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1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

1. What is citizenship, and why does it matter?  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775604
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0001
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9780192802538
The issue of citizenship is currently topical. Governments have promoted teaching it in schools and immigrants are expected to pass citizenship tests to become naturalized citizens. ... More
10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology

10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0010
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9780192802811
If discourse, emotion, criticism, culture all intersect with the concept of ideology and claim it for their own, can politics still declare a prior vested interest in ideology? Can ... 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
3. Ideology at the crossroads of theory

3. Ideology at the crossroads of theory  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192802811
Why did ideology come to stay as a category of political and philosophical analysis? ‘Ideology at the crossroads of theory’ shows how the illuminating ideas of a few theorists were ... More
5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block

5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192802811
Ideology is a mode of thinking about politics. However it is not the only mode and in ‘Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block’ alternative modes are considered. Also, ... More
Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Ideology: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.001.0001
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book
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9780192802811
Ideology: A Very Brief Introduction is an examination of the major theories of ideology and the ways they have enriched our comprehension of ideology. Ideology is one of the ... More
Populism: A Very Short Introduction

Populism: A Very Short Introduction  

Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780190234904
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190234874.001.0001
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book
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9780190234874
What is populism? What is the relationship between populism and democracy? Populism: A Very Short Introduction presents populism as an ideology that divides society into two antagonistic ... More
5. Virtue, in me and in my society

5. Virtue, in me and in my society  

Julia Annas

in Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.003.0005
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9780192802163
‘Virtue, in me and in my society’ explores how Plato deals with the question of how to live a good life. People think that their life will go well, and that they will be happy, if they have ... More
2. Hobbes's work

2. Hobbes's work  

Richard Tuck

in Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775628
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802552.003.0002
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9780192802552
Hobbes began his philosophical enquiries from interest in the philosophical problems raised by modern natural science, and the idea of replacing late Renaissance scepticism with a ... More
5. Iran and the Iranians

5. Iran and the Iranians  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.003.0005
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9780199669349
‘Iran and the Iranians’ explains that to begin to understand Iran is to appreciate its history—real and mythological—to see how different influences have been woven into a complex tapestry ... More
Epilogue: The view from 2010

Epilogue: The view from 2010  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778032
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0008
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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
1. Beginnings

1. Beginnings  

Frank A. J. L. James

in Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777646
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574315.003.0002
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9780199574315
The family origins of Michael Faraday are traced in ‘Beginnings’. Born in London in 1791, his family had moved from Westmorland to find work. His father worked as an ironmonger and the ... More
10. Epidemiology between ethics and politics

10. Epidemiology between ethics and politics  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0010
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9780199543335
Epidemiological studies pose ethical problems, particularly concerning the confidentiality of identifiable personal data and the use of stored samples to carry out genetic and other tests. ... More
4. NEP: politics and the economy

4. NEP: politics and the economy  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0005
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9780192853950
In March 1921, many feared that the new regime in Russia would not survive. In response Congress endorsed the abandonment of forced requisitioning in favour of a tax in kind on the ... More
3. Politics, Law, and Religion in the Early Middle Ages

3. Politics, Law, and Religion in the Early Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0003
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9780192854025
Wales in the eleventh century was a group of small kingdoms without stable borders. They changed in accordance with law and politics. The English kings had done little to impose military ... More
1. Why do we need political philosophy?

1. Why do we need political philosophy?  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775895
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0001
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9780192803955
‘Why do we need political philosophy?’ examines the three ideas that stand at its very heart: that good and bad government profoundly affect the quality of human lives; that the form our ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0001
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9780199340057
This very short introduction explores how national politics changed from the Founding Fathers' U.S. Constitution in 1787 and what followed. The only consistency between the Founders' dream ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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9780199340057
In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Barnes

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191822322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.001.0001
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book
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9780192854087
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction argues that Aristotle’s influence on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. His various doctrines and beliefs were ... More
11. Studying Politics Scientifically

11. Studying Politics Scientifically  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0011
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chapter
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9780192853882
The basic question in political science is: what causes such and such a political phenomenon? ‘Studying Politics Scientifically’ shows that political science requires that we forget about ... More

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