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Churchill: The Government of 1951–1955

Roy Jenkins

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/9780198206262.003.0029
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Recidivist Prime Ministers in Britain have become rare. For the hundred years from 1850 they were more the rule than the exception. Since 1955, there have been eight Prime Ministers, but only Harold ... More


The Prime Ministers' Craft: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems

Patrick Weller

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199646203
eISBN:
9780191850424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199646203.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prime ministers are presented as ever-more powerful figures; at the same time they seem to fail more regularly. How can the public image be so different from the apparent experience? This book seeks ... More


Prime Minister: The Party’s Choice

Rodney Brazier

in Choosing a Prime Minister: The Transfer of Power in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198859291
eISBN:
9780191891731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859291.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter the various ways that a politician has become and can become Prime Minister solely through the actions of his or her party are analysed. A candidate for the premiership might be a ... More


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

Stephen Wall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284559
eISBN:
9780191700309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284559.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

For over 20 years, at the heart of Whitehall, the author worked for British leaders as they shaped Britain's European policy. He draws on his experience to trace a journey from 1982 to the present as ... More


Prime Ministers: Conundrums and Dilemmas

Patrick Weller

in The Prime Ministers' Craft: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199646203
eISBN:
9780191850424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199646203.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prime ministers dominate, but still lose office. Why? This chapter explores the conundrum that infests debates on the prime ministers’ power and influence. It examines the ambiguous and uncertain ... More


Australian foreign policy and the vernacular of national belonging

Katie Linnane

in The politics of identity: Place, space and discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526110244
eISBN:
9781526136022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110244.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Across the 1990s, a ‘culture war’ raged between Australian Prime Ministers Keating and Howard. At its crux, their discursive battles reflected divergent and competing conceptions of Australian ... More


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