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Introduction

Introduction  

Jeremy Moon

in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781278
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671816.003.0001
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9780199671816
The ‘Introduction’ explains that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often seen as dangerous and the sociability of CSR is questioned. The intention of this VSI is to demonstrate that ... More
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Federalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780190900083
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10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.001.0001
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9780190900052
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the principles and operations of federalism, the political system defined by power sharing between a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0001
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Taxation is crucial to the functioning of the modern state. Tax revenues pay for public services—roads, the courts, defence, welfare assistance to the poor and elderly—and, in many ... More
1. The revolutionary Constitution

1. The revolutionary Constitution  

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/9780195378320.003.0001
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9780195378320
The American Revolution was a radical event that redefined ideas of sovereignty, liberty, equality, representation, and power. It also recast how men and women related to each other within ... More
4. Property

4. Property  

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/9780195378320.003.0004
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The Constitution of 1787 contains no broad guarantee of the right to property, but it established numerous protections for property. ‘Property’ explains that the right to property found ... More
22. Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism, and Tariff Reform

22. Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism, and Tariff Reform  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0022
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9780192853981
‘Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism and Tariff Reform’ summarizes the end of old liberalism in the face of the critiques of the political parties. Liberal radicals placed their faith ... More
Prologue

Prologue  

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/9780192853455.003.0001
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‘Prologue’ gives a brief overview of the field of economics. The lives of people in developed and developing countries varies wildly, and economics attempts to explain and influence the ... More
1. Why do we have taxes?

1. Why do we have taxes?  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0002
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‘Why do we have taxes?’ explains that taxes are compulsory payments, exacted by the state, which do not confer any direct individual entitlement to specific goods or services in return. ... More
4. Taxation and the economy

4. Taxation and the economy  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0005
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‘Taxation and the economy’ considers the economic costs of taxation; they are not simply a matter of the tax amount paid. Taxation transfers money from taxpayers to the government. In the ... More
2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism

2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0002
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9780198806578
Pre-colonial Africa had a wide diversity of politics and government, all related to the type of economic systems practised. Hunter-gatherers practised a form of primitive communism, while ... More
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Michelle Baddeley

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.001.0001
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book
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9780198754992
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of behavioural economics, analysing the motivations behind economic decisions and showing the relevance of ... More
9. Economic behaviour and public policy

9. Economic behaviour and public policy  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0009
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9780198754992
At its best, economics can help policy-makers to design policies that resolve a wide range of economic and financial problems, for individuals and economies as a whole. ‘Economic behaviour ... More
5. Towns and trade

5. Towns and trade  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
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9780191776151
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0005
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9780192806079
Knowledge about the growth of towns in the Viking Age has changed the popular image of Vikings, emphasizing their identity as traders and manufacturers. ‘Towns and trade’ looks at the ... More
2. Government and Law

2. Government and Law  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0002
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9780192854001
‘Government and Law’ shows how, despite the government's limited financial resources, fiscal innovations — particularly in indirect taxation — allowed them to balance the budget by the end ... More
2. The structure of taxation

2. The structure of taxation  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0003
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‘The structure of taxation’ shows that tax systems in different countries vary widely, but nearly all share some common elements—including taxes on personal incomes, sales taxes, and taxes ... More
3. Who bears the tax burden?

3. Who bears the tax burden?  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0004
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Who bears the tax burden?’ explains that the economic perspective on taxation distinguishes between the ‘formal’ and ‘effective’ (or ‘economic’) incidence of a tax. Formal incidence is a ... More
6. Issues in tax policy

6. Issues in tax policy  

Stephen Smith

in Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.003.0007
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‘Issues in tax policy’ looks at what makes good tax policy, discussing Adam Smith’s four canons that he proposed should govern tax policy—equity of contributions; certainty of tax ... More
Taxation: A Very Short Introduction

Taxation: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Smith

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191782336
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683697.001.0001
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9780199683697
Taxation is crucial to the functioning of the modern state. Tax revenues pay for public services—roads, the courts, defence, welfare assistance, and in many countries much of health care ... More

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