Mass Movements in Great Britain

Author: Roger G. Cooper,Denys Brunsden,V. J. May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geomorphology

Page: 348

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The causes of mass movements, and their manifestations, are recorded in a series of detailed site reports. This book includes a version of the Multilingual Landslide Glossary - an international standard for the description of landslides - and the rationale and methods of Geological Conservation Review site selection for mass-movement features.
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Contemporary Trotskyism

Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain

Author: John Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317368940

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Almost 80 years after Leon Trotsky founded the Fourth International, there are now Trotskyist organizations in 57 countries, including most of Western Europe and Latin America. Yet no Trotskyist group has ever led a revolution or built an enduring mass, political party. Contemporary Trotskyism looks in detail at the influence, resilience and weaknesses of the British Trotskyist movement, from the 1970s to the present day. The book argues that to understand and explain the development, resilience and influence of Trotskyist groups, we need to analyse them as bodies that comprise elements of three types of organization: the political party, the sect and the social movement. It is the properties of these three facets of organization and the interplay between them that gives rise to the most characteristic features of the Trotskyist movement: frenetic activity, rampant divisions, inter-organizational hostility, authoritarian and charismatic leadership, high membership turnover and ideological rigidity. Trotskyist groups have been involved in a wide range of important social movements including trade unions, student unions, anti-war, anti-racist and anti-fascist groups. While their energy and activity in civil society have had some success, their influence has never been reflected in votes or seats at elections even after the financial crisis. Drawing on extensive archival research, as well as interviews with many of the leading protagonists and activists within the Trotskyist milieu, this is essential reading for students, activists and researchers with an interest in the far left, social movements and contemporary British political history.
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Periglacial and Paraglacial Processes and Environments

Author: Stephan Harrison

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392816

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Periglacial and paraglacial environments, located outside ice sheet margins but responding to similar climate forcings, are key to identifying climate change effects upon the Earth system. These environments are relicts of cold Earth processes and so are most sensitive to global warming. Changes in the distribution and thickness of permafrost in continental interiors have implications for ecosystem and landscape stability. Periglacial Alpine environments are experiencing increased rockfall and mass movement, leading to rock glacier instability and sediment release to downstream rivers. In turn, these landscape effects impact on natural hazards and human activities in these sensitive and geologically transient environments.
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Stop the War

The Story of Britain's Biggest Mass Movement

Author: Andrew Murray,Lindsey German

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 271

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The story of the Stop the War Coalition, Britain's biggest ever mass movement, told in articles, essays, photographs and soundbites. Adverts, cartoons, newpspaper editorials, speeches and quotes are collected in chapters chronologically tracing the genesis and coalition of a remarkable social and political movement. Every angle is covered, from personal responses to the war to major ideological landmarks; from changes in British consciousness to wide political upheavals. A unique document of an unprecedented popular movement.
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Race, Resistance, and the Boy Scout Movement in British Colonial Africa

Author: Timothy H. Parsons

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821441450

Category: History

Page: 318

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Conceived by General Sir Robert Baden-Powell as a way to reduce class tensions in Edwardian Britain, scouting evolved into an international youth movement. It offered a vision of romantic outdoor life as a cure for disruption caused by industrialization and urbanization. Scouting's global spread was due to its success in attaching itself to institutions of authority. As a result, scouting has become embroiled in controversies in the civil rights struggle in the American South, in nationalist resistance movements in India, and in the contemporary American debate over gay rights. In Race, Resistance, and the Boy Scout Movement in British Colonial Africa, Timothy Parsons uses scouting as an analytical tool to explore the tensions in colonial society. Introduced by British officials to strengthen their rule, the movement targeted the students, juvenile delinquents, and urban migrants who threatened the social stability of the regime. Yet Africans themselves used scouting to claim the rights of full imperial citizenship. They invoked the Fourth Scout Law, which declared that a scout was a brother to every other scout, to challenge racial discrimination. Parsons shows that African scouting was both an instrument of colonial authority and a subversive challenge to the legitimacy of the British Empire. His study of African scouting demonstrates the implications and far-reaching consequences of colonial authority in all its guises.
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The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3730964852

Category: History

Page: 466

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The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.
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Landsliding in Great Britain

Author: David K. C. Jones,E Mark Lee

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landslide hazard analysis

Page: 361

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Landsliding in Great Britain, 1995
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Popular Contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834

Author: Charles Tilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317253809

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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'A rich and thoughtful book.' History 'A magnificent empirical resource accompanied by a subtle and powerful framework of interpretation...It is not often that historical scholarship is so effectively harnessed to the sociological imagination.' American Journal of Sociology 'This is a masterpiece of social movement analysis by an author at the peak of his analytical powers making full use of one of the most extensive evidence files available.' Mobilization Between 1750 and 1840 ordinary British people abandoned such time-honored forms of protest as collective seizures of grain, the sacking of buildings, public humiliation, and physical abuse in favor of marches, petition drives, public meetings, and other sanctioned routines of social movement politics. The change created - for the first time anywhere - mass participation in national politics. Charles Tilly is the first to address the depth and significance of the transformations in popular collective action during this period. The author elucidates four distinct phases in the transformation to mass political participation and identifies the forms and occasions for collective action that characterized and dominated each. He provides rich descriptions, not only of a wide variety of popular protests, but also of such influential figures as John Wilkes, Lord George Gordon, William Cobbett, and Daniel O'Connell.
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Political Movements in Urban England, 1832-1914

