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4. The central bank and the conduct of monetary policy

4. The central bank and the conduct of monetary policy  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

in Banking: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191785320
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.003.0004
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In most countries, the central bank manages the country’s money supply and interest rates. Most central banks hold a monopoly over printing the national currency and have supervisory or ... More
5. Building the New Development Bank

5. Building the New Development Bank  

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/9780198723394.003.0005
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9780198723394
The New Development Bank (NDB)—alternatively called the BRICS Development Bank—represents the most significant institutional innovation to emerge from the BRICS summit process. ‘Building ... More
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Skidelsky

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.001.0001
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9780199591640
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction provides an insight into hils life and works, and explores Keynes's ethical and practical philosophy, and his monetary thought. John Maynard ... More
2. Keynes's philosophy of practice

2. Keynes's philosophy of practice  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0003
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In many ways, Keynes was more interested in philosophy than economics. Philosophy informed his views on economics. ‘Keynes's philosophy of practice’ looks at his philosophical views. He was ... More
1. The life

1. The life  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0002
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Keynes was born in a time when economic progress was taken for granted. Britain's position at the head of a world trading system seemed secure. ‘The life’ examines Keynes's background, ... More
5. System-related explanations

5. System-related explanations  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0005
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9780199689699
Explanations of corruption that focus just on the individual are incomplete; we are all subject to and conditioned by the context in which we live and work. ‘System-related explanations’ ... More
7. The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis

7. The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

in Banking: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191785320
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.003.0007
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‘The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis’ describes the chain of events in the US financial crisis that then triggered the Eurozone banking collapse. It outlines ... More
2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations

2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
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10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0003
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9780190222703
‘An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations’ explains the various functions of the conglomeration of organizations, divisions, bodies, and secretariats that make up the UN. ... More
5. Has capitalism gone global?

5. Has capitalism gone global?  

James Fulcher

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

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0005
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9780198726074
What is ‘global capitalism?’ Economies no longer operate in isolation, producing goods at home for export abroad. Companies now run manufacturing operations in many different countries ... More
1. Framing the BRICS

1. Framing the BRICS  

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/9780198723394.003.0001
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9780198723394
‘Framing the BRICS’ explains that the BRICS can be viewed according to three different frameworks. First, as initially conceived by Goldman Sachs, the BRIC describes a set of big and ... More
The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew F. Cooper

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.001.0001
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9780198723394
In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system ... 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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9780198749981
‘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
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)  

Manfred B. Steger

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.001.0001
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9780198779551
‘Globalization’ has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time—a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes ... More
7. Ideologies of globalization: market globalism, justice globalism, religious globalisms

7. Ideologies of globalization: market globalism, justice globalism, religious globalisms  

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/9780198779551.003.0007
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Like all social processes, globalization operates on an ideological dimension filled with norms, claims, beliefs, and narratives about the phenomenon itself. ‘Ideologies of globalization’ ... More
3. Architectures

3. Architectures  

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/9780198830764.003.0003
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9780198830764
The term ‘geopolitical architecture’ is used to describe the ways in which states and non-state organizations access, manage, and regulate the intersection of territories and flows, and in ... More
6. What international law does well

6. What international law does well  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0006
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9780199239337
States cooperate in making and applying international law in circumstances where they are agreed upon the goals to be pursued, so that the law is employed to express a willing cooperation ... More
5. Imperial continuities and the politics of amnesia

5. Imperial continuities and the politics of amnesia  

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/9780199340491.003.0006
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9780199340491
‘Imperial continuities and the politics of amnesia’ shows that there are still continuities between the colonial past and the postcolonial present that can be discerned at multiple levels. ... More
1. Introduction to Africa and its politics

1. Introduction to Africa and its politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0001
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9780198806578
Africa is a continent of over a billion people, yet questions of underdevelopment, malgovernance, and a form of political life based upon patronage are characteristic of many African ... More
2. Why corruption is a problem

2. Why corruption is a problem  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0002
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9780199689699
Corruption impacts upon individuals, groups, and organizations in numerous ways. ‘Why corruption is a problem’ considers the negative effects of corruption in terms of social, ... More
6. Human security and development

6. Human security and development  

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/9780199668533.003.0006
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9780199668533
More expansive definitions of human security suggest that, although violent conflicts and their effects are important, far more people's lives are blighted by poverty, hunger, disease, and ... More

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