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The Appointment of a Prime Minister

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Normally, in a first past the post‐electoral system in which majority single‐party government is the rule, the sovereign has no choice as to who to call to the Palace. But, in cases of emergency—war ... More


Lord Grey 1764–1845

E. A. Smith

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book provides a biography of Charles, second Earl Grey. Grey was a leading figure in the Whig party from the 1780s to the 1830s, and is best known as the Prime Minister who passed the Great ... More


Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Using previously unpublished material from the National Archives, this book offers a new perspective on British cultural history. Statutory theatre censorship was first introduced in Britain by Sir ... More


Hung Parliaments and Proportional Representation

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Despite Britain's first past the post‐electoral system, which generally produces single‐party majorities, Britain has become more politically fragmented in recent years. This makes a hung ... More


Churchill

Robert Blake and Wm. Roger Louis (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill was an extraordinary figure. There has never been anyone quite like him, and inevitably legends have accumulated. How can he be treated both realistically and fairly after so much ... More


The Sovereign and the Commonwealth

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The sovereign's relationship with the Commonwealth derives from Britain's imperial history. For, nearly all of the members of the Commonwealth are formerly dependent territories of the Empire, which ... More


How Churchill Became Prime Minister

Robert Blake

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill was 54 when the Conservative Party narrowly lost the general election of June 1929 to a combination of Labour and Liberals. He had held all the principal offices of state except ... More


India in Transition: Freeing the Economy

Jagdish Bhagwati

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288473
eISBN:
9780191684609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288473.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book offers an overview of the policies that produced India's sorry economic performance over a third of a century. The author's analysis puts into sharp focus the crippling effects of the ... More


Iraq

Dirk Axtmann

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249589
eISBN:
9780191600029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924958X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections held in Israel since its independence in 1948. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Israel's political history, outlines the evolution of ... More


At the Centre of a Galaxy: Andreas Papandreou as Prime Minister (1981–9 and 1993–6)

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenures of Andreas Papandreou (1981–9 and 1993–6). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It then ... More


In the Shadows of Uncertainty: Costas Karamanlis as Prime Minister (2004–9)

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenure of Costas Karamanlis (2004–9). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It then discusses the ... More


How the British Government’s European Policy is Made

Stephen Wall

in A Stranger in Europe: Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284559
eISBN:
9780191700309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284559.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

This chapter explains how Britain makes its policy towards Europe. Successive British governments have used a model of decision-making on European Union (EU) issues which is often envied by other ... More


Innovation Circumscribed: Costas Simitis as Prime Minister (1996–2004)

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenure of Costas Simitis (1996–2004). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It then discusses the ... More


The Sovereign's Private Secretary

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the ... More


Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This book is concerned with a large question in one small, but highly problematic case: how can prime ministers establish control and coordination across their government? The Greek system of ... More


The Practice of Dissolution

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The power to dissolve Parliament is in form an exercise of the Royal prerogative. However, a modern belief that dissolution is a matter for decision by the Prime Minister appears to have sprung up ... More


Primus Solus: Constantinos Karamanlis as Prime Minister (1974–80)

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenure of Constantinos Karamanlis (1974–80). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It then discusses ... More


Institutionalization and Micro-Management: Constantinos Mitsotakis as Prime Minister (1990–3)

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenure of Constantinos Mitsotakis (1990–3). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It then discusses ... More


Prime Minister, 1830–1834

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses Grey's appointment as Prime Minister. It describes the passage of the Great Reform Bill and how he dealt with all other issues of government and policy that arose during the ... More


Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Geoffrey Marshall

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Britain and other commonwealth countries, it is convention rather than law that determines many crucial questions of government behavior. This timely volume examines these major conventions and ... More


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