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4. Conventions

4. Conventions  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776991
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199218462
‘Convention’ explores the role of conventions in games and society. Conventions may be entirely arbitrary, but are extremely important in society. Humans will invent conventions in ... More
10. Lessons

10. Lessons  

Elizabeth Fisher

in Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
Published Online: 
Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198794189
We live in precarious times. The environmental problems of the Anthropocene are products of our interconnectedness. ‘Lessons’ explains that it is important to understand what environmental ... More
8. The future of development

8. The future of development  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191799983
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198736257
‘The future of development’ considers some of the key challenges facing all countries: the sequencing of different policy reforms and investment efforts; the role of private investment and ... More
6. Our future atmosphere

6. Our future atmosphere  

Paul I. Palmer

in The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198722038
There is still much about Earth’s atmosphere we do not fully understand, which limits our ability to predict large-scale changes to the atmosphere. As Earth’s climate changes new scientific ... More
Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Elizabeth Fisher

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
Published Online: 
Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191835643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794189.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198794189
Environmental law is the law concerned with environmental problems. It is a vast area of law that operates from the local to the global, involving a range of different legal and regulatory ... More
The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul I. Palmer

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198722038
The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth’s surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. The ... More
7. Sustainability

7. Sustainability  

Tim Lenton

in Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191788338
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718871.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718871
Whilst human transformation of the planet was initially unwitting, now we are increasingly collectively aware of it. This changes the Earth system fundamentally, because it means that one ... More
Development: A Very Short Introduction

Development: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Goldin

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191799983
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198736257
What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and ... More

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