The British State

Author: James Harvey (pseud.)
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Secrecy And Power In The British State

Author: Ann Rogers
Editor: Pluto Press (UK)
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Looking at how British membership of the European Union may affect the relationship between the state, the citizen and secrecy, the author claims that until a greater understanding of what is happening is achieved, the British state is destined to remain undemocratic in many vital respects.

Labour And The British State

Author: Dr Mari C Jones
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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This book takes a fresh look at the basic nature of the British government as seen through the eyes of the Labour Party. In recent years, four issues have emerged that underline Labour's historically ambivalent attitude toward the State and raise the State as a major political question in its own right: Labour's attitude toward the machinery of the State: Labour's relationship to the machinery of the State; Labour's relationship to the industrial State; Labour's identification with the territorial integrity of the State in the face of rising Scottish and Welsh nationalism; and Labour's response to the threats posed to the State's sovereignty by the Northern Ireland conflict and Britain's membership in the European Community. This study explores the implications of these four issues, and examines what influences Labour's attitude toward the State and how the Labour Party has adapted to the State's institutions.

Britain In Decline

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Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349209406
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The Formation Of The British State

Author: Brian P. Levack
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Between the Union of the Crowns in 1603 and the Union of Parliaments in 1707, numerous proposals were made to strengthen relations between England and Scotland. Here, Brian P. Levack draws on a large body of pamphlet literature, state papers, and parliamentary records to explore the 17th- and early 18th-century schemes to unite the political, legal, religious, economic, and social elements of the two countries. An important contribution to English and Scottish history, The Formation of the British State sheds new light on how the British state acquired many of the features it still posseses today, and why it differed significantly from both the English and the Scottish states out of which it was formed.

East India Patronage And The British State

Author: George McGilvary
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781350171428
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The Act of Union in 1707 brought with it a new 'Great Britain'. How did the English bind the Scottish elites to the new British State, ensuring the stability of this new power in the face of possible Jacobite and international threat? From 1725 a patronage system existed in Britain enabling government ministries to use posts in the East India Company and its shipping to secure political majorities in Scotland and Westminster. Scots went to India as Company servants, ships' crews, soldiers and free-merchants, bringing back exceptional wealth to a land starved of money and providing for commercial and industrial advances throughout Great Britain. The importance of the system of patronage which enabled so many Scots to go to the East has not hitherto been recognised and cannot be overestimated. It bound the Scots with their English neighbours in business, political management and empire, with consequences going far beyond the eighteenth century.

The State Of Freedom

Author: Patrick Joyce
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107007100
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Patrick Joyce offers a bold and highly original contribution to the history and theory of the state.

The British State

Author: Chris Nineham
Editor: Zero Books
ISBN: 9781789043297
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The first attempt since the 1980s to analyse the British state's capacity to block change and derail social movements. A riposte to those who said there could never be a very British coup.

The British State And The Northern Ireland Crisis 1969 73

Author: William Beattie Smith
Editor: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1601270674
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Focusing on four case studies, author William Beattie Smith traces the evolution of British policy from 1969-73 and depicts how easily a conflict over national identity can turn into bloodshed, grief, and horror; and how difficult it is once a serious fight has started to restore peace.In each of the case studies, Smith highlights a discrete policy followed by the British government in tackling political disorder in Northern Ireland, and examines why the policy was chosen or pursued. He outlines three broad strategic options reform, coercion, and powersharing and identifies factors influencing which of the three will be selected in practice. Focusing on policy outcomes rather than the details of the negotiating process, the author evaluates the relative importance of rational calculation, patterns of understanding, party politics, diplomatic pressures, organizational structure, and official doctrine in shaping policies and initiating radical changes. While rooted in policy analysis, the book ventures into the territory of political history and conflict studies. The author addresses issues such as the legitimacy of state authority, the vulnerability of democratic institutions to the opposition of disaffected minorities, and the tensions that exist between public order and individual rights. His conclusion derives strategic lessons from the British experience in Northern Ireland and provides guidance for policymakers confronting challenges arising from comparable cases."

