• The Official History of the British Civil Service: Reforming the Civil Service, Volume I: The Fulton Years, 1966-81 book cover

    The Official History of the British Civil Service

    Reforming the Civil Service, Volume I: The Fulton Years, 1966-81, 1st Edition

    By Rodney Lowe

    This first volume of the Official History of the UK Civil Service covers its evolution from the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1854 to the first years of Mrs Thatcher’s government in 1981. Despite current concerns with good governance and policy delivery, little serious attention has been paid to…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
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    Government Official History Series

  • Gladstone book cover

    Gladstone

    1st Edition

    By Erich Eyck

    Originally published in 1966 and translated by Bernard Miall, Gladstone traces William Gladstone’s career from his election to Parliament in 1832, to his funeral in Westminster Abbey. The book portrays Gladstone as a firm adherent of Toryism and it describes his relations with Peel and Palmerston,…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Gladstone and Disraeli

  • Agitators and Promoters in the Age of Gladstone and Disraeli: A Biographical Dictionary of the Leaders of British Pressure Groups Founded Between 1865 and 1886 book cover

    Agitators and Promoters in the Age of Gladstone and Disraeli

    A Biographical Dictionary of the Leaders of British Pressure Groups Founded Between 1865 and 1886, 1st Edition

    By Howard Malchow

    Originally published in 1983, Agitators and Promoters in the Age of Gladstone and Disraeli brings together the lives of thousands of persons, some famous, most modest and obscure, who were joined a century ago in pursuit of causes promising, a more just world which embodied much of the life and…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Gladstone and Disraeli

  • Secrecy, Public Relations and the British Nuclear Debate: How the UK Government Learned to Talk about the Bomb, 1970-83 book cover

    Secrecy, Public Relations and the British Nuclear Debate

    How the UK Government Learned to Talk about the Bomb, 1970-83, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Salisbury

    This book constitutes an original archival history of government secrecy, public relations and the debate surrounding nuclear weapons in Britain from 1970 to 1983. The book contrasts the secrecy and near-silence of the Heath, Wilson and Callaghan governments on nuclear issues in the 1970s with the…

    Hardback – 2020-02-13
    Routledge
    Cold War History

  • Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis: Missing in Action? book cover

    Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis

    Missing in Action?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine M Hudson, Malin Rönnblom, Katherine Teghtsoonian

    This edited volume presents critical scholarship analysing governance practices in diverse jurisdictions in Europe and North America, at multiple scales, and in relation to several different arenas of policy and practice. The contributors address shortcomings in the mainstream literature on…

    Paperback – 2020-02-12
    Routledge

  • The Centre-left and New Right Divide?: Political Philosophy and Aspects of UK Social Policy in the Era of the Welfare State book cover

    The Centre-left and New Right Divide?

    Political Philosophy and Aspects of UK Social Policy in the Era of the Welfare State, 1st Edition

    By Steven R. Smith

    First published in 1998, this volume offers some solutions to the inherent difficulties with moving from philosophical generalities to specific policies, by exploring how a bridge might be built between political philosophy and social policy analysis. In light of these findings, Steven R. Smith…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The UK Equity Gap: The Failure of Government Policy Since 1945 book cover

    The UK Equity Gap

    The Failure of Government Policy Since 1945, 1st Edition

    By Chris Lonsdale

    First published in 1997, this volume investigates the important economic issue of small business finance. The inability of small firms to acquire equity finance is believed to be an important factor in the UK’s continued relative economic decline. Throughout the post-war period both Labour and…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Authorised History of British Defence Economic Intelligence: A Cold War in Whitehall, 1929-90 book cover

    The Authorised History of British Defence Economic Intelligence

    A Cold War in Whitehall, 1929-90, 1st Edition

    By Peter Davies

    This book is the first history of UK economic intelligence and offers a new perspective on the evolution of Britain's national intelligence machinery and how it worked during the Cold War. British economic intelligence has a longer pedigree than the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and was the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
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    Government Official History Series

  • A.K. Chesterton and the Evolution of Britain’s Extreme Right, 1933-1973 book cover

    A.K. Chesterton and the Evolution of Britain’s Extreme Right, 1933-1973

    1st Edition

    By Luke LeCras

    Arthur Kenneth (A.K.) Chesterton was a soldier, journalist and activist whose involvement with fascist and extreme right-wing politics in Britain spanned four decades. Beginning with his recruitment to Oswald Mosley’s ‘Blackshirts’ in the 1930s, Chesterton’s ideological relationship with fascism,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Brexit and the Political Economy of Fragmentation: Things Fall Apart book cover

    Brexit and the Political Economy of Fragmentation

    Things Fall Apart, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Morgan, Heikki Patomaki

    Brexit means Brexit and other meaningless mantras have simply confirmed that confusion and uncertainty have dominated the early stages of this era defining event. Though there has been a lack of coherent and substantive policy goals from the UK government, this does not prevent analysis of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18
    Routledge

  • One Party Dominance: Fianna F� and Irish Politics 1926�2016 book cover

    One Party Dominance

    Fianna F� and Irish Politics 1926�2016, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean McGraw, Eoin O'Malley

    Fianna Fáil was for most of the 20th century the democratic world’s most successful political party. It dominated the politics of Ireland from 1932, when it first took power, until 2011 when it became a prominent electoral victim of the Great Recession. This book provides original research that…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
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  • Brexit and the Commonwealth: What Next? book cover

    Brexit and the Commonwealth

    What Next?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Clegg

    The decision of the UK to ‘Leave’ the European Union (EU) was unexpected, and as a consequence the precise details of what would come next were left very unclear, and still today there is little certainty or agreement over what ‘Brexit’ will actually mean. It is within this context that this edited…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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