• The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: Volume I: From the V-Bomber Era to the Arrival of Polaris, 1945-1964 book cover

    The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

    Volume I: From the V-Bomber Era to the Arrival of Polaris, 1945-1964

    By Matthew Jones

    Volume I of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from 1945 to 1964. Written with full access to the UK documentary record, this volume examines how British governments…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Government Official History Series

  • Propaganda and Nation Building: Selling the Irish Free State book cover

    Propaganda and Nation Building

    Selling the Irish Free State

    By Kevin Hora

    This book examines the origins of Ireland in its first independent incarnation, the Irish Free State (1922-1937). It explores how contemporary public relations and propaganda techniques were used to construct an identity for this new state – a state which after enduring seven years of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

  • Plots and Paranoia: A History of Political Espionage in Britain 1790-1988 book cover

    Plots and Paranoia

    A History of Political Espionage in Britain 1790-1988

    By Bernard Porter

    Britain’s secret state exists to protect her from ‘enemies within’. It has always aroused controversy; on the one hand it is credited with preventing wars, revolutions and terrorism and on the other it is accused of subverting democratically elected governments and luring innocents to death. What…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Local Government: Policy and Management in Local Authorities book cover

    Local Government

    Policy and Management in Local Authorities, 3rd Edition

    By Howard Elcock

    Since first publication in 1982, Howard Elcock's Local Government has established a reputation as a comprehensive and unbiased account of how British local government really works. This respected textbook has been completely revised and rewritten for its third edition, to take account of changes in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Modern Britain: An Introduction book cover

    Modern Britain

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By John Irwin

    Since first publication in 1976, Modern Britain has been widely used as a comprehensive and straightforward introduction to some of the most important features of British life today. The author provides a clear account of a wide range of topics that are keys to understanding the British culture…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Media Relations of the Anti-War Movement: The Battle for Hearts and Minds book cover

    Media Relations of the Anti-War Movement

    The Battle for Hearts and Minds

    By Ian Taylor

    In this book, Ian Taylor examines how a social movement, the anti-Iraq War movement in the UK, engaged with the media as a part of their campaigning against the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Moving beyond content analysis to draw upon interviews with locally based journalists and activists,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Beyond the New Right: Markets, Government and the Common Environment book cover

    Beyond the New Right

    Markets, Government and the Common Environment

    By John Gray

    John Gray is now established as one of the UK's leading political thinkers. For over a decade he has been asssociated with the ideas and think-tanks of the New Right. In this book he presents both a criticism of the ideological excesses of New Right ideology and a radical critique of the New Right…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge

  • Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland: Making and Breaking a Divided Island book cover

    Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland

    Making and Breaking a Divided Island

    Edited by Niall Ó Dochartaigh, Katy Hayward, Elizabeth Meehan

    This book examines the interrelated dynamics of political action, ideology and state structures in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, emphasising the wider UK and European contexts in which they are nested. It makes a significant and unique contribution to wider European and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries book cover

    The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries

    By Ian Beesley

    This book is the official history of British Cabinet Secretaries, the most senior civil servants in UK government, from the post-war period up to 2002. In December 1916 Maurice Hankey sat at the Cabinet table to take the first official record of Cabinet decisions. Prior to this there had been no…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Government Official History Series

  • Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy: Temporal Othering in International Relations book cover

    Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy

    Temporal Othering in International Relations

    By Cathy Elliott

    This book looks at democracy promotion as a form of foreign policy. Elliott asks why democracy was seen to be the answer to the 7/7 bombings in London, and why it should be promoted not in Britain, but in Pakistan. The book provides a detailed answer to these questions, examining the logic and the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Psychological Governance and Public Policy: Governing the mind, brain and behaviour book cover

    Psychological Governance and Public Policy

    Governing the mind, brain and behaviour

    Edited by Jessica Pykett, Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead

    There have been significant developments in the state of psychological, neuroscientific and behavioural scientific knowledge relating to the human mind, brain, action and decision-making over the past two decades. These developments have influenced public policy making and popular culture in the UK…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Personal Diplomacy in the EU: Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration book cover

    Personal Diplomacy in the EU

    Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration

    By Roland Vogt

    At a time when the economic troubles and bailouts of Greece and other European economies are casting significant doubt on the future viability of the Eurozone and the EU, it is crucial to examine the origins of the political will and leadership that is necessary to move the integration process…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

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