Developments in British politics 4

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Bringing together a completely new set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities, "Developments in British Politics 7" provides an accessible state-of-the-art introduction to politics and political change in the UK. It provides a systematic assessment of New Labour in government focusing in particular on continuities and contrasts between its first and second terms and with traditional social democracy. A central innovation is the concept of multi-focal politics to explain the consequences of globalization, Europeanization and devolution for the nature and distribution of power in the UK.
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British Politics Today

Author: Bill Jones,Dennis Kavanagh

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065095

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Over the last thirty-five years British politics has undergone something of a revolution: the collapse of strong class allegiance to parties; the recovery of an economy once perceived to be in terminal decline; the near twenty-year rule of the of Tories; and the extraordinary emergence and establishment of the Blairite New Labour Party. Together with these changes we have also seen: the reshaping of the civil service; the establishment of devolved assemblies; the reform of the Lords; the decline of ideology; the apparent crushing of the Conservative Party; and the ubiquity of media management as a tool of political persuasion. This text outlines and contextualizes these major changes, and more.
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British Politics

Author: Richard S. Grayson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780749686

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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No one saw it coming. No pundit, no pollster and no political leader predicted David Cameron’s Conservative Party would win a majority of seats in Parliament and his three main opponents would resign as party leaders. The consequences of the coalition also became clear as the Liberal Democrats fell dramatically from grace, and lost their spot as Britain’s third party. And despite Scotland voting ‘NO’ to independence in 2014, the election result also threatens the Union, with the Scottish National Party winning all but three of the country’s seats. In this timely edition, Richard S. Grayson analyses Britain’s changing political landscape, and explores the role of the media, the European Union and the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US. Thorough and incisive, British Politics: A Beginner’s Guide is the perfect introduction to the structure, parties and personalities of British Government today.
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British Politics, 1910-1935

The Crisis of the Party System

Author: David Powell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415351065

Category: History

Page: 223

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This accessible new study provides a much-needed guide to the pivotal period of British history between 1910 and 1935, against the background of upheavals such as the First World War and the transition to full democracy as a consequence of the Reform Acts of 1918 and 1928. Combining an up-to-date synthesis of previous work with a reappraisal of the main personalities, themes and events of the period, David Powell brings clarity to this crucial yet complex period. Examining British politics on the eve of war, David Powell assesses the impact of war on the parties and the political system and the process of realignment that followed in the interwar period. In particular he analyzes to what extent these events as a whole constituted a crisis of the party system. From the structure of the Edwardian political system and the party politics of pre-war Britain, through to the economic and political crisis of 1931 and the subsequent rebuilding of the party system, this comprehensive analysis offers an indispensable survey to all students of British history or politics.
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Developments in British Politics 10

Author: Richard Heffernan,Colin Hay,Meg Russell,Philip Cowley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137494751

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Bringing together an all-new set of chapters by leading authorities, Developments in British Politics 10 provides a systematic, accessible and state of the art account of the legacy of Britain's first coalition government in over thirty years and of politics following the return of the Conservative Party to government in 2015.
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British Politics

Author: Simon Griffiths,Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349939765

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Page: 516

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Fully revised and updated third edition of a popular, established textbook, providing a definitive introduction to Britain's politics, political institutions and processes. Comprehensively re-worked and re-structured to better align with courses, this new edition places great emphasis on the changing context of British politics while addressing key themes such as the ongoing importance of gender and ethnicity to political and social life in Britain. Furthermore, the book’s familiar authoritative style has been retained with a fresh look and revitalized pedagogical features to provide a complete learning package.The book is designed for courses on or related to British Politics. Its accessible style and context-setting Part 1 will make it ideal for students new to the field (particularly those who haven’t studied the subject at school level or international students), but its rigour will stimulate and engage more experienced students.
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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century British Politics

