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The Ghost in the Machine? The Government of England

Jim Gallagher

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The asymmetry of the UK as a union means that England, unlike Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, not only has no domestic legislature but no executive of its own either. Westminster is England’s ... More


Ireland, 1649–1660

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Ireland in the 1650s, illustrating England's new commitment to brute force (expressed through a new standing army and expanded navy) and to forced migration around the ... More


William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Christopher Maginn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the complex relationship which existed between England and Ireland in the Tudor period using the long association of William Cecil (1520–98) with Ireland as a vehicle for ... More


The Anglo-Dutch Republic, 1649–53

Jonathan Scott

in How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter covers the period between the years 1649 and 1653. It was during this time when England embarked on a revolution — the real ‘first modern revolution’ — with profound and permanent ... More


Introduction

Colin Copus

in Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071867
eISBN:
9781781701379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071867.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter places Tony Blair government's modernisation agenda within the context of arguments about the configuration of local political decision-making. It addresses a number of vital questions ... More


Contexts (1689–1703, 1782–1798): Economic, military, and parliamentary

Alvin Jackson

in The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707–2007

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593996
eISBN:
9780191731419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Parliamentary union was an established motif in the politics of both 17th-century Ireland and 17th-century Scotland. Moreover, ‘incorporating’ union was not merely an airy ideal (or, equally, a ... More


Mayors: a new form of local politics or a very English compromise?

Colin Copus

in Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071867
eISBN:
9781781701379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071867.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the arrival of the elected mayor within English local government through referendums and subsequent elections. It considers the powers of the elected mayor in England and ... More


Local political leadership and mayoral government

Colin Copus

in Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071867
eISBN:
9781781701379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071867.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter investigates the notions of local political leadership and asks what is meant by this concept in England and how it applies to elected mayors, council leaders and councillors. The most ... More


The geo-constitution and the long history of localism

Jane Wills

in Locating Localism: Statecraft, Citizenship and Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323037
eISBN:
9781447323051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323037.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter takes a long view of the British state and its geographical division of powers. Stretching over 500 years the chapter looks at the history of local government and its origins in the ... More


A Perennial Problem

Luke Mayville

in John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171531
eISBN:
9781400883691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171531.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers John Adams' Defence of the Constitutions within a transatlantic debate about the desirability of English-style balanced government—a constitutional model that attempted to ... More


The Gascon Expedition and the Beginnings of the Sicilian Affair 1253–1254

David Carpenter

in Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300238358
eISBN:
9780300255508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238358.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the Gascon expedition and the beginnings of the Sicilian affair. After the great parliament of May 1253, Henry III knew there was no escaping Gascony. His letters now spoke of ... More


From Classical Civil Religion to Modern Liberal Religion

in The Theological Basis of Liberal Modernity in Montesquieu's “Spirit of the Laws”

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645490
eISBN:
9780226645520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645520.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes Montesquieu's views on republican slavery, the commercial republic and its religiosity, liberal constitutionalism and its religiosity, and the application of the standard found ... More


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