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Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

David Stone.

September 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 324 pages.

This book uses manorial account rolls innovatively to reconstruct the economic mentalities of medieval farmers and, by so doing, argues that they have been unfairly stereotyped. It...

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The Intelligence Machine and the Decision Making Process

PETER JACKSON.

in France and the Nazi Menace

October 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14260 words.

This chapter discusses the intelligence services in Germany and its decision making process. The most important characteristic of the intelligence community is that it was dominated by the...

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The Nature of Decision-making in the Post-war New Towns Policy: The Case of Basildon, c. 1945–70

Ikki Suge.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 0 words.

The nature of post-war economic and urban planning has been controversial. This article examines the problem through a ‘grass-roots’ study of the establishment and the early social history...

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Medieval Procedure and Judicial Decision Making

Martyn Rady.

in Customary Law in Hungary

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 11415 words.

The procedures of the courts were episodic in so far as the case was not heard in a single concentrated event. They also had safeguards built in to ensure that the proper result was...

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Roads to Ruin on the Atomic Frontier: Environmental Decision Making at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, 1942–1952

Ian Stacy.

in Environmental History

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 14850 words.

For over forty years, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced plutonium for the American nuclear arsenal, generating significant radioactive waste in the process. The reasoning behind why...

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State Building Stalin-Style

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk.

in Cold Peace

February 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9252 words.

This chapter looks at the political structures and decision-making procedures under which the postwar leadership operated. Through an examination of the Politburo and the Council of...

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Conquests in Africa. Expeditions to Sergipe and Ceará. Administrative Affairs in Paraíba and Rio Grande. Description of Paraíba. Sugar Production.

Caspar van Baerle.

in The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10363 words.

Count Johan Maurits received the news that São Jorge da Mina, a powerful Spanish fort on the coast of Africa, had been taken by the Dutch. Meanwhile, in Brazil, The Council were making...

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Introduction

Paul Stangl.

in Risen from Ruins

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11125 words.

The center of Berlin lay in ruins at the end of World War II. Cultural and political leaders faced decisions regarding what to restore, rebuild, or raze. Yet the future of Berlin would not...

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Introduction: The Darker World

Zachary Shore.

in What Hitler Knew

November 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 1988 words.

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the ominous situation faced by Hitler's diplomats in Nazi Germany. It then discusses the purpose of the book, which is to...

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Cooperation theory and the Northern Ireland peace process

Timothy J. White.

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7617 words.

The eleventh chapter assesses the utility of cooperation theory to explain the peace process in Northern Ireland. This theory stresses the interconnectedness of leaders’ decision-making and...

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WTO

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 292 words.

The successor to *GATT, founded by the Marrakesh Agreement of 1994 and effective from 1 January 1995. Its aim has been to promote economic liberalization, mutuality, and preferred trade...

Ownership and Enterprise

John Hatcher.

in The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700

June 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 18043 words.

Throughout the medieval and early modern centuries landed wealth far surpassed all other forms of wealth, and since the initiative in the exploitation of minerals resided first of all with...

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What Hitler Knew

Zachary Shore.

November 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 172 pages.

This is a fascinating study of how the climate of fear in Nazi Germany affected Hitler's advisers, and shaped the decision-making process. It explores the key foreign policy decisions from...

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The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Edited by Jacqueline Rose.

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 350 pages.

Counsel was a fundamental element of politics in medieval and early modern England and Scotland. It assisted decision-making; facilitated dialogue, representation, accountability, consent...

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British Party Politics and the Policy-Making Process

PHILIP MURPHY.

in Party Politics and Decolonization

February 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6143 words.

With the growth in government activity and the increasing complexity of the tasks which the government is called upon to perform, the ability of politicians to shape policy in line with the...

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The Stag

Michael Bundock.

in The Fortunes of Francis Barber

March 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7943 words.

This chapter discusses Francis Barber’s decision to join the British Royal Navy, leaving Samuel Johnson distressed. Barber went to sea on July 7, 1758. He would be going as far away from...

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Delivering Justice in Qing China

Linxia Liang.

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 300 pages.

Traditional Chinese law, including Qing law, was often criticized as being inapplicable in civil trials, and it was often believed that the magistrate's court preferred mediation rather...

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Political relationships in context: the body politic

Irene O'Daly.

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 13389 words.

This chapter takes an indepth look at John’s famous metaphor of the body politic. After comparing his model to those of his contemporaries, it notes that John takes the metaphor a step...

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New opportunities, enduring attitudes

Carole Holohan.

in Reframing Irish Youth in the Sixties

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 16000 words.

JJ Lee has described the generation that came to adulthood in this period as the ‘first in more than a century to have a realistic chance of making a decent living in their own country’....

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The Politics of the Castle

Zbyněk Zeman and Antonín Klimek.

in The Life of Edvard Beneš 1884–1948

July 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11100 words.

This chapter talks about how Masaryk, as the foreign minister, proposed Beneš as his successor arguing that he was capable of conducting the affairs of the state in the spirit of the...

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