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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
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
5. Nationalism and terror

5. Nationalism and 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/9780198809098.003.0005
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9780198809098
The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The emblematic terrorist act—the assassination of Archduke Franz ... More
4. Torture

4. Torture  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0004
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9780198706168
The prohibition on torture in the UN Convention against Torture is described in absolute terms, but torture continues around the world. What is the purpose of torture? How has it changed ... More
5. Deprivations of life and liberty

5. Deprivations of life and liberty  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0005
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9780198706168
‘Deprivations of life and liberty’ considers the rights to life and liberty, which may be limited through legal restrictions designed to protect a defined legitimate objective. The human ... More
9. The death penalty

9. The death penalty  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0009
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9780198706168
Attitudes with regard to what constitutes a human rights issue change over time. Is the death penalty a human rights issue? If we believe that torture and inhuman punishment is absolutely ... More
3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations

3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0003
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9780198706168
How are human rights put into practice? What does it mean when governments announce that their foreign policy is concerned with promoting and protecting human rights? Where is the ... More
8. Discrimination and equality

8. Discrimination and equality  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0008
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9780198706168
‘Discrimination and equality’ considers the prohibited grounds of discrimination (based on age, sexuality, religion, nationality, gender, and disability); what new grounds may be emerging; ... More
1. Mandela: story and symbol

1. Mandela: story and symbol  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0001
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is one of the world's longest-detained prisoners, a universal symbol of social justice, and a man who stands for non-racialism and democracy. ‘Mandela: story and symbol’ ... More
2. Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy

2. Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy  

Michael Newman

in Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775949
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804310.003.0003
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9780192804310
‘Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy’ investigates the continued hostility between communists and social democrats, as well as the evolution of both movements during the twentieth ... More
4. Influences and interactions

4. Influences and interactions  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0004
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is often considered in affiliation with other well-known anti-colonial and anti-racism 20th-century leaders such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He is often described as ... More
Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Andrew Clapham

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785436
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.001.0001
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book
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9780198706168
Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction considers the controversies surrounding the human rights movement by focusing on highly topical issues such as torture, arbitrary ... More
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction  

Elleke Boehmer

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803016
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why Mandela's story is so important, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is ... More

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