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8. Sikhism and the third millennium

8. Sikhism and the third millennium  

Eleanor Nesbitt

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

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0008
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9780198745570
How is Sikhism viewed today, both within and outside the religion? Terrorism these days is closely associated with religion in popular consciousness. The notion of ‘fundamentalism’ is ... More
Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction  

Antulio J. Echevarria

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780190625184
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.001.0001
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book
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9780199340132
Military strategy plays a vital role in every conflict. Inspired by the great military theoreticians Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Carl von Clausewitz, Military Strategy: A Very Short ... More
1. Debating martyrdom

1. Debating martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0001
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9780199585236
What exactly does martyrdom mean? Who can be called a martyr? There are many corners of the world which honour statues, shrines, and murals to the memories of martyrs. They are also ... More
Conclusion: war, terrorism, and future research

Conclusion: war, terrorism, and future research  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0006
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9780199607891
The Conclusion sets out three important difficulties when researching the topic of modern war today: the unhelpful fragmentation of the research field on modern war, how to reconcile what ... More
8. Cultural impact

8. Cultural impact  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0008
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9780198803492
Science is not an isolated enterprise: it is affected by and affects broader society and culture. Synthetic biology has changed aspects of education; stimulated artists, writers, and ... More
4. Revolutionary terrorism

4. Revolutionary terrorism  

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/9780198809098.003.0004
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9780198809098
The word ‘revolutionary’ has been applied over the last century in three social-political contexts: within existing nation-states; in external colonial situations; and in ‘internal ... More
5. Geopolitics and objects

5. Geopolitics and objects  

Klaus Dodds

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779954
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676781.003.0005
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9780199676781
‘Geopolitics and objects’ explores the role and significance of objects in geopolitics. Geopolitical imaginations and practices are embedded and emboldened by their relationship to a vast ... More
Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction  

Eugene R. Fidell

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.001.0001
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9780199303496
Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction presents an accessible and honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of military justice in both common law countries and those with ... More
9. Military justice in the field

9. Military justice in the field  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0010
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9780199303496
Military justice has to be portable because armies deploy. Field operations in unfamiliar environments generate their fair share of military justice controversies. Some of these are a ... More
10. What about Guantánamo?

10. What about Guantánamo?  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0011
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9780199303496
‘What about Guantánamo?’ considers military commissions, which are a category of military tribunal. They are not courts-martial because they are not used to prosecute offenses committed by ... More
9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present

9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0010
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9780199340057
‘Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present’ describes the five salient factors that shaped the context for post-Cold War politics: the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, booms and ... More
Terror and terrorism

Terror and terrorism  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0005
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‘Terror and terrorism’ discusses strategies in which terror is used to break an opponent’s willingness to fight or to induce a change in a rival power’s policy or behavior. Terror often ... More
4. Rights and the ‘right to have rights’

4. Rights and the ‘right to have rights’  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775604
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192802538
We frequently identify citizenship with rights. What are these rights? They can differ between countries and even within a country. When people invoke rights as the basis of citizenship, ... More
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Charles Townshend

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198809098
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, ... 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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chapter
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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. What are nuclear weapons?

1. What are nuclear weapons?  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198727231
Atomic energy is the source of power for both nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. This energy comes from the fission or fusion of atoms. ‘What are nuclear weapons?’ explains how a nuclear ... More
7. Reflections on the Atomic Age

7. Reflections on the Atomic Age  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198727231
Does the spread of nuclear weapons make the world safer or more dangerous? ‘Reflections on the Atomic Age’ considers this debate's relevance now and in the future. The clarity of the Cold ... More
2. Crusaders and conspirators

2. Crusaders and conspirators  

Charles Townshend

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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198809098
Who becomes a terrorist? It depends on the circumstances. Terrorist organizations differ markedly in how they recruit their members. The revolutionary kind requires fanatics, ideologues, ... More
1. The trouble with terrorism

1. The trouble with terrorism  

Charles Townshend

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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198809098
The point of terrorism is to upset and make people feel vulnerable. ‘The trouble with terrorism’ attempts to define terrorism by examining the relationship between terror and war. Should ... More
7. Countering terrorism

7. Countering terrorism  

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/9780198809098.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198809098
What can be done about terrorism? The multiplicity of possible responses range from mild regulation to full-blooded military repression, but what are the possible benefits and what are the ... More

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