Mass Movements in Great Britain

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

Publisher: 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.

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.

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.

The Periglaciation of Great Britain

Author: Colin K. Ballantyne,Charles Harris

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521310161

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 4776

The effects of periglaciation on the British landscape are synthesised in this 1997 text.

International Communism and Transnational Solidarity: Radical Networks, Mass Movements and Global Politics, 1919–1939

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004324828

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 7258

International Communism and Transnational Solidarity offers an analysis of the organization of radical international solidarity by so-called ‘Non-Party Mass Organisations’ and ‘Sympathising Organisations for Special Purposes’ that had been established by or were connected to the Communist International.

Landsliding in Great Britain

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

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)


Category: Landslide hazard analysis

Page: 361

View: 8056

Landsliding in Great Britain, 1995

Stop the War

The Story of Britain's Biggest Mass Movement

Author: Andrew Murray,Lindsey German

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 271

View: 7908

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.

Radical Democracy

Identity, Citizenship, and the State

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415912471

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 4380

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.

Political Movements in Urban England, 1832-1914

Author: Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137155922

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 443

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.

Popular Contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834

Author: Charles Tilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317253809

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 2139

'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.

Hostages of Modernization

Studies on Modern Antisemitism, 1870-1933/39

Author: Herbert A. Strauss

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110107760

Category: Social Science

Page: 681

View: 6148

The series was designed in response to the research experiences accumulated by the Center for Research on Antisemitism of Berlin Technical University since 1982. The first two volumes presented normative thinking on the social and psychological mechanisms effective in antisemitism. The present volum

South Asian Resistances in Britain, 1858 - 1947

Author: Rehana Ahmed,Sumita Mukherjee

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441155147

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4085

This volume offers an alternative way of conceiving the history of Britain by excavating and exploring the numerous ways in which South Asians in Britain engaged in radical discourse and political activism from 1858 to 1947, before their more permanent migration and settlement. The book focuses on a tumultuous period of resistance against the backdrop of high imperialism under the reign of Victoria, through the turmoil of two World Wars and Partition in 1947. As well as addressing resistances against empire and hierarchies of race, the authors investigate how South Asians in Britain mobilized to campaign for women's suffrage (the Indian princess Sophia Duleep Singh), for example, or for an international socialism (the Communist MP Shapurji Saklatvala), thereby contributing to and complicating notions of freedom, equality and justice. This volume reframes these pioneers as social and political agents and activists and shows how Britain's contemporary multicultural society is rooted in their mobilization for equality of citizenship.

The African Institution (1807-1827) and the Antislavery Movement in Great Britain

Author: Wayne Ackerson

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773461291

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 7773

The African Institution was a pivotal abolitionist and antislavery group in Britain during the early nineteenth century, and its members included royalty, prominent lawyers, Members of Parliament, and noted reformers such as William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and Zachary Macaulay. Focusing on the spread of Western civilization to Africa, the abolition of the foreign slave trade, and improving the lives of slaves in British colonies, the group's influence extended far into Britain's diplomatic relations in addition to the government's domestic affairs. The African Institution carried the torch for antislavery reform for twenty years and paved the way for later humanitarian efforts in Great Britain. This book is the only monograph on the African Institution, and thus the only specific book length analysis of its successes and failures. The 20 year period of its existence was a crucial transitional period for the antislavery movement, and the book adds to a relatively sparse body of research on that particular time period.

Christian mass movements in India

a study with recommendations

Author: Jarrell Waskom Pickett,National Christian Council of India

Publisher: N.A


Category: Missions

Page: 382

View: 4606


Alcohol in World History

Author: Gina Hames

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548701

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7101

Presents a history of the effect of alcohol in world history and argues that the production, trade, consumption, and regulation of alcohol has shaped virtually every civilization.

History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain

Author: Edward Baines

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108080936

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 4123

This 1835 work by Edward Baines remains significant for the detailed historical and economic information it contains.