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1. Engels and Marx

1. Engels and Marx  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776021
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0001
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9780192804662
‘Engels and Marx’ sets out the need to assess Engels' ideas in their own right. Although Engels was the junior partner in the most famous intellectual collaboration of all time, he was more ... More
5. Science and Technology as institutions

5. Science and Technology as institutions  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0006
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9780192853455
‘Science and Technology as institutions’ explores the economic development of Science and Technology. Knowledge is a public good, but private incentives to pursue research are low, as it is ... More
6. Development, numbers, and politics

6. Development, numbers, and politics  

Alan Whiteside

in HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191793639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727491.003.0006
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9780198727491
‘Development, numbers, and politics’ first considers the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations in 2000 and explains how achieving some of them was difficult due to ... More
Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Usha Goswami

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.001.0001
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book
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9780199646593
Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction examines modern child psychology, tracing its development from birth up until early adolescence. Child Psychology studies the ... More
7. Climate change in the mountains

7. Climate change in the mountains  

Martin F. Price

in Mountains: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782466
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695881.003.0007
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9780199695881
‘Climate change in the mountains’ examines the evidence of climate change in mountains, the most compelling being the melting of glaciers and the upwards movement of plants on mountain ... More
3. Malaria

3. Malaria  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0004
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9780199340071
Malaria originated in Africa and is caused by an infection with the plasmodium protozoan. Five types have infected humans; Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal and is responsible for ... More
7. From theory to practice

7. From theory to practice  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0007
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9780199207565
‘From theory to practice’ explains that autistic disorders are far too heterogeneous and too complex for a single satisfying account. It is frustrating that there is no answer yet to what ... More
6. Crises of neoliberalism: the 2000s and beyond

6. Crises of neoliberalism: the 2000s and beyond  

Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy

in Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560516.003.0006
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9780199560516
Whilst early manifestations of neoliberalism have had their day, ‘Crises of Neoliberalism’ shows that neoliberalism has been extremely adaptable to specific social contexts. One of the ... More
6. Diplomacy in the age of globalization

6. Diplomacy in the age of globalization  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0006
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9780199588503
‘Diplomacy in the age of globalization’ discusses the diplomatic challenges faced by globalization. The diplomacy of the global economic system ranges from the activities of transnational ... More
7. Seeing and the brain

7. Seeing and the brain  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0007
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9780199680306
About 27 per cent of the human brain cortex is predominantly visual in function, but there are many other areas that are involved less exclusively in visual processing. ‘Seeing and the ... More
8. When vision fails

8. When vision fails  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0008
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9780199680306
Failing eyesight takes many forms, from age-related conditions that reduce acuity or field of view, to complete blindness resulting from accident or disease, and in the worst case to ... More
1. The importance of entrepreneurship

1. The importance of entrepreneurship  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779893
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0001
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9780199670543
‘The importance of entrepreneurship’ considers the vital role entrepreneurs are perceived as playing in a capitalist economy in promoting economic development and looks at the history of ... More
2. Discovering and creating opportunities

2. Discovering and creating opportunities  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779893
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0002
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9780199670543
‘Discovering and creating opportunities’ looks at a number of successful entrepreneurs to illustrate how their paths to entrepreneurship have been different. What is the function of an ... More
4. Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination

4. Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0005
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9780199646593
‘Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination’ examines the influence of the people around infants as well as their imaginative games on cognitive and social/emotional ... More
7. Combating poverty

7. Combating 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/9780198716471.003.0007
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9780198716471
Although poverty reduction has not occurred as fast as anyone would like, we know a considerable amount about what is helpful in the struggle against poverty. We also know a lot about what ... More
5. Building the New Development Bank

5. Building the New Development Bank  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790119
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198723394
The New Development Bank (NDB)—alternatively called the BRICS Development Bank—represents the most significant institutional innovation to emerge from the BRICS summit process. ‘Building ... More
7. Theories and neurobiology of development

7. Theories and neurobiology of development  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0008
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9780199646593
‘Theories and neurobiology of development’ defines what a theory is and examines how the theories of two famous psychologists, Piaget and Vygotsky, have aided the current understanding of ... More
5. Global governance

5. Global 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/9780199606412.003.0005
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9780199606412
How does the changing nature of the state affect international relations? Has globalization created a new world order of institutions, markets, and networks? ‘Global governance’ examines ... More
4. The ascent of the rich

4. The ascent of the rich  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199596652
‘The ascent of the rich’ shows how the rich countries got richer. Between 1815 and 1870, the Industrial Revolution spread from Britain to Western Europe and North America. Innovation and ... More
6. Geography’s present and future

6. Geography’s present and future  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

in Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776946
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199211289
‘Geography's present and future’ outlines present applications in geography, and looks to the future of the discipline. Environmental criminology looks at the concentration of crime in ... More

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