Crises In The British State 1880 1930

Author: Mary Langan
Editor: Hutchinson Educational
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Management Consultancy And The British State

Author: Antonio E. Weiss
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319998765
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This book traces the emergence and development of the relationship between management consultancies and the British state. It seeks to answer three questions: why were management consultants brought into the machinery of the state; how has state power been impacted by bringing profit-seeking actors into the machinery of the state; and how has the nature of management consultancy changed over time? The book demonstrates the role consultants played in major developments in the postwar period. Specific case studies interrogate how consultancies influenced the policy fields of health service reform and social security benefits. This book will redefine debates amongst business historians and historians of the postwar British state about the nature of management consultancy and public sector reform.

Conquest And Union

Author: Steven G. Ellis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317894227
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The British Isles is a multi-national arena, but its history has traditionally been studied from a distinctively English -- often, indeed, London -- perspective. Now, however, the interweaving of the distinct but mutually-dependent histories of the four nations is at the heart of some of the liveliest historical research today. In this major contribution to that research, eleven leading scholars consider key aspects of the internal relations of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the early modern period, and the problems of accommodating different -- and resistant -- cultures to a single centralizing polity. The contributors are: Sarah Barber; Toby Barnard; Ciaran Brady; Keith M. Brown; Jane Dawson; Steven G. Ellis; David Hayton; Philip Jenkins; Alan Macinnes; Michael Mac Craith; and John Morrill.

The Recomposition Of The British State During The 1980s

Author: Werner Bonefeld
Editor: Dartmouth Publishing Company
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Focuses on theoretical and political issues of the relationship between money and the state raised by the crisis of Keynesianism and the rise of monetarism. On the basis of a formulation of Marxist theory, the study locates different policy areas in terms of an accommodation of the British state.

Regulation Theory And The British State

Author: Mo O'Toole
Editor: Routledge
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This book is an evaluation of the political impact on the Urban Development Corporation and draws on research which was undertaken in three of the UDC areas. It places the UDC within the context of the dramatic transformation in state institutions and processes which have taken place during the last 15 years. It suggests that UDCs are part of an experimental ensemble designed to test new state forms within the context of significant changes to the global accumulation process. It argues that these new state forms are consistent with a departure from the state regulatory framework which has characterised Keynesian state policies in the local government arena throughout the post war period (Fordism) and that the impetus for their creation arises from the crisis in the Keynesian state form. The author suggests that the success of the UDC and in turn different responses according to class and class fraction positions in the locality are mediated principally by the local government framework of the area. The attempt by Thatcherism to create a 'hegemonic' concept of control has therefore been somewhat uneven.

Pre British State System In South India

Author: Nikhiles Guha
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Irish Nationalism And The British State

Author: Brian Jenkins
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 077356005X
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The emergence of revolutionary Irish nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century.

War And The State

Author: Kathleen Burk
Editor: Unwin Hyman
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1848

Author: John Saville
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521333412
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This is a detailed study of the workings of the various parts of the British state in their confrontation with the radical movements of Chartism and Irish nationalism. The year 1848 was notable, first, for the immense influence of the French revolution of February upon the whole of Britain and, second, for the decisive defeats suffered by the radical movements. Professor Saville's analysis is based upon government and municipal archives, newspapers and contemporary writings, and proceeds chronologically from January to late summer, when mass arrests ended the insurgent movements on both sides of the Irish Channel. A further chapter looks at length at the workings of the legal system, and the volume concludes with a general commentary on the political consequences of the decline of Chartism which followed the defeats of 1848.

Captive State

Author: George Monbiot
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447252470
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A devastating indictment of the corruption at the heart of the British State by one of our most popular media figures.George Monbiot made his name exposing the corruption of foreign governments; now he turns his keen eye on Britain. In the most explosive book on British politics of the new decade, Monbiot uncovers what many have suspected but few have been able to prove: that corporations have become so powerful they now threaten the foundations of democratic government.Many of the stories George Monbiot recounts have never been told before, and they could scarcely be more embarrassing to a government that claims to act on behalf of all of us. Some are - or should be - resigning matters. Effectively, the British government has collaborated in its own redundancy, by ceding power to international bodies controlled by corporations. CAPTIVE STATE highlights the long term threat to our society and ultimately shows us ways in which we can hope to withstand the might of big business.