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1. Evolution of diplomacy

1. Evolution of diplomacy  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
DOI: 
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
9. The many forms of environmental justice

9. The many forms of environmental justice  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0009
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9780198794189
For many lawyers and non-lawyers alike environmental law is, and should be, about justice. The socio-political complexity of environmental problems means, however, that justice in the ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0006
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9780192801579
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
8. Quiet revolutions

8. Quiet revolutions  

Colin Ward

in Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776069
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.003.0008
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9780192804778
Have the aspirations of the anarchists of the last century been a catalogue of impossible hopes? ‘Quiet revolutions’ argues that the answer is no. In a partial, albeit incomplete, but ... More
1. Origins and legacies

1. Origins and legacies  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0001
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‘Origins and legacies’ outlines the background of medical law. Until World War II the Hippocratic Oath had been the law regulating the medical profession for two and a half millennia. The ... More
4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0004
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Should doctors disclose any of their patients' confidences? When is disclosure justified? Is disclosure ever mandatory? Should there be an absolute rule of non- disclosure? If not, why not? ... More
8. Ensuring the effectiveness of environmental law

8. Ensuring the effectiveness of environmental law  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0008
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9780198794189
Much of the stretching of the legal imagination of environmental lawyers has been trying to make environmental law more effective. Enforcement practices have evolved, innovative regulatory ... More
10. The EU in the world

10. The EU in the world  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0010
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9780198808855
‘The EU in the world’ considers how EU policies for dealing with the rest of the world have been developed. China seems likely to catch up with the US as a military and economic power. ... More
5. Sustainability and preservation

5. Sustainability and preservation  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
eISBN: 
9780191838651
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0005
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9780198797166
Sustainable development was defined in the 1987 Brundtland Report as development that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their ... More
1. Nations under law

1. Nations under law  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785818
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0001
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9780199239337
The most basic function of international law is to secure the coexistence of the world’s almost 200 sovereign States. ‘Nations under law’ explains the essential conditions of statehood ... More
3. Before birth

3. Before birth  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0003
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9780199660445
‘Before birth’ first considers the rights and obligations to reproduce. The law defends the right to reproduce and there are few limitations on that right. The right not to be a parent ... More
5. Consent

5. Consent  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0005
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9780199660445
‘Consent’ outlines the generally recognized principles of the law of consent. It considers what is a competent adult and shows that once can demand omissions (refuse treatment), but not ... More
8. Resource allocation

8. Resource allocation  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0008
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9780199660445
There is an infinite amount of suffering in the world and there is a distinctly finite amount of resources to deal with it. How do we decide who gets what? ‘Resource allocation’ considers ... More
3. Divorce

3. Divorce  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0004
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9780199668526
‘Divorce’ considers the impact of the increase in divorce levels on family law over the last forty years. In the UK, there has been a fivefold increase in divorce rates. What are the causes ... More
8. The need for nuclear power

8. The need for 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/9780199584970.003.0008
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9780199584970
‘The need for nuclear power’ explains how the demand for energy is increasing due to population growth and economic activity and puts forward the case for nuclear power. There is a pressing ... More
5. Lawyers

5. Lawyers  

Raymond Wacks

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191807657
DOI: 
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
3. The business of organized crime

3. The business of organized crime  

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191836879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795544.003.0003
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9780198795544
‘The business of organized crime’ discusses the types of business in which organized crime is involved. Although the discussion is not an exhaustive list of organized criminal activities, ... More
4. Controlling and preventing organized crime

4. Controlling and preventing organized crime  

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191836879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795544.003.0004
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9780198795544
‘Controlling and preventing organized crime’ discusses the types of policy and law enforcement approaches intended to address organized crime as an issue. The US became the first country to ... More
3. Giving and taking offence

3. Giving and taking offence  

Nigel Warburton

in Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777080
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199232352.003.0003
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9780199232352
Should we draw a line between freedom of expression and causing offence? Should free speech be for everyone, or just those we agree with? ‘Giving and taking offence’ considers how far free ... More
7. The future of the world’s reptiles

7. The future of the world’s reptiles  

T. S. Kemp

in Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191844065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806417.003.0007
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9780198806417
The world’s reptile fauna is facing the threat of a considerable reduction in the number of species. One estimate is that by 2050 over 500 species, around 5 per cent, will have been lost. ... More

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