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The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Brian Harrison

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The British political system, though often criticised, has been the model and the inspiration for many national governments worldwide. Yet it is now at the centre of controversial debate within ... More


A Third British Empire? The Dominion Idea in Imperial Politics  

JOHN DARWIN

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/9780198205647.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the critical question of Dominion loyalty and the place of the Dominions within the British Imperial system. In the 20th century, the cohesion of the British Imperial system ... More


Lessons for Governmental Process

Michael Quinlan

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the governmental process lessons that can be learned from the Hutton and Butler Reports. Though the Hutton and Butler inquiries were directly concerned with aspects of the Iraq ... More


World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Since the end of the eighteenth century, the insurance industry has cast a safety net around the world, first in the British Isles and then further afield, irrespective of cultural, political, and ... More


Gender in the British Empire

ROSALIND O’HANLON

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/9780198205647.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of key parts of the field of gender for historians accustomed to thinking that questions about women or gender in the British Empire are not pertinent to what they ... 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


North America: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in North America. The ‘British system’ of risk protection spread from the late eighteenth century primarily via two routes: trade with ... More


A Blessed Union? Anglo-Scottish Relations before the Covenant

Keith Brown

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a summary on the Anglo-Scottish relations before the Covenant. It specifically addresses the medieval inheritance of Anglo-Scottish relations. Undoubtedly, the ... More


Measuring the World: Exploration, Empire and the Reform of the Royal Geographical Society, c. 1874–93

Max Jones

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the relationship between geography, exploration and empire. It focuses on the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and how it influenced the organisation of knowledge in Victorian ... More


Introduction: Central And Local Government

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter focuses on the forms of legislation in central and local government. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the relations between central and local government were worked out in ... More


De Quincey's Imperial Systems

in British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas De Quincey imagines the British mail system during the Napoleonic Wars as an organ spreading British identity from a single, central point across the countryside. As ... More


Botany Bay to Devil's Island

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws attention to the period between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, when the European attitude toward punishment shifted to an official level. Public trials and prisons took ... More


From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes: The British Honours System in the Twentieth Century

Tobias Harper

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841180
eISBN:
9780191876714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841180.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In the twentieth century the British Crown appointed around a hundred thousand people, military and civilian, in Britain and the British Empire to honours and titles. For outsiders, and sometimes ... More


Ireland Is No Longer a Nation: The Irish Famine and American Diplomacy

David Sim

in A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451843
eISBN:
9780801469688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451843.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the importance of the Irish famine in the history of U.S. foreign relations. The famine offered contemporary U.S. statesmen the opportunity to demonstrate U.S. power in the ... More


Trends in gender relations, employment and pensions

Jay Ginn

in Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter is concerned with the evolution of gender roles, the trends in employment and earnings, and the gender implications for pension acquisition. It provides an outline of the gender-relevant ... More


Recent Developments In the Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter discusses the other legal measures available to discourage or combat trade in antiquities and thus protect heritage at its source. It also examines patrimony laws, showing that the ... More


For universalism and against the means test

Carol Walker

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sets out the reasons for Peter's impassioned arguments against means tests and in favour of universalism: a campaign which began in the 1950s, in relation to failures of the British ... More


Strategic and Organizational Conditions for Success: The Battle of Britain

Jon R. Lindsay

in Information Technology and Military Power: Information Technology and Military Power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749568
eISBN:
9781501749582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749568.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines how a constrained problem and an institutionalized solution enabled the Royal Air Force (RAF) to successfully manage the air battle during the Battle of Britain. The RAF ... More


Conclusion

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book has examined the historical development of the ideal of equality and its role in the ideology of the British Left. The overriding theme of this book is the sheer historical durability of a ... More


Comparative Law before the Supreme Courts of the UK and the Netherlands: An Empirical and Comparative Analysis

Elaine Mak

in Courts and Comparative Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198735335
eISBN:
9780191802096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735335.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the use of foreign law in the UK Supreme Court and the two most significant highest national courts in the Dutch legal system: the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Supreme Court of ... More


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