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6. Child abuse

6. Child abuse  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0007
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9780199668526
‘Child abuse’ examines this extremely emotive and hotly debated area of family law. The law is able to remove a child from a situation where abuse is suspected, but this is a power that ... More
2. The moral status of animals

2. The moral status of animals  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0002
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9780192853608
Increasingly, people claim that animals have moral status, moral rights, or both. What does this mean? To say that a cat has moral status is to say that the cat has moral importance in her ... More
4. Rights and justice

4. Rights and justice  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0004
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9780199687008
‘Rights and justice’ asks: What is a right? Is there a distinction between my rights as recognized by the law, and rights that I believe I ought to have? It examines the two major theories ... More
5. Data protection

5. Data protection  

Raymond Wacks

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

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0005
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9780198725947
The routine functions of government and private institutions require a continual supply of data about us in order to administer effectively the many services that are an integral part of ... More
4. Freedom and the limits of government

4. Freedom and the limits of government  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0004
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9780192803955
‘Freedom and the limits of government’ asks whether there is a realm of human freedom that must be kept beyond the reach of politics, and in which government must categorically not ... More
8. Discrimination and equality

8. Discrimination and equality  

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/9780198706168.003.0008
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9780198706168
‘Discrimination and equality’ considers the prohibited grounds of discrimination (based on age, sexuality, religion, nationality, gender, and disability); what new grounds may be emerging; ... More
3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations

3. Human rights foreign policy and the role of the United Nations  

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/9780198706168.003.0003
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9780198706168
How are human rights put into practice? What does it mean when governments announce that their foreign policy is concerned with promoting and protecting human rights? Where is the ... More
8. Ethics

8. Ethics  

Damien Keown

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

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0008
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9780199663835
‘Ethics’ explores the moral aspects of Buddhism. Buddhists live in accordance with the Dharma: a universal law of both physical and moral order. Dharma is manifest in the law of karma. ... More
6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0006
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9780199858507
‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led ... More
3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law

3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0003
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9780199687008
Ronald Dworkin was legal positivism's most tenacious critic. ‘Dworkin: the moral integrity of law’ shows that Dworkin's theory includes not only a stimulating account of law and the legal ... More
6. Refugees and asylum-seekers

6. Refugees and asylum-seekers  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0006
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9780198753773
Asylum-seekers are those who have applied for international protection. Asylum status is still governed by the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. ‘Refugees ... More
2. The politics of trust

2. The politics of trust  

John Dunn

in Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.003.0002
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9780192803948
‘The Politics of Trust’ considers the nature of political authority. Locke initially feared any challenge to the authority of a monarch, because of the danger of disorder, but eventually ... More
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Blackburn

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.001.0001
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book
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9780192804426
Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated ... More
Some ethical ideas

Some ethical ideas  

Simon Blackburn

in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.003.0003
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As our technologies of control increase, so do the new questions about how to use them. ‘Some ethical ideas’ examines such issues as abortion, rights, and euthanasia, and explores how an ... More
9. Second-wave feminism: the late 20th century

9. Second-wave feminism: the late 20th century  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0010
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9780192805102
‘Second-wave feminism: the late 20th century’ covers women's activism after the Second World War in several countries. The importance of the writings of women theorists, campaigners and ... More
3. Multilingualism, myth, and controversies

3. Multilingualism, myth, and controversies  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0003
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9780198724995
Analysing people’s beliefs about language is important for education and for our common understanding about how language works. ‘Multilingualism, myth, and controversies’ considers six ... More
8. Security

8. Security  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0008
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9780195378320
Armed conflict poses an imminent threat to the nation’s existence, but so does suspension of the nation’s fundamental laws. The framers wrestled with how to grant government the power to ... More
5. In and out of prison

5. In and out of prison  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0005
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9780198716495
‘In and out of prison’ considers the state of prisons today; the typical prison population; the crimes that result in imprisonment; the costs of imprisonment; the process of release and the ... More
6. Hearing the crime victim?

6. Hearing the crime victim?  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0006
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9780198716495
Within the traditional adversarial model of justice, the victim often serves as the principal prosecution witness and, having served this function, plays no further part in criminal ... More
3. Before birth

3. Before birth  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0003
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9780199660445
‘Before birth’ first considers the rights and obligations to reproduce. The law defends the right to reproduce and there are few limitations on that right. The right not to be a parent ... More

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