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What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both ... More


A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Catriona Pennell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book explores the way in which the peoples of the United Kingdom – —England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland—went to war in 1914. It is the first fully documented study of UK public opinion at the ... More


Harbingers of the German Menace: The Service Attachés’ Perspective on Germany

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on threat perception and the origins of the First World War. It evaluates the image of Germany held by Britain's service attachés with particular emphasis on whether they ... More


The National Cause

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Chapter Two is the first in a series of three thematic chapters. It outlines how the British people came to understand the war and why Britain was fighting. Moreover, it considers how the British ... More


Theorizing Art and Punctuation: Gertrude Stein’s Breathless Poetry

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Gertrude Stein proposes an expansive and novel aesthetic theory of meaning’s autonomy by pointedly refusing normal punctuation in Lectures in America (1935) and Tender Buttons (1914). She rejects ... More


A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

W. E. Vaughan (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This series provides a significant scholarly project in modern Irish history. In nine volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and ... More


Introduction

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter begins with a brief examination of the process of China's gradual incorporation into a Western system of international relations, and the rise of the ‘China Question’ since the 1860s. It ... More


Conclusion

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This final chapter reassesses the significance of the China Question for international politics and for British foreign policy in particular. China's perceived decline led to an increased interaction ... More


The Coming of the First World War

R. J. W. Evans and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228417
eISBN:
9780191678783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228417.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book makes two distinctive contributions to one of the most fundamental debates in modern European history. First, it presents readable and judicious accounts of the events and decisions ... More


The ‘Choice of 1914’: Labour Participation in the National Efforts during the War

John N. Horne

in Labour at War: France and Britain 1914-1918

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201809
eISBN:
9780191675027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201809.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the so-called ‘choice of 1914’, a choice which underlay labour participation in the war efforts down to November 1918. It examines how labour leaders in France and Britain ... More


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