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Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198725947
While no brief book can hope to provide a comprehensive account of the manifold features of a concept as complex and controversial as privacy, this one introduces readers to the main ... More
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Klaus Dodds

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198830764
From great power politics and speculation about resource scrambles, to everyday encounters and objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, corporations, international ... More
1. What is geopolitics?

1. What is geopolitics?  

Klaus Dodds

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

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198830764
‘What is geopolitics?’ explains that geopolitics involves three qualities. First, it is concerned with questions of influence and power over space and territory. Second, it uses ... More
7. 1920–1945: From conflict to global power

7. 1920–1945: From conflict to global power  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195389142
1920 to 1945 was a period of transformation. In 1920, the United States was a provincial society on the margin of global affairs. By the end of World War II, America's international ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
5. Superpower

5. Superpower  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0005
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9780199899395
The modern era was the American century, but it was also very much the communist century. Between them, the United States and the Soviet Union held the fate of the world in their hands. If ... More
5. Connecting to and leading the government

5. Connecting to and leading the government  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458201
Presidents face numerous challenges as they endeavor to meet expectations of leadership beyond given powers. “Connecting to and leading the government” shows how the presidency manages the ... More
5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68

5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801784
In the late 1950s, the Cold War entered perhaps its most perilous phase, with the danger of nuclear war at its most intense. ‘From confrontation to détente, 1958–68’ charts the course of ... More
The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Charles O. Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190458201
The Founding Fathers were dedicated to the project of creating an American government both functional and incapable of devolving into tyranny. To do this, they intentionally decentralized ... More
7. Reform, change, and prospects for the future

7. Reform, change, and prospects for the future  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458201
The presidency is regarded by many to be the most powerful branch in the separated system. Of the three branches, Congress is most prone to propose reforms as it competes with the ... More
3. A legal right

3. A legal right  

Raymond Wacks

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

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198725947
Privacy is acknowledged as an essential human right, recognized by a number of international declarations, among which the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant ... More
9. To the present

9. To the present  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195389142
History doesn't end, it just continues. Each era seems to be the one of the most significant change. The end of the 1960s led to an era of disorientation in the United States. ‘To the ... More
2. The presidency

2. The presidency  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195373851
‘The presidency’ explores how presidents communicate with the American public. Presidential activity such as engaging in townhall style meetings, weekly radio addresses or webcasts, or ... More
8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest

8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195389142
America in the immediate postwar period was a peculiar mix of material abundance and mass-culture distractions. Under the safety net of 1950s America, anti-communist paranoia and disquiet ... More

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