Author: Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137155922

Category: History

Page: 240

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A critical introduction to the mass political movements that came of age in urban England between the Great Reform Act of 1832 and the start of World War One. Roberts provides a guide to the new approaches to topics such as Chartism, parliamentary reform, Gladstonian Liberalism, popular Conservatism and the independent Labour movement.
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The Periglaciation of Great Britain

Author: Colin K. Ballantyne,Charles Harris

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521310161

Category: Nature

Page: 330

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The effects of periglaciation on the British landscape are synthesised in this 1997 text.
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Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Nation-Building, Regional Identities and Separatism

Author: J. Augusteijn,H. Storm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271302

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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In reaction to the centralizing nation-building efforts of states in nineteenth-century Europe, many regions began to define their own identity. In thirteen stimulating essays, specialists analyze why regional identities became widely celebrated towards the end of that century and why some considered themselves part of the new national self-image.
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Policing Protest

The Control of Mass Demonstrations in Western Democracies

Author: Donatella Della Porta,Herbert Reiter Reiter

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452903330

Category:

Page: 302

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The first international examination of how police respond to political protests. The way in which police handle political demonstrations is always potentially controversial. In contemporary democracies, police departments have two different, often conflicting aims: keeping the peace and defending citizens' right to protest. This collection, the only resource to examine police interventions cross-nationally, analyzes a wide array of policing styles. Focusing on Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, and South Africa, the contributors look at cultures and political power to examine the methods and the consequences of policing protest.
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Rockin' the Boat

Mass Music and Mass Movements

Author: Reebee Garofalo

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896084278

Category: Education

Page: 333

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Rockin' the Boat is about the relationship between mass-mediated popular musics...and political struggles around the world.--from the introduction.
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Mass Movements in Darwinist, Freudian and Marxist Perspective

Trotter, Freud and Reich on War, Revolution and Reaction, 1900-1933

Author: Jaap van Ginneken

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9789055892792

Category: Psychology

Page: 166

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This study tracks the social construction of the new discipline of 'crowd' or 'mass' psychology in Europe over a lifetime and proceeds with an analysis of the influential theorists from Great Britain, Austria-Hungary and Germany between 1900 and 1933: Trotter, Freud, and Reich. The decades when these studies on the mass were published, were dominated by a gradual drift toward world war, followed by communist revolution and fascist reaction. English-language publications about them often erase or misunderstand this history to this very day even though they are both theoretically important and original, and merits serious consideration. Book jacket.
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Bury the Chains

Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618619078

Category: History

Page: 468

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Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.
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Spies in Arabia

The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Author: Priya Satia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199734801

Category: History

Page: 472

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In this groundbreaking book, Priya Satia tracks the intelligence community's tactical grappling with this problem and the myriad cultural, institutional, and political consequences of their methodological choices during and after the Great War.
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Moral Capital

Foundations of British Abolitionism

Author: Christopher Leslie Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807838952

Category: History

Page: 496

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Revisiting the origins of the British antislavery movement of the late eighteenth century, Christopher Leslie Brown challenges prevailing scholarly arguments that locate the roots of abolitionism in economic determinism or bourgeois humanitarianism. Brown instead connects the shift from sentiment to action to changing views of empire and nation in Britain at the time, particularly the anxieties and dislocations spurred by the American Revolution. The debate over the political rights of the North American colonies pushed slavery to the fore, Brown argues, giving antislavery organizing the moral legitimacy in Britain it had never had before. The first emancipation schemes were dependent on efforts to strengthen the role of the imperial state in an era of weakening overseas authority. By looking at the initial public contest over slavery, Brown connects disparate strands of the British Atlantic world and brings into focus shifting developments in British identity, attitudes toward Africa, definitions of imperial mission, the rise of Anglican evangelicalism, and Quaker activism. Demonstrating how challenges to the slave system could serve as a mark of virtue rather than evidence of eccentricity, Brown shows that the abolitionist movement derived its power from a profound yearning for moral worth in the aftermath of defeat and American independence. Thus abolitionism proved to be a cause for the abolitionists themselves as much as for enslaved Africans.
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Radical Democracy

Identity, Citizenship, and the State

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415912471

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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This text addresses the loss of faith in conventional party politics, and argues for new ways of thinking about diversity, liberty, and civic responsibility. Long debated in political circles, radical democracy as discussed here becomes interdisciplinary. The cultural and social theorists in this book broaden the discussion beyond the conventional and conservative rhetoric by investigating the applicability of radical democracy in the United States. Issues debated include whether democracy is primarily a form of decision making or an instrument of popular empowerment; whether democracy constitutes an abstract ideal or an achievable goal; and how radical a democracy is preferable in a nation like the US. The contributors include well-known voices in social and cultural theory today - a diverse group of intellectuals, grassroots activists, and academics involved in identity-based movements. They often disagree. What they share is the belief in political possibility and the perception that change is attainable.
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Social Movements

An Introduction

Author: Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148217

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.
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