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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95
New Labour is the most innovative and powerful political movement in Britain today. However, New Labour: A Critique argues that its apparent pragmatism disguises an ideological commitment to particular forms of social science, deploying new institutionalism and communitarianism to respond to the New Right. Bevir traces the impact of these forms... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00
This book provides a philosophical analysis of the reasoning appropriate to the history of ideas. Mark Bevir seeks to clarify the nature of the history of ideas so as to guide historians in their practice, and to illuminate the process by which human thought develops. more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 72.50
Democratic Governance examines the changing nature of the modern state and reveals the dangers these changes pose to democracy. Mark Bevir shows how new ideas about governance have gradually displaced old-style notions of government in Britain and around the world. Policymakers cling to outdated concepts of representative government while at the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.50
The Making of British Socialism provides a new interpretation of the emergence of British socialism in the late nineteenth century, demonstrating that it was not a working-class movement demanding state action, but a creative campaign of political hope promoting social justice, personal transformation, and radical democracy. Mark Bevir shows that... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 9.99
The word 'governance' is ubiquitous. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund make loans conditional on 'good governance'. Climate change and avian flu appear as issues of 'global governance'. The European Union issues a White Paper on 'Governance'. The U.S. Forest Service calls for 'collaborative governance'.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
How is Britain governed? Have we entered a new era of governance? Can traditional approaches to governance help us to interpret 21st century Britain? This book develops the argument that we can understand political practices only by grasping the beliefs on which people act. It offers a governance narrative as a challenge to the Westminster model of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 48.00
This book presents a much-needed corrective to the model of the 'free market' which has come to dominate public and academic life. Leading historians, theorists and social scientists offer historically-informed, interdisciplinary inquiries into the embeddedness of markets in social, cultural and political relations from the eighteenth century to the... more...