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7. Alimony and financial orders

7. Alimony and financial orders  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0008
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9780199668526
‘Alimony and financial orders’ considers how disputes over financial issues are debated and resolved in family law. There is a widespread perception that divorce causes financial ruin for ... More
2. Non-states

2. Non-states  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775352
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0003
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9780192801579
‘Non-states’ looks at the influence of non-state organizations and phenomena on international relations. Religion can be a more powerful identifier for people than the state, and can ... More
6. Advantages and disadvantages of federalism

6. Advantages and disadvantages of federalism  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0006
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9780190900052
Advantages and disadvantages of federalism as much as the federal system is the preferred option of Americans who historically have had a skeptical view of centralized power, it is far from ... More
The Future: A Very Short Introduction

The Future: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.001.0001
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9780198735281
Humans have always been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. They have prophesied, foretold, predicted, and tried to control the future. The Future: A Very Short ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0001
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The Introduction highlights some of the tensions one might expect when reading about the future, most notably between scientific prediction and ungrounded speculation. It discusses the many ... More
4. Crystal balls, flying cars, and robots

4. Crystal balls, flying cars, and robots  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191799549
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0005
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9780198735281
In spite of the substantial body of futures literature with its conceptual and methodological innovation and engagement with real world issues, misconceptions abound in academic, ... More
1. The economy and the environment

1. The economy and the environment  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777813
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0002
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‘The economy and the environment’ explains some basics of economics, including market failure and negative externalities, and shows how they can affect the environment. Much of economic ... More
3. Environmental policy: instrument choice

3. Environmental policy: instrument choice  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777813
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0004
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‘Environmental policy: instrument choice’ considers the policy instruments available to governments to regulate polluting emissions and environmental damage. Much environmental policy ... More
6. The cost of nuclear power

6. The cost of nuclear power  

Maxwell Irvine

in Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777875
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584970.003.0006
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9780199584970
‘The cost of nuclear power’ explains the difficulties of costing nuclear power. Construction, decommissioning, and waste disposal all have to be factored in. The cost of licensing new ... More
Decapitation and targeted killing

Decapitation and targeted killing  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0006
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The military strategies of decapitation and targeted killing derive from dislocation and attrition, respectively. Decapitation is the attempt to paralyze or destroy a group by removing its ... More
5. Credit risk

5. Credit risk  

Mark H. A. Davis

in Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191829932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198787945.003.0005
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9780198787945
Credit risk is the risk that your counterparty might default on future obligations. There are a small number of credit rating agencies operating globally that assign a credit rating to each ... More
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Klaus Dodds

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.001.0001
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9780198830764
From great power politics and speculation about resource scrambles, to everyday encounters and objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, corporations, international ... More
1. What is geopolitics?

1. What is geopolitics?  

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/9780198830764.003.0001
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9780198830764
‘What is geopolitics?’ explains that geopolitics involves three qualities. First, it is concerned with questions of influence and power over space and territory. Second, it uses ... More
4. Return

4. Return  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0004
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9780199858583
‘Return’ explores the concept of diasporic peoples returning to their homeland. Even when this journey was possible, many groups stayed put. The Zionist movement was an expression of the ... More
1. Elements of American democracy

1. Elements of American democracy  

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/9780195373851.003.0001
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9780195373851
In all, the United States has a very large number of political and governmental players who are constantly busy with politicking, judging, and administering. ‘Elements of American ... More
4. Problems and challenges

4. Problems and challenges  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775352
DOI: 
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
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775352
DOI: 
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
8. The final phase, 1980–90

8. The final phase, 1980–90  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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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. Establishing the causes of a disease

4. Establishing the causes of a disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199543335
‘Establishing the causes of a disease’ makes the point that any association between an exposure and a disease that is reasonably well established in a study needs to go through a process of ... More
Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777813
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199583584
Environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy affect the environment in which we live. Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction discusses environmental issues ... More

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