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Margaret Thatcher's Nationalism

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Heath, Jowell, and Curtice analyse Margaret Thatcher's distinctive form of British nationalism that embraced a range of issues such as strong defence, vigorous pursuit of British interests in Europe, ... More


The Changing Social Basis of Party Support

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The key questions in the seventh chapter of the book are related to the changes in the social basis of support for the parties in the British political spectrum in the period 1979–1997 and whether ... More


Sector Management and New Performance Targets

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the advent of sector management in British Rail with the return to office of the Conservatives in 1979. Topics covered include the establishment of sector management during ... More


Major Party Collapse and Conflict on Two Fronts

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter continues the analysis of party collapse by focussing in detail on three cases of collapse at the national level in democracies. These involved the Whig party in the US (1850s), the ... More


Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Alexander Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book is an ethnographic study of devolution and politics in Scotland, as well as of party-political activism more generally. It explores how Conservative Party activists who had opposed ... More


A New Neighbour Takes Charge, 1935–1936

ANDREW CRAWLEY

in Somoza and Roosevelt: Good Neighbour Diplomacy in Nicaragua, 1933-1945

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212651
eISBN:
9780191707315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212651.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter argues that by the beginning of 1935 the positions of the main factions within Nicaragua were explicit. According to Lane, Somoza was ‘definitely determined to be the next president’. ... More


Law, Politics, and Local Democracy

Ian Leigh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256984
eISBN:
9780191681714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256984.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

More than any other area of the British constitution, local government has undergone constant change over the past two decades. The Conservative legislation introducing compulsory competitive ... More


Artisans and Dossers

MARC BRODIE

in The Politics of the Poor: The East End of London 1885-1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270552
eISBN:
9780191710254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270552.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter looks at the evidence regarding the attitudes of the poorest members of the East End working class. There is little evidence to suggest that they were ‘easy prey’ for protectionist ... More


Small-Scale Radicalism

MARC BRODIE

in The Politics of the Poor: The East End of London 1885-1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270552
eISBN:
9780191710254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270552.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The progressive vote in some areas of the East End often fell well short of its potential. But of course voter abstention by itself could not deliver a seat to an opponent. The Conservatives still ... More


The Lineaments of Politics

Matthew Cragoe

in Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales 1832-1886

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207542
eISBN:
9780191716737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207542.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the electoral system, which changed dramatically as the century progressed, transforming Britain from an oligarchy into something like a democracy in little ... More


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