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New and Published Books

  1. Why Does Policy Change?

    Lessons from British Transport Policy 1945-99

    By Dr Geoffrey Dudley, Geoffrey Dudley

    The tension between policy stability and change is a key political phenomenon, but its dynamics have been little understood. Why Does Policy Change? examines and explains the dynamics of major policy change by looking at case studies from British Transport policy since 1945. The significant...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. British Foreign Secretaries Since 1974

    Edited by Kevin Theakston

    This book analyses the changing role of the British Foreign Secretary and presents biographical case studies of all the individual holders of that post, the policies they persued and the issues they faced, since 1974. The work of the British Foreign Secretaries from James Callaghan to Robin Cook is...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A Magna Carta for all Humanity

    Homing in on Human Rights

    By Francesca Klug

    The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. Yet in the year...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of the Unpolitical

    By Herbert Read

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

    In this collection of fourteen essays, first published in 1943, Herbert Read extends and amplifies the points of view expressed in his successful pamphlet To Hell with Culture, which has been reprinted here. The ‘politics of the unpolitical’ are the politics of those who strive for human values and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Robert Hall Diaries 1947-1953 (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Alec Cairncross

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Lord Roberthall was economic adviser to a succession of Labour and Conservative governments from 1947 to 1961. During that time, he served under eight Chancellors and exercised more influence on economic policy than perhaps any other official. Fortunately – though it was contrary to Civil Service...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Robert Hall Diaries 1954-1961 (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Alec Cairncross

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Lord Roberthall was economic adviser to a succession of Labour and Conservative governments from 1947 to 1961. During that time, he served under eight Chancellors and exercised more influence on economic policy than perhaps any other official. Fortunately – though it was contrary to Civil Service...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Alternative Economic Indicators (Routledge Revivals)

    By Victor Anderson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The main objective of politicians is to maximise economic growth, which heavily drives political policy and decision-making. Critics of the maximisation of growth as the central aim of economic policy have argued that growth in itself is not necessarily a good thing, particularly for the...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Scourge of Europe (Routledge Revivals)

    The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted

    By L. V. Birck

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Written during the early 1920s, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of the First World War, L.V. Birck’s The Scourge of Europe examines the economic issues surrounding the existence of public debt, its history, and possible approaches to problems associated with public...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Irish Republican Terrorism and Politics

    A Comparative Study of the Official and the Provisional IRA

    By Kacper Rekawek

    Series: Political Violence

    This book examines the post-ceasefire evolutions and histories of the main Irish republican terrorist factions, and the interconnected character of politics and militarism within them. Offering the first comparative study of the two leading Irish republican terrorist movements the Official IRA and...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Young People and Politics

    Political Engagement in the Anglo-American Democracies

    By Aaron Martin

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines young people’s political engagement in the Anglo-American democracies. It is often alleged that young people are disengaged from politics on a number of levels. The commonly held view is that young people don’t vote, they do not trust politicians and have low levels of political...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge