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4. Public governance

4. Public governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0004
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9780199606412
‘Public governance’ looks at the effects of the introduction of market practices into the public sector. How have changing views of bureaucracy contributed to the reform of the public ... More
6. Problems

6. Problems  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0006
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9780199672660
The welfare state is, at its core, a problem-solving apparatus, designed to manage dysfunctions that are endemic to the economic and social life of modern nations. But welfare states also ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0001
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9780195311068
In the history of American society and politics, “Progressivism” was a many-sided reform movement that emerged in the final years of the nineteenth century, flourished from about 1900 to ... More
6. Who ended the Cold War— Reagan or Gorbachev?

6. Who ended the Cold War— Reagan or Gorbachev?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0006
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“Who ended the Cold War: Reagan or Gorbachev?” examines the role Reagan played in ending the Cold War. When Reagan was inaugurated, his anti-Communist stance caused many to fear nuclear ... More
6. Objects

6. Objects  

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/9780198830764.003.0006
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9780198830764
Geopolitics is often imagined through objects, but it is also exercised with objects. Objects can shape geopolitical relations and illuminate state authority. So, flags can be powerful and ... More
6. Subnational nominations and elections

6. Subnational nominations and elections  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0006
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‘Subnational nominations and elections’ examines how candidates are selected to run for office below the level of the presidency, and how they run in general election campaigns. The ... More
8. Saviours or sinners?

8. Saviours or sinners?  

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/9780199668533.003.0008
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9780199668533
Territorial borders are inextricably connected with questions of security. ‘Saviours or sinners?’ explains how the challenge of controlling the movement of people and goods across borders ... More
7. Neoliberalism and WS 2.0

7. Neoliberalism and WS 2.0  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0007
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The welfare states that enjoyed three decades of expansion after 1945 endured a challenging period in the following decades. From the late 1970s, in one country after another, opposition ... More
7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79

7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0007
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9780192801784
During the 1970s the Cold War experienced a change in pace, as world leaders sought to stabilize international affairs. ‘The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79’ covers detente ... More
6. Phoenix from the ashes?

6. Phoenix from the ashes?  

Kevin Passmore

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

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779848
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685363.003.0006
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9780199685363
‘Phoenix from the ashes?’ examines some of the similarities and differences between present-day and inter-war fascist movements. There are genuine continuities between inter-war fascism and ... More
1. Was Reagan a Dummy?

1. Was Reagan a Dummy?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0001
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‘Was Reagan a dummy?’ asks whether the popular view of Reagan as unintelligent is just. Reagan was born in the Mid West, and attended Eureka College, where he discovered acting. A career in ... More
4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?

4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0004
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‘Was there, in fact, a Reagan revolution?’ asks whether Reagan's time in office corresponded with a great shift in political direction. Reagan understood that presidential power was limited ... More
5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?

5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0005
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‘Did the Democrats fiddle as the Reaganauts conquered Washington?’ documents the actions of the Democratic party during the Reagan administration. In 1981 Democrats criticized Reagan on the ... More
7. Did the Reagan Revolution Succeed or Fail?

7. Did the Reagan Revolution Succeed or Fail?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0007
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‘Did the Reagan Revolution succeed or fail?’ assesses the impact of Reagan's presidency. Reagan was a man on a mission, who never lost sight of his ideology but compromised when necessary. ... More
6. Ebb tide, 1919–1921

6. Ebb tide, 1919–1921  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0007
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9780195311068
‘Ebb tide, 1919–1921’ explores what became of progressivism in the 1920s. The conditions in 1919 were worsened by economic downturns. The popular mood was one of disillusionment, due to ... More
7. Public opinion and its influence

7. Public opinion and its influence  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0007
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9780195373851
‘Public opinion and its influence’ asks: Should pollsters be middlemen between the people and government? George Gallup and his fellow pioneers in polling paved a new way for elected ... More
4. The populist leader

4. The populist leader  

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/9780190234874.003.0004
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9780190234874
A common feature of populism is its reliance on strong leaders who are able to mobilize the masses and/or conduct their parties with the aim of enacting radical reforms. Populism is often ... More
4. Making and remaking a presidency

4. Making and remaking a presidency  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0004
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9780190458201
A separated power system will inevitably feature differing tenures and work habits among its institutional components. Even though a change at the top is important, programs and people ... More
10. The U.S. Navy in the Twenty-First Century

10. The U.S. Navy in the Twenty-First Century  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0010
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9780199394760
The dissolution of the Soviet Union did not erase the need for a global U.S. Navy, as events in the Middle East and elsewhere provoked serial crises that led to the dispatch of U.S. naval ... More
6. Star Wars and beyond

6. Star Wars and beyond  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0006
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9780198727231
By the 1960s, both the United States and the Soviet Union found themselves caught up in an offensive and defensive arms race that threatened the stability of an embryonic nuclear deterrence ... More

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