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Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

W. G. Runciman (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

These chapters offer penetrating insights into the events and controversies that have dominated the news agenda for the last two years. Never has the path to a British war been mapped so fully and ... More


The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The Treasury is at the heart of British Government, responsible for deciding how much to spend and on what. Both the institution and the public expenditure process are the focus of this book. Based ... More


Regulating ‘Village Life’ In Central Government

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones, and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Examines the practices of regulation over central government. It starts from the observation that control based on mutuality has traditionally been of central importance and assesses the extent to ... More


The British Political Tradition and EMU: Policy Legacies, Beliefs, and Co‐Ordination

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Few issues have caused as much domestic turbulence for so long in recent decades as those associated with Britain's role in the European integration process. EMU challenged traditional concerns of ... More


 Social Resources and Health

Michael Marmot

in Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the history of an interdisciplinary research program on the social, economic, cultural, and psychological determinants of health and the biological pathways by which they ... More


Subordination, Stress, and Obesity

Ruth Bell, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, and Michael Marmot

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The distribution of obesity in developed countries follows a social gradient. In developing countries, a similar pattern is emerging as national per capita income rises. The epidemiological evidence ... More


The Civil Service

Vernon Bogdanor

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the civil service in Great Britain. It suggests that the revolution in Whitehall during the last two decades of the twentieth century transformed the civil ... More


Myth and Memory in Representations of Henry VIII, 1509–2009

TATIANA C. STRING

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores a portrait of King Henry VIII that has played a key role in sustaining and inflecting received notions of the Tudor age in the post-Tudor period. It argues that almost without ... More


Thomas Wilson 1916–2001

M. FG. Scott

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0023
Subject:
History, Historiography

Tom Wilson's long career as an economist took him from Belfast to the London School of Economics, Whitehall (during the Second World War), Oxford, Glasgow, and finally Bristol; and the subjects which ... More


British Military Service Tribunals, 1916–18: A Very Much Abused Body of Men

James McDermott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084775
eISBN:
9781781702673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Military Service Tribunals were formed following the introduction of conscription in January 1916, to consider applications for exemption from men deemed by the new legislation to have enlisted. ... More


3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Richard Coopey and Donald Clarke

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

3i (Investors in Industry, and formerly the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation, etc.) is Britain's leading venture capital company. Founded in 1945 as a result of a combination of ... More


A Stranger in Europe: Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair

Stephen Wall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284559
eISBN:
9780191700309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284559.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

For over 20 years, at the heart of Whitehall, the author worked for British leaders as they shaped Britain's European policy. He draws on his experience to trace a journey from 1982 to the present as ... More


Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter reexamines the controversy over readmission of the Jews in light of both the idea that England was Israel and the challenge of radical religion. The tense relation between Jewish ... More


Mandarins as Managers

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes and explains what happened in the decades since Richard Neustadt wrote. Neustadt was an American academic who arrived in Britain in the autumn of 1961. He wrote a conference ... More


The Advent and Impact of ‘Next Steps’

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

in The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

One of the most far-reaching reforms of the British Civil Service in the twentieth century is the Next Steps initiative unveiled in 1988. It was designed to improve efficiency and quality of service ... More


The Whitehall Spending Departments

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

in The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter classifies the departments in Whitehall involved in expenditure policies as there are a number of organisations classified as ‘units’ for the purpose of the public expenditure and Supply ... More


Discretion, Cues and Authority

Edward C Page and Bill Jenkins

in Policy Bureaucracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280414
eISBN:
9780191700118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280414.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The difference between middle-ranking policy bureaucrats and politicians is distinguished in this chapter which presents the different aspects of decision-making in policy initiatives. It also takes ... More


Workplace and mental well-being: the Whitehall II study

Mika Kivimäki, Jane E Ferrie, and Michael Marmot

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter aims to provide policy makers, researchers, organizations, and individuals working in the public health sphere with an understanding of the evidence on how factors at work might ... More


The Treasury and British Public Policy, 1906–1959

G. C. Peden

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207078
eISBN:
9780191677472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207078.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This authoritative history of the Treasury provides a new perspective on public policy making in the 20th century as it explores the role and functions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the ... More


Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Michael Stenton

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book examines British attempts to wage political warfare in the countries occupied by Germany in the Second World War. It describes the slow construction of political warfare machinery in London ... More


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