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2. The politics of trust

2. The politics of trust  

John Dunn

in Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.003.0002
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‘The Politics of Trust’ considers the nature of political authority. Locke initially feared any challenge to the authority of a monarch, because of the danger of disorder, but eventually ... More
8. Security

8. Security  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0008
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Armed conflict poses an imminent threat to the nation’s existence, but so does suspension of the nation’s fundamental laws. The framers wrestled with how to grant government the power to ... More
5. Representation

5. Representation  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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More than most constitutional issues, questions of representation and suffrage have exposed the fault lines of class, race, and gender in American society. Popular sovereignty was the ... More
4. Property

4. Property  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0004
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The Constitution of 1787 contains no broad guarantee of the right to property, but it established numerous protections for property. ‘Property’ explains that the right to property found ... More
Introduction: mass immigration, past and present

Introduction: mass immigration, past and present  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
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10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0001
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9780195331783
The United States is a nation of diverse peoples bound together through an allegiance to the constitution. The Introduction looks at where the people of the United States have come from and ... More
5. Deprivations of life and liberty

5. Deprivations of life and liberty  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0005
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‘Deprivations of life and liberty’ considers the rights to life and liberty, which may be limited through legal restrictions designed to protect a defined legitimate objective. The human ... More
6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy

6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0006
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‘Balancing rights—free speech and privacy’ considers the human rights that have built-in limitations. The thrust of international human rights law for these rights is that limitations to ... More
The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction  

James Marten

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.001.0001
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The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction describes the differing experiences of childhood across time and place, focusing on conflict, change, war, reform, and the issues and ... More
3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations

3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0003
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9780198706168
How are human rights put into practice? What does it mean when governments announce that their foreign policy is concerned with promoting and protecting human rights? Where is the ... More
8. Discrimination and equality

8. Discrimination and equality  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0008
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9780198706168
‘Discrimination and equality’ considers the prohibited grounds of discrimination (based on age, sexuality, religion, nationality, gender, and disability); what new grounds may be emerging; ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0007
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9780199922680
Despite the abolition of slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, notions of black inferiority and white supremacy still persisted in both the North and the South. The ... More
Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Family Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Herring

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.001.0001
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9780199668526
Family Law: A Very Short Introduction provides insight not only into what family law is, but why it is the way it is. How have laws had to respond to social changes in family ... More
4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?

4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?  

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/9780190458164.003.0004
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9780190458164
‘Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?’ looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties. Most American citizens have ... More
4. Satyāgraha

4. Satyāgraha  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0004
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9780192854575
‘Satyāgraha’ explains how, for Gandhi, satyāgraha, meaning civil insistence on or tenacity in the pursuit of truth, aimed to penetrate the barriers of prejudice, ill-will, dogmatism, ... More
5. The nation in history

5. The nation in history  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0005
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‘The nation in history’ investigates historical notions of nationhood. Nations are generally thought of as being relatively recent inventions, as it is believed that earlier societies did ... More
8. Politics, democracy, and law

8. Politics, democracy, and law  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0008
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Habermas believes that traditional societies are held together by a shared ethos. Modern societies are complex, differentiated, and multicultural. Subjects consider themselves first and ... More
5. Lawyers

5. Lawyers  

Raymond Wacks

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

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0005
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9780198745624
Lawyers are an essential feature of every developed legal system. Without accessible lawyers to provide citizens with competent representation, the ideals of the legal system ring hollow. ... More
4. The modern world

4. The modern world  

Steve Bruce

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

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191861826
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10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0004
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9780198822967
Although we can view sociology as a disinterested intellectual discipline that stands aside from the world it observes, sociology is itself a symptom of the very things it describes. ‘The ... More
3. The people called Methodists

3. The people called Methodists  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0003
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9780198802310
The initial agenda of Methodism as a renewal movement in the Church of England was ‘to reform England, especially the church, and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the land’. Like ... More
6. Equality

6. Equality  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0006
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9780195378320
Equality was not an explicit core value of the Constitution, nor was it a basic condition of republican governments. The framers, living in a world based on class distinctions, rejected ... More

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