The Northern Ireland Question in British Politics

Author: S. McDougall,P. Catterall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349246069

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Whilst there are any number of books on the subject of Northern Ireland, few provide much guidance on how it has been handled by Westminster and Whitehall, or indeed the extent to which British governments and Parliament has tried to avoid having to handle the issue. This book provides a much needed historical context in which to assess contemporary approaches to the Northern Ireland problem and, in essays covering the period from the establishment of the Northern Ireland state to the present day, points to many often overlooked continuities in British policy.

Welfare Policy in Britain

The Road from 1945

Author: Rodney Lowe,Helen Fawcett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349273228

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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The welfare state arouses controversy whether attention is focused on its recent past or future development. Leading experts in welfare history draw together the latest research in essays combining broad policy surveys and detailed case studies. The key questions are 'What is a welfare state?' and 'How can it best be analysed?'. The history of the British welfare state suggests that the traditional approach has been too narrow. Current policy should be informed by a greater sense of history.

The Political Culture of the Left in Affluent Britain, 19 51-64

The Political Culture of the Left in 'Affluent' Britain, 1951-64

Author: L. Black

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230288243

Category: History

Page: 263

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Exploring relationships between politics, the people and social change, this book assesses the fortunes mainly of Labour, but also of the Communist Party and the New Left in postwar Britain. Using concepts like political culture, it looks at the left's articulation of 'affluence': consumerism, youth culture, America, TV, advertising and its disappointment at the people under the impact of such changes. It also examines party organization, socialist thinking and the use of new communication techniques like TV, advertising and opinion polling.

The Politics of the Independence of Kenya

Author: K. Kyle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023037770X

Category: History

Page: 258

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As with his critically acclaimed book on Suez, Keith Kyle revisits as a scholar ground that he first covered as a print and television journalist. After three introductory chapters covering the years 1895-1957, the core of the book examines in lively detail how Kenya moved from Mau Mau trauma to national freedom. The immediacy of the eye-witness, which older readers will remember from television reports, is now combined with the fruits of reflection and meticulous archival research to create a unique authoritative study of this vital period for Kenya, for Africa and for the British Empire.

United States Foreign Policy towards Cambodia, 1977–92

A Question of Realities

Author: Christopher Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349148458

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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This book analyses the foreign policy of the United States towards Cambodia by examining the belief system of the key players. It covers the invasion of Cambodia by the Vietnamese during the Carter administration, their occupation of Cambodia through both Reagan administrations and their eventual withdrawal during Bush's tenure. It concludes on the brink of the UN sponsored elections of 1993 and provides a short epilogue which brings the story up to 1997. As an examination of US foreign policy within decision-making elites it makes a contribution to decision-making theory and foreign policy analysis as well as providing insights into regional politics.

Documents on Contemporary British Government: Volume 1, British Government and Constitutional Change

Author: Martin Minogue

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521291484

Category: Political Science

Page: 413

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Originally published in 1977, this selection of documents is carefully arranged and edited to illustrate the main characteristics of the British system of government during a period of extensive constitutional and administrative change. The intention is to give students a direct knowledge of the basic materials upon which the study of British government is founded, and to demonstrate the vitality and significance of primary sources to which the student often has little access or guidance. Since the material is drawn principally from the late 1960s and the early 1970s, constitutional and governmental developments at this time are well documented. This volumes filled a clear gap in the field and will even today, not only be an invaluable complement to existing textbooks on this period, but may be used by teachers to complement their own courses and lectures. The book is aimed at students in universities and all institutions of higher and further education for courses on British government and politics, British public administration and British constitutional history.

How the Troubles Came to Northern Ireland

Author: P. Rose

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230288677

Category: History

Page: 216

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In a new book about Northern Ireland historian Peter Rose argues that if Harold Wilson's government in the late sixties had pursued a different policy the province might have been spared The Troubles. Wilson had promised the Catholics that they would be granted their civil rights. However, new evidence suggests that Westminster was deliberately gagged to prevent MPs demanding that the Stormont administration ended discrimination in the province. Had the government acted on intelligence of growing Catholic unrest, it could have prevented the rise of the Provisional IRA without provoking an unmanageable Protestant backlash. The book draws upon recently released official documents and interviews with many key politicians and civil servants of the period to examine the failure of British policy to prevent the troubles.

Crisis of Confidence

Anglo-Irish Relations in the Early Troubles, 1966-1974

Author: Anthony Craig

Publisher: Irish Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 214

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Looking at the wide variety of relations and the deep trust evidenced by cooperation in the 1960's, Craig shows for the first time the context of Common Market and trade negotiations in which Anglo-Irish relations crystallised in the era of Lemass. --

The Origins of the Present Troubles in Northern Ireland

Author: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894596

Category: History

Page: 216

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For quarter of a century now the British Army has been involved in a bloody and protracted conflict in Northern Ireland. This book looks at the roots of the current struggle and of British military intervention, setting both in the longer perspective of the Anglo-Irish Troubles. It is, however, more than a chronicle of military strategies and sectarian strife: it seeks to place the use of the army within the context of the wider British experience of dealing with political violence, and to address the broader issue of how democratic states have responded to both ethnic conflict and the threat of `internal' disorder

Northern Ireland

Conflict and Change

Author: Jonathan Tonge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875184

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Essential text for a 1 term/semester undergraduate course on Northern Ireland (usually a 2nd year option). Combines coverage of the historical context of the situation in Northern Ireland with a thorough examination of the contemporary political situation and the peace process. The book explores the issues behind the longevity of the conflict and provides a detailed analysis of the attempts to create a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.