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2. The importance of place

2. The importance of place  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0002
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Home is a place, so when thinking about home, our concept of place needs to be stretched in order to accommodate quite different dimensions of meaning. ‘The importance of place’ considers ... More
1. Tocqueville’s democratic providence

1. Tocqueville’s democratic providence  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0002
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Born not long after the French Revolution, ‘Tocqueville's democratic providence’ traces the influences on Tocqueville's practice of politics. Despite an aristocratic family background he ... More
5. Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?

5. Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778278
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10.1093/actrade/9780199643264.003.0005
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The way we educate our children has changed immensely in the last 100 years. How and why did these changes happen? ‘Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?’ attempts to answer ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0001
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The story of Napoleon’s life runs from his birth on Corsica in 1769 to his death in exile on Saint Helena in 1821, stretching beyond his death to include posthumous battles over his ... More
1. The Corsican, 1769–1796

1. The Corsican, 1769–1796  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0002
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Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica, just after it came under the control of the Kingdom of France. ‘The Corsican, 1769–1796’ outlines Napoleon’s early life, including his ... More
1. Beginnings

1. Beginnings  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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9780191778278
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Education comes naturally to us. The clever part of our ability to crystallize and store knowledge is that we can share it, build on it, and pass it on. ‘Beginnings’ defines education, ... More
7. Politics and society

7. Politics and society  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191808951
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0007
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‘Politics and society’ considers the Epicurean views on the evolution of civilisation, justice, political theory, and social organization. Epicurus said justice had a single basic function: ... More
1. What is populism?

1. What is populism?  

Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

in Populism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780190234904
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10.1093/actrade/9780190234874.003.0001
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“What is populism?” explains the ideational approach taken by this VSI. Populism is positioned within the context of liberal democracy. It is a label seldom claimed by people or ... More
3. Martyr of atheism

3. Martyr of atheism  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776038
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0003
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Sade described himself as a martyr of atheism. Was this accurate? Did he live and die according to his beliefs? ‘Martyr of atheism’ looks at Sade's atheism and how he exhibited it in his ... More
3. Democracy

3. Democracy  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0003
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‘Democracy’ explains how from the mid-nineteenth century the case for constituting political authority democratically gathered momentum, raising the question: What role should the people as ... More
10. The Experience of Politics: III. Justice, Freedom, and Democracy

10. The Experience of Politics: III. Justice, Freedom, and Democracy  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0010
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‘The Experience of Politics: III. Justice, Freedom, and Democracy’ shows that the supreme navigational tool of politics is the thing called ‘justice’ which in Plato's Republic was the ... More
6. The conditions of modern democracy

6. The conditions of modern democracy  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0007
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‘The conditions of modern democracy’ looks at the features of democracy and its relative strengths and weaknesses compared to alternative systems. Participation in democracy is voluntary ... More
4. Governing bodies

4. Governing bodies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0005
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Theories of governance—how rule or regulation is accomplished across nations, institutions, and organizations—have long included a focus on strategies states pursue in seeking to control ... More
6. Tocqueville’s pride

6. Tocqueville’s pride  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0007
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‘Tocqueville's pride’ examines Tocqueville's disdain for what he calls rationalist philosophy that he expresses in his work, Recollections. This also is his own account of the French ... More
3. Reading the logocentric heritage

3. Reading the logocentric heritage  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0003
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‘Reading the logocentric heritage’ reflects on Derrida's groundbreaking work Of Grammatology. He is not trying to deny (or affirm) the correctness of our naive, normal way of expressing ... More
4. The case for secularism

4. The case for secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0004
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The secular systems of different states have varied according to the nature of their own particular society and their religious, cultural, and political history. Even so, the same types of ... More
Education: A Very Short Introduction

Education: A Very Short Introduction  

Gary Thomas

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778278
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10.1093/actrade/9780199643264.001.0001
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Education: A Very Short Introduction explores how and why education has evolved throughout history and explains the way in which schools work, noting how curricula are ... More
4. Big ideas from the 20th century

4. Big ideas from the 20th century  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778278
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In many ways, the 20th century was a time of immense change. People started asking questions about the purpose of school. ‘Big ideas from the 20th century’ shows how, during this time of ... More
1. A picture of Derrida

1. A picture of Derrida  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0001
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9780192803450
‘A picture of Derrida’ argues that anyone engaging with the biography of Jacques Derrida needs to appreciate his views on the biographical genre. He insisted that, with philosophers in ... More
6. Representations of the feminine

6. Representations of the feminine  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776038
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0006
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9780192804693
Recent critics have tended to focus on Sade's representations of women in his two novels, Justine and Juliette. Reactions vary widely from hostility, seeing them in his work as sex objects, ... More

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