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Dynasties past and present

Dynasties past and present  

Jeroen Duindam

in Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191846717
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809081.003.0008
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9780198809081
Dynasties enjoy a mixed reputation. Enlightened opinion associates traditional royalty with militant triumphalism, despotism, pomp, squandering, ineptitude, and corruption. Yet at the same ... More
2. Culture, music, and the corruption of morals

2. Culture, music, and the corruption of morals  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0002
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‘Culture, music and the corruption of morals’ addresses the causes and indicators of the corruption into which Rousseau believed man had fallen. In his first Discourse, he set out a link ... More
4. Psycho-social and cultural explanations

4. Psycho-social and cultural explanations  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0004
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Any serious attempt to explain corruption has to be holistic. People are corrupt for numerous reasons, and even where there is an identifiable primary motivation—such as greed or ... More
Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Modern India: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig Jeffrey

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.001.0001
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9780198769347
India has become one of the world’s emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and ... More
1. Hope

1. Hope  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0001
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India is the fastest growing major economy in the world with a large and rapidly growing middle class. It has established an identity as a major power in terms of Information Technology and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780190454821
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10.1093/actrade/9780190454791.003.0001
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The Reconstruction era embraces the twelve years, from 1865 to 1877, of active effort to rebuild and reconstitute the American union after the attempt by the Confederate States of America ... More
1. The life and times of a citizen of Geneva

1. The life and times of a citizen of Geneva  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0001
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‘The life and times of a citizen of Geneva’ summarizes the influences on Rousseau and the development of his thought. He was born in Geneva and spent time in Venice and Paris, allowing him ... More
3. Can we measure corruption?

3. Can we measure corruption?  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0003
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Has the scale of corruption been increasing over the years? Are some countries more corrupt than others? In order to answer these questions, we need to be able to measure corruption, which ... More
5. System-related explanations

5. System-related explanations  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0005
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Explanations of corruption that focus just on the individual are incomplete; we are all subject to and conditioned by the context in which we live and work. ‘System-related explanations’ ... More
1. What is corruption?

1. What is corruption?  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0001
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Traditionally, corruption refers to moral impurity, but the concept of corruption has changed over time and varies across cultures and different jurisdictions working with varying ... More
4. Living virtuously

4. Living virtuously  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0004
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9780198784456
Does someone deserve to be praised or punished? Can one individual merit owning more resources than another? Can blame be rightly attached to unintended actions? These are examples of moral ... More
7. Legacy and reputation

7. Legacy and reputation  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0007
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‘Legacy and reputation’ considers historical and contemporary views of the Wealth of Nations and why Adam Smith is ritually referred to as the ‘father of economics’. Ever since the Wealth ... More
5. Women in African politics

5. Women in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0005
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9780198806578
Gender inequality in Africa varies depending on the histories, culture, colonial legacy, and levels of economic development of each community. Generally, inequality is very real and has a ... More
6. Social revolution

6. Social revolution  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0006
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Social revolution has provided people, elites in particular, with new economic and social aspirations. These have been brought about by a transformation in people’s access to communication ... More
2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0003
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9780199340057
The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's ... More
4. The historian of Florence

4. The historian of Florence  

Quentin Skinner

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

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0004
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9780198837572
‘The historian of Florence’ deals with the employment of Machiavelli's later years. In 1520, Machiavelli finally gained patronage at the Medici court and was commissioned to write the ... More
Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Wokler

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.001.0001
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9780192801982
Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction examines the role of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the European Enlightenment, and his critique of the political, economic, theological, and ... More
2. Why corruption is a problem

2. Why corruption is a problem  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0002
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9780199689699
Corruption impacts upon individuals, groups, and organizations in numerous ways. ‘Why corruption is a problem’ considers the negative effects of corruption in terms of social, ... More
6. What can states do?

6. What can states do?  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0006
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9780199689699
‘What can states do?’ outlines the key role the state has to play in managing corruption, using ‘stick’ (disincentive), ‘carrot’ (incentive), ‘administrative and technical’, and ‘other’ ... More
Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.001.0001
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book
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9780199689699
Corruption is one of the biggest global issues, ahead of extreme poverty, unemployment, the rising cost of food and energy, climate change, and terrorism. It is thought to be one of the ... More

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