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24. ‘Your English Summer's Done’

24. ‘Your English Summer's Done’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0024
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9780192853981
‘Your English Summer's Done’ describes the lead-up to the First World War. Britain's entente policy committed it to the French and Russian side of the European equation. Britain could bring ... 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
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9780191777448
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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. Trading and spending

6. Trading and spending  

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/9780198784456.003.0006
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9780198784456
In Book IV of the Wealth of Nations, Smith identifies two faulty alternatives to his own explanation of the wealth of nations: the French Physiocrats, who argued that land is the sole ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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9780198784456
In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
2. First-wave neoliberalism in the 1980s: Reaganomics and Thatcherism

2. First-wave neoliberalism in the 1980s: Reaganomics and Thatcherism  

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
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9780191777448
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560516.003.0002
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9780199560516
Neoliberalism is associated with US President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the UK. #x2018;First-Wave Neoliberalism in the 1980s: Reaganomics and Thatcherism’ charts ... More
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.001.0001
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9780192853981
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction is an account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 ... More
1. The red on the map

1. The red on the map  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
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10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0002
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9780199605415
Why did Britain control the world's greatest empire? ‘The Red on the Map’ seeks to answer this question and the related question: what was the British Empire? The British Empire comprised ... More
Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.001.0001
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9780199670437
Liberalism is one of the most central and pervasive political theories and ideologies, yet it is subject to different interpretations as well as misappropriations. Its history carries a ... More
2. Colonial India: impoverishment

2. Colonial India: impoverishment  

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/9780198769347.003.0002
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9780198769347
‘Colonial India: impoverishment’ considers why India is poor and divided. India has been wealthy historically and so the ubiquity of poverty in contemporary India needs to be explained with ... More
21. The Fin-de-Siècle Reaction: New Views of the State

21. The Fin-de-Siècle Reaction: New Views of the State  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0021
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9780192853981
‘The Fin-de-Siècle Reaction: New Views of the State’ looks at the reconsideration of Britain's purpose and place in the world that came in the aftermath of the Boer War. Britain concluded ... More
3. How did we get here?

3. How did we get here?  

James Fulcher

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

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0003
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9780198726074
Capitalism has transformed considerably since it started. We are now in a very distinct stage of its development. ‘How did we get here?’ examines the development of industrial capitalism ... More
9. The EU and the rest of Europe

9. The EU and the rest of Europe  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0009
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9780198808855
A most impressive aspect of the EU project has been its ability to develop and expand from a small group of relatively similar states in Western Europe into an EU of much greater width and ... More
7. ‘An area of freedom, security and justice’

7. ‘An area of freedom, security and justice’  

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/9780198808855.003.0007
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9780198808855
‘An area of freedom, security and justice’ explains the two main aims of the Schengen Agreements of 1985 and 1990. The first concerned border controls: to eliminate those internal to ... More
4. The expanding mandate

4. The expanding mandate  

Amrita Narlikar

in The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776168
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806086.003.0004
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9780192806086
‘The expanding mandate’ examines how the World Trade Organization (WTO) has gone beyond the scope of the system it replaced. The GATT 1994 agreement built on the existing GATT 1947 ... More
Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560516.001.0001
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9780199560516
Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction explores the major political, economic, and social dimensions of neoliberalism. From its heyday in the late 1990s when it became the ... More
7. Sustainable economic development

7. Sustainable economic development  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0008
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9780192853455
‘Sustainable economic development’ asks whether growth is compatible with sustainable economic development. The existence of ‘natural capital’ is not well characterized in current research, ... More
5. Economic statesmanship

5. Economic statesmanship  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0006
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9780199591640
Keynes was prolific in coming up with plans to solve economic problems during the 1930s and beyond. His plans were always ahead of the intellectual orthodoxy of the moment, and they could ... More
5. Marxist

5. Marxist  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776021
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0005
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9780192804662
‘Marxist’ examines Engels' contributions to and role in shaping Marxism. Engels was the first Marxist and invented Marxist history. He attempted to demonstrate that the motive force in ... More
Borders: A Very Short Introduction

Borders: A Very Short Introduction  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.001.0001
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book
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9780199731503
Borders: A Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, ... More
1. A very bordered world

1. A very bordered world  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199731503
We hear constantly of controversies concerning the political, cultural, and economic borders of the world. Borders are central features in current international disputes relating to ... More

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