The Making of Modern British Politics

1867 - 1945

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631225904

Category: History

Page: 304

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The third edition of this successful text has been revised to include a new chapter on the politics of the Second World War, and to reflect recent developments in research into the period. Third edition of this insightful survey of changes in British politics Now extended to cover the politics of the Second World War and the election of 1945 Extensively revised in the light of recent research Looks at the Labour Party's evolution into a national rather than sectional party Includes updated suggestions for further reading

Geschichte des Westens

Die Zeit der Weltkriege 1914-1945

Author: Heinrich August Winkler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621864

Category: History

Page: 1350

View: 4885

Kriege, Krisen, Katastrophen – die Jahre zwischen 1914 und 1945 erscheinen manchen Zeitgenossen wie ein zweiter dreißigjähriger Krieg. Sie sind das «deutsche Kapitel» in der Geschichte des Westens und das schrecklichste Kapitel in der Geschichte der Menschheit. Heinrich August Winkler schildert mit meisterhafter Darstellungskunst die dramatischsten Jahrzehnte des 20. Jahrhunderts – vom Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs bis zur deutschen Kapitulation im Mai 1945 und den Atombomben von Hiroshima und Nagasaki drei Monate später. «Der zweite Band dieses epischen Werkes ist eine außergewöhnliche Tour de force – ein ebenso gewaltiges wie kenntnisreiches Panorama der westlichen Welt im Zeitalter ihrer größten Katastrophe.» Ian Kershaw «Eine ineinander verwobene Politikgeschichte der europäischen Großmächte und der Vereinigten Staaten. (...) Eine Darstellung, wie man sie klüger, genauer und umfassender kaum denken kann.» Ulrich Herbert, FAZ «Heinrich August Winkler ist mit dem zweiten Band seiner ‚Geschichte des Westens’ über die Zeit von 1914 bis 1945 eine große Erzählung gelungen.» Peer Steinbrück, Der Spiegel

Britain and World War One

Author: Alan G. V. Simmonds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136629971

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6450

The First World War appears as a fault line in Britain’s twentieth-century history. Between August 1914 and November 1918 the titanic struggle against Imperial Germany and her allies consumed more people, more money and more resources than any other conflict that Britain had hitherto experienced. For the first time, it opened up a Home Front that stretched into all parts of the British polity, society and culture, touching the lives of every citizen regardless of age, gender and class: vegetables were even grown in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Britain and World War One throws attention on these civilians who fought the war on the Home Front. Harnessing recent scholarship, and drawing on original documents, oral testimony and historical texts, this book casts a fresh look over different aspects of British society during the four long years of war. It revisits the early war enthusiasm and the making of Kitchener’s new armies; the emotive debates over conscription; the relationships between politics, government and popular opinion; women working in wartime industries; the popular experience of war and the question of social change. This book also explores areas of wartime Britain overlooked by recent histories, including the impact of the war on rural society; the mobilization of industry and the importance of technology; responses to air raids and food and housing shortages; and the challenges to traditional social and sexual mores and wartime culture. Britain and World War One is essential reading for all students and interested lay readers of the First World War.

Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848–1867

The Making of the Second Reform Act

Author: Robert Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317153162

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Second Reform Act, passed in 1867, created a million new voters, doubling the electorate and propelling the British state into the age of mass politics. It marked the end of a twenty year struggle for the working class vote, in which seven different governments had promised change. Yet the standard works on 1867 are more than forty years old and no study has ever been published of reform in prior decades. This study provides the first analysis of the subject from 1848 to 1867, ranging from the demise of Chartism to the passage of the Second Reform Act. Recapturing the vibrancy of the issue and its place at the heart of Victorian political culture, it focuses not only on the reform debate itself, but on a whole series of related controversies, including the growth of trade unionism, the impact of the 1848 revolutions and the discussion of French and American democracy.

British Politics, 1910-1935

The Crisis of the Party System

Author: David Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134266944

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8437

This accessible new study provides a much-needed guide to the pivotal period of British history between 1910 and 1935, against the background of upheavals such as the First World War and the transition to full democracy as a consequence of the Reform Acts of 1918 and 1928. Combining an up-to-date synthesis of previous work with a reappraisal of the main personalities, themes and events of the period, David Powell brings clarity to this crucial yet complex period. Examining British politics on the eve of war, David Powell assesses the impact of war on the parties and the political system and the process of realignment that followed in the interwar period. In particular he analyzes to what extent these events as a whole constituted a crisis of the party system. From the structure of the Edwardian political system and the party politics of pre-war Britain, through to the economic and political crisis of 1931 and the subsequent rebuilding of the party system, this comprehensive analysis offers an indispensable survey to all students of British history or politics.

Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power

Nineteenth-Century Experiences

Author: Kelly L Grotke,Markus J Prutsch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191034711

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 2070

If one counts the production of constitutional documents alone, the nineteenth century can lay claim to being a 'constitutional age'; one in which the generation and reception of constitutional texts served as a centre of gravity around which law and politics consistently revolved. This volume critically re-examines the role of constitutionalism in that period, in order to counter established teleological narratives that imply a consistent development from absolutism towards inclusive, participatory democracy. Various aspects of constitutional histories within and outside of Europe are examined from a comparative, transnational, and multidisciplinary historical perspective, organized around five key themes. The first part looks at constitutions as anti-revolutionary devices, and addresses state building, monarchical constitutionalism, and restorations. The second part takes up constitutions and the justification of new social inequalities, focusing on women's suffrage, human rights, and property. The third part uses individual country studies to take on questions of how constitutions served to promote nationalism. The use of constitutions as instruments of imperialism is covered in the fourth part, and the final part examines the ways that constitutions function simultaneously as legal and political texts. These themes reflect a certain scepticism regarding any easy relationship between stated constitutional ideals and enacted constitutional practices. Taken together, they also function as a general working hypothesis about the role of constitutions in the establishment and maintenance of a domestically and internationally imbalanced status quo, of which we are the present-day inheritors. More particularly, this volume addresses the question of the extent to which nineteenth-century constitutionalism may have set the stage for new forms of domination and discrimination, rather than inaugurating a period of 'progress' and increasing equality.

Modern British Statesmen, 1867-1945

Author: Richard N. Kelly,John Cantrell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719050800

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 4503

Following an introduction which identifies what the authors believe to be the central theme of the 1867-1945 period - namely the growth of state intervention and a social democratic political culture - this text consists of 12 chapters which inspect the career of a particular influential politician. Each chapter is divided into four sections: background; apprenticeship; limelight; and legacy.

Propaganda and the Role of the State in Inter-War Britain

Author: Mariel Grant

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 284

View: 4804

This is a study of government publicity activities in Britain between the wars. Mariel Grant focuses on the development of public relations bureaux and information services in Whitehall. She shows how during the inter-war period publicity came to be regarded as a legitimate and necessary task of democratic government, and that although government departments pursued propaganda activities with different motives and divergent perspectives, they adopted a similar approach to both the tool and their audience. Dr Grant explores a variety of different issues and campaigns, including the Post Office's attempts to make the public 'telephone conscious', the Ministry of Health's sexual education efforts, and the multi-departmental and protracted 'Drink More Milk' campaign. She shows how the experiences and developments of the 1920s and 1930s contributed to the decision in 1939 to establish the propaganda ministry designed to manage wartime publicity and shape public opinion.

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310402247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 4787

Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«

Wie man die Welt verändert

Über Marx und den Marxismus

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446240721

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 5297

Wer glaubt, Karl Marx sei tot, der irrt. Die Krise des kapitalistischen Systems hat neues Interesse an seinen Ideen geweckt. Eric Hobsbawm, seit seiner Jugend überzeugter Marxist, zeigt, was wir noch heute von Marx lernen können. Ein Leben lang hat sich der Historiker aus Großbritannien mit den Widersprüchen beschäftigt, die seit der Finanzkrise selbst liberale Ökonomen am Weltbild eines schlichten Kapitalismus zweifeln lassen. Hobsbawms neues Buch zeigt, wie der Marxismus in den letzten 150 Jahren die angeblich alternativlosen Regeln der kapitalistischen Wirtschaft in Frage gestellt und widerlegt hat. In Hobsbawm hat Marx seinen souveränen Interpreten für das 21. Jahrhundert gefunden.

The Longman Handbook of Modern British History, 1714-1995

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780582293045

Category: History

Page: 543

View: 3319

Designed for the student and general reader, this compact and accessible reference work provides all the essential facts and figures about major aspects of modern British history from the death of Queen Anne to the end of 1995. The book offers a full chronology and detailed political information; a wealth of material on population, education, social structure, social reform, crime, labour and religion; economic statistics covering agriculture, trade, prices and wages, transport and unemployment. There are detailed notes on wars and treaties; a biographical section giving brief notes on key careers; a glossary of essential historical terms; and an extensive (and fully updated) bibliography arranged by topic.

Britain, 1890-1939

Author: Rosemary Rees

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327576

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 1468

"Heinemann Advanced History" offers a differentiation strategy, with books covering AS and A2. Exam preparation includes practice questions, advice on what makes a good answer and help for students on interpreting questions and planning essays.

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940

Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

Author: S. Polu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009322

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 9945

Using case studies of cholera, plague, malaria, and yellow fever, this book analyzes how factors such as public health diplomacy, trade, imperial governance, medical technologies, and cultural norms operated within global and colonial conceptions of political and epidemiological risk to shape infectious disease policies in colonial India.