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date: 14 December 2018

(p. xix) Abbreviations

(p. xix) Abbreviations

  • AFDC Aid for Families with Dependent Children

  • AHA American Historical Association

  • AHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council

  • AM Assembly Member

  • APG All Party Group

  • APPC Association of Professional Political Consultants

  • APSA American Political Studies Association

  • AWM adult worker model

  • B&R Bevir and Rhodes

  • BCS British Cohort Study

  • BES British Election Study

  • BGOP Better Government for Older People

  • BHPS British Household Panel Survey

  • BIS Bank for International Settlements

  • BISA British International Studies Association

  • BME Black and Minority Ethnic

  • BNP British National party

  • BP basic pension

  • BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy

  • BT British Telecom

  • CA Countryside Alliance

  • CAP Common Agricultural Policy

  • CBI Confederation of British Industry

  • CD Collier and Dollar

  • CEDAW Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

  • CFSP Common Foreign and Security Policy

  • CIPR Chartered Institute for Public Relations

  • CMEB Commission on the Future of Multi‐Ethnic Britain

  • (p. xx)
  • CND Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

  • CRE Commission for Racial Equality

  • DCLG Department of Communities and Local Government

  • DFID Department for International Development

  • DM Deutschmark

  • DSEi Defence Systems and Equipment International

  • DTI Department of Trade and Industry

  • DUP Democratic Unionist Party

  • DVLA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

  • ECB European Central Bank

  • ECHR European Convention on Human Rights

  • ECJ European Court of Justice

  • EEA European Economic Area

  • EHRC Equalities and Human Rights Commission

  • EMA Education Maintenance Allowance

  • EMU Economic and Monetary Union

  • EO equal opportunities

  • EOC Equal Opportunities Commission

  • ERM Exchange Rate Mechanism

  • ESRC Economic and Social Research Council

  • ESS European Security Strategy

  • EU European Union

  • FCO Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • FDI foreign direct investment

  • FE further education

  • FSA Financial Services Authority

  • FSA Food Standards Agency

  • FSM free school meal

  • GBS General Budget Support

  • GCHQ Government Communications Headquarters

  • GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education

  • GDP gross domestic product

  • GE gender equality

  • GHS General Household Survey

  • (p. xxi)
  • GM Gender Mainstreaming

  • GNP gross national product

  • HC House of Commons

  • HE higher education

  • HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England

  • HMT Her Majesty's Treasury

  • HRA Human Rights Act

  • HSE Health and Safety Executive

  • HSMP Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

  • IGO intergovernmental organization

  • ILP International Labour party

  • IMF International Monetary Fund

  • IRA Irish Republican Army

  • ISC Intelligence and Security Committee

  • IT information technology

  • ITO International Trade Organization

  • JAC Judicial Appointments Commission

  • JIC Joint Intelligence Committee

  • JTAC Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

  • LME liberal market economy

  • MAFF Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

  • MCB Muslim Council of Britain

  • MCS Millennium Cohort Study

  • MDG Millennium Development Goal

  • MEP Member of the European Parliament

  • MMR measles, mumps, rubella

  • MoD Ministry of Defence

  • MP Member of Parliament

  • MSP Member of the Scottish Parliament

  • MVT median voter theorem

  • NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

  • NAIRU non‐accelerating inflation rate of unemployment

  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • NCDS National Child Development Study

  • (p. xxii)
  • NDPB Non‐departmental public body

  • NGO non‐governmental organization

  • NHS National Health Service

  • NIMBY not in my back yard

  • NMW National Minimum Wage

  • NPC National Pensioners Convention

  • NPM New Public Management

  • NSM new social movement

  • ODA Overseas Development Administration

  • ODM Ministry for Overseas Development

  • OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

  • OMC open method of coordination

  • OMS Oxford Mobility Study

  • ORR Office of Rail Regulation

  • PASC Public Administration Select Committee

  • PFI private finance initiative

  • PM Prime Minister

  • PPP public–private partnership

  • PR public relations

  • PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

  • PSA Political Studies Association

  • PSA Public Service Agreement

  • QMV qualified majority voting

  • RDM Russian Doll Model

  • RDR Rural Development Regulation

  • RIPA Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

  • RRB Race Relations Board

  • SGP stability and growth pact

  • SDLP Social Democratic and Labour party

  • SDP Social Democratic party

  • SEA Single European Act

  • SES socio‐economic status

  • SF Sinn Fein

  • SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Authority

  • (p. xxiii)
  • SMPS single‐member plurality system

  • SNP Scottish National party

  • SRO self‐regulatory organization

  • SSA sub‐Saharan Africa

  • SSRC Social Science Research Council

  • SV Satanic Verses

  • TCG Tasking and Coordinating Group

  • TUC Trades Union Congress

  • UKACIA UK Action Committee on Islamic Affairs

  • UKIP United Kingdom Independence party

  • UUP Ulster Unionist party

  • WDF waste‐derived fuel

  • WEU Western European Union

  • WM Westminster Model

  • WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • WPR Western Peripheral Route

  • WTO World Trade Organization

  • WUNC worthiness, unity, numbers, commitment

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