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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. Mass Conservatism

    The Conservatives and the Public since the 1880s

    Edited by Stuart Ball, Ian Holliday

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The papers that comprise this volume reveal how people are intent on preserving not only their wealth but culture too. The individual contributions identify the key arguments used to coax voters, whose natural sympathies might gravitate to the left, to vote for the Conservative Party en masse....

    Published October 30th 2002 by Routledge

  2. British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

    Scrutinising the Official Mind

    By Frank Heinlein

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of...

    Published March 31st 2002 by Routledge

  3. Defining British Citizenship

    Empire, Commonwealth and Modern Britain

    By Rieko Karatani

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Unlike many nations Britain had not developed a national citizenship by the 20th century. Instead belonging in Britain was merely a function of allegiance to the Crown. This lack of definition was seen as beneficial. This title explores the implications of such vagueness as a new millennium begins....

    Published February 27th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Conservative Party Attitudes to Jews 1900-1950

    By Harry Defries

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This work examines the attitudes of the Conservative Party towards Jews in Britain, Palestine and elsewhere from 1900-1948. It aims to show how the Conservative Party in the first half of the 20th century regarded both itself and British society on the one hand, and Britain's role on the other....

    Published September 30th 2001 by Routledge

  5. A Life of Sir John Eldon Gorst

    Disraeli's Awkward Disciple

    By Archie Hunter

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This is the first book to tell the story of on eof the most contentious figures in Victorian and Edwardian politics: that of the independent-minded and exceptionally able Conservative politician, Sir John Eldon Gorst....

    Published August 31st 2001 by Routledge

  6. 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 May 31st 2001 by Routledge

  7. Reforming the Constitution

    Debates in Twentieth-Century Britain

    Edited by Peter Catterall, Wolfram Kaiser, Ulrike Walton-Jordan

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This collection takes as its subject how and why the British constitution developed during the course of the 20th century. In chapters that analyse in detail the evolution of various aspects of the constitution, this work explores debates about how the constitution ought to operate and the...

    Published October 31st 2000 by Routledge

  8. Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Adrian Smith

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed Britain's sports. At the end of the 20th century sports have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national or even international audience. This volume explores different facets of this phenomenon....

    Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Managing Domestic Dissent in First World War Britain

    By Brock Millman

    Series: British Politics and Society

    The author argues that the way the British Government managed dissent during World War I is important for understanding the way that the war ended. He argues that a comprehensive and effective system of suppression had been developed by the war's end in 1918, with a greater level in reserve....

    Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge

  10. The Making of Channel 4

    Edited by Peter Catterall

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Channel 4 had been controversial for years before it came on the air in November 1982. There were debates about its role, and its programming, its relationship with the ITV companies and its regulatory body the IBA. The controversy is revisited in these articles....

    Published December 31st 1998 by Routledge