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Borders: A Very Short Introduction

Borders: A Very Short Introduction  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.001.0001
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9780199731503
Borders: A Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, ... More
6. Hyperpower and its discontents

6. Hyperpower and its discontents  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0006
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9780199899395
With the Cold War over, the United States found itself in a position of supremacy unmatched since the days of the Roman Empire. American power was supposed to stimulate the spread of ... More
5. The changing nature of armed conflict

5. The changing nature of armed conflict  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0005
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9780199668533
Traditionally, war has been understood as involving states pitted against each other in armed combat over conflicting interests, with the state's resort to violence generally viewed as ... More
International Security: A Very Short Introduction

International Security: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher S. Browning

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.001.0001
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9780199668533
International Security: A Very Short Introduction shows that the subjects of war and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and revisionist states ... More
5. Border crossers and border crossings

5. Border crossers and border crossings  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
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10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0005
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9780199731503
Some borders are easy to cross; others are extremely difficult. In some borderlands diversity is celebrated and welcomed; in others, people crossing borders are met with tension and ... More
4. The practice of bordering

4. The practice of bordering  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0004
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9780199731503
Borders are important to the process of territorialization. They symbolically perpetuate meaning and physically shape the mobilities of people. ‘The practice of bordering’ considers ... More
American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Preston

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.001.0001
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For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign ... More
6. Communism's International Allegiances

6. Communism's International Allegiances  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0006
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9780199551545
‘Communism's international allegiances’ examines the tendency of Communist states to seek closer ties with each other and the problems encountered in doing so. The origins and purpose of ... More
3. The problem of war

3. The problem of war  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0003
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9780199668533
‘The problem of war’ explains the idea of the security dilemma, which is characterized by a situation whereby a state, fearful for its security, begins arming itself. Other states may ... More
3. Towards ‘Hot War’ in Asia, 1945–50

3. Towards ‘Hot War’ in Asia, 1945–50  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0003
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9780192801784
‘Towards ‘‘Hot War’’ in Asia, 1945–50’ examines the geopolitical changes in South East Asia following World War II. Japan was left politically impotent under US control after losing the ... More
8. The final phase, 1980–90

8. The final phase, 1980–90  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0008
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9780192801784
The 1980s saw the greatest changes to world politics since the 1940s, with the end of the Cold War. ‘The final phase, 1980–90’ covers the last years of the Cold War, assessing the impact of ... More
4. Peacekeeping to peacebuilding

4. Peacekeeping to peacebuilding  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0005
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9780190222703
Peacekeeping is among the most visible roles of the United Nations. But how much do people trust in UN peacekeeping operations? ‘Peacekeeping to peacebuilding’ shows how the UN has ... More
2. The origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945–50

2. The origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945–50  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0002
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‘Origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945–50’ focuses on the fragile alliance formed between the USA and USSR during the war, and its inevitable breakdown in the following years. Both ... More
9. To the present

9. To the present  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0009
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9780195389142
History doesn't end, it just continues. Each era seems to be the one of the most significant change. The end of the 1960s led to an era of disorientation in the United States. ‘To the ... More
1. The best hope of mankind? A brief history of the UN

1. The best hope of mankind? A brief history of the UN  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0002
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9780190222703
The International Peace Conference in 1899 established the Permanent Court of Arbitration as the first medium for international disputes, but it was the League of Nations, established in ... More
5. Superpower

5. Superpower  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0005
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9780199899395
The modern era was the American century, but it was also very much the communist century. Between them, the United States and the Soviet Union held the fate of the world in their hands. If ... More
4. A global Cold War, 1950–8

4. A global Cold War, 1950–8  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0004
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9780192801784
‘A global Cold War, 1950–8’ examines how the Cold War evolved into a more global and prolonged conflict. In Europe, both sides strengthened and solidified their positions, as exemplified by ... More
5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68

5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0005
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9780192801784
In the late 1950s, the Cold War entered perhaps its most perilous phase, with the danger of nuclear war at its most intense. ‘From confrontation to détente, 1958–68’ charts the course of ... More
3. Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action

3. Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190222703
There has not been a World War III, so has the United Nations been successful? Alternatively, no day has gone by since 1945 without a military conflict somewhere around the world, so has ... More
The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. McMahon

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801784
The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction argues that the massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of ... More

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