• The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I: The formative years 1970-1987 book cover

    The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I

    The formative years 1970-1987, 1st Edition

    By David Parker

    This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Government Official History Series

  • The Brown Government: A Policy Evaluation book cover

    The Brown Government

    A Policy Evaluation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matt Beech, Simon Lee

    The Brown Government provides an interim evaluation of Gordon Brown’s Labour administration through identifying continuities and discontinuities with the Blair governments from 1997. By focusing on key ideas and areas of public policy it presents an analysis of the first 18 months of Brown’s…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21

  • Detente in Europe, 1972-1976: Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series III, Volume III book cover

    Detente in Europe, 1972-1976

    Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series III, Volume III, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gill Bennett, Keith A. Hamilton

    Drawing on records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, this work focuses on Britain's role in the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions in Vienna, and British policy towards the Soviet Union and its satellites. British reactions to detente between the superpowers are charted.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Whitehall Histories

  • Local Government Reorganisation: The Review and its Aftermath book cover

    Local Government Reorganisation

    The Review and its Aftermath, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steve Leach

    The Local Government Review raised issues of political process and decision-making theories. The interest lies in the insights provided by academic analysis, and the highlighting of the lessons to be learned. This volume attempts to respond to both these perspectives.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21

  • Secrecy and the Media: The Official History of the United Kingdom's D-Notice System book cover

    Secrecy and the Media

    The Official History of the United Kingdom's D-Notice System, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas John Wilkinson

    Secrecy and the Media is the first book to examine the development of the D-Notice system, which regulates the UK media's publication of British national security secrets.  It is based on official documents, many of which have not previously been available to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09

  • Emigrant Players: Sport and the Irish Diaspora book cover

    Emigrant Players

    Sport and the Irish Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Darby, David Hassan

    Ireland and its inhabitants have often been described as being ‘sports mad’. As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09

  • British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63: Scrutinising the Official Mind book cover

    British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

    Scrutinising the Official Mind, 1st Edition

    By Frank Heinlein

    This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    British Politics and Society

  • British Politics: The Basics book cover

    British Politics: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Bill Jones

    Over the last two decades British politics has undergone a remarkable transformation. While some components of the system have been eroded, such as voter turnout and membership of the big parties, other parts have flourished, such as nationalist parties, the insurgent UKIP, as well as the new media…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    The Basics

  • Thatcher book cover


    1st Edition

    By Graham Goodlad

    Thatcher provides an accessible and scholarly introduction to the personality and career of Britain’s first female political leader and the twentieth century’s longest serving Prime Minister. Providing a balanced narrative and assessment of one of the most significant figures of the post-war era,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Haters, Baiters and Would-Be Dictators: Anti-Semitism and the UK Far Right book cover

    Haters, Baiters and Would-Be Dictators

    Anti-Semitism and the UK Far Right, 1st Edition

    By Nick Toczek

    For fifty-five years, from 1919 until 1975, The Britons published Jew-hating literature. For the forty years until his death in 1948, the founder and president of The Britons, Henry Hamilton Beamish, devoted his life to touring the world as an obsessive preacher of this hatred. Using material he…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03

  • The Conservative Nation (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Conservative Nation (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Gamble

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge Revivals

  • Space, Power and the Commons: The struggle for alternative futures book cover

    Space, Power and the Commons

    The struggle for alternative futures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Samuel Kirwan, Leila Dawney, Julian Brigstocke

    Across the globe, political movements opposing privatisation, enclosures, and other spatial controls are coalescing towards the idea of the ‘commons’. As a result, struggles over the commons and common life are now coming to the forefront of both political activism and scholarly enquiry. This book…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

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