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Introduction

Introduction  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0001
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9780199230792
The ‘Introduction’ sets out questions relevant to this VSI: Are the Scots really just a sort of English? Is Scotland a distinctive entity within Britain? What things do Scotland and England ... More
3. Mobilize and survive: the Republic at war

3. Mobilize and survive: the Republic at war  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775864
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192803771
The Republic quickly tried to mobilize domestic resources after the uprising in July 1936. International help was not forthcoming with the Non-Intervention Treaty of August 1936. ‘Mobilize ... More
4. Comme disait M. de Tocqueville

4. Comme disait M. de Tocqueville  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192802507
How can democracy be prevented from degenerating into despotism? ‘Comme disait M. de Tocqueville’ details Alexis de Tocqueville's investigation into democracy in America, and his attempts ... More
7. Big data security and the Snowden case

7. Big data security and the Snowden case  

Dawn E. Holmes

in Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824616
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779575.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198779575
‘Big data security and the Snowden case’ looks at some of the security issues surrounding big data and the importance of encryption. Some of the problems facing big data systems include ... More
1. Definitions

1. Definitions  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776960
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0001
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9780199214891
Why read less than ‘good’ (and sometimes downright bad) books? Are they not throw-away literature? ‘Definitions’ argues that, though bestsellers may be ephemeral, they are vivid snapshots ... More
6. What then must we do?

6. What then must we do?  

Liza Knapp

in Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
Published Online: 
May 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851650
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813934.003.0006
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9780198813934
In his later years, Tolstoy occupied himself with questions of social justice. Tolstoy wrote on a number of topics, including poverty, the allocation of goods and privileges, class ... More
8. After Auschwitz

8. After Auschwitz  

Steven Beller

in Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.003.0008
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9780198724834
‘After Auschwitz’ looks at the post-Holocaust world and analyses how antisemitism came to be discredited and exposed as fraud. Nationalism is regarded as the most potent source of the ... More
2. Revolutionary moments

2. Revolutionary moments  

Colin Ward

in Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776069
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.003.0002
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9780192804778
Revolutions throughout history have produced anarchists. ‘Revolutionary moments’ looks back at periods of revolutionary activity during the past four centuries including the English Civil ... More
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction  

Bernard Crick

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.001.0001
Item type: 
book
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9780192802507
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the American, French, and ... More
5. Democracy and populism

5. Democracy and populism  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0006
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9780192802507
‘Democracy and populism’ considers populism's influence on democracy in Britain and the USA and the dangers that it can pose. Populism attempts to arouse a majority who are, or believe ... More
1. The Britishness of British politics

1. The Britishness of British politics  

Tony Wright

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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0001
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9780199661107
‘The Britishness of British Politics’ explores what makes British politics so distinctive. Britain has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of political stability in modern times. Without ... More
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Steven Beller

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198724834
Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the ... More
3. Colonies

3. Colonies  

James R. Rush

in Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780190248796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190248765.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190248765
The mandala world of Southeast Asia was fragile, but it was also rich. The first Europeans that were drawn to Southeast Asia to gain access to the region’s precious goods directly were from ... More
3. Empire by sea

3. Empire by sea  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0004
Item type: 
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ISBN: 
9780192802231
‘Empire by sea’ traces the rise of the ‘long-distance’ overseas imperialisms of the Western European powers and explores the economic effects of empire. Some argue that African, Asian, and ... More

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