The Rise of the Right

English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working-class Politics

Author: Winlow, Simon,Hall, Steve,James Treadwell

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447328485

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This book is the first to offer an uncompromising look at the English Defence League (EDL), aiming to alter thinking about working-class politics and the rise of right-wing nationalism in de-industrialised English towns and cities.

The Transformation of Urban Liberalism

Party Politics and Urban Governance in Late Nineteenth-Century England

Author: Dr James R Moore

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409479870

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Transformation of Urban Liberalism re-evaluates the dramatic and turbulent political decade following the 'Third Reform Act', and questions whether the Liberal Party's political heartlands - the urban boroughs - really were in decline. In contrast to some recent studies, it does not see electoral reform, the Irish Home Rule crisis and the challenge of socialism as representing a fundamental threat to the integrity of the party. Instead this book illustrates, using parallel case studies, how the party gradually began to transform into a social democratic organisation through a re-evaluation of its role and policy direction. This process was not one directed from the centre - despite the important personalities of Gladstone and Rosebery - but rather one heavily influenced by 'grass roots politics'. Consequently, it suggests that late Victorian politics was more democratic and open than sometimes thought, with leading urban politicians forced to respond to the demands of party activists. Changes in the structure of urban rule produced new policy outcomes and brought new collectivist forms of New Liberalism onto the political agenda. Thus it is argued that without the political transformations of the decade 1885-1895, the radical liberal governments of the Edwardian era would not have been possible.

Evaluating Social Movement Impacts

Comparative Lessons from the Labor Movement in Turkey

Author: Brian Mello

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441111077

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Some social movements bring in quick, radical political and social changes while others get incorporated into existing systems or subjected to harsh repression. This book examines why social movements elicit different policy responses and their varying impact on the societies in which they occur. It also seeks to understand why seemingly inconsequential movements can nonetheless have enduring effects. These issues are explored through the comparative historical analysis of four labor movements, in the UK and the U.S. in the late 1800s -early 1900s, in Japan from 1945 to 1960, and in Turkey during the mid to late 1900s, which is the book's primary case study. Turkey's labor movement, although often seen as a failure, greatly influenced state-society relations and contemporary Turkish politics. This significant study offers a new framework of analysis by focusing on social movement impacts rather than successes or failures. This leads to having to reconsider the enduring effects of repressed or failed movements. By doing so, it will help researchers study the likely impact of social movements in today's politics.

The Civil War Era

An Anthology of Sources

Author: Lyde Cullen-Sizer,Jim Cullen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470759119

Category: History

Page: 464

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There is an extraordinary range of material in this anthology, from Lincoln’s Gettysburg address to a contemporary account of a visit from the Ku Klux Klan. The primary sources reproduced are both visual and written, and the secondary materials present a remarkable breadth and quality of relevant scholarship. Contains an extensive selection of writings and illustrations on the American Civil War Reflects society and culture as well as the politics and key battles of the Civil War Reproduces and links primary and secondary sources to encourage exploration of the material Includes editorial introductions and study questions to aid understanding

Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview [4 volumes]

A Global Historical Overview

Author: Guntram H. Herb,David H. Kaplan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099085

Category: History

Page: 1863

View: 4841


A comprehensive and revealing compilation of essays analyzing the varied dimensions of national identities and nationalisms across world regions and through time. • Over 150 contributors—distinguished international scholars from a wide range of disciplines • Over 100 country essays covering all major world regions from the origins of modern nationalism in the 18th century to the present • Over 40 thematic essays that frame the country studies with discussions of different contexts and central issues in the development of nations and nationalism • Hundreds of photographs and illustrations portraying important persons, monuments, places and artifacts •Over 60 historical and modern maps to help orient the reader • A general index offering access to the entries by different topics, places, and persons

The Rise and Decline of the State

Author: Martin van Creveld,Martin Levi Van Creveld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521656290

Category: History

Page: 439

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This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day.

Canada's 1960s

The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era

Author: Bryan D. Palmer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802099548

Category: History

Page: 605

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Focusing on the major movements and personalities of the time, as well as the lasting influence of the period,Canada's 1960s examines the legacy of this rebellious decade's impact on contemporary notions of Canadian identity.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume I: To 1877, Concise

Author: Paul S. Boyer,Clifford E. Clark,Karen Halttunen,Sandra Hawley,Joseph F. Kett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111841039

Category: History

Page: 448

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THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE EDITION, is an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The Seventh Edition brings the work fully up to date, and was carefully revised to create a sharper narrative. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16); Volume 2: From 1865 (Chapters 16-31). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.