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1. Introducing criminal justice

1. Introducing criminal justice  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0001
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The criminal justice system (CJS) is wide-ranging and involves numerous components and professionals. ‘Introducing criminal justice’ outlines the objectives of criminal justice; how crime ... More
2. A free market in ideas?

2. A free market in ideas?  

Nigel Warburton

in Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777080
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10.1093/actrade/9780199232352.003.0002
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In On Liberty, John Stuart Mill defends the view that extensive freedom of speech is a precondition not just for individual happiness but also for a flourishing society. In other words, ... More
4. Comme disait M. de Tocqueville

4. Comme disait M. de Tocqueville  

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/9780192802507.003.0005
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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
4. The early 19th century: reforming women

4. The early 19th century: reforming women  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0005
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‘The early 19th century: reforming women’ surveys the increasingly widespread emergence of women's claims to rights. In the second half of the century, organized campaigns for better ... More
2. The secularization of conscience

2. The secularization of conscience  

Paul Strohm

in Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777585
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569694.003.0003
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Conscience was emancipated from institutional religion during the era of the Enlightenment and it is often thought this was due to secularization during that time. Paradoxically, it could ... More
4. Is conscience a civil right?

4. Is conscience a civil right?  

Paul Strohm

in Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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If we assume that everyone has a conscience, and bases their actions upon it, an issue arises: how much deference is owed to a claim purely because it is conscience based? How much ... 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
Introduction

Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0008
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Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous Americans world-wide. What has made him so well known? For Americans, in the years after his death, he was famous as the Great Emancipator of ... More
3. Republicanism and democracy

3. Republicanism and 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/9780192802507.003.0004
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‘Republicanism and democracy’ explores how different societies drew on republican ideals and, over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, moved towards a democratic ... More
Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian V. Roberts

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.001.0001
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9780198716495
The criminal justice system (CJS) is wide ranging: it covers crimes, policing, the sentencing of offenders, and prisons. Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction draws upon the latest ... More
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.001.0001
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Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces ancient debates and focuses on important and revealing features of the subject providing a sense of its freshness and ... More
2. Why do we read Plato's Republic?

2. Why do we read Plato's Republic?  

Julia Annas

in Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.003.0002
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Ancient philosophy has a large and rich tradition, beginning in the sixth century bc and lasting until the end of the Western Roman Empire and the fall of the Byzantine Empire. How has the ... More
6. Fighting for the vote: suffragists

6. Fighting for the vote: suffragists  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0007
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Fighting for the vote became central to feminist demands. ‘Fighting for the vote: suffragists’ looks at this area in detail. A history of early demands for women to be given the vote is ... More
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction  

Margaret Walters

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.001.0001
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Feminism: A Very Short Introduction provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of ... More
3. The schooling of genius

3. The schooling of genius  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0003
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Can formal education ever instil exceptional creativity? ‘The schooling of genius’ concludes not on the evidence of past geniuses. The educational backgrounds of Indian mathematician, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785252
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0001
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9780199669240
Autobiography continues to be one of the most popular forms of writing, produced by authors from across the social and professional spectrum. It is also central to the work of literary ... More
Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Happiness: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel M. Haybron

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.001.0001
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Happiness: A Very Short Introduction considers the true nature of happiness and the current thinking on the subject, from psychology to philosophy. What is happiness? Is it ... More
4. Measuring happiness

4. Measuring happiness  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0004
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Can happiness be measured or is it too elusive and complex to measure? ‘Measuring happiness’ looks at the issues associated with trying to measure happiness. Measures of happiness can be ... More
6. Beyond happiness: well-being

6. Beyond happiness: well-being  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0006
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Well-being should not be confused with happiness. Well-being is a matter of value: what is good for us. ‘Beyond happiness: well-being’ considers what we need to attain a sense of ... More
3. Three critics of conscience: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Freud

3. Three critics of conscience: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Freud  

Paul Strohm

in Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777585
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569694.003.0004
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9780199569694
Many religious thinkers of the 18th and 19th centuries promulgated a hopeful view of an accessible and socially beneficial conscience. This overly optimistic view of conscience as a source ... More

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