born for the formation of his philosophical thought. He was born in 1770, at the ... More
2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution

2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0002
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9780199588503
‘Diplomacy of the American Revolution’ considers the United States' battle for independence and the diplomatic efforts required to reach agreement with Great Britain. In order to win ... More
4. Men’s work, women’s work

4. Men’s work, women’s work  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0004
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9780199699360
The Industrial Revolution provided women with more choices in the world of work. For a long time, however, women still regarded work as secondary. By the mid-19th century, these structures ... More
Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Modern India: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig Jeffrey

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.001.0001
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book
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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
3. Living nobly

3. Living nobly  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776908
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0004
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9780199206780
‘Living nobly’ surveys the elements of aristocratic life. Land was of central importance for the nobility, freeing them from the need for gainful employment and allowing them to dominate ... More
5. Competing states, diverging societies

5. Competing states, diverging societies  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0006
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9780198830771
By 1953 almost all Koreans had accepted that they belonged to a single nation united by blood, culture, history, and destiny. However, the end of the Korean War left them divided into two ... More
3. Communist

3. Communist  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776021
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192804662
‘Communist’ looks at Engels' study of the working class in England and his development of communism. After being exposed to communist and socialist ideas in Berlin and Cologne, Engels ... More

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