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  • Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    By Tim Bale, Paul Webb, Monica Poletti

    This accessible, rigorously researched and highly revealing book lifts the lid on political party membership. It represents the first in-depth study of six of the UK's biggest parties – Labour, the Conservatives, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, UK Independence Party …

    Paperback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge

  • Liberal Reform and Industrial Relations: J.H. Whitley (1866-1935), Halifax Radical and Speaker of the House of Commons

    1st Edition

    Edited by John A. Hargreaves, Keith Laybourn, Richard Toye

    J.H. Whitley came from an established business family in Halifax, where he engaged in youth work and municipal politics before becoming MP for Halifax from 1900 to 1928. He was a Liberal Radical who worked with Labour, gave his name to the industrial councils of the First World War, was Speaker of…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism

    ‘A Transition From Here to There?’, 1st Edition

    By Robert Ledger

    The premiership of Margaret Thatcher has been portrayed as uniquely ideological in its pursuit of a more market-based economy. A body of literature has been built on how a sharp turn to the right by the Conservative Party during the 1980s - inspired by the likes of Milton Friedman and Friedrich…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge

  • Local Democracy, Journalism and Public Relations

    The changing dynamics in local media and public sector communications, 1st Edition

    By Carmel O'Toole, Adrian Roxan

    This is a critical examination of the impact of sustained large-scale austerity cuts on local government communications in the UK. Budget constraints have left public sector media teams without the resources for robust citizen-facing communications. The "nose for news" has been downgraded and local…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • Critically Examining the Case Against the 1998 Human Rights Act

    1st Edition

    Edited by Frederick Cowell

    Since its inception in 1998 the Human Rights Act (HRA) has come in for a wide variety of criticism on legal, constitutional, political and cultural grounds. More recently, this criticism escalated significantly as politicians have seriously considered proposals for its abolition. This book examines…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Irish Elections 1948-77: Results and Analysis

    Sources for the Study of Irish Politics 2, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Gallagher

    This book is the second in the series Sources for the Study of Irish Politics, which is produced by the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI). The aim of the PSAI is to promote the professional study of politics in and of Ireland, and the aim of the series is to make more widely available…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Youth Activism and Solidarity

    The non-stop picket against Apartheid, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Brown, Helen Yaffe

    From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group maintained a continuous protest, day and night, outside the South African Embassy in central London. This book examines how and why a group of children,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

    Volume I: From the V-Bomber Era to the Arrival of Polaris, 1945-1964, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Government Official History Series

  • Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription

    Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Robinson

    Taking Northern Ireland as its primary case study, this book applies the burgeoning literature in memory studies to the primary question of transitional justice: how shall societies and individuals reckon with a traumatic past? Joseph Robinson argues that without understanding how memory shapes,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • The Commonwealth and the European Union in the 21st Century

    Challenges and Opportunities in International Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Torrent, Virginie Roiron Roiron

    Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union? Is the Commonwealth of Nations still relevant for its very diverse member states, ranging from small island states to Australia and India? In contemporary British politics, both organisations have come under fierce criticism,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge

  • Bob Dylan and the British Sixties

    A Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Tudor Jones

    Britain played a key role in Bob Dylan's career in the 1960s. He visited Britain on several occasions and performed across the country both as an acoustic folk singer and as an electric-rock musician. His tours of Britain in the mid-1960s feature heavily in documentary films such as D.A.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • Regional Policy in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Gavin McCrone

    Originally published in 1973. At that time, imbalance in the economic performance of regions had become of increasing concern to politicians and economists in many European counties. British policy was of particular interest: not only because the changes of the 1960s made it more comprehensive than…

    Paperback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban and Regional Economics

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