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1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0001
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9780199668533
The ‘Introduction’ argues that international security affects us all, both directly and indirectly. Look hard enough and our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with worlds of ... More
4. The United Nations

4. The United Nations  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0004
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9780199668533
‘The United Nations’ discusses the world's primary organization of collective security. The United Nations is often seen as an entrepreneur promoting norms of good governance, upholding ... More
6. Diplomacy in the age of globalization

6. Diplomacy in the age of globalization  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0006
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9780199588503
‘Diplomacy in the age of globalization’ discusses the diplomatic challenges faced by globalization. The diplomacy of the global economic system ranges from the activities of transnational ... More
Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

Big Data: A Very Short Introduction  

Dawn E. Holmes

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191824616
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779575.001.0001
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9780198779575
Since long before computers were even thought of, data has been collected and organized by diverse cultures across the world. Once access to the Internet became a reality for large swathes ... More
6. Where are we going?

6. Where are we going?  

Michael Fairhurst

in Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191846731
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809104.003.0006
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9780198809104
‘Where are we going?’ looks at some other biometric modalities that may achieve a higher profile in future, including hand-based biometrics, keystroke dynamics, ear-shape biometrics, and ... More
2. A contested nature

2. A contested nature  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0002
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9780199668533
‘A contested nature’ suggests that one way of picking apart the elusive nature of security is to ask some questions of it, the most obvious being, ‘what is security?’ The UN distinguishes ... More
5. The ANZUS Treaty

5. The ANZUS Treaty  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0005
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‘The ANZUS Treaty’ considers the contentious relationship between Australia and the United States of America during the Cold War. Australia's Minister for External Affairs, Herbert V. ... More
7. Big data security and the Snowden case

7. Big data security and the Snowden case  

Dawn E. Holmes

in Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191824616
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779575.003.0007
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9780198779575
‘Big data security and the Snowden case’ looks at some of the security issues surrounding big data and the importance of encryption. Some of the problems facing big data systems include ... More
7. Savanna futures

7. Savanna futures  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191785955
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0007
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9780198717225
Constant change is the driving force in the history of savannas, and some conception of the future can be gauged from evidence of past changes and from trends experienced today. The ... More
1. Privacy in peril

1. Privacy in peril  

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/9780198725947.003.0001
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9780198725947
Electronic and aerial surveillance, biometrics, closed circuit TV (CCTV), identity cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) codes, online security, encryption, the Google ‘right to be ... More
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191846601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.001.0001
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9780198808855
The European Union (EU) is a unique political organization. Illustrating how and why it has developed from 1950 to the present day, The European Union: A Very Short Introduction covers a ... More
Introduction. We the peoples: the Promise of the United Nations

Introduction. We the peoples: the Promise 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/9780190222703.003.0001
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9780190222703
What was the purpose of the United Nations? First, it was to safeguard peace and security. Second, it was to restore faith in human rights. Third, it was to uphold respect for international ... More
Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Peace: A Very Short Introduction  

Oliver P. Richmond

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.001.0001
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9780199656004
Peace: A Very Short Introduction explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring modern assumptions about peace and the different interpretations of its ... More
8. A great civilian power … and more—or less?

8. A great civilian power … and more—or less?  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

in The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0008
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The EC’s external relations were, in line with its powers, originally concentrated in the economic field. But there were from the outset also political aims. ‘A great civilian power … and ... More
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

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

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.001.0001
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9780190222703
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of the United Nations (UN), before examining its successes and failures as a guardian of international ... 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
DOI: 
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
7. Resources, climate change, and capitalism

7. Resources, climate change, and capitalism  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0007
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9780199668533
The environment presents us with a range of security challenges that are often grouped together under the catch-all term ‘environmental security’. ‘Resources, climate change, and ... More
8. Saviours or sinners?

8. Saviours or sinners?  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199668533
Territorial borders are inextricably connected with questions of security. ‘Saviours or sinners?’ explains how the challenge of controlling the movement of people and goods across borders ... More
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction  

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.001.0001
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book
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9780199588503
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction introduces diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the ... More
Introduction: the multiple dimensions of peace

Introduction: the multiple dimensions of peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199656004
The ‘Introduction’ gives a brief historical sketch of the development of the notion of peace. The story of peace is as old as that of war. Historically, peace is seen as an absence of ... More

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