British Politics, Society and Empire, 1852-1945

Essays in Honour of Trevor O. Lloyd

Author: David W. Gutzke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315387123

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book draws together essays on modern British history, empire, liberalism and conservatism in honour of Trevor O. Lloyd, Emeritus Professor of Modern British history at the University of Toronto for some thirty years beginning in the 1960s. With Lloyd best known for his two histories of the Empire and of domestic Britain, published in the Short Oxford History of the Modern World series, as well as his pioneering psephological study of the 1880 General Election, the essays include analyses of Anglo-Irish relations, Florence Nightingale, Canada, muckrackers, the Primrose League and prisoners of war during World War II.
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Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79

Author: Peter Shapely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317125762

Category: History

Page: 372

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Focusing on a series of policy initiatives from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, this book looks at how successive governments tried to address growing concerns about urban deprivation across Britain. It provides unique insights into policy and governance and into the socio-economic and cultural causes and consequences of poverty. Starting with the impact of redevelopment policies, immigration and the rise of the ‘inner city’, this book examines the pressures and challenges that explain the development of policy by successive Labour and Conservative governments. It looks at the effectiveness and limits of different community development approaches and at the inadequacies of policy in tackling urban deprivation. In doing so, the book highlights the restricted impact of pilot projects and reform of public services in resolving deprivation as well as the broader limits of social planning and state welfare. Crucially, it also plots the shift in policy from an emphasis on achieving statutory service efficiencies and rolling out social development programmes towards an ever-greater stress on regeneration and support for private capital as the solution to transforming the inner city.
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English Gentlemen and World Soccer

Corinthians, Amateurism and the Global Game

Author: Chris Bolsmann,Dilwyn Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317143078

Category: History

Page: 154

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The significance of the Corinthians Football Club, founded in 1882, has been widely acknowledged by historians of football and by sports historians generally. As a ’super club’ comprising the best amateur talent available they were an important formative influence on football in Britain from the 1880s to the 1930s. As a touring club - they first travelled to South Africa in 1897 and made regular forays into Europe and also to Canada, the United States and Brazil - they were the self-proclaimed standard bearers for gentlemanly values in sport. Indeed for many years they were most famous football club in the world, drawing huge crowds and helping to ensure that the version of football emanating from the English public schools and universities in the mid-nineteenth century became a global game. Though their playing strength and influence waned after the First World War, they remained a significant force through to 1939, upholding ’true blue’ amateurism at a time when football was increasingly associated with professionalism and seen as a branch of commercial entertainment. Whilst much has been written about the Corinthians, mainly by club insiders, this is the first complete scholarly history to cover their activities both in England and in other parts of the world. It critically reassesses the club’s role in the development of football and fills a gap in existing literature on the relationship between the progress of the game in England and globally. Most crucially, the book re-examines the sporting ideology of gentlemanly amateurism within the context of late-nineteenth century and early-twentieth century society.
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Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism

‘A Transition From Here to There?’

Author: Robert Ledger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135198764X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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The premiership of Margaret Thatcher has been portrayed as uniquely ideological in its pursuit of a more market-based economy. A body of literature has been built on how a sharp turn to the right by the Conservative Party during the 1980s - inspired by the likes of Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek - acted as one of the key stepping stones to the turbo-charged capitalism and globalization of our modern world. But how ‘neoliberal’ was Thatcherism? The link between ideas and the Thatcher government has frequently been over-generalized and under-specified. Existing accounts tend to characterize neoliberalism as a homogeneous, and often ill-defined, group of thinkers that exerted a broad influence over the Thatcher government. In particular, this study explores how Margaret Thatcher approached special interest groups, a core neoliberal concern. The results demonstrate a willingness to utilize the state, often in contradictory ways, to pursue apparently more market orientated policies. This book - through a combination of archival research, interviews and examination of neoliberal thought itself - defines the dominant strains of neoliberalism more clearly and explores their relationship with Thatcherism.
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Understanding Political Ideas and Movements

Author: Kevin Harrison,Tony Boyd

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719061516

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Underpinned by the work of major thinkers such as Marx, Locke, Weber, Hobbes and Foucault, the first half of the book looks at political concepts including: the state and sovereignty; the nation; democracy; representation and legitimacy; freedom; equiality and rights; obligation; and citizenship. There is also a specific chapter which addresses the role of ideology in the shaping of politics and society. The second half of the book addresses traditional theoretical subjects such as socialism, Marxism and nationalism, before moving on to more contemporary movements such as environmentalism, ecologism and feminism.
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Modern Europe 1789-1989

Author: Asa Briggs

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582494053

Category: History

Page: 502

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Modern Europe provides both text and illustrations which draw on a wide range of sources, from state archives, published memoirs and heroic paintings to private letters, oral testimony, picture postcards, cartoons and songs.
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The Making of Modern Britain

The Age of Empire to the New Millennium

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 273

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This highly illustrated volume traces the social and cultural history of Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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The Tory World

Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy, 1679-2014

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472414306

Category: History

Page: 412

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Political decisions are never taken in a vacuum but are shaped both by current events and historical context. In other words, long-term developments and patterns in which the accumulated memory of what came earlier, can greatly (and sometimes subconsciously) influence subsequent policy choices. Working forward from the later seventeenth century, this book explores the ‘deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. Conservatism has long been one of the major British political tendencies, committed to the defence of established institutions, with a strong sense of the ‘national interest’, and embracing both ‘liberal’ and ‘authoritarian’ views of empire. The Tory party has, moreover, at several times been deeply divided, if not convulsed, by different perspectives on Britain’s international orientation and different positions on foreign and imperial policy. Underlying Tory beliefs upon which views of Britain’s global role were built were often not stated but assumed. As a result they tend to be obscured from historical view. This book seeks to recover and reconsider those beliefs, and to understand how the Tory party has sought to navigate its way through the difficult pathways of foreign and imperial politics, and why this determination outlasted Britain’s rapid decolonisation and was apparently remarkably little affected by it. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence of history over politics. Moreover it argues that there has been an inherent politicisation of the concept of national interests, such that strategic culture and foreign policy cannot be understood other than in terms of a historically distorted political debate.
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The Human Tradition in Modern France

Author: K. Steven Vincent,Alison Klairmont-Lingo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461644380

Category: History

Page: 214

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This engaging textbook provides a human perspective of the history of France from 1789 to the present through essays that highlight individuals and intriguing events that too often have been lost under labels and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the humor and passion in French history from these original chapters by established scholars. This collection also relates the individuals, events, and controversies to current historiographical debates. The Human Tradition in Modern France is an excellent supplementary text for courses on French history as well as on Western Civilization.
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Tage in Burma

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602502

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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»Orwell kennen die meisten Leser nur als düsteren ›Big Brother‹-Visionär - die wenigsten wissen, daß der Autor einige Jahre als Kolonialbeamter in Burma tätig war. Vor diesem Erfahrungshintergrund entfaltet er die Geschichte eines britischen Diplomaten in einem burmesischen Außenposten. Lesenswert vor allem wegen der Schilderungen der Landeskultur - und George Orwells bitterböser Abrechnung mit der britischen Kolonial-Mentalität.«
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Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

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Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602510

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Im Jahr 1936 geht George Orwell in die Industriestädte Nordenglands, um an Ort und Stelle zu beobachten, wie Bergleute im Alltag arbeiten und wohnen. Er steigt mit in die Gruben hinunter und berichtet aufmerksam, sachlich, genau, mit Einfühlung und Gespür für die vielfachen Zusammenhänge. Diese Erfahrung führt zu Reflexionen über den Sozialismus als umsichtigen, schwierigen Weg zu Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit.
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Humboldt auf Reisen?

die Rezeption des "deutschen Universitätsmodells" in den französischen und britischen Reformdiskursen, 1810-1870

Author: Marc Schalenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 520

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Auf der Suche nach den Ursprüngen der «modernen Universität» wird in Deutschland gewöhnlich auf die in den preussischen Reformen des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts entstandenen institutionellen und ideellen Grundlagen verwiesen. Dieses oftmals auf das Kürzel «Humboldt» gebrachte «Modell» habe, so eine bis heute weitverbreitete Auffassung, zunächst für die übrigen deutschen Staaten und dann auch international eine Vorbildfunktion besessen. Demgegenüber fragt die vorliegende Arbeit kritisch nach, was deutsche Universitäten in den beiden wichtigsten europäischen Nachbarländern, Grossbritannien und Frankreich, tatsächlich zeitgenössisch bedeuteten. Hierfür werden die konkreten Rezeptionsperspektiven und -interessen analysiert, wie sie zumal in Paris und in Oxford gegeben waren. Es zeigt sich, dass deutsche Universitäten im Verlauf der ersten beiden Drittel des 19. Jahrhunderts sehr wohl verstärkt ins Blickfeld gerieten und an Funktionalität in den französischen und britischen Diskursen gewannen, dass dies jedoch keineswegs an das neuhumanistische, stark deutschen Bildungsidealen verpflichtete «Humboldtsche Modell» rückgebunden wurde. Letztlich erwiesen sich die universitären Traditionen im Hochschulwesen, aller zweckgebundenen Rhetorik zum Trotz, als weitgehend transferresistent.Veröffentlichungen der Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte (VGUW) Veröffentlichungen der Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Verbindung mit Rüdiger vom Bruch, Notker Hammerstein, Walter Höflechner, Rainer A. Müller, Wolfgang Pross herausgegeben von Rainer Christoph Schwinges. Die Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte (GUW) betrachtet Universität, Bildung und Wissenschaft als ein historisch gewachsenes, vielfach vernetztes soziales und kulturelles System. Sie bemüht sich um die Einheit der Geschichte und möchte vor allem die langfristigen, oft «stillen» Veränderungen verständlich machen, die Universität, Bildung und Wissenschaft in vormodernen und modernen Gesellschaften hervorgerufen haben.
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America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
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Historical Abstracts

Twentieth century abstracts, 1914-2000

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

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The Origins of Alliance

Author: Stephen M. Walt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801469988

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, he proposes a fundamental change in the present conceptions of alliance systems. Contrary to traditional balance-of-power theories, Walt shows that states form alliances not simply to balance power but in order to balance threats. Walt begins by outlining five general hypotheses about the causes of alliances. Drawing upon diplomatic history and a detailed study of alliance formation in the Middle East between 1955 and 1979, he demonstrates that states are more likely to join together against threats than they are to ally themselves with threatening powers. Walt also examines the impact of ideology on alliance preferences and the role of foreign aid and transnational penetration. His analysis show, however, that these motives for alignment are relatively less important. In his conclusion, he examines the implications of "balance of threat" for U.S. foreign policy.
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Exchange Rate Alignments

Author: J. Mills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022973

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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This book calls for a radical reappraisal of economic policy in the UK. It argues that a much lower exchange rate is needed to re-establish sufficient manufacturing capacity to enable Britain to pay its way in the world. Mills makes the case for the removal of balance of payments constraints to achieve growth and avoid endless austerity.
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