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The African presenceRepresentations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Graham Harrison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book considers the ways that representations of Africa have contributed to the changing nature of British national identity. It does so by developing the concept of the African presence: the ... More

Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70: NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Terry Macintyre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076008
eISBN:
9781781701485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076008.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Speaking at West Point in 1962, Dean Acheson observed that Britain had lost an empire and had still to find a new role. This book explains why, as Britain's Labour government contemplated withdrawal ... More

Beyond Devolution and DecentralisationBuilding Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Alistair Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070921
eISBN:
9781781701362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book compares the politics, policies, and polity-building dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation in the French region of Brittany. Empirically, it draws conclusions from in-depth ... More

Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, FighterA Political Biography

Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography

Gregor Gall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526100290
eISBN:
9781526124173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Bob Crow was not only the most well-known union leader of his generation but also the most militant. This biography examines his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of ... More

The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century IrelandThe cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland: The cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

Laurence Marley (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096013
eISBN:
9781526103963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This collection of essays explores a largely neglected aspect of the history of Anglo-Irish relations: British Labour Party policy on Ireland during the twentieth century. Much of the literature on ... More

The British left and ZionismHistory of a divorce

The British left and Zionism: History of a divorce

Paul Kelemen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088124
eISBN:
9781781706152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088124.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This study examines how the diverse strands of the British left have interpreted the conflict in Palestine. From being overwhelmingly supportive of the Zionist movement's effort to build a Jewish ... More

The British question

The British question

Arthur Aughey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083402
eISBN:
9781781704899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083402.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In contemporary British politics one of the key issues is the question of Britain itself. In this book the British question is used as shorthand for a range of inter-related issues involving history, ... More

Collieries, Communities and the Miners' Strike in Scotland, 1984-85

Collieries, Communities and the Miners' Strike in Scotland, 1984-85

Jim Phillips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086328
eISBN:
9781781704691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086328.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This is a major re-evaluation of the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, which was a central event in Britain's recent economic, industrial and political history, and the first book to show the pivotal and ... More

Conservatism for the democratic ageConservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Dr. David Thackeray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book offers a new interpretation of the Conservative party’s revival and adaptation to democratic politics in the early twentieth century, a period in which the British electorate more than ... More

Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Richard Hayton and Andrew S. Crines (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

How do leading Conservative figures strive to communicate with and influence the electorate? Why have some proven more effective than others in advancing their personal positions and ideological ... More

The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

Mark Pitchford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083631
eISBN:
9781781702864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083631.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book reveals the Conservative Party's relationship with the extreme right between 1945 and 1975. It shows how the Party, realising that its well-documented pre-Second World War connections with ... More

Crossing the floorReg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Geoff Horn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Reg Prentice remains the most high-profile politician to cross the floor of the House of Commons in the post-war period. His defection was reflective of an important ‘sea change’ in British politics; ... More

David Cameron and Conservative RenewalThe Limits of Modernisation?

David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Gillian Peele and John Francis (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991531
eISBN:
9781526120946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The book explores the process of rebuilding the Conservative Party under David Cameron’s leadership since 2005. It argues that Cameron’s strategy was wide-ranging and multi-faceted and that it ... More

Devolution in the UK

Devolution in the UK

James Mitchell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053580
eISBN:
9781781702130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053580.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and ... More

Equality and the British LeftA Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Ben Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The demand for equality was at the heart of the politics of the Left in the twentieth century, but what did theorists and politicians on the British Left mean when they said they were committed to ... More

Explaining Local GovernmentLocal Government in Britain since 1800

Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

J. A. Chandler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book presents a history of local government in Britain from 1800 until the present day. It explains how local government in Britain has evolved from a structure that appeared to be relatively ... More

From entertainment to citizenshipPolitics and popular culture

From entertainment to citizenship: Politics and popular culture

John Street, Sanna Inthorn, and Martin Scott

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085383
eISBN:
9781781706121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The relationship between politics and popular culture is often seen to take one of two forms. Either popular culture is seen to disengage or pacify citizens; or it is portrayed as a source of ... More

Gay Men and the Left in Post-war BritainHow the Personal Got Political

Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Lucy Robinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to rethink fundamentally the nature of post-war politics. While the ... More

Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent

Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent

Anna Boucher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099458
eISBN:
9781526104212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099458.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the global race for skilled immigrants, governments compete for workers. In pursuing such individuals, governments may incidentally discriminate on gender grounds. Existing gendered differences in ... More

Gerry Fitt and the SDLP'In a minority of one'

Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Sarah Campbell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Gerry Fitt was a key political figure in Northern Ireland for over twenty years, yet there is no major historical evaluation of his contribution, nor of his legacy or place in the memory of the ... More

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