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Dawn over Bretton Woods

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The global economic order that emerged at the end of the Second World War was the work of two men: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. This chapter describes the tense negotiations between ... More


‘In wintry solstice like the shorten'd light’: Scenes from Comus (2005)

Jeffrey Wainwright

in Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by presenting the first stanza of John Milton's ‘The Passion’, a poem he probably began and abandoned in 1630. The penultimate line, ‘In Wintry solstice like the shorten'd light’, ... More


Power, legitimacy, and the interpretation of democracy

Katherine Fierlbeck

in Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the political context surrounding the inflation of democratic meaning. It also reports a very basic conception of ‘democratic neutrality’ which preserves the ability of ... More


Introduction

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book analyses the part that the international economy has played in the success and failures of democracies since the beginning of the inter-war years. It stands back from the literature on ... More


Foot-and-mouth disease – who's panicking now?

Ed Randall

in Food, Risk and Politics: Scare, Scandal and Crisis – Insights Into the RiskPolitics of Food Safety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072307
eISBN:
9781781702918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072307.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter notes that the grounds for seriously questioning the capacity of European governments to learn lessons from individual food crises have been strengthened rather than weakened by the ... More


The Bretton Woods rescue

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces Japan, and also takes up India and Indonesia, where the problems of securing consent to the authority of the state and democratic constitutional rules were potentially ... More


Crises and non-crises: financial liberalisation and the end of the Cold War

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the early consequences of the demise of Bretton Woods and American financial liberalisation, reporting the repercussions of the United States' economic and military power. West ... More


Conclusions

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter draws some conclusions about the central dilemmas of representative democracy. Governments in all developed countries were forced to adjust their welfare states and some also their ... More


‘All that is solid melts into air’: representing the Chartist crowd in 1848

Jo Briggs

in Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter two considers how, in depicting the Chartist crowd, forms typically linked with the fashioning of a stable middle-class identity proved slippery. In early April 1848 threatening working-class ... More


A new millennium, a new approach (2000–14)

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The privatisation of some state infrastructural assets in 2000 signified a decisive break from the ideology underpinning the 1975 terms and the decade which followed brought further changes to the ... More


Social and economic policy and the executive in office

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

During the 1970s, Northern Ireland was not only blighted by violent conflict, but also severe social and economic disadvantage. However, socio-economic issues are neglected in much existing ... More


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