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Coalition and its Discontents

Stephen Brooke

in Labour's War: The Labour Party and the Second World War

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202851
eISBN:
9780191675560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202851.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the resurgence of old tensions and the emergence of dissidence and faction within the Labour Party alliance. On May 1940, an electoral truce was formed; however, this proved ... More


Ideology and Factions

JOHN BARNES

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores the complex and slippery topic of Conservative ideology, proving the falsity of the frequent assertion that there is no such thing and that Conservatives are motivated only by ... More


The Parliamentary Party: Composition and Dissent

Stuart Ball

in Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain 1918-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199667987
eISBN:
9780191751356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199667987.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The first part of this chapter is an analysis of the personnel of the Conservative Party in the House of Commons between the wars, which examines their social, educational and occupational ... More


Alexander Spotswood: Architect of Empire

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

Colonel Alexander Spotswood, the royal lieutenant governor of Virginia and architect of empire, was obsessed with both foreign and domestic security. Spotswood's imperial program was hindered by a ... More


: Does Parliament Matter?

Thomas F. Remington

in The Russian Parliament: Institutional Evolution in a Transitional Regime, 1989-1999

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084986
eISBN:
9780300129762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084986.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

By the end of the 1990s, Russia had created a parliament that is entirely different from its transitional predecessors, including the Stalinist Supreme Soviet on which they were based. It is less ... More


Managing Up and Managing Down

Norman Jones

in Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199593606
eISBN:
9780191779121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593606.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

In a hierarchical society in which honor and power flowed from the Queen, Burghley and his colleagues had to manage up to Elizabeth, laterally to people of their own status, and down to their ... More


Between unitas and aequalitas: The Ideology of Representation

Andrea Gamberini

in The Clash of Legitimacies: The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824312
eISBN:
9780191862861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824312.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on political life within the city commune. Although each political group tended to represent itself as ‘the whole’, division in the political body not only existed but was in ... More


The Experience of Personal Government between the Factions and the Popolo: The Persistence of the Commune

Andrea Gamberini

in The Clash of Legitimacies: The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824312
eISBN:
9780191862861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824312.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

At the beginning of the thirteenth century, two new actors made their appearance in the political life of the communes: the factions and the Societas Populi. This chapter focuses on the political ... More


Konstanz’s Dilemma

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Konstanz was an imperial free city whose citizens, collectively or individually, retained extensive estates and lands in the Thurgau notwithstanding Swiss occupation. But it was a city of divided ... More


Personal Rule, 1643–8

Alistair Malcolm

in Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791904
eISBN:
9780191834158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791904.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

For five years after the withdrawal of Olivares, Philip IV did his utmost to rule without a valido. However, it was widely understood that he held a special affection for don Luis de Haro. This ... More


War on Peace: Decolonization’s Challenge to the Global Politics of Peace

Petra Goedde

in The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780195370836
eISBN:
9780190936136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370836.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The emergence of decolonization and national liberation movements in the Global South in the 1950s and 1960s exposed the limits of pacifism and nonviolent movement strategies. In a strange twist that ... More


Action Groups

Patrick Lantschner

in The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198734635
eISBN:
9780191799235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734635.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

Late medieval European cities were teeming with groups which engaged in collective political action. This chapter distinguishes between different types of such action groups, and discusses how they ... More


Bologna and Liège: Volatile Systems of Conflict

Patrick Lantschner

in The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198734635
eISBN:
9780191799235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734635.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

In late medieval Bologna and Liège, urban warfare represented a particularly frequent mode of conflict. This was reflected, and in turn stimulated, by a political framework of rich, but highly ... More


Florence and Tournai: Constitutional Systems of Conflict

Patrick Lantschner

in The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198734635
eISBN:
9780191799235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734635.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

Constitutional mechanisms, such as elections and councils, represented the principal mode of conflict in late medieval Florence and Tournai, where the rules regulating such mechanisms were subject to ... More


The Duke and the Culture of Individual Distinction

Andrea Gamberini

in The Clash of Legitimacies: The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824312
eISBN:
9780191862861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824312.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The great challenge posed by the construction of a state based around a noble and princely structure led first of all to confrontation with those republican ideals that continued to guide large and ... More


Guelphs and Ghibellines: Another Idea of Legitimacy

Andrea Gamberini

in The Clash of Legitimacies: The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824312
eISBN:
9780191862861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824312.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

To find a political culture that was actually shared by rural lords and country dwellers, as well as by country and city, and aristocrats and prince, it would probably be necessary to look at that of ... More


Concluding Note

Andrea Gamberini

in The Clash of Legitimacies: The State-Building Process in Late Medieval Lombardy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824312
eISBN:
9780191862861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824312.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter summarizes all the main points and issues addressed in previous chapters (both in Part I and in Part II), with the aim of highlighting the common thread that runs through the entire ... More


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