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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
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
DOI: 
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
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
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
eISBN: 
9780191824616
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779575.001.0001
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book
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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
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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9780199588503
‘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
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
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
DOI: 
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
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
eISBN: 
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
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
eISBN: 
9780191846731
DOI: 
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
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

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

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
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
DOI: 
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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9780191846601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0008
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9780198808855
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
3. Who is subject to trial by court-martial?

3. Who is subject to trial by court-martial?  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0004
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9780199303496
Two questions are basic to military justice: who can be brought to trial in a military court, and for what? Courts-martial are exceptional courts; their jurisdiction over individuals is ... More
7. Cyber power and military strategy

7. Cyber power and military strategy  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780190625184
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0007
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9780199340132
‘Cyber power and military strategy’ discusses the role of cyber power in reducing a rival power’s physical capacity and willingness to fight. This issue is important for contemporary ... More
What is military strategy?

What is military strategy?  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0001
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Military strategy is the practice of reducing an adversary’s physical capacity and willingness to fight, and continuing to do so until one’s aim is achieved. It takes place in wartime and ... More
7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45

7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0008
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9780199340057
The quarter-century from 1920 to 1945 proved to be both critical and transformative for American government. Americans witnessed in these twenty-five years an economic boom in the 1920s, a ... 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
7. The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis

7. The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

in Banking: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785320
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199688920
‘The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis’ describes the chain of events in the US financial crisis that then triggered the Eurozone banking collapse. It outlines ... More

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