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Major Works: British Politics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 20 new and published major works in the subject of British Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Socialism and the Challenge of War (RLE The First World War)

    Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912-18

    By Jay M. Winter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

    The First World War marks a crucial period in the history of the socialist wing of the British labour movement. This book is an account of the development of the political ideas and activities of some of the most influential British socialist thinkers of that time: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, R. H....

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture

    Edited by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

    Series: Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture

    Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of...

    Published October 21st 2011 by Routledge

  3. G. D. H. Cole: Selected Works

    Edited by Noel Thompson

    G. D. H. Cole was one of the foremost British socialist thinkers of the twentieth century. His literary output was immense and encompassed works of social theory, economics, political economy, economic history, social and labour history, political theory, history of thought and sociology. The books...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  4. G. D. H. Cole: Early Pamphlets & Assessment (RLE Cole)

    Edited by Noel Thompson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This volume of extremely rare pamphlets spans over thirty years of prolific output by G D H Cole. It encompasses the challenges of full employment and the role re-armament in achieving that, nationalizing industries, the principles of socialism and the welfare state....

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The World of Labour

    By G. D. H. Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    Cole saw the trade unions as being critical to progress, but to realise their role they needed to change and the issue of trade union structure therefore became fundamental. He considered in this volume that trade union structure was a central problem of the labour movement – he described British...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Self-Government in Industry

    By G D H Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This book represents an important stage in the development of an indigenous theory. The argument is presented with the special qualities of cogency and perception which have given the author a lasting influence within the labour movement....

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Life of William Cobbett

    By G D H Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This volume is representative of the historical works of a particular period (1923-29) when there was a hiatus in the output of Cole the theoretician. It is an extraordinary contribution to labour history and is among the finest of his historical works. ...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Next Ten Years

    By G D. H. Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This volume was Cole's first major work of political economy in almost a decade and it effectively positioned him as a mainstream Fabian who sought to stabilize capitalism before progressing socialism by essentially statist means. Influenced by J A Hobson and Maynard Keynes the imperative for Cole...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Practical Economics

    By G D H Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This volume compares the planning of economic conditions under the very different political systems of Soviet Russia, Fascist Germany and Italy and Democratic America, with some discussion of partial economic planning in Great Britain. It includes a broad survey of the successive phases of the Five...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Economic Tracts for the Times

    By G. D. H. Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    Originally written as a series of pamphlets and at a time of high unemployment, this volume discusses free trade, monetary policy, wages and employment, economic theory and social legislation....

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Margaret Thatcher
    Edited by Tim Bale
    To Be Published November 21st 2014

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