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British Politics and Society

Series Editor: Peter Catterall

Social change impacts not just upon voting behaviour and party identity but also the formulation of policy. But how do social changes and political developments interact? Which shapes which? Reflecting a belief that social and political structures cannot be understood either in isolation from each other or from the historical processes which form them, this series will examine the forces that have shaped British society. Cross- disciplinary approaches will be encouraged. In the process, the series will aim to make a contribution to existing fields, such as politics, sociology and media studies, as well as opening out new and hitherto-neglected fields.

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1-10 of 39 results in British Politics and Society
  1. Reginald McKenna

    Financier among Statesmen, 1863–1916

    By Martin Farr

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Reginald McKenna has never been the subject of scholarly attention. This was partly due to his own preference for appearing at the periphery of events even when ostensibly at the centre, and the absence of a significant collection of private papers. This new book redresses the neglect of this...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Popular Newspapers, the Labour Party and British Politics

    By James Thomas

    Series: British Politics and Society

    'IT'S THE SUN WOT WON IT', was the famous headline claim of Britain's most popular newspaper following the Conservative party's victory over Labour in the 1992 general election. The headline referred to a virulent press campaign against Neil Kinnock's Labour party, and dramatically highlighted one...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Western European Union

    International Politics Between Alliance and Integration

    By Sally Rohan

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This full-term study of the Western European Union (WEU) brings to life the history of Europe’s search for a co-operative security and defence order, from its post World War II origins to the present day. Establishing the WEU as a support organization, designed to promote the two security "ideas"...

    Published August 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Pessimism and British War Policy, 1916-1918

    By Brock Millman

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This analysis of Britains war policy during the last years of the Great War argues that it was strongly affected by a mood of pessimism. The policy was revised after the defeats suffered by the allies in 1917, so much so that Britain almost "tumbled into peace" the following year....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. German Migrants in Post-War Britain

    An Enemy Embrace

    By Dr Inge Weber-Newth, Johannes-Dieter Steinert

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Both timely and topical, with 2005 marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this unique book examines the little-known and under-researched area of German migration to Britain in the immediate post-war era. Authors Weber-Newth and Steinert analyze the political framework of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. In the Midst of Events

    The Foreign Office Diaries and Papers of Kenneth Younger, February 1950-October 1951

    Edited by Geoffrey Warner

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Kenneth Younger was the number two man in the Foreign Office during the final period of the Attlee government, a crucial point in post-war history. Now, his papers have been collected for the first time, providing new insight on contemporary events including the Schuman Plan, the Korean War, German...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1854–1946

    By Keith Neilson, T.G. Otte

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Chief among the personnel at the Foreign Office is the Permanent Under-secretary, the senior civil servant who oversees the department and advises the Foreign Secretary. This book is a study of the twelve men who held this Office from 1854–1946....

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Strangers, Aliens and Asians

    Huguenots, Jews and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields 1666-2000

    By Anne Kershen

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Exploring the dynamics that drive the processes of immigrant settlement and assimilation, this fascinating book looks at whether these are solely the outcome of the temporal setting, cultural background, and the contemporaneous socio-economic and political conditions, or whether there are factors...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Britain, America and the War Debt Controversy

    The Economic Diplomacy of an Unspecial Relationship, 1917-45

    By Robert Self

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This volume throws important new light upon a pivotal period of transition in the Anglo-American relationship and sets the stage for its equally dramatic transformation during and after the Second World War. Based upon extensive research in previously unpublished archival material on both...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. British Military Intervention and the Struggle for Jordan

    King Hussein, Nasser and the Middle East Crisis, 1955–1958

    By Stephen Blackwell

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Within two years of their abortive invasion of the Suez Canal zone in 1956, British troops once again intervened in a major Middle Eastern country. The Jordan intervention of July 1958 took place despite the steady decline of the British position in the country over the previous three years....

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Reginald McKenna: Financier among Statesmen, 1863–1916
    By Martin Farr
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. Popular Newspapers, the Labour Party and British Politics
    By James Thomas
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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