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1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0001
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9780199668533
The ‘Introduction’ argues that international security affects us all, both directly and indirectly. Look hard enough and our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with worlds of ... More
5. The ANZUS Treaty

5. The ANZUS Treaty  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0005
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9780199588503
‘The ANZUS Treaty’ considers the contentious relationship between Australia and the United States of America during the Cold War. Australia's Minister for External Affairs, Herbert V. ... More
3. Lived experience

3. Lived experience  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
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10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0004
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9780199607891
People's experience of war varies greatly according to the background and assumptions of the person retelling their experience, and the cultural and historical location against which they ... More
8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74

8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0009
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9780199340057
Cold War rivalry between nuclear powers—the United States and the Soviet Union—set the tone and substance of American politics from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the ... More
6. The institutional peace

6. The institutional peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0007
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9780199656004
‘The institutional peace’ introduces a form of peace that has been influential in the modern era, one that relies on international institutions and law to support the consolidation of a ... More
Introduction: questions and approaches

Introduction: questions and approaches  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0001
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9780199238484
The ‘Introduction’ sets out the issues to consider when studying Soviet history. A chronological approach to the Soviet Union gives a definite narrative shape to Soviet history, but this ... More
5. The constitutional peace

5. The constitutional peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0006
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‘The constitutional peace’ recounts the history of peace that emerges from the use of law, institutions, rights, and prosperity rather than enforced military power. This idea was born out ... More
2. A contested nature

2. A contested nature  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0002
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9780199668533
‘A contested nature’ suggests that one way of picking apart the elusive nature of security is to ask some questions of it, the most obvious being, ‘what is security?’ The UN distinguishes ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

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/9780192853950.003.0001
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9780192853950
The Russian Revolution proved to be the most consequential event of the 20th century, inspiring communist movements and revolutions elsewhere around the world, provoking a reaction in ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0001
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9780192801579
The ‘Introduction’ summarizes the various approaches to international relations. International relations is about more than the relationships between states and is a multidisciplinary ... More
2. Global war’s colonial consequences

2. Global war’s colonial consequences  

Dane Kennedy

in Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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May 2016
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9780190605537
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.003.0003
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9780199340491
‘Global war’s colonial consequences’ shows that the Second World War produced disorder and destruction on an unprecedented scale, destabilizing states and societies across much of the ... More
9. Confronting the SovietsThe Cold War Navy (1945–1975)

9. Confronting the Soviets: The Cold War Navy (1945–1975)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0009
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9780199394760
At the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy was more than twice as large as all the rest of the navies of the world combined. The inevitable contraction that followed was less draconian than ... More
6. West and East

6. West and East  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0007
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‘West and East’ reviews the ambivalent Soviet relationship with the wider world. In 1918, Bolshevik revolutionaries hoped for a pan-European revolution and the collapse of capitalism. They ... More
4. Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society

4. Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777127
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0005
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9780199235698
‘Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society’ is concerned with the end of World War II, Allied occupation and Japan's rapid economic growth in the postwar period. Occupation ... More
Epilogue: new agendas for peace

Epilogue: new agendas for peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0011
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9780199656004
‘Epilogue: new agendas for peace’ looks at the future for peacebuilding, outlines possible new agendas for peacebuilders, and gives a history of how peacebuilding has developed. New forms ... More
9. Hybrid forms of peace

9. Hybrid forms of peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0010
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9780199656004
‘Hybrid forms of peace’ describes types of peace which lie beyond liberal peace frameworks. These are emerging in diverse locations around the world today and are neither strictly liberal ... More
3. A historical departure

3. A historical departure  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0003
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9780198723394
‘A historical departure’ describes how the BRICS, as both a diplomatic project and an international institution, is different from past groups. The catalyst for the BRICS members’ new type ... More
4. Race for the H-bomb

4. Race for the H-bomb  

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/9780198727231.003.0004
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9780198727231
In September 1949, Clement Atlee announced that an atomic explosion had occurred in the Soviet Union, which signalled America’s atomic monopoly was over sooner than expected. ‘Race for the ... More
5. Overcoming denial: contemporary Japan's quest for normalcy

5. Overcoming denial: contemporary Japan's quest for normalcy  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777127
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0006
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9780199235698
‘Overcoming denial: contemporary Japan's quest for normalcy’ discusses Japan's identity and role in the post-Cold War world and focuses on the question of Japan's capacity and will to ... More
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard English

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
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10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.001.0001
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book
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9780199607891
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology, explores the assumptions we make ... More

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