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BlunderBritain's War in Iraq

Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq

Patrick Porter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807964
eISBN:
9780191845758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807964.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Why did Britain invade Iraq in March 2003? Debate around Iraq focuses often on illegality, lies, incompetence, or the personal psychology of Tony Blair. ‘Operation Telic’ is often presented as a war ... More

The British Constitution

The British Constitution

Anthony King

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the latter part of the 19th century, Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian ... More

British General Elections Since 1964Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

David Denver and Mark Garnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Despite a recent decline in voter turnout, British general elections are still the centrepiece of Britain's liberal democracy and their results make a real difference to every British citizen. They ... More

The British Regulatory StateHigh Modernism and Hyper-Innovation

The British Regulatory State: High Modernism and Hyper-Innovation

Michael Moran

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247578
eISBN:
9780191601996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines the transformation of governing arrangements in Britain from stagnation in the first two-thirds of the 20th century to hyper-innovation. These two phases were connected by crisis, ... More

Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism

Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism

Onur Ulas Ince

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190637293
eISBN:
9780190637323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637293.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, UK Politics

This book analyzes the relationship between liberalism and empire from the perspective of political economy. It investigates the formative impact of “colonial capitalism” on the historical ... More

Comparing Westminster

Comparing Westminster

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of ... More

Complexity, Fragmentation, and UncertaintyGovernment Capacity in an Evolving State

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 Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change

The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change

Tim Bale

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199234370
eISBN:
9780191746093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234370.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

What do we really mean when we say a political party has changed? And exactly what is it that drives that change? Political scientists working in the comparative tradition have come up with a general ... More

Debating ScotlandIssues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum

Debating Scotland: Issues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum

Michael Keating (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198789819
eISBN:
9780191831492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789819.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Scottish referendum of 2014 represented a rare event in advanced industrial democracies. It posed a simple question about whether Scotland should be independent, but this choice hid a spectrum of ... More

Delegated Governance and the British StateWalking without Order

Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The delegation of functions and responsibilities to quasi-autonomous bodies operating with a significant degree of autonomy arguably empowers governments to address a wide range of social issues ... More

Democratic DriftMajoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More

The Democratic Unionist PartyFrom Protest to Power

The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power

Jonathan Tonge, Maire Braniff, Thomas Hennessey, James W. McAuley, and Sophie Whiting

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705772
eISBN:
9780191775215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705772.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland has undergone a remarkable transformation. Having been a party of opposition and protest for decades following its foundation in 1971, the DUP ... More

A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199687022
eISBN:
9780191766930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687022.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

UK central government is said to have been one of the most prolific reformers of its public administration over the past few decades, a poster-child of ‘New Public Management’. Successive reforms ... More

A History of Sociology in BritainScience, Literature, and Society

A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

A. H. Halsey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Literary claims to ownership of the third culture of sociology are considered and the rise of scientific method traced. The institutional history is summarized from the establishment of a chair of ... More

The Independence of ScotlandSelf-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

The Independence of Scotland: Self-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

Michael Keating

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199545957
eISBN:
9780191719967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545957.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

After three hundred years, the Anglo-Scottish Union is in serious difficulty. This is not because of a profound cultural divide between England and Scotland but because recent decades have seen the ... More

Ministers and ParliamentAccountability in Theory and Practice

Ministers and Parliament: Accountability in Theory and Practice

Diana Woodhouse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278924
eISBN:
9780191684265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278924.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In constitutional theory, the convention of individual ministerial responsibility ensures the accountability of ministers to Parliament. In practice, it is frequently used by government to limit ... More

The Monarchy and the Constitution

The Monarchy and the Constitution

Vernon Bogdanor

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Seeks to answer the question `How does monarchy function in a modern democracy?’ Since the British Constitution is so heavily dependent upon history, the question can only be answered historically. ... More

Multicultural NationalismIslamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution

Multicultural Nationalism: Islamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution

Asifa M. Hussain and William L. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199280711
eISBN:
9780191604102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280711.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book is a pioneering study of how multiculturalism interacts with sub-state nationalism in Britain. It gives equal attention to Scotland’s largest ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ minorities: ethnic ... More

New Labour at the CentreConstructing Political Space

New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Andrew Hindmoor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines how New Labour repositioned itself at the ‘centre-ground’. It argues that policy changes alone cannot account for the change in spatial position. New Labour did not simply move to ... More

The New Politics of ClassThe Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198755753
eISBN:
9780191816901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755753.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book argues that the changing shape of the class structure (from a ‘big working class’ to a ‘big middle class’) since 1945 has forced the parties to change, which has both reduced class voting ... More

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