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3. Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles

3. Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0003
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‘Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles’ describes the triggers for the start of World War I. Within days of Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, Imperial ... More
1. Evolution of diplomacy

1. Evolution of diplomacy  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0001
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9780199588503
Traditional diplomacy is dealing with the interface of conflict and peace-making. ‘Evolution of diplomacy’ describes the history of diplomacy and shows that it has become much more than the ... More
4. The United Nations

4. The United Nations  

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/9780199668533.003.0004
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9780199668533
‘The United Nations’ discusses the world's primary organization of collective security. The United Nations is often seen as an entrepreneur promoting norms of good governance, upholding ... More
4. Governing the Antarctic

4. Governing the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0004
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9780199697687
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 was a notable achievement given that the world was in the throes of a Cold War. The treaty set out a framework for the demilitarization of the Antarctic and the ... More
6. Exploiting and protecting the Antarctic

6. Exploiting and protecting the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0006
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9780199697687
At the time of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 not much attention was given to resource management and environmental protection of the region. ‘Exploiting and protecting the Antarctic’ looks ... More
2. A contested nature

2. A contested nature  

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/9780199668533.003.0002
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9780199668533
‘A contested nature’ suggests that one way of picking apart the elusive nature of security is to ask some questions of it, the most obvious being, ‘what is security?’ The UN distinguishes ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

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/9780192801579.003.0001
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9780192801579
The ‘Introduction’ summarizes the various approaches to international relations. International relations is about more than the relationships between states and is a multidisciplinary ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

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/9780192801579.003.0006
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The ‘Conclusion’ stresses the importance of skilled diplomacy and cooperation. The unfeasibility of unilateralism means that nations do still rely on the international system and need to ... More
5. The century of the child and beyond

5. The century of the child and beyond  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0006
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9780190681388
The 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child, issued by the United Nations, provided a far more detailed and supposedly binding set of conditions and rights than the 1924 Declaration of ... More
6. Development, numbers, and politics

6. Development, numbers, and politics  

Alan Whiteside

in HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191793639
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727491.003.0006
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‘Development, numbers, and politics’ first considers the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations in 2000 and explains how achieving some of them was difficult due to ... More
6. BRICS as the recognition of states, not societies

6. BRICS as the recognition of states, not societies  

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/9780198723394.003.0006
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9780198723394
The BRICS, at its core, is a state-centric project. The emphasis is on the assertion—and granting—of a heightened degree of recognition within the global system. The motivations combine the ... More
4. Creating a worldview of childhood

4. Creating a worldview of childhood  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0005
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9780190681388
The League of Nations made history on September 26, 1924, when it adopted a resolution declaring that children enjoyed certain rights. The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child ... More
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Charles Townshend

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.001.0001
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9780198809098
Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, ... More
7. Countering terrorism

7. Countering terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191846724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0007
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9780198809098
What can be done about terrorism? The multiplicity of possible responses range from mild regulation to full-blooded military repression, but what are the possible benefits and what are the ... More
Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction  

Eugene R. Fidell

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.001.0001
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9780199303496
Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction presents an accessible and honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of military justice in both common law countries and those with ... More
9. Military justice in the field

9. Military justice in the field  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0010
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9780199303496
Military justice has to be portable because armies deploy. Field operations in unfamiliar environments generate their fair share of military justice controversies. Some of these are a ... More
10. What about Guantánamo?

10. What about Guantánamo?  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0011
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‘What about Guantánamo?’ considers military commissions, which are a category of military tribunal. They are not courts-martial because they are not used to prosecute offenses committed by ... More
1. Military command and military discipline

1. Military command and military discipline  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0002
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9780199303496
To be effective, and something more than a collection of individuals with weapons, a military unit must be commanded. Commanders are responsible for achieving the unit’s objective, a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Dane Kennedy

in Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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May 2016
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9780190605537
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.003.0001
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9780199340491
Decolonization is described as the “withdrawal from its former colonies of a colonial power; the acquisition of political or economic independence by such colonies.” However, war, ... More
4. The primacy of patronage politics

4. The primacy of patronage politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0004
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9780198806578
A great number of post-colonial African countries, bounded by formal frontiers and with an international presence at various international institutions such as the United Nations, function ... More

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