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After Empire  

Joel Krieger

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines the enduring significance of Britain's imperial past for understanding various aspects of contemporary British politics. It specifically explores its effects on ... More

Ageing and Generational Politics  

Alan Walker

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article investigates the association between ageing and politics, and emphasizes its dynamic nature. A summary of the new politics of ageing with reference to the macro- and ... More

Aid and International Development  

Oliver Morrissey

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article deals with the evolution of British international development policy under the Department for International Development (DFID). It outlines the changing position of the ... More

Antecedents  

Dennis Kavanagh

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explores British approaches in politics over three periods — pre-1914, inter-war years, and post-1945 — and describes their merits. The first period is dominated by historians ... More

Anti‐Foundationalism  

Mark Bevir

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article provides an historical narrative of the contingent ways in which anti-foundationalism has been brought to the study of British politics from within critical, socialist ... More

Behaviouralism  

Robert Johns

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article first reports the three key features of (‘early’) behaviouralism, namely its philosophy of social science, commitment to observable behaviour as the dependent variable in ... More

Biography  

David Marquand

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
The association between political biography and the academic study of politics in Britain varies between the distantly tolerant and the mildly suspicious. British and American readers have ... More

Britain and America  

Andrew Gamble

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article argues that the impact of Anglo-America on Britain and British politics has been profound and persistent, and that it is best understood as a transnational political space. ... More

The British Study Of Politics  

Robert E. Goodin

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article provides a discussion on the British study of politics. First, it addresses the revolution of 1975. The puzzle of why big ideas do come out of Britain, but there is a ... More

Central State  

Oliver James

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explores the conflict between interpretivists and mainstream researchers about the purpose of research and the role of theory, method, and evidence in the context of the ... More

Class  

Fiona Devine

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article deals with the evidence on widening class inequalities and addresses how that evidence may be used to evaluate Labour's ten years in power as it has sought to make Britain a ... More

Constitutionalism  

Adam Tomkins

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article reviews the nature of the British constitution, exploring its unusual ‘unwritten’ form, and presenting an account of its main substantive components. It also addresses a range ... More

The Contingencies of Prime-Ministerial Power in the UK  

Andrew Blick and George W. Jones

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
In exercising leadership, prime ministers must attain the compliance of individuals such as cabinet ministers. The extent to which premiers can secure such cooperation depends to a ... More

Delegation  

Matthew Flinders

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article concentrates on functional delegation at the national level. It also focuses around two core arguments. The first argument is concerned with showing how dominant ideas about ... More

Devolution in the UK  

Charlie Jeffery

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article first presents the features of the union state tradition. It then investigates the central themes in devolution research on the four nations of the UK. In addition, a number ... More

England  

Julia Stapleton

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explores the different interpretations of England's position within the wider unit of Britain from which all the other entanglements flowed. It then examines the deep well of ... More

Ethnicity and Religion  

Tariq Modood

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
One of the principal ways of seeing the emergence and development of ethno-religious equality is in terms of a grievance of exclusion from the existing equality framework and its ... More

European Devolution  

Michael Keating

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
Devolution is a peculiarly British term and it was introduced in the nineteenth century to resolve a problem that is characteristically (but not uniquely) British. It is also a response to ... More

European Economy  

Ben Clift

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article reports on analysis and assumptions underpinning the prevailing analysis and prescription (diagnosis and cure) for European economic reform within British politics. These two ... More

The European Union  

Jim Buller

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Jul 2009
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Jan 2010
This article uses a temporal perspective to fully understand the nature of change in the British government's relations with the European Union (EU). It first examines the reason for ... More

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