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Introduction. We the peoples: the Promise of the United Nations

Introduction. We the peoples: the Promise of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

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

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
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10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0001
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What was the purpose of the United Nations? First, it was to safeguard peace and security. Second, it was to restore faith in human rights. Third, it was to uphold respect for international ... More
7. The civil peace

7. The civil peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0008
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‘The civil peace’ describes a type of peace that is based on the idea that every person in society has the ability to mobilize for peace from a number of different perspectives which could ... More
4. The victors’ peace in history

4. The victors’ peace in history  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0005
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‘The victors’ peace in history’ examines the notion that peace comes from a military victory and is dominated by the victor in a conflict. This is the oldest understanding of the concept of ... More
The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew F. Cooper

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.001.0001
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9780198723394
In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system ... More
2. A contested invention

2. A contested invention  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0002
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‘A contested invention’ outlines the development of the BRICS group. The building blocks were in place for a stand-alone forum prior to 2009, but the catalytic moment came with the global ... More
1. Framing the BRICS

1. Framing the BRICS  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0001
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‘Framing the BRICS’ explains that the BRICS can be viewed according to three different frameworks. First, as initially conceived by Goldman Sachs, the BRIC describes a set of big and ... More
2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations

2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

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

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
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10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0003
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‘An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations’ explains the various functions of the conglomeration of organizations, divisions, bodies, and secretariats that make up the UN. ... More
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

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

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.001.0001
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9780190222703
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of the United Nations (UN), before examining its successes and failures as a guardian of international ... More
Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Peace: A Very Short Introduction  

Oliver P. Richmond

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.001.0001
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9780199656004
Peace: A Very Short Introduction explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring modern assumptions about peace and the different interpretations of its ... More
8. Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding

8. Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0009
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9780199656004
‘Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding’ examines four generational approaches to peace which are aimed at consolidating the liberal peace system and international, state, and civil ... More
4. Hanging together

4. Hanging together  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0004
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9780198723394
Through their communiqués and other outputs, the BRICS countries have worked hard to present themselves as a cohesive group. This effort, however, belies sharp differences in the political, ... More
2. The presidency

2. The presidency  

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/9780195373851.003.0002
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9780195373851
‘The presidency’ explores how presidents communicate with the American public. Presidential activity such as engaging in townhall style meetings, weekly radio addresses or webcasts, or ... More
2. How the EU was made

2. How the EU was made  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

in The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191846601
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10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0002
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9780198808855
‘How the EU was made’ examines the combination of interests and events leading to the development of the EC, including the founding treaties. The Single European Act (SEA) provided for ... More
5. Connecting to and leading the government

5. Connecting to and leading the government  

Charles O. Jones

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

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0005
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9780190458201
Presidents face numerous challenges as they endeavor to meet expectations of leadership beyond given powers. “Connecting to and leading the government” shows how the presidency manages the ... More
5. Global governance

5. Global 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/9780199606412.003.0005
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9780199606412
How does the changing nature of the state affect international relations? Has globalization created a new world order of institutions, markets, and networks? ‘Global governance’ examines ... More
4. Problems and challenges

4. Problems and challenges  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0005
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9780192801579
‘Problems and challenges’ surveys the dangers to the human race and their possible international solutions. Despite the reality of climate change, countries are unwilling to jeopardize ... More
3. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)

3. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0004
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9780192801579
‘Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)’ deals with the supranational organizations through which nations cooperate. IGOs can be specialized, like Interpol, regional, like the EU, or ... More
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.001.0001
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9780192801579
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. It explains the theories and practice that ... More
6. Regulation and audit

6. Regulation and audit  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779879
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0006
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9780199684311
‘Regulation and audit’ examines some aspects of the regulation of financial reporting by looking at two national examples of regulatory frameworks: the UK and the USA. It addresses such ... 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
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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

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