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3. Ends and means in war

3. Ends and means in war  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0003
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‘Ends and means in war’ deals with Clausewitz's fascination with the dialectic between ends and means. For him, combat was both the end — because troops are meant to fight — and the means — ... More
8. Evolutionary biology

8. Evolutionary biology  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776991
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0008
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‘Evolutionary biology’ applies game theory to evolutionary scenarios. In evolutionary game theory we can equate behaviour as strategy, and fitness as utility. Anything — be it a gene or an ... More
7. Digging deeper into networks

7. Digging deeper into networks  

Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

in Networks: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777936
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588077.003.0007
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‘Digging deeper into networks’ shows that to capture the more subtle structure of networks one has to find measures that describe the surroundings of a node — degree distribution is not ... More
9. Management as sense-making

9. Management as sense-making  

John Hendry

in Management: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779947
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.003.0009
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9780199656981
Sense-making takes place in all aspects of life, but it is especially apparent in organizations. ‘Management as sense-making’ describes how organizations are fluid communities. People come ... More
1. Choice and desire

1. Choice and desire  

Michael Allingham

in Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775710
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803030.003.0001
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9780192803030
‘Choice and desire’ explains that choice theory is the exploration of the reasoning which underlies coherent patterns of choice; it explores what it means to act rationally. The format of ... More
5. Reciprocity

5. Reciprocity  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0005
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‘Reciprocity’ examines the effects of reciprocal behaviour. Reciprocity should only be possible in repeated games, and if this series of games has a finite end backwards induction should ... More
4. Limited and absolute war

4. Limited and absolute war  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0004
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‘Limited and absolute war’ considers the limiting factors on the scope of war. Clausewitz considered that the French Revolution had removed many of the constraints that had kept war ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.5001
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Not many would dispute the importance of Clausewitz's study On War. Few if any other writers on war have succeeded as he did in transcending the limitations imposed on their insights by the ... More
1. What is symmetry?

1. What is symmetry?  

Ian Stewart

in Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778292
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10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.003.0002
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The concept of symmetry can be defined as a transformation of a mathematical structure, of a specified kind, that leaves specified properties of the structure unchanged. However, because a ... 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
3. Time

3. Time  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776991
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0003
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‘Time’ outlines how strategies can be affected by timing. Strategies in chess or poker depend on when something happens, as well as what it is. These can be explained using payoff tables, ... More
2. Chance

2. Chance  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776991
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0002
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‘Chance’ explores the application of mixed strategies. Mixed strategies involve a player randomizing their choice of pure strategy in order to keep their opponent guessing. This gives rise ... More
2. The work of the manager

2. The work of the manager  

John Hendry

in Management: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779947
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.003.0002
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‘The work of the manager’ explores managerial work through three functional dimensions abstracted from various research studies: routine administration, troubleshooting, and leadership. ... More
3. The traditions unfold: ideas into practice

3. The traditions unfold: ideas into practice  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778278
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10.1093/actrade/9780199643264.003.0003
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9780199643264
It is accepted that both the formal and the progressive traditions of how to educate have some validity. So rather than either–or, the question is: how much of each? ‘The traditions unfold: ... More
3. Communities

3. Communities  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0004
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9780192853455
‘Communities’ examines the cooperative relationships that exist in different communities. One way of preventing opportunistic behaviour is through linking relationships together. This ... More
5. The legacy of Clausewitz

5. The legacy of Clausewitz  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0005
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9780192802576
‘The legacy of Clausewitz’ looks at the influence of his theories and their continued relevance today. Popularized — and distorted — through the endorsement of Helmuth von Moltke, his ... More
1. Clausewitz in his time

1. Clausewitz in his time  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0001
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‘Clausewitz in his time’ reveals the influences on Clausewitz's thinking and puts the writing of On War in context. Clausewitz served in the Prussian army from age twelve under renowned ... More
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

Ken Binmore

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776991
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.001.0001
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9780199218462
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction provides insights into the games that are all around us. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Game theory has ... More
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Howard

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.001.0001
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book
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9780192802576
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual ... More

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