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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. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2007 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 2006 by Routledge

  4. 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 19th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Searching for Security in a New Europe

    The Diplomatic Career of Sir George Russell Clerk

    By Gerald J. Protheroe

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Drawing on an array of archival material, this study sheds light on Sir George Russell Clerk, an important, yet forgotten figure in British and European diplomatic history. During the First World War, Clerk was a senior Foreign Office official strongly sympathetic to the cause of the 'oppressed...

    Published February 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  6. Conscription in Britain 1939-1964

    The Militarization of a Generation

    By Roger Broad

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Conscription in Britain 1939-1964 outlines the historical record of conscription from the fyrd of the Dark Ages through to Nelson’s day and the First World War, but above all explores conscription during the Second World War and the National Service that continued in the decade afterwards. Covering...

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  7. British Foreign Secretaries in an Uncertain World, 1919-1939

    By Michael Hughes

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The nature of international diplomacy and Britain’s world role changed immeasurably after the end of the First World War, and this book shows how the various men who headed the Foreign Office during the interwar years sought to operate in the shifting political and bureaucratic environments that...

    Published October 6th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Britain's Policy Towards the European Community

    Harold Wilson and Britain's World Role, 1964-1967

    By Helen Parr

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Harold Wilson’s apparent volte-face on European Community membership in the autumn of 1966 has long puzzled commentators and Wilson’s colleagues alike. Based on interviews, private papers and recently released evidence from the National Archives, this book provides a fresh interpretation of Wilson’...

    Published September 29th 2005 by Routledge

  9. British Policy in Aden and the Protectorates 1955-67

    Last Outpost of a Middle East Empire

    By Spencer Mawby

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This is the first detailed account of the confrontation between Britain and President Nasser of Egypt over the Colony of Aden and the surrounding protected states, prior to British withdrawal in 1967. Paying particular attention to the conflicting goals of Arab nationalism and British imperialism,...

    Published August 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  10. Mid-Victorian Imperialists

    British Gentlemen and the Empire of the Mind

    By Edward Beasley

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Throughout the nineteenth century the British Empire was the subject of much writing; floods of articles, books and government reports were produced about the areas under British control and the policy of imperialism. Mid-Victorian Imperialists investigates how the Victorians made sense of all the...

    Published June 21st 2005 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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