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Co-ordinating Opinion

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Despite the substantial executive powers government derives from a centralised and unitary monarchical political system, public opinion in Britain wells up spontaneously from below. Already in Walter ... More


James Bryce: Anglo-Saxon Democracy

Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

James Bryce, a former Ambassador to the United States, was the most positive Victorian writer on American democracy. His magisterial book The American Commonwealth dealt with virtually every aspect ... More


Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain

Andrew Thorpe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199272730
eISBN:
9780191709661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272730.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Political parties formed the cornerstone of the liberal democracy for which Britain claimed it was fighting in the Second World War. But that conflict represented the most sustained challenge to the ... More


Fianna Fáil and Irish Political Studies

RICHARD DUNPHY

in The Making of Fianna Fáil Power in Ireland 1923–1948

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204749
eISBN:
9780191676383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204749.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Fianna Fáil has held governmental office for almost two-thirds of the life of independent Irish state, and has been able to draw support from all social strata conveying the impression that it is ... More


Gladstone and Peel

Peter Ghosh

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Sir Robert Peel, the founder of modern Conservatism, and his role in nineteenth-century politics as the pioneer of ‘Gladstonian Liberalism’. One of the most fundamental ... More


Cultural Prerequisites

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book has explored Britain's political system, whose unusual features are perhaps too much taken for granted. Central government from the 1860s until the First World War grew substantially at the ... More


The constitutional context

Conor Mulvagh

in The Irish Parliamentary Party at Westminster, 1900-18

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099267
eISBN:
9781526115164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099267.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter situates this book within both the political theory and the existing historiography. It gives a detailed discussion of the historiography relating to the topic. It also examines ... More


The Scottish Question: Interminable and Unanswerable

James Mitchell

in The Scottish Question

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688654
eISBN:
9780191783173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688654.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The concluding chapter draws the book together by returning to the changing meaning of the Scottish Question, noting how it has changed over time. It raises doubts about the likelihood that the ... More


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