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6. Elder statesman

6. Elder statesman  

J. L. Heilbron

in Niels Bohr: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859861
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10.1093/actrade/9780198819264.003.0006
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9780198819264
Bohr worked briefly at Los Alamos, the centre of the American atomic bomb project, after fleeing to Sweden with most of Danish Jewry in 1943. As an ‘elder statesman’ he secured audiences ... More
4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?

4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0004
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‘Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?’ looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties. Most American citizens have ... More
Attrition and exhaustion

Attrition and exhaustion  

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/9780199340132.003.0003
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Two of the more frequently used military strategies are attrition and exhaustion. Attrition means reducing an adversary’s physical capacity to fight; exhaustion entails wearing down the ... More
2. Intellectual poison?

2. Intellectual poison?  

Klaus Dodds

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

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191868825
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.003.0002
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9780198830764
The notion of geopolitics has not always been well received. It has been accused of being intellectually fraudulent, ideologically suspect, and tainted with associations with Nazism and ... More
4. The rise of the modern welfare state

4. The rise of the modern welfare state  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191792014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0004
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9780198724230
The Great Depression in the late 1920s and early 1930s compelled policymakers in Western democracies to develop new administrative systems and governing approaches. Leaders in the ... More
3. Birth of the welfare state

3. Birth of the welfare state  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0003
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9780199672660
‘Birth of the welfare state’ describes the embryonic version of the welfare state in Germany with Chancellor Bismarck’s social insurance laws in the 1880s. A decade later governments in ... More
7. Public opinion and its influence

7. Public opinion and its influence  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0007
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‘Public opinion and its influence’ asks: Should pollsters be middlemen between the people and government? George Gallup and his fellow pioneers in polling paved a new way for elected ... More
4. The problem of the nation-state

4. The problem of the nation-state  

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/9780199340491.003.0005
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9780199340491
The nation-state was both the triumph and the tragedy of decolonization. Its triumph lay in the enshrinement of the principle of national self-determination as the universal norm by which ... More
3. Sound and the Production Code

3. Sound and the Production Code  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0004
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9780199943548
Despite studio heads’ best efforts to manage risk and build consistency into the studio system, they could never stave off disruptions for very long. There is always a new cultural, ... More
2. A brief history of American political parties

2. A brief history of American political parties  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0002
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9780190458164
‘A brief history of American political parties’ traces the development of US politics from the initial emergence of parties as the Founders differed on policies they believed served the ... More
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction

American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

L. Sandy Maisel

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.001.0001
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9780190458164
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction examines the electoral process in the United States and explains why it is widely misunderstood. Why is participation in ... More
1. The context of American elections and political parties

1. The context of American elections and political parties  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0001
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9780190458164
‘The context of American elections and political parties’ explains the framework under which elections are run in the United States. This is laid out in the Constitution, which outlines the ... More
2. Building the bomb

2. Building the 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/9780198727231.003.0002
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9780198727231
No single decision created the atomic bomb, but most accounts begin with the presidential discussion of a letter written by Albert Einstein. ‘Building the bomb’ describes how the bomb came ... More
American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

American Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard M. Valelly

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.001.0001
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9780195373851
American Politics: A Very Short Introduction introduces the vital elements of American politics. Using an historical-institutional approach, it explains how the American ... More
5. The Supreme Court

5. The Supreme Court  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0005
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Why in a democracy do nine unelected men and women, serving for life on a high court, seem to function as a nation's final say? ‘The Supreme Court’ addresses this question and examines the ... More
4. Hollywood at war

4. Hollywood at war  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0005
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9780199943548
Once the U.S. entered World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Bureau of Motion Pictures and a number of additional offices and agencies designed to leverage Hollywood as ... More
2. The presidency

2. The presidency  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0002
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9780195373851
‘The presidency’ explores how presidents communicate with the American public. Presidential activity such as engaging in townhall style meetings, weekly radio addresses or webcasts, or ... More

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