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What Is New About Governance and Why Does It Matter?

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter defends the ‘private patois of political science’, revisiting in separate sections the notions of governance, the core executive, the hollowing out of the core executive, and the ... More


‘A Thankless Task’: Official Responses to the Expulsions, August–December 1945

Matthew Frank

in Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233649
eISBN:
9780191716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the dilemma which the British government faced: doing too little to meet the anxieties of the British authorities in occupied Germany, and of critics at home, but enough to ... More


The Imperial Press System and the First World War

Simon J. Potter

in News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System 1876-1922

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265121
eISBN:
9780191718427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265121.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the effect of the conflict brought by the First World War on the imperial press system. It also explains that the imperial system survived the First World War and was ... More


‘In Germany Now’: The German Refugee Crisis, July–October 1945

Matthew Frank

in Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233649
eISBN:
9780191716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The initial focus of this chapter is on the situation in Berlin after the British took over their sector in July 1945. The circumstances around how the refugee story broke in August 1945 are then ... More


Taking Centre Stage: The Influence of the Service Attachés on the British Government

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter assesses the impact of the many reports and memoranda sent by the service attachés in Berlin to their superiors in London. It shows that their dispatches were taken very seriously in the ... More


Squatting, Colonial Autocracy, and Imperial Policies

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores how the British military, convict workforce, and British government financial outlays laid the early foundations of a tiny local economy at the outer margins of a vast imperial ... More


Great British Icons

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/9780199576982.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter highlights the three great icons of British government: 10 Downing Street, the Palace of Westminister, and Buckingham Palace. 10 Downing Street is the place where the prime minister ... More


Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire

Peter Burroughs

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a discussion on the place of British Empire in British politics. Britain's governance of the British Empire involved dynamic processes, not static structures and inert ... More


Joined-Up Government: Past, Present, and Future

Geoff Mulgan

in Joined-Up Government

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The idea of ‘joined-up’ government which was first used by Tony Blair in 1997 has become a significant aspect of modern UK government. It has changed and influenced how structures are organized, how ... More


The British Caribbean from Demobilization to Constitutional Decolonization

HOWARD JOHNSON

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Post-war demobilization is a useful starting-point for an examination of the process of decolonization, though the themes of this chapter also connect with those of colonial rule since the 19th ... More


The United Kingdom and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Ed Bates

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores how the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) has been of relevance for the British government in recent years and the British government's ... More


British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Martin Lynn

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores, from a metropolitan perspective, the government's approach to the expansion of British influence beyond the territorial British Empire in the mid-nineteenth century, and the ... More


Ministerial Ruling

Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes

in The State as Cultural Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580750
eISBN:
9780191723179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580750.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Part II explores rule, rationalities, and resistance. There is no one-to-one correspondence between these ‘3Rs’ and the individual chapters but there is a steady shift of emphasis from rule to ... More


Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Steve Bruce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ian Paisley is unique in having founded his own church and party, and led both to success. The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster (FPCU) now has 150 congregations worldwide. The Democratic Unionist ... More


. A Rough Beginning: Organizing a Revolution

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the tough beginning George Washington had in organizing a revolution and its relevance to business leadership. Though Washington was a loyal subject of the crown, he had doubts ... More


Britain and the Crisis, 1955–1956

Keith Kyle

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter treats the immediate antecedents of the emergency: the Soviet military assistance to Egypt through the ‘Czech arms deal’, the British discovery of the transaction in September 1955; and ... More


Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia

C. M. Turnbull

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

By the early 20th century, an impressive body of Western-language sources was available to historians concerned with Britain’s involvement in East Asia. The explosion of Chinese nationalism in the ... More


Propaganda and the Role of the State in Inter-War Britain

Mariel Grant

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204442
eISBN:
9780191676284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204442.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of government publicity activities in Britain between the wars. The book focuses on the development of a public relations bureaux and information services in Whitehall. It shows how ... More


Passage to Reunification: From 1990 to 1997

Christine Loh

in Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0026
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows that the local party machinery went all out to counter that “sinner for a thousand years”—Chris Patten—although it had limited success in denting the governor's popularity with the ... More


Conclusions

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter summarizes the findings of this book as to the reasons for the emergence of bills of rights in Britain's overseas territories between 1950 and 1962. It draws together the findings in ... More


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