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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Since the 1880s, the Conservative Party has been an important political force in Britain. In this study of Conservative ideology since the end of Second World War, first published in 1974, Andrew Gamble considers the nature of Conservative party opinion, and the factors that have accounted for its success. The adaptation of the party post-1945 is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
First published by Methuen in the 1980s Volume I: The Rise of Collectivism: This volume establishes the central theme that the most important feature of British political life since the nineteenth century has been the extension of the role of government at all levels. Volume II: The Ideological Heritage: The second volume reviews the development... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
By the end of the nineteenth century, reform and development of the British electoral system had inaugurated a new style of mass politics which fundamentally transformed the face of the British party system. This book traces the evolution of recognisably modern parties from their roots in the 1880s through half a century of dramatic change in organisational... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99
A major new edition of this introductory survey of the two main political parties, from the rise of the Liberal Party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late nineteenth century. As well as assessing the impact of major political landmarks such as the Great Reform Acts, it also describes the nineteenth... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 124.99
Taking as its starting-point Anthony Downs' seminal work, An Economic Theory of Democracy, this book draws upon insights generated within economics, political psychology, and the study of rhetoric to examine the way in which New Labour achieved and maintained its electoral hegemony from 1994.Journalists and politicians routinely attribute New Labour's... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 24.99
This topical and accessible introductory guide to the workings of the UK's Westminster Parliament outlines the history, structure and functions of the Parliament and provides a topical evaluation of how well those functions are performed. Special attention is paid to the relationships the Parliament has with the government, the EU, devolved bodies,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00
A revelatory account of Tony Blair?s tumultuous leadership, The Blair Years gathers extracts from the diaries of the man who knew him best: Alastair Campbell?Blair?s spokesman from 1994 to 2003, his press secretary, strategist, and closest confidant. It is a compelling chronicle of contemporary British politics and the rise of New Labour, providing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
Having lost an election, been thrown out by their party, or retired on grounds of ill-health, what do former British prime ministers do? In the first book to look at the lives, political roles and influence of former prime ministers, Theakston analyzes all the former prime ministers from Walpole in the 18th century to Blair today. more...