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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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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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Rousseau

Robert Wokler.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: social and political philosophy; political theory. 188 pages.

Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction examines the role of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the European Enlightenment, and his critique of the political, economic, theological, and sexual trappings...

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Kant

Roger Scruton.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of Western philosophy; 17th - 18th century philosophy; Christianity; political theory. 160 pages.

Kant: A Very Short Introduction tackles this exceptionally complex subject, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. Kant...

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