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Introduction: Duncan Tanner and the art of the possible: understanding politics and governance in modern British history

Chris Williams

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Duncan Tanner’s work was overwhelmingly focused on the political process and on politics in government. He reached back into the late Victorian era, and forward to the very recent past. He was ... More


The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

‘Die Politik’, Bismarck is reputed to have said, ‘ist die Lehre von Möglichen’. Translated as ‘politics is the art of the possible’, this phrase captures neatly the pragmatism that has been at the ... More


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