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3. Poverty and wealth

3. Poverty and wealth  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0004
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9780199238484
‘Poverty and wealth’ considers the economic experience and the existence of inequality in the Soviet Union. The Soviet system had three main economic principles: egalitarianism, ... More
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Michelle Baddeley

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.001.0001
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9780198754992
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of behavioural economics, analysing the motivations behind economic decisions and showing the relevance of ... More
9. Economic behaviour and public policy

9. Economic behaviour and public policy  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0009
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9780198754992
At its best, economics can help policy-makers to design policies that resolve a wide range of economic and financial problems, for individuals and economies as a whole. ‘Economic behaviour ... More
6. The new administrative age

6. The new administrative age  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191792014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0006
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9780198724230
Many New Public Management approaches failed to address deeper systemic issues underlying the actual causes of poor performance. As a result, a variety of alternative methods and approaches ... 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
2. From Common Market to European Union

2. From Common Market to European Union  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0003
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9780198749981
The EEC Treaty said that the common market should be established gradually over a transitional period comprising three stages. When the transitional period expired in 1969, the common ... More
4. Elite and masses

4. Elite and masses  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0005
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‘Elite and masses’ focuses on the contradictions of Soviet society. The problem for the Bolshevik party was how a centralized, minority party could claim leadership of the masses. In the ... 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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9780198736257
‘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
Final reflections

Final reflections  

Ariel Ezrachi

in Competition and Antitrust Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2021
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Jul 2021
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9780191892493
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10.1093/actrade/9780198860303.003.0013
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9780198860303
‘Final reflections’ explains that as the understanding of markets and economic theory evolves, so does the application of competition law. With changing market and socio-political ... More
8. A great civilian power … and more—or less?

8. A great civilian power … and more—or less?  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

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

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191846601
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10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0008
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9780198808855
The EC’s external relations were, in line with its powers, originally concentrated in the economic field. But there were from the outset also political aims. ‘A great civilian power … and ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
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9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More
3. Removing barriers and debating consequences

3. Removing barriers and debating consequences  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2021
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Mar 2021
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9780197542453
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10.1093/actrade/9780197542422.003.0004
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9780197542422
America emerged from World War II a more unified, confident society, experiencing dramatic economic expansion and exercising military and political supremecy as the world’s dominant ... More
Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777813
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.001.0001
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9780199583584
Environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy affect the environment in which we live. Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction discusses environmental issues ... More
Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Communism: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.001.0001
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9780199551545
Communism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the inner dynamics, crises, and demise of communism as a global system, explaining the theory behind its ideology, and examining ... More
2. A Brief History of Communism in Power

2. A Brief History of Communism in Power  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0002
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9780199551545
‘A brief history of communism in power’ describes how, by the 1970s, more than a third of the world's population lived in a Communist system. By the end of the 1940s, the number of states ... More
4. The Economic System of Communism

4. The Economic System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0004
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9780199551545
‘The economic system of communism’ explains the differences between the economies of Western systems and those of Communist ones. All western systems were (and remain) basically capitalist, ... More

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