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1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica

1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199584529
Jamaica is steeped in the tradition of charismatic preachers proclaiming divine messages, at least since the 1860s, a decade of spiritual interest and excitement in Christianity. The most ... More
6. Law: 1866–1876

6. Law: 1866–1876  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780190454821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190454791.003.0007
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chapter
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9780190454791
So much of Reconstruction is understood as a struggle over race, politics, and the nature of state sovereignty within a federal system that not enough attention is paid to how it was also a ... More
Epilogue: The view from 2010

Epilogue: The view from 2010  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778032
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0008
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chapter
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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
2. Communication and imagination

2. Communication and imagination  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826962
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198784456
In the breadth of his interests and knowledge, Adam Smith was a typical member of the Enlightenment. ‘Communication and imagination’ explains how the arguments in the Moral Sentiments and ... More
1. Why do we have taxes?

1. Why do we have taxes?  

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/9780199683697.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199683697
‘Why do we have taxes?’ explains that taxes are compulsory payments, exacted by the state, which do not confer any direct individual entitlement to specific goods or services in return. ... More
4. GoverningStill the strong centre?

4. Governing: Still the strong centre?  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2020
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Jun 2020
eISBN: 
9780191866210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198827320.003.0004
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9780198827320
‘Governing: still the strong centre?’ looks at the British reputation for strong government, and whether this is the same as effective government. Britain is a traditional example of a ... More
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Federalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.001.0001
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book
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9780190900052
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the principles and operations of federalism, the political system defined by power sharing between a ... More
4. Public governance

4. Public governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0004
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9780199606412
‘Public governance’ looks at the effects of the introduction of market practices into the public sector. How have changing views of bureaucracy contributed to the reform of the public ... 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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chapter
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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
1. Life and times

1. Life and times  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826962
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0001
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9780198784456
There is more to Adam Smith than The Wealth of Nations, a book on the workings of the economy. He wrote an important treatise on moral philosophy, published an exceptionally well-informed ... More
3. The Madero revolt and regime (1910–1913)

3. The Madero revolt and regime (1910–1913)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0003
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9780198745631
Francisco Madero, scion of one of northern Mexico’s richest families, had led the unsuccessful opposition of early 1910 in the liberal-democratic tradition. ‘The Madero revolt and regime’ ... More
2. Environmental problems

2. Environmental problems  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
Published Online: 
Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0002
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9780198794189
The inherent complexity of environmental problems resonates throughout the creation and operation of environmental law. It shapes its structure and gives rise to questions that push the ... More
5. Rethinking India

5. Rethinking India  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0005
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9780198769347
The period between 1989 and 1992—roughly the period during which the National Front Government presided over India—was pivotal in the development of the country. Two key shifts were ... More
1. From February to October

1. From February to October  

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/9780192853950.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192853950
23 February 1917 marked the start of a chain of events that changed Russian society and politics beyond recognition. The autocracy dramatically collapsed. ‘From February to October’ charts ... More
2. The place from where we started

2. The place from where we started  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775574
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0003
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9780192802507
‘The place from where we started’ looks at the classical democracies of Greece and the Roman Republic. In ancient Greece, democracy helped create an active citizenry dedicated to public ... More
1. American federalism in comparative perspective

1. American federalism in comparative perspective  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190900052
“American federalism in comparative perspective” outlines how, in 1787, a new American constitution was drafted which replaced the confederation with a federal form of government. This ... More
6. Advantages and disadvantages of federalism

6. Advantages and disadvantages of federalism  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0006
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9780190900052
Advantages and disadvantages of federalism as much as the federal system is the preferred option of Americans who historically have had a skeptical view of centralized power, it is far from ... More
4. What state and local governments do

4. What state and local governments do  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900052
Even as most Americans fix their gaze on the actions of the federal government, states and localities are the cornerstones of the US federal system. “What state and local governments do” ... More
19. Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated

19. Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0019
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853981
‘Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated’ considers the need for Home Rule and the impact that the failure of the Irish Home Rule Bill had on British politics. The ... More
4. Motherland, fatherland, and homeland

4. Motherland, fatherland, and homeland  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776281
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840981
‘Motherland, fatherland, and homeland’ examines the existence of kinship to bounded territory. All three terms invoke the ancient concept of ‘native land’. However, the modern nation is ... More

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