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7. What else can be done?

7. What else can be done?  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0007
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9780199689699
The state is only one of many actors with a role to play in controlling corruption. ‘What else can be done?’ considers the options for international organizations (IOs), the business ... More
2. Where does international law come from?

2. Where does international law come from?  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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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
Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Corruption: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.001.0001
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9780199689699
Corruption is one of the biggest global issues, ahead of extreme poverty, unemployment, the rising cost of food and energy, climate change, and terrorism. It is thought to be one of the ... More
6. Human security and development

6. Human security and development  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0006
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9780199668533
More expansive definitions of human security suggest that, although violent conflicts and their effects are important, far more people's lives are blighted by poverty, hunger, disease, and ... More
6. What international law does well

6. What international law does well  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0006
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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
2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations

2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
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10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0003
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9780190222703
‘An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations’ explains the various functions of the conglomeration of organizations, divisions, bodies, and secretariats that make up the UN. ... More
5. Has capitalism gone global?

5. Has capitalism gone global?  

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/9780198726074.003.0005
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9780198726074
What is ‘global capitalism?’ Economies no longer operate in isolation, producing goods at home for export abroad. Companies now run manufacturing operations in many different countries ... More
2. Measuring health and disease

2. Measuring health and disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777257
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10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0002
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9780199543335
For the purpose of epidemiological study, a disease can be defined either by creating a definition and regarding as cases the subjects that fit it or by accepting as cases those subjects ... More
7. What international law does badly (or not at all)

7. What international law does badly (or not at all)  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0007
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9780199239337
International law cannot manufacture agreement where none exists. For this reason, international law is not well suited to the promotion of innovative solutions to international problems ... More
6. Tropical and international public health

6. Tropical and international public health  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0006
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9780199688463
‘Tropical and international public health’ considers the establishment of tropical public health tied to colonial concerns before World War I; the influence of missionary medicine; and ... More
6. The significance of nation states

6. The significance of nation states  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191835643
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0006
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9780198794189
Environmental problems transcend the boundaries of nation states. That fact is a reminder of the physical reality of such problems, but—for good or ill—political and legal imagination is ... More
The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew F. Cooper

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.001.0001
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9780198723394
In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system ... More
5. Labour markets

5. Labour markets  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0005
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9780198716471
For most people, their performance in the labour market determines their station in life. What determines who earns what in the labour market? Are there systemic impediments that inhibit ... More
3. Architectures

3. Architectures  

Klaus Dodds

in Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191868825
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.003.0003
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9780198830764
The term ‘geopolitical architecture’ is used to describe the ways in which states and non-state organizations access, manage, and regulate the intersection of territories and flows, and in ... More
5. Picture language

5. Picture language  

Paul Luna

in Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191796739
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10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.003.0005
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9780199211296
For centuries, images were regarded as inferior to language and seen as an embellishment or decoration, despite their undoubted power to transmit information. This held back the development ... More
5. Global governance

5. Global governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0005
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9780199606412
How does the changing nature of the state affect international relations? Has globalization created a new world order of institutions, markets, and networks? ‘Global governance’ examines ... More
7. Food, education, health, housing, and work

7. Food, education, health, housing, and work  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0007
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9780198706168
‘Human rights’ covers not only civil and political rights such as freedom from torture, slavery, and arbitrary detention, but also economic, social, and cultural rights. Everyone has the ... More
7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations

7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0008
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9780190222703
The United Nations is structurally flawed and its operations are cumbersome. Despite being able to come up with excellent ideas, it often lacks the means of implementation. The UN is in ... More
3. Implementing international law

3. Implementing international law  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785818
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10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0003
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9780199239337
States tend to comply with international law, but what happens if a State breaks a rule of international law? ‘Implementing international law’ considers the different ways in which ... More
9. Africa’s international relations

9. Africa’s international relations  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0009
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9780198806578
Despite the myth of marginality and irrelevance, Africa has always played an important role in international politics. The slave trade, the Scramble for Africa and subsequent colonial ... More

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