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1. Why migration matters

1. Why migration matters  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0001
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9780198753773
One in every 35 people in the world today is an international migrant, but migration affects far more people than just those who migrate. It has important social, economic, and political ... More
7. Migrants in society

7. Migrants in society  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0007
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‘Migrants in society’ examines how migrants affect destination societies by considering the economic, political, social, and cultural impacts of immigration. Migrants are seen by some to ... More
7. The staying power of the BRICS

7. The staying power of the BRICS  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0007
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9780198723394
The BRICS group can be interpreted in several ways: as a cluster of big emerging economies with dramatic growth; as a diplomatic club of reform-minded members seeking a new and fairer deal ... More
2. Ideas

2. Ideas  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0003
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9780199665570
‘Ideas’ explains the key ideas driving environmental politics. It begins with The Limits to Growth (1972) that questioned the long-term future of the Earth as a life-support system for ... More
3. Why are some countries rich and others poor?

3. Why are some countries rich and others poor?  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191799983
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10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0003
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‘Why are some countries rich and others poor?’ considers various theories of economic growth, including Robert Solow’s widely used 1956 model, and charts the uneven development of countries ... More
3. The Industrial Revolution

3. The Industrial Revolution  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0003
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9780199596652
‘The Industrial Revolution’ shows that the period from 1760 to 1850 was a turning point in world history, for it inaugurated the era of sustained economic growth. Technological change was ... More
2. Joseph Schumpeter’s gales of creative destruction

2. Joseph Schumpeter’s gales of creative destruction  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

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

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191863691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.003.0002
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9780198825043
‘Joseph Schumpeter’s gales of creative destruction’ shows how innovation is creative and beneficial—bringing new industries, wealth, and employment—and also destructive of some established ... More
Banking: A Very Short Introduction

Banking: A Very Short Introduction  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191785320
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.001.0001
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9780199688920
Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and ... More
7. The future

7. The future  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0007
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9780199670543
‘The future’ looks at the role of entrepreneurship today and beyond. Even though we may see entrepreneurship today as being in a golden age, several challenges still need to be dealt with. ... More
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Dobson

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.001.0001
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9780199665570
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction considers the many facets of environmental politics and shows how it operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0002
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9780199665570
Humans have been part of the Earth’s history for a very short time, but our impact on the world around us has been considerable. The two major moments of accelerations of human impact were ... More
International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Khalid Koser

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.001.0001
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9780198753773
In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its rising numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The political and media attention on migration and ... More
6. Our future atmosphere

6. Our future atmosphere  

Paul I. Palmer

in The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191788970
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10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.003.0006
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9780198722038
There is still much about Earth’s atmosphere we do not fully understand, which limits our ability to predict large-scale changes to the atmosphere. As Earth’s climate changes new scientific ... More
5. Making and working

5. Making and working  

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/9780198784456.003.0005
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9780198784456
‘Making and working’ describes the organization of the Wealth of Nations, which provides an account of economic growth or development that also accounts for the increase in social and ... More
6. Sustainable development

6. Sustainable development  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191799983
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0006
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9780198736257
The environment and development are intimately related yet this relationship has only recently come to the centre of development concerns. The 1987 Brundtland Report from the World ... More
2. How does development happen?

2. How does development happen?  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191799983
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10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0002
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9780198736257
‘How does development happen?’ looks at how our understanding of how development happens has evolved. It first considers the evolution of post-war development theory that was strongly ... More
1. What is development?

1. What is development?  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191799983
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0001
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9780198736257
Progress in tackling poverty over the past twenty-five years has been remarkable, but significant numbers of people remain in poverty and suffer severe deprivation despite the overall ... More

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