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Women's Movements' Defence of Legal Abortion in Great Britain

Dorothy McBride Stetson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Great Britain was the first country to reform its criminal abortion law with the Abortion Act of 1967, a law that was strict in form but liberal in practice. Active anti‐abortion forces sought to ... More


Great Britain: From the Prevalence of the Amateur to the Dominance of the Professional Politician

Uwe Jun

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter shows the professionalization of the political class in Great Britain, a country that until the early 1970s was dominated by the amateur politician. Both major parties in Britain, the ... More


The Zero‐Immigration Country: Great Britain

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows how Great Britain, sometimes described as having a ‘weak’ immigration control policy compared to continental Europe, has in fact displayed an exceptionally strong stance. The ... More


Between Citizenship and Race: Great Britain

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The UK has tried to address the problem of immigrant integration through a mixture of a restrictive immigration policy and a liberal race‐relations policy. Its central consensus has been attacked at ... More


Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital

Peter A. Hall

in Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The overall levels of social capital in Great Britain appear to have remained robust since the 1950s. However, disparities in the social capital available to the working and middle classes appear to ... More


Does the recognition of national minorities undermine the welfare state?

Nicola McEwen

in Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199289172
eISBN:
9780191711084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter considers whether the accommodation of national minorities through the according of self-government at the regional level undermines the welfare state. Most Western states with sizeable ... More


Equal Employment Policy

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first section, the analysis defines the general feminist aims and parameters of the sub‐area of Equal Employment Policy. It then discusses the range and timing of policies found in the 13 ... More


Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Christian Joppke

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book compares the post‐war politics of immigration control and immigrant integration in three liberal states characterized by sharply distinct nationhood traditions and immigration experiences. ... More


Great Britain: A Case of Failure

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198293255
eISBN:
9780191601903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293259.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the lack of success of the extreme right in Great Britain. Fascist leanings were kept in check in the 1930s, when a fascist party was formed, and in the post-war years when ... More


ARE THE INEQUALITY AND MOBILITY TRENDS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION'S FUTURE?

Richard V. Burkhauser and Kenneth A. Couch

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter shows how economic growth over the last two business cycles has been distributed in the United States, and compares those changes with changes in two EU countries with quite different ... More


Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Robert D. Putnam (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the changes in social capital in eight advanced democracies: Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. It considers both qualitative ... More


The Irish in Britain, 1871–1921

DAVID FITZPATRICK

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of Irish immigrants in Great Britain during the period from 1871 to 1921. The Irish who came to Britain in the 1870s were mainly reluctant immigrants, and they were ... More


Introduction

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the history of verse recitation and poetry memorization in Great Britain and the United States and how their societies have come to perceive such ... More


An Anti‐Fascist Alliance, 1934–42

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at the most successful effort to build an alliance of the kind described in the previous chapter: the anti-fascist alliance built by Jawaharlal Nehru and parts of the Labour left, ... More


Economic Strategy: The Neoliberal Breakthrough, 1971–84

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how economic crises led to the breakthrough of transatlantic neoliberal politics in the 1970s. As Great Britain and the United States experienced stagflation—the combination of ... More


Neoliberalism Applied?: The Transformation of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy in the United States and Britain, 1945–2000

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates a slow transformation in affordable housing and urban policy between the 1960s and the 1990s in both the United States and Great Britain. Housing and urban policy for low- ... More


The World Outside Europe

Erik Goldstein

in Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215844
eISBN:
9780191678226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines Great Britain's preparation for the peace settlement involving non-European territorial questions. This preparation focused on the fate of the Ottoman Empire and the ... More


West European Deployment Begins: Great Britain, France, and West Germany

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Western Europe was an early adopter of computers, beginning during World War II. This chapter explains the adoption and role of computing in Great Britain, France and West Germany from the 1940s to ... More


Singular Hegemony: Pax Britannica 1815–1914

Ian Clark

in Hegemony in International Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199556267
eISBN:
9780191725609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556267.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The second historical case revisits Britain's role in the nineteenth century. While conventionally Pax Britannica has been presented as one of the cases of hegemonic stability, this view has been ... More


Civil Liberties1

David Feldman

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the changes in civil liberties in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It suggests that, for those 100 years, the law and practice of civil liberties have pulled in many ... More


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