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Introduction

Introduction  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0001
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9780198830771
The Introduction explains that the aim of this VSI is to introduce Korea’s history by focusing on several historical questions: what does it mean to be Korean? How did the various peoples ... More
4. From colony to competing states

4. From colony to competing states  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0005
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9780198830771
As the Second World War came to an end, most Koreans hoped that their nation would be an independent and prosperous state. ‘From colony to competing states’ shows that, instead, events took ... More
Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Korea: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael J. Seth

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.001.0001
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9780198830771
Having spent centuries in the shadows of its neighbours China and Japan, Korea is now the object of considerable interest. Korea: A Very Short Introduction explores the history, culture, ... More
6. Globalizing south, inward north

6. Globalizing south, inward north  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198830771
‘Globalizing south, inward north’ shows that from the 1980s the two Koreas grew further apart, economically, politically, and culturally. Few states moved faster from poverty to ‘developed’ ... More
5. Competing states, diverging societies

5. Competing states, diverging societies  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198830771
By 1953 almost all Koreans had accepted that they belonged to a single nation united by blood, culture, history, and destiny. However, the end of the Korean War left them divided into two ... More
6. ‘An Auschwitz every three months’Society as camp?

6. ‘An Auschwitz every three months’: Society as camp?  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191790102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198723387
‘ “An Auschwitz every three months”: to society as camp?’ examines the meaning and significance of the concentration camp. There is no single type of concentration camp and no clear ... More
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
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
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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
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
DOI: 
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
7. Post-Cold War era

7. Post-Cold War era  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191892578
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10.1093/actrade/9780198860532.003.0007
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9780198860532
What significant lessons can be learned from the history of nuclear weapons? ‘Post-Cold War era’ considers post-Cold War attempts to curb nuclear proliferation. The clarity of the Cold War ... 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

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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
5. The wide world of camps

5. The wide world of camps  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191790102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198723387
Concentration camps constitute a worldwide phenomenon that has developed over time as different states and regimes have learned from others in other parts of the world. ‘The wide world of ... More
1. What is a concentration camp?

1. What is a concentration camp?  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191790102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0001
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9780198723387
In order to consider why concentration camps are so important to modern consciousness and identity, we need to understand what they are and how they have developed. ‘What is a concentration ... More
5. Superpower

5. Superpower  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
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

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