Politics and Governance in the UK

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137365986

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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This thoroughly revised third edition of a much praised, comprehensive text on British politics and governance takes into account developments up to and including the 2015 General Election and reflects on the recent upheavals in Britain's constitutional settlement.
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Cameron and the Conservatives

The Transition to Coalition Government

Author: T. Heppell,D. Seawright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367488

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernisation strategy; the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism'; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.
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Citizenship and Belonging

Immigration and the Politics of Demographic Governance in Postwar Britain

Author: James Hampshire

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403918185

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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James Hampshire explores the politics of immigration in postwar Britain and shows how ideas of race, demography, and belonging intertwined to shape immigration policy. It is the first book to explain immigration in terms of the politics of demographic governance--how states manage and regulate their populations--and provides a much needed historical context to current debates. In addition, the book develops new perspectives on the ways in which racialized ideas influenced politics and policy-making.
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The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge

Immigration Policy and Social Research

Author: Christina Boswell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139477611

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Why do politicians and civil servants commission research and what use do they make of it in policymaking? The received wisdom is that research contributes to improving government policy. Christina Boswell challenges this view, arguing that policymakers are just as likely to value expert knowledge for two alternative reasons: as a way of lending authority to their preferences; or to signal their capacity to make sound decisions. Boswell develops a compelling new theory of the role of knowledge in policy, showing how policymakers use research to establish authority in contentious and risky areas of policy. She illustrates her argument with an analysis of European immigration policies, charting the ways in which expertise becomes a resource for lending credibility to controversial claims, underpinning high-risk decisions or bolstering the credibility of government agencies.
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Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK

Author: M. Maclean,C. Harvey,J. Press

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230511732

Category: Political Science

Page: 357

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Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK is a cross-national study of business elites and corporate governance in France and the UK. It examines corporate governance from a comparative standpoint and looks beneath the surface at the exercise of power and authority in two distinct national business systems. It explores key issues concerning business elites, their networks, recruitment and reproduction. It aims to shed light on the mechanisms that govern the stability and regeneration of business elites against the backdrop of an increasingly global economy.
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Executive Politics in Times of Crisis

Author: M. Lodge,K. Wegrich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010266

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Executive Politics in Times of Crisis brings together leading international scholars to consider key trends and challenges that have defined executive politics over the past decade. It showcases key debates in executive politics and contributes to an understanding of the 'executive factor' in political life.
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Rhetoric in British Politics and Society

Author: J. Atkins,A. Finlayson,J. Martin,N. Turnbull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137325534

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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Although the art of rhetoric is central to the practice of politics it also plays an important role in civic and private life. Using Aristotelian notions of ethos, pathos and logos, this collection offers engaging discussions on everything from Prime Minister's Questions and Welsh devolution to political satire and the rhetoric of cultural racism.
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Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

Cohesion Policy in the European Union and Britain

Author: Ian Bache

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541337

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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THE NOT MURDER MURDERSBack in 2000 a man and a woman -wealthy, healthy, happily married, many plans for the future, anticipating the birth of their first grandchild- commit suicide.A decade later their daughter wants Joe Torio to find out why.Then on Halloween night the smartest most brilliant cadet Soldier Heights Military Academy ever saw apparently blew off his very hot date and, all alone in his barracks room, filled himself with cocaine then strangled himself with his own officer's sash and died.The current owner of the school, Julia Powers, wants Joe Torio to find out why.Having had his badge taken from him, Joe sees what he can do as a high school English teacher.ROPE is book one of ROPE PAPER SCISSORS. the third mystery in the Joe Torio Series by award winning author Barry B. Longyear.
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Politics in the European Union

Author: Ian Bache,Simon Bulmer,Stephen George,Owen Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689660

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 1861

The European Union is a unique, complex, and ever-changing political entity which continues to shape both international politics and the politics of its individual member states. Politics in the European Union provides a clear analysis of the theory, history, policies, and institutions of theEU, giving students a well-rounded introduction to the subject. With an updated history section, this text weaves together material on key contemporary concerns, including the Eurozone crisis and the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, with a thorough consideration of the workings and remit of theEuropean Union.
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Participation in Fisheries Governance

Author: Tim S. Gray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402037771

Category: Science

Page: 366

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The central message of the book is that stakeholder participation in the governance of fisheries is beneficial, but confers responsibilities as well as rights: all stakeholders have a public duty to act as stewards of the marine environment. With chapters by leading scholars and participants in fisheries governance, this book recounts contemporary techniques of public participation, and develops a new concept of environmental stewardship as a form of fisheries governance.
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