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  • Conservatismby Kieron O?Hara; David Willetts

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 29.95

      The term "conservative," when employed today in reference to politicians and beliefs, can denote groups as diverse and incompatible as the religious right, libertarians, and opponents of large, centralized government. Yet the original conservative philosophy, first developed in the eighteenth century by Edmund Burke, was most concerned... more...

  • The Scottish Political System Since Devolutionby Paul Cairney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 20.99

    This book presents a narrative of Scottish politics since devolution in 1999. It compares eight years of coalition government under Scottish Labour and the Scottish Liberal Democrats with four years of Scottish National Party minority government.It outlines the relative effect of each government on Scottish politics and public policy in various contexts,... more...

  • The Scottish Political Systemby James G. Kellas

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00

    First published in 1973, Professor Kellas's account of Scottish government and politics has long been recognised as the standard textbook in the field. Its scope includes a definition of the Scottish political system, and critical descriptions of Scottish administration (central and local), parliamentary activity, parties, electoral behaviour, and... more...

  • Devolution and the Scottish Conservativesby Alexander Smith

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This highly readable book is a unique, ethnographic study of devolution and Scottish politics as well as Party political activism more generally. It explores how Conservative Party activists who had opposed devolution and the movement for a Scottish Parliament during the 1990s attempted to mobilise politically following their annihilation at the 1997... more...

  • Towards a regional political class?by Klaus Stolz

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Focussing on professional politicians Klaus Stolz investigates the interrelationship between political career patterns and political institutions in two of the most widely discussed cases of regionalism: Catalonia and Scotland. The study deals with two different yet closely related sets of questions: Firstly, how do professional politicians pursue... more...

  • Kultur - Konfession - Regionalismus.by Heinz Gollwitzer; Hans-Christof Kraus

    Duncker & Humblot 2008; US$ 58.38

    Hauptbeschreibung Die in diesem Band versammelten Arbeiten des Historikers Heinz Gollwitzer (1917 - 1999) beeindrucken den Leser in mehrfacher Hinsicht: Das betrifft zum einen ihren interdisziplinären und international vergleichenden Ansatz, der z. B. den Historismus nicht nur geistes-, sondern eben auch sozialgeschichtlich verortet, der kunstgeschichtliche... more...

  • The Flag in the Windby John MacCormick; Neil MacCormick; Ian R. Hamilton

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 6.75

    Born in Glasgow in 1904, Dr John MacCormick studied law at Glasgow University and was one of the chief founding members of the National Party of Scotland in 1928 and, with the merger of the NPS and the Scottish Party, of the Scottish National Party in 1934. In 1942, he left the SNP and was instrumental in the forming the Scottish Convention which... more...

  • Arguing for Independenceby Stephen Maxwell; Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Shortlisted for 'Polemic of the Year' at The Paddy Power/Total Politics Political Book Awards 2013! Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings... more...

  • Arguing for Independenceby Stephen Maxwell; Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 19.95

    Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings -- the democratic case, the economic case, the social case, the international case, the cultural case... more...