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Epilogue: The view from 2010

Epilogue: The view from 2010  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778032
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0008
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9780199591640
This Epilogue provides a reassessment of Keynes's legacy today compared to the last decade of the twentieth century. Recent ideas of what was significant in Keynes, and his legacy, have now ... More
5. Economy and environment

5. Economy and environment  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0006
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9780199230792
‘Economy and environment’ outlines the origins of habitation and farming in Scotland, hunter-gatherers, Dark Age Scotland, the fragility of the pre-modern economies, the age of agricultural ... More
4. An economy of “self-reliance”

4. An economy of “self-reliance”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0004
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9780199740550
‘An economy of “self-reliance”’ assesses Maoist economic policies. China was traditionally poor but egalitarian. Disorder at the start of the Cultural Revolution caused decline, before ... More
4. NEP: politics and the economy

4. NEP: politics and the economy  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0005
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9780192853950
In March 1921, many feared that the new regime in Russia would not survive. In response Congress endorsed the abandonment of forced requisitioning in favour of a tax in kind on the ... More
9. Where next for criminology?

9. Where next for criminology?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0009
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9780199643257
Criminology’s concerns already encompass matters of sociology, psychology, law, political science, economics, history, and biology to name a few. Essentially, criminology’s focus remains ... More
1. Josiah Wedgwood: the world’s greatest innovator

1. Josiah Wedgwood: the world’s greatest innovator  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191863691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.003.0001
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9780198825043
‘Josiah Wedgwood: the world’s greatest innovator’ looks at the important contribution made by a Staffordshire potter to an improved quality of life and work in the society in which he ... More
7. What works?

7. What works?  

Avinash Dixit

in Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779824
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.003.0007
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9780199689378
Given the long list of defects in markets and governments outlined in this VSI, the world has not fared too badly. ‘What works?’ concludes that a mixed economy — where competitive markets ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0001
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9780199607891
There are a number of areas that a study of modern war needs to consider. These are definition, causation, lived experience, and legacy. The Introduction sets out a few questions that this ... More
3. War Communism

3. War Communism  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0004
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9780192853950
The October revolution was followed by deep economic collapse. To mobilize the battered forces of industry and agriculture to meet the needs of war, the Bolsheviks set in place the policies ... More
6. How to Analyse a Modern Society

6. How to Analyse a Modern Society  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0006
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9780192853882
‘How to Analyse a Modern State’ considers the relationships between politics, the state, society, and the economy along with the views of Hobbes, Hegel, and Marx. The new sovereign state ... More
4. How universities and colleges work

4. How universities and colleges work  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0004
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9780198766131
‘How universities and colleges work’ considers how the university and college actually work in terms of their structures, funding, governance, and management. Universities and colleges are ... More
6. The vision of a non-violent society

6. The vision of a non-violent society  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0006
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9780192854575
‘The vision of a non-violent society’ examines Gandhi's principles for the good society. Gandhi believed that, since different societies had different histories and traditions, the search ... More
Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction

Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction  

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190231385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195372779.001.0001
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book
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9780195372779
Intellectual property is the most pervasive yet least understood way we regulate expression. Despite its importance to so many aspects of the global economy and daily life, intellectual ... More
4. Taxation and the economy

4. Taxation and the economy  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782336
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0005
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9780199683697
‘Taxation and the economy’ considers the economic costs of taxation; they are not simply a matter of the tax amount paid. Taxation transfers money from taxpayers to the government. In the ... More
2. Defining empire: key characteristics

2. Defining empire: key characteristics  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199605415
‘Defining Empire: Key Characteristics’ offers a mosaic of some of the Empire's main defining features beyond its physical presence. What was the British Empire? Beyond its physical presence ... More
Innovation: A Very Short Introduction

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191863691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.001.0001
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9780198825043
What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed? Innovation: A Very Short Introduction looks at what innovation is and why it affects us so profoundly. ... More
1. Japan's encounter with the modern world

1. Japan's encounter with the modern world  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0002
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9780199235698
‘Japan's encounter with the modern world’ tackles Japan's simultaneous encounter with the Western world, and with modern ideas and social forces. The arrival of Commodore Perry meant the ... More
2. A spectrum of jobs

2. A spectrum of jobs  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0002
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9780199699360
We divide work into two categories: what can be counted and what cannot. Work that falls into the latter category, despite not appearing in Gross National Product statistics, is vital to ... More
6. Institutions and organizations

6. Institutions and organizations  

Avinash Dixit

in Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779824
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199689378
Markets are not the only place where transactions take place. ‘Institutions and organizations’ highlights other platforms and institutions — families, social groups and networks, industry ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199580989
‘The Conclusion’ reviews the successes and weaknesses of Russia through its various incarnations from the Muscovite state to the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet era. ... More

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