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Allegiance, Dual Citizenship, and the Ethnic Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy  

David Brundage

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
Following a discussion of what some scholars have seen as “divided loyalties” among immigrants, this article surveys the history of the ethnic influence on U.S. foreign policy from the ... More

Britain and Europe  

Geoff Hicks

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Apr 2018
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May 2018
This chapter presents a broad overview of the place of Europe and European questions in British political history. It establishes a sense of the historiographical context, considering in ... More

The Civil Service  

Hugh Pemberton

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Apr 2018
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May 2018
Despite current concerns with good governance and policy delivery, little serious attention has been paid to the institution vital to both: the Civil Service. This chapter places present ... More

Democracy  

James Thompson

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Apr 2018
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May 2018
This chapter seeks to bring out the interrelated quality of twentieth century discussions of democracy, drawing especially on debates in the 1930s and 1970s. It locates these within the ... More

The Democratic Moment: The Revolution and Popular Politics  

Ray Raphael

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
Direct democracy was practiced within town meetings in colonial New England, driven by four overarching principles. First, citizens had a political voice as members of a specific ... More

Devolution  

James Mitchell

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Apr 2018
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May 2018
This chapter attempts to draw out comparisons and make sense of devolution as a UK-wide phenomenon. Devolution has taken a variety of forms at different times in different parts of the UK. ... More

The Economy  

Jim Tomlinson

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Apr 2018
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May 2018
This chapter falls into two unequal parts. The first charts, broadly chronologically, the shifting understandings, historical and historiographical, of the role of the state in economic ... More

Elections  

Luke Blaxill

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Apr 2018
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May 2018
This chapter evaluates the two principal methodologies adopted in studying elections over the past 200 years. The first prominently features ‘psephological’ analyses of aggregate voting ... More

The Emergence of Diplomacy  

Paul Dover and Hamish Scott

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter charts the emergence of diplomacy in its modern sense—the peaceful and continuous management of relations between states—during the early modern centuries. It was brought ... More

The Empire That Britain Kept  

Eliga H. Gould

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
William Augustus Bowles was a loyalist soldier during the American Revolution who also acted as an agent for the British governor of the Bahamas. Had events gone his way, he could have ... More

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