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2. Theory and practice in war

2. Theory and practice in 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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0002
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How was it possible to have a ‘theory’ of war? ‘Theory and practice in war’ details Clausewitz's rejection of previous theories on the grounds that they did not take sufficient account of ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0001
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The Introduction outlines the questions that this VSI attempts to answer. Why does the EU arouse such strong passions? As an organization based on international treaties, why has it proved ... More
3. How the EU is governed

3. How the EU is governed  

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/9780198808855.003.0003
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9780198808855
The EU has major economic and environmental powers, and is increasingly active in foreign policy, defence, and internal security. ‘How the EU is governed’ asks: how is this power used and ... More
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

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

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191846601
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10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.001.0001
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book
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9780198808855
The European Union (EU) is a unique political organization. Illustrating how and why it has developed from 1950 to the present day, The European Union: A Very Short Introduction covers a ... More
1. Good places and bad places

1. Good places and bad places  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0002
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9780199573400
The notion of utopia was around before Thomas More first used the word. There are two versions of utopia: the first focuses on bodily pleasure in terms of food, drink, and sex; and the ... More
3. Secondary EU law

3. Secondary EU law  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0004
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A novel feature of the Treaties was that they created institutions distinct from the Member States with the capacity to make law. Such law is known as the secondary law of the EU. It is ... More
8. Enforcing EU law

8. Enforcing EU law  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0009
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What are the CJEU’s powers? ‘Enforcing EU law’ considers three of the most important. Infringement proceedings assess claims by the Commission that Member States have failed to do what the ... More
European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Anthony Arnull

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.001.0001
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9780198749981
European Law: A Very Short Introduction considers the laws and legal system of the European Union and discusses the range of issues that the European Union has been given the ... More
Epilogue: A very bordered future

Epilogue: A very bordered future  

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/9780199731503.003.0007
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9780199731503
The Epilogue summarizes the process of ‘bordering’ and its influence on our daily lives on both a local and global scale and emphasizes why we need to study borders. As borders are variable ... More
2. The Etruscan language

2. The Etruscan language  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0003
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9780199547913
‘The Etruscan language’ describes what we know about the language of the Etruscans and how much we can decipher about them from their language. Etruscan is not an Indo-European language. ... More
7. The Collapse of Communism – and the Future

7. The Collapse of Communism – and the Future  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0007
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9780199551545
‘The collapse of communism — and the future’ examines various theories as to what caused the sudden collapse of communism. The role of Gorbachev in the collapse of communist power in ... More
6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0006
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9780199858507
‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led ... More
4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement

4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0005
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9780199584529
The Rastafari movement has spread throughout the Caribbean, to Caribbean immigrant communities in Europe and North America, to African diasporic people and Africans on the continents, and ... More
2. The constitution: old and new

2. The constitution: old and new  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778339
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0002
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9780199661107
‘The Constitution: Old and New’ addresses the question of the nature of Britain's constitution. It is often said that Britain has an unwritten constitution or no proper constitution at all. ... More
6. Diaspora

6. Diaspora  

Philip V. Bohlman

in World Music: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776717
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854292.003.0006
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9780192854292
‘Diaspora’ is concerned with the effect of human displacement on world music after the ‘discovery’ of the New World by Columbus in 1492. Three diasporas, each historicizing different ... More
4. The political dimension of globalization

4. The political dimension of globalization  

Manfred B. Steger

in Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.003.0004
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Political globalization refers to the intensification and expansion of political interrelations across the globe. ‘The political dimension of globalization’ considers how these processes ... More
5. On the origin of treaties

5. On the origin of treaties  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0006
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9780198749981
EU Treaties are international agreements signed and ratified by sovereign states. The EU is, therefore, a creation of international law. However, it is increasingly treated by scholars as ... More
9. Coping with crises

9. Coping with crises  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0010
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‘Coping with crises’ describes the eurozone crisis triggered by the 2008 financial crash and the 2015 migration crisis when the EU experienced an influx of over a million migrants from ... More
1. What is EU law about?

1. What is EU law about?  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0002
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9780198749981
The range of issues that the EU has been given the power to regulate has grown significantly since it was founded by just six Member States in 1951. The aim of the European Coal and Steel ... More
2. From Common Market to European Union

2. From Common Market to European Union  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0003
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9780198749981
The EEC Treaty said that the common market should be established gradually over a transitional period comprising three stages. When the transitional period expired in 1969, the common ... More

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