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Women's Movements' Defence of Legal Abortion in Great Britain

Dorothy McBride Stetson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Great Britain was the first country to reform its criminal abortion law with the Abortion Act of 1967, a law that was strict in form but liberal in practice. Active anti‐abortion forces sought to ... More


Great Britain: From the Prevalence of the Amateur to the Dominance of the Professional Politician

Uwe Jun

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter shows the professionalization of the political class in Great Britain, a country that until the early 1970s was dominated by the amateur politician. Both major parties in Britain, the ... More


Does the recognition of national minorities undermine the welfare state?

Nicola McEwen

in Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199289172
eISBN:
9780191711084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter considers whether the accommodation of national minorities through the according of self-government at the regional level undermines the welfare state. Most Western states with sizeable ... More


The Zero‐Immigration Country: Great Britain

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows how Great Britain, sometimes described as having a ‘weak’ immigration control policy compared to continental Europe, has in fact displayed an exceptionally strong stance. The ... More


Between Citizenship and Race: Great Britain

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The UK has tried to address the problem of immigrant integration through a mixture of a restrictive immigration policy and a liberal race‐relations policy. Its central consensus has been attacked at ... More


Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital

Peter A. Hall

in Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The overall levels of social capital in Great Britain appear to have remained robust since the 1950s. However, disparities in the social capital available to the working and middle classes appear to ... More


Equal Employment Policy

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first section, the analysis defines the general feminist aims and parameters of the sub‐area of Equal Employment Policy. It then discusses the range and timing of policies found in the 13 ... More


Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Christian Joppke

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book compares the post‐war politics of immigration control and immigrant integration in three liberal states characterized by sharply distinct nationhood traditions and immigration experiences. ... More


Great Britain: A Case of Failure

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198293255
eISBN:
9780191601903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293259.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the lack of success of the extreme right in Great Britain. Fascist leanings were kept in check in the 1930s, when a fascist party was formed, and in the post-war years when ... More


Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Robert D. Putnam (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the changes in social capital in eight advanced democracies: Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. It considers both qualitative ... More


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