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Routledge Studies in British Politics


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The Making of the Conservative Party’s Immigration Policy

The Making of the Conservative Party’s Immigration Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rebecca Partos
June 13, 2019

This book explains the development of the Conservative Party’s immigration policy during the seven decades since 1945, up to today. By bringing together existing theories from the fields of political science and migration studies, this book offers a new model of party policy-making, which...

British Public Opinion on Foreign and Defence Policy: 1945-2017

British Public Opinion on Foreign and Defence Policy: 1945-2017

1st Edition

Ben Clements
November 08, 2018

This book provides a long-term perspective on the opinions of the British public on foreign and defence policy in the post-war era. Thematically wide-ranging, it looks at the broader role of foreign and defence policy in British politics and elections, public opinion towards Britain’s key...

Neoliberalisms in British Politics

Neoliberalisms in British Politics

1st Edition

Christopher Byrne
September 20, 2018

Taking a chronological approach, this book challenges established economistic and ideologistic narratives of neoliberalism in Britain by charting the gradual diffusion of an increasingly interventionist neoliberal governmental rationality in British politics since the late 1970s, and the various...

The Struggle for Labour's Soul: Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945

The Struggle for Labour's Soul: Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945

2nd Edition

Matt Beech, Kevin Hickson, Raymond Plant
June 26, 2018

The election of the most left-wing Labour Party Leader since 1945, followed by the Party's third consecutive general election defeat and the ongoing cultural divisions around Brexit present an ideal opportunity for a thorough re-evaluation of the state of the Party within its broader ideological...

Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England

Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England

1st Edition

Steve Leach, John Stewart, George Jones
August 01, 2017

English local government is in a state of decline after 40 years of incremental but cumulative centralisation by central government. This book is the first to directly address this trend's impact upon the institution of local government, a crucial element in the democratic viability of a unitary...

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