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Labour Tries to Readjust

Andrew Thorpe

in The British General Election of 1931

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It is useful to see the events of the whole 1931 crisis in terms of a struggle within the Labour movement for control of the Labour Party. Henry Pelling's view, that the general council of the Trades ... More


1974—Marking Time

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the origins of the inflation which struck the developed world in the early 1970s, and the huge balance of payments imbalances which followed the explosion of oil prices in 1973. ... More


Labour and International Finance, 1964–1967

Rob Stones

in Policy Networks in British Government

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the non-devaluation policy of pound sterling by the Labour Government which ruled between 1964 and 1967. The non-devaluation of the pound is typically presented as a key to ... More


Governing as (New) Labour

Felicity Matthews

in Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter builds on the theoretical themes identified in the previous chapter, delineating the ways in which the Labour Government (1997–2010) sought to respond to the challenges of fragmentation ... More


Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Geoff Horn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Reg Prentice remains the most high-profile politician to cross the floor of the House of Commons in the post-war period. His defection was reflective of an important ‘sea change’ in British politics; ... More


Climate Change

Felicity Matthews

in Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

Complementing the previous case study, this chapter focuses on the Labour Government’s approach to climate change, as expressed through successive PSA commitments. As the chapter demonstrates, the ... More


Cabinet Cassandra

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the experience of the Labour Government during the crucial eighteen month period following the general election of February 1974, including the nature of the Social Contract ... More


The PSA Framework and Strategic Governance

Felicity Matthews

in Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides a systematic analysis of the key lessons that emerged over the course of the book to determine the extent to which theories of governance capture the capacity of British ... More


Labour moderate

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores Prentice‘s early life, including the development of his political career within the Labour Party up until 1972. During his initial period in Parliament, he established himself ... More


The 1930s Squeeze: From Revenue Squeeze to Spending Squeeze via Political Crisis

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes fiscal squeeze in the early 1930s against the backdrop of global financial crisis and the Great Depression—fiscal squeeze less severe on financial outcomes data than the 1920s ... More


Recycling

Felicity Matthews

in Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an in-depth examination of the Government’s PSA commitment to increase the recycling of household waste. The Government continually exceeded its target, yet this success was not ... More


Public Service Agreements

Felicity Matthews

in Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

The Labour Government’s approach to rebuilding the central state was broadly based on the two principles of joining-up government and improving service delivery, coupling strategic central leadership ... More


Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Felicity Matthews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

In posing challenging questions about the relationship between state and society, theories of governance have promoted fierce debate regarding the capacity of government in an increasingly crowded ... More


The 1970s Fiscal Squeeze: Stagflation, Recession, Currency Crisis, and Political Crisis

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes fiscal squeeze in an era of high political volatility and major economic challenges, including mass unemployment, a sharp increase in oil prices, double-digit inflation (i.e. a ... More


Roy Mason, the BBC and the ‘Second Battle of Culloden’

Robert J. Savage

in The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers BBC reporting on the work of the security services in Northern Ireland between 1976 and the fall of the Labour Government in 1979. It addresses the tenure of Northern Ireland ... More


World War II and Post-War Labour Austerity

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores fiscal squeeze under the World War II coalition government, comprising a severe tax squeeze (including the development of mass income taxation and confiscatory top tax rates) ... More


Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Mike Raco

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347442
eISBN:
9781447301585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 2003 the Labour Government published its ambitious Sustainable Communities Plan. It promised to bring about a ‘step change’ in the English planning system and a new emphasis on the construction of ... More


The ‘Stop-Go’ Squeezes of the 1950s and 1960s

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes four fiscal squeezes across two decades marked by broadly full employment and no major recession, albeit with slow economic growth, recurring currency crises, and ‘stop-go’ ... More


Why Governance Matters

Felicity Matthews

in Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

There has been an explosion of scholarly activity under the banner of ‘governance’, as a multitude of interpretations have been applied in a variety of contexts, capturing the imagination of scholars ... More


The Irish Anti-Partition League: possibilities and pitfalls, 1945–49

Christopher Norton

in The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-1970: Between grievance and reconciliation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719059032
eISBN:
9781781706763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059032.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the context in which constitutional nationalists abandoned parliamentary abstentionism and took their seats at Stormont and Westminster. The impact of the return of a Labour ... More


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