Author: John Ramsden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 714

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The beginning of the 20th century wasn't a significant time in itself for change in British politics, except perhaps for the founding of the Labour Party, but a gradual shift in the political landscape had been taking place. This was a time when the status of the United Kingdom as a great imperial power and as a strong industrial economy was just about coming to an end. The end of the 20th century gave quite a different picture. It showed a country struggling with the issue of integration into Europe (a concept barely imagined 100 years previously), a more service- less industry-orientated economy, and a political system less focused on Westminster and more focused on the regions than ever before. The challenge facing those involved in compiling The Companion to 20th-Century British Politics was to incorporate the wide breadth of subject matter covering the events, themes, ideas, people, institutions, and places that have been important in shaping the path of political history of Britain over the past 100 years. The result is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of reference on 20th-century British politics ever written. Exploring a diverse range of topics over 100 specialist contributors, under the guidance of a team of distinguished advisory editors, have written more than 3,000 entries. All the major political organisations that have functioned during the 20th century are mentioned. There are also biographical entries including longer entries on all prime ministers and holders of key cabinet posts and shorter entries on many junior ministers, influential backbenchers, and party organisers. The book also covers key areas of economic, social, legal, foreign, and defence policies with special attention devoted to the politics of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Historical events and their impact on the shape of political thinking are described in detail. Political concepts and ideas also have entries devoted to them, as do social andeconomic issues. Topics of international debate such as those concerned with Europe, NATO, and Anglo-American relations are discussed at length. The whole period is covered, from the foundation of the Labour Party to mad cow disease and even the result of the 2001 general election. BIOGRAPHIES PMs and leaders of the major and lesser parties: Harold Wilson, Tony Blair, David Steel, Oswald Mosley, William Hague, Margaret Thatcher politicians: Ernest Bevin, Violet Bonham Carter, Martin Bellroyalty: Diana, Princess of Wales, George V, George VI private secretaries to royalty: Robert Fellowes, Francis Knollys diplomats: Lord Caradon, Oliver Harvey judges: Cyril Radcliffe, Lord Trevethin spies: John Cairncross, Oleg Gordievsky modern influential figures: Mo Mowlam, Ken Livingstone, Gerry Adams civil servants: William Beveridge, Burke Trend key thinkers and writers: Friedrich von Hayek, J. M. Keynes, A. J. P. Taylor, Harold Laski, Max Weber figures in the media: Robin Day,Robert Maxwell industrialists: Charles Clore, Alfred Mond, Evan Williams trade unionists: Frank Cousins, Arthur Scargill, George Woodcock EVENTS major conflicts and wars: Falklands war, Gulf war, Second World War crises: oil crisis, Beef war economic events: Black Wednesday, convertibility crisis political events: Black Monday, referendum pledge, Tonypandy, Westland affair, Zinoviev letter Ireland: Drumcree, Easter Rising, Peace Process mark I, Peace Process mark II Europe: Bruges speech, Lome convention International events: Blitz, Norway debate, Wall Street crash ISSUES social issues: crime, drugs, north-south divide, abortion, race, literacy, gambling, football hooliganism, divorce constitutional issues: centralisation in local government, corruption political issues: local government finance, alternative vote, censorship, poll tax economic issues: balance of payments, inflation, free trade, rent control, stagflation, unemployment, medium-term financial strategyeducation: grammar schools, school milk, eleven-plus selection health: AIDS, family planning, care in the community THEORIES AND IDEAS anarchism, capitalism, fascism, feminism, game theory, oligarchy, pluralism, Marxism PUBLICATIONS books: Full Employment in a Free Society, One Nation, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists reports: Bryce report, Finer report, Norwood report media: Marxism Today, The Economist, Daily Mail, Irish Worker, Private Eye white papers: In Place of Strife, Sandys white paper policy documents: Fair Deal at Work, Looking Ahead, We Can Conquer Unemployment film and television: Braveheart, Spitting Image, That Was the Week That Was ORGANISATIONS parties: Conservative Party, Green Party, National Party, Cumann na nGaedheal, Referendum Party central government: Bank of England, cabinet committees, Inland Revenue clubs and societies: Fabian Society, Monday club charities: Age Concern, National Trust, Shelter pressure groups: Anti-Waste League, Keep Sunday Special Campaign media: BBC, HTV, S4C Europe: European Union, European parliament, Western European Union LEGISLATION AND RULES Acts of Parliament: Prevention of Terrorism Act, Single European Act, Clean Air Act, Education Acts, Race Relations Acts, Trade Union Acts SLOGANS AND SAYINGS 'back to basics', 'Hitler has missed the bus', 'never had it so good' , 'No, no, no!' In addition to A-Z entries the Companion offers extra material including a list of office holders from1900 to the present day, a classified contents list grouping headwords by topic, a table of election results including the result of the 2001 election, and a table showing dates of ministries.
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British Political Parties Today

Author: Robert Garner,Richard Kelly

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051050

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This important new book, one of the first to reflect the 1997 election result and its effects, reassesses the major political parties in Britain--their ideals, organizations, finances, electoral prospects and the effect they have upon British society. The authors begin by clarifying the functions of political parties, before examining their policies and the extent to which there is a consensus in modern British politics. The shifting nature of Britain's party system is then dissected, before a much closer look is taken at the structure, leadership and membership of Britain's three major parties. A separate chapter also inspects the parties of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, offering a fresh perspective on their priorities and internal organization. Although the book has a strong historical content, it also takes a sharp look at British politics under the new Labor government, while considering the state of the Tory party under William Hague. The likely effect of a more intrusive European Union is also embraced.
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The British Political Process

An Introduction

Author: Anthony Wright,Rob Clements

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415049665

Category: Political Science

Page: 393

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Annotation. Written by those close to the political process, The British Political Process provides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain.
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Parliament in British Politics

Author: Philip Norton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137320958

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This fully revised new edition includes expanded coverage of Parliament's relationship with the courts, devolved assemblies and the European Union. Distinctively, the book goes beyond the usual focus of Parliament-Government relations to encompass policy-makers beyond Whitehall and Parliament's broader relationship with citizens.
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