A History of British Elections since 1689

The book also follows the fortunes not only of the major political parties but of fringe movements of the extreme right and left.

A History of British Elections since 1689

A History of British Elections since 1689 represents a unