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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
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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
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
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9780191846724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0003
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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
2. Crusaders and conspirators

2. Crusaders and conspirators  

Charles Townshend

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

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191846724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0002
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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)

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191846724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0001
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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
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9780191846724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0007
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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
Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction  

Antulio J. Echevarria

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780190625184
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.001.0001
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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
5. Border crossers and border crossings

5. Border crossers and border crossings  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
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10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0005
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9780199731503
Some borders are easy to cross; others are extremely difficult. In some borderlands diversity is celebrated and welcomed; in others, people crossing borders are met with tension and ... More
Terror and terrorism

Terror and terrorism  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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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

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0004
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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

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.001.0001
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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
1. What are nuclear weapons?

1. What are nuclear weapons?  

Joseph M. Siracusa

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

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0001
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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
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0007
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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
7. ‘An area of freedom, security and justice’

7. ‘An area of freedom, security and justice’  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

in The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191846601
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10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0007
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9780198808855
‘An area of freedom, security and justice’ explains the two main aims of the Schengen Agreements of 1985 and 1990. The first concerned border controls: to eliminate those internal to ... More
9. The politics of fear and control

9. The politics of fear and control  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0009
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9780199668533
Following the attacks of 9/11 politicians and analysts declared that a new age of terror was upon us and that new times called for new measures. ‘The politics of fear and control’ describes ... More
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

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

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.001.0001
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9780198727231
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction explains the history and politics of the bomb, from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the ... More
Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.001.0001
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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

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