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Introduction

Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775352
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0001
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9780192801579
The ‘Introduction’ summarizes the various approaches to international relations. International relations is about more than the relationships between states and is a multidisciplinary ... More
2. Where does international law come from?

2. Where does international law come from?  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785818
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0002
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9780199239337
The rules of international law come from two main sources: treaties and customary international law, both of which are created by States. States are bound by the rules with which they have ... More
4. The making of rebel Spain

4. The making of rebel Spain  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775864
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192803771
Why do writers on the Spanish Civil War make a sharp distinction between the political unity of the rebels under Franco and the fragmentation of the Republicans? There was more of a sense ... More
8. Institutions, conspiracies, and nations

8. Institutions, conspiracies, and nations  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0009
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9780199697342
How does our attitude to trust and distrust apply to our relationships with institutions, public figures, or social groups? What is the difference between trusting a politician and trusting ... More
Epilogue: A very bordered future

Epilogue: A very bordered future  

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/9780199731503.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199731503
The Epilogue summarizes the process of ‘bordering’ and its influence on our daily lives on both a local and global scale and emphasizes why we need to study borders. As borders are variable ... More
3. A historical departure

3. A historical departure  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790119
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198723394
‘A historical departure’ describes how the BRICS, as both a diplomatic project and an international institution, is different from past groups. The catalyst for the BRICS members’ new type ... More
1. Military command and military discipline

1. Military command and military discipline  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0002
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9780199303496
To be effective, and something more than a collection of individuals with weapons, a military unit must be commanded. Commanders are responsible for achieving the unit’s objective, a ... More
5. Expanding legal imagination

5. Expanding legal imagination  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0005
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9780198794189
The creation and operation of environmental law has forced lawyers to reflect upon and develop legal concepts, rules, and principles. This is because environmental law is not confined to ... More
Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Elizabeth Fisher

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.001.0001
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book
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9780198794189
Environmental law is the law concerned with environmental problems. It is a vast area of law that operates from the local to the global, involving a range of different legal and regulatory ... More
5. Building the New Development Bank

5. Building the New Development Bank  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790119
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198723394
The New Development Bank (NDB)—alternatively called the BRICS Development Bank—represents the most significant institutional innovation to emerge from the BRICS summit process. ‘Building ... More
5. Rethinking India

5. Rethinking India  

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
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
6. Trans-Neptunian objects

6. Trans-Neptunian objects  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0007
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9780199573509
‘Trans-Neptunian objects’ looks at the identity and properties of objects beyond Neptune. The compositions of Pluto and Charon are explored, as well as their atmospheres and mineral ... More
1. The day

1. The day  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776076
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804990.003.0001
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9780192804990
‘The day’ considers the most fundamental unit of time-measurement, which in most societies is the period of the earth's rotation on its axis normally known as the day. The distinction ... More
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.001.0001
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book
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9780198806578
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores how politics is practised on the African continent, providing an overview of the different states and their systems. It ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0001
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9780192853950
The Russian Revolution proved to be the most consequential event of the 20th century, inspiring communist movements and revolutions elsewhere around the world, provoking a reaction in ... More
4. War

4. War  

Christian Reus-Smit

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191884634
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198850212.003.0004
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9780198850212
Throughout history, war has had a profound effect on the structures and practices of political authority. ‘War’ explores the connections between war—purposive, organized violence—and the ... More
5. The Republic besieged

5. The Republic besieged  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775864
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192803771
As time passed, the Republic had to deal with an increasingly well-equipped enemy supplied with resources from German and Italian factories. The policy of Non-Intervention did not prevent ... More
6. What international law does well

6. What international law does well  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785818
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199239337
States cooperate in making and applying international law in circumstances where they are agreed upon the goals to be pursued, so that the law is employed to express a willing cooperation ... More
11. Peering ahead

11. Peering ahead  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0012
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chapter
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9780199303496
What about the future? What new legal challenges can we expect given the strong likelihood of continuing military operations around the world, coupled with increased across-the-board ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Martin Bunton

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778179
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199603930
Since 2001, the parameters for a resolution of the hundred-year-old Palestinian–Israeli conflict have been elaborated upon by a number of initiatives. The Conclusion looks at these ... More

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