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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 40 results in British Politics and Society
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Inside the Welfare State

    Foundations of Policy and Practice in Post-War Britain

    By Virginia Noble

    Series: British Politics and Society

    By moving beyond consideration of the welfare legislation enacted in the 1940s, this book explains how government aid was actually provided in the new British welfare state created just after World War II. Revealing dimensions of social policy that have been neglected by scholars, this study...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 November 12th 2007 by Routledge

  8. The Struggle Over European Integration in Britain, 1956–63

    By Theodore Bromund

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Europe has always been a vexing proposition for Britain. The country sees itself as a regional power, yet national fervour is very strong. This book examines the ways in which the British government worked with and against influential organizations and individuals in order to manage domestic...

    Published June 14th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Government, the Railways and the Modernization of Britain

    Beeching's Last Trains

    By Charles Loft

    Series: British Politics and Society

    More than 40 years after its publication, the 1963 Beeching Report on British railways remains controversial for recommending the closure of a third of Britain’s railways. In this book, Charles Loft examines: why the nationalized railways were in such dire financial straits by 1963 how...

    Published July 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Labour Governments 1964-1970

    Edited by Peter Dorey

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Peter Dorey here presents the most comprehensive, in-depth and original book of the 1964-1970 labour governments published to date. This unique account examines a wide range of political issues and makes extensive use of primary sources recently released by the Public Records Office, including...

    Published April 18th 2006 by Routledge