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Introduction

Introduction  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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9780191778445
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.003.0001
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The Introduction identifies the issues raised by the British constitution. The traditional, unwritten nature of the constitution means that it relies on tacit understandings to infuse ... More
1. The First World War

1. The First World War  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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On the eve of world war, Britain found itself faced with crisis at home and abroad. Strikes threated to bring about nationwide industrial paralysis, Ireland was close to civil war, ... More
14. Clerks and Commerce: The Lower Middle Class

14. Clerks and Commerce: The Lower Middle Class  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0014
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‘Clerks and Commerce: The Lower Middle Class’ considers the creation of a new social class as the numbers of the middle class were swelled by the emergence of a service sector. Civil ... More
19. Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated

19. Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0019
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‘Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated’ considers the need for Home Rule and the impact that the failure of the Irish Home Rule Bill had on British politics. The ... More
5. Representing: is the party over?

5. Representing: is the party over?  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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May 2013
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9780191778339
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0005
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‘Representing: is the party over?’ explores the importance of the party in British politics. Overwhelmingly it is the party label that counts in elections, especially in general elections, ... More
5. The long ‘peace’

5. The long ‘peace’  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775345
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.003.0005
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British policy had developed in the early 1970s as a twin track of levying war and constructing a political dispensation. War, however, delegitimized politics and left the IRA campaign ... More
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew

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Aug 2000
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.001.0001
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Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction is an account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 ... More
2. The Twenties

2. The Twenties  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0002
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In the 1918 general election Lloyd George won a landslide victory, promising stability and a return to normality. However, it soon became clear that this was not to be. The national debt ... More
18. ‘Villa Tories’: The Conservative Resurgence

18. ‘Villa Tories’: The Conservative Resurgence  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0018
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‘”Villa Tories”: The Conservative Resurgence’ examines the impact on politics of the re-emergence of the Conservative Party as an electoral force. The Reform Act of 1867 made it possible ... More
4. The Second World War

4. The Second World War  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0004
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For the people of Britain, the Second World War was a far less jingoistic affair than the First. Although there was a powerful spirit of national unity, the mood was one of determination ... More
3. Education

3. Education  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0004
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‘Education’ looks at Scotland's tradition of teaching and learning. What differences existed between Highland and Lowland education? When was Scottish schooling at its most successful? The ... More
3. Arguing: the political conversation

3. Arguing: the political conversation  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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May 2013
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9780191778339
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0003
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‘Arguing: the Political Conversation’ examines how the conduct of politics has changed since the Second World War. The traditional division between left and right in British politics had in ... More
2. Writing the constitution

2. Writing the constitution  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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‘Writing the constitution’ looks at how the British have thought about their constitution. At the heart of this lies an antagonism between liberty and authority. A state of liberty believed ... More
The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Loughlin

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Apr 2013
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The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores one of the most unusual constitutional arrangements in the world. It considers the scope and nature of the British ... More
Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth O. Morgan

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.001.0001
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Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction examines the forces of consensus and conflict in twentieth-century Britain. This VSI covers the trauma of the First World ... More
3. The Thirties

3. The Thirties  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0003
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The decade began with a disastrous Labour government, unable to deal with rising unemployment, industrial stagnation and social decay. Following Prime Minister MacDonald's resignation in ... More
6. From the Seventies to the Nineties

6. From the Seventies to the Nineties  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0006
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The 1970s were a time of economic decline, energy crisis and social disturbance for Britain. At home, strikes, inflation, and racism were rife, while abroad the nation retreated from Europe ... More
7. Towards the Millennium

7. Towards the Millennium  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0007
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Although the fall of Thatcher promised a period of greater tranquillity for the nation, many underlying problems remained. The economy remained in recession, house prices were falling and ... More
4. The struggle over political language

4. The struggle over political language  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0004
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Developments in linguistics provided another external source of inspiration for students of ideology. ‘The struggle over political language’ explores the contribution of language to the ... More
Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction  

Marc Mulholland

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Jan 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775345
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.001.0001
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9780192801562
From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict — Catholic ... More

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