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Acholi

Overview page. Subjects: African studies.

Ethnic group living primarily along the border of Uganda and Sudan; also called Acoli, Gang, or Shuli.

The Acholi people live mostly in the Acholi district of Uganda, an...

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acid test

Overview page. Subjects: economics — marketing.

A financial liquidity measure of the ability of a company to use its cash, and those assets that can be quickly converted into cash, to repay its current liabilities. Usually this is the...

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ACII

Overview page. Subjects: financial institutions and services.

Abbreviation for Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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ACIS

Overview page. Subjects: business and management.

Abbreviation for Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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ack-ack

Overview page. Subjects: warfare and defence.

N.

1 an antiaircraft gun or regiment.

2 antiaircraft gunfire: a burst of ack-ack fire.

World War II: signalers' name for the letters AA.

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Fascism

Kevin Passmore.

August 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: political theory. 176 pages.

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction looks at the paradoxes of fascism through its origins in the political and social crisis of the late nineteenth century, the history of fascist movements...

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Northern Ireland

Marc Mulholland.

January 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: British history; European history; political geography. 184 pages.

From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict — Catholic...

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International Relations

Paul Wilkinson.

July 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: international relations. 160 pages.

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. It explains the theories and practice that underlie the...

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Modern Ireland

Senia Paseta.

March 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: regional and national history; political geography. 184 pages.

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction attempts to answer the Irish Question. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments...

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Hegel

Peter Singer.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: political theory. 160 pages.

Hegel: A Very Short Introduction outlines Hegel's philosophy and provides a broad discussion of his ideas and major works. Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely...

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