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7. Politics and justice

7. Politics and justice  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0007
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9780192803450
According to ‘Politics and justice’, the essay ‘Force of Law’, marks a political turn in Derrida's work, with deconstruction expressed in ‘newly politicized language’. With this new turn in ... More
4. Private horrors

4. Private horrors  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0004
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9780199589548
‘Private horrors’ looks at the depiction of plague in the historical sources, and explains how authors inherited a narrative framework and illustrative images they felt bound to copy. ... More
3. The move into the community

3. The move into the community  

Tom Burns

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

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198826200
‘The move into the community’ considers deinstitutionalization. Nearly every large mental hospital in the UK and most in the US and Western Europe have closed. The emptying of the ... More
4. Are leaders born or bred?

4. Are leaders born or bred?  

Keith Grint

in Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777592
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569915.003.0004
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9780199569915
Nature or nuture? ‘Are leaders born or bred?’ considers four types of leadership — individual and natural leadership; a nurtured individualist approach seen in Athens; the Spartans' ... More
3. Corporate governance

3. Corporate governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0003
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9780199606412
‘Corporate governance’ considers the rules and practices by which companies are administered. What impact does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have on corporate governance? Do ... More
8. Whither poverty?

8. Whither poverty?  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785078
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0008
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9780198716471
A world without extreme poverty is still some way off, but there have been moments where some actual poverty reduction occurred. ‘Whither poverty?’ considers three of the post-1960 attempts ... More
2. The politics of social work

2. The politics of social work  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0002
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9780198708452
Social work is inherently political because its parameters are set by the government of the day and many social workers are employed by the state and have important legal powers through ... More
5. In and out of prison

5. In and out of prison  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0005
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9780198716495
‘In and out of prison’ considers the state of prisons today; the typical prison population; the crimes that result in imprisonment; the costs of imprisonment; the process of release and the ... More
4. Why punish … and how?

4. Why punish … and how?  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0004
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9780198716495
Why is punishment imposed and how do we justify the penalties imposed? ‘Why punish … and how?’ outlines the legal justifications for punishment: one perspective focuses on the crime and its ... More
1. What is EU law about?

1. What is EU law about?  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0002
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9780198749981
The range of issues that the EU has been given the power to regulate has grown significantly since it was founded by just six Member States in 1951. The aim of the European Coal and Steel ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782336
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0001
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9780199683697
Taxation is crucial to the functioning of the modern state. Tax revenues pay for public services—roads, the courts, defence, welfare assistance to the poor and elderly—and, in many ... More
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tom Burns

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.001.0001
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book
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9780198826200
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of psychiatry, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and discussing why its history has been beset by dramatic shifts ... More
9. Culture, consent, and community

9. Culture, consent, and community  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0009
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9780198815600
Cultural differences within and across societies can also challenge our assumptions and approaches to medical ethics and require us to reconsider our ethical obligations to individuals. ... More
2. Journalist

2. Journalist  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776021
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0002
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9780192804662
‘Journalist’ introduces Engels' background and the formative experiences of his youth. Engels came from a family of well-to-do mill owners, and soon reacted against the philistinism of his ... More
1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775604
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0001
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9780192802538
The issue of citizenship is currently topical. Governments have promoted teaching it in schools and immigrants are expected to pass citizenship tests to become naturalized citizens. ... More
5. Logic and dialectics

5. Logic and dialectics  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775468
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0005
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9780192801975
‘Logic and dialectics’ explains the aspect of logic so frequently said to be Hegel's greatest discovery, the dialectical method. The goal of logic, Hegel states, is truth. What sort of ... More
5. Positive and successful ageing

5. Positive and successful ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0005
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9780198725329
‘Positive and successful ageing’ examines how, as a society, we can promote positive and successful ageing in terms of physical, mental, and social well-being in later life. It addresses ... More
6. Does it work and how do we know?

6. Does it work and how do we know?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198708452
‘Does it work and how do we know?’ addresses some key questions: should social work be thought of as science or art? What kind of knowledge do social workers need? What should their ... More
1. What is social work?

1. What is social work?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708452
What is social work, what makes it distinctive, and where do its boundaries lie? ‘What is social work’ provides a short definition: it is a community-based response to social need. Social ... More
7. The military in African politics

7. The military in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198806578
Since the 1960s, there have been more than 200 coups—extra-constitutional or forced changes in government—in Africa, with around half of them being successful. The period between the 1960s ... More

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