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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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21-30 of 41 results in British Politics and Society
  1. The Labour Party in Opposition 1970-1974

    By Patrick Bell

    Series: British Politics and Society

    1970 to 1974 was a pivotal period in the history of the Labour Party. This book shows how the Labour Party responded to electoral defeat in 1970 and to what extent its political and policy activity in opposition was directed to the recovery of power at the following general election. At a point in...

    Published August 11th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Scottish Nationalism and the Idea of Europe

    Concepts of Europe and the Nation

    By Atsuko Ichijo

    Series: British Politics and Society

    'Independence in Europe', adopted by the Scottish National Party (SNP) as its core policy in 1988, has become part and parcel of contemporary Scottish nationalism. But is this not a contradiction in terms? Nationalistic logic dictates that one cannot demand independence while accepting the...

    Published July 14th 2004 by Routledge

  3. Civil Service Commission 1855-1991

    A Bureau Biography

    By Richard A. Chapman

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The Civil Service Commision was created in 1855 and became the key institution in the development of the British civil service. Its work was primarily the recruitment of civil servants by fair methods, treating all qualified applicants equally, and using open competitions wherever practicable. It...

    Published June 30th 2004 by Routledge

  4. The Royal Navy in the Falklands Conflict and the Gulf War

    Culture and Strategy

    By Alistair Finlan

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This book suggests that institutional culture can account for a great deal of the activities and rationale of the Royal Navy. War highlights the role of culture in military organizations and as such acts as a spotlight by which this phenomenon can be assessed seperately and then in comparison in...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  5. The British Government and the Railways, 1951-1964

    Beeching's Last Train

    By Charles Loft

    Series: British Politics and Society

    When Dr. Richard Beeching, the Chairman of British Railways, presented his report on the future of Britain's rail system in March 1963, he ensured that his name would forever be associated with cutbacks and consolidation. The Beeching Report recommended the closure of about a third of Britain's...

    Published March 30th 2004 by Routledge

  6. A Social History of Milton Keynes

    Middle England/Edge City

    By Mark Clapson

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Established in 1967, Milton Keynes is England's largest new city and one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the UK. It is also a suburban city, genuinely liked and appreciated by most of its citizens.For many reasons, however, Milton Keynes is misunderstood, and its valuable recent lessons are...

    Published February 4th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Labour Party in Opposition 1970-74

    Prisoners of History

    By Patrick Bell

    Series: British Politics and Society

    1970 to 1974 was a pivotal period in the history of the Labour Party. This book shows how the Labour Party responded to electoral defeat in 1970 and to what extent its political and policy activity in opposition was directed to the recovery of power at the following general election. At a point in...

    Published January 30th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Television Policies of the Labour Party 1951-2001

    By Des Freedman

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Des Freedman explores Labour's divided response to the development of commercial television in the 1950s and assesses the impact of Wilson's governments on television in the 1960s. His key argument is that Labour has always been a vigorous but ultimately unreliable advocate of television....

    Published July 14th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Creating the National Health Service

    Aneurin Bevan and the Medical Lords

    By Marvin Rintala

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The origins of the NHS are the subject of this study that presents evidence on the key players who participated in the founding of the system. The author also traces those who opposed the NHS....

    Published June 30th 2003 by Routledge

  10. The Use and Abuse of Political Asylum in Britain and Germany

    By Liza Schuster

    Series: British Politics and Society

    All European states have the legal right to grant asylum but only Germany is obliged by law to do so. Liza Schuster contributes to the asylum debate primarily in the area of comparative politics in this study of British and German policies on asylum practice....

    Published March 29th 2003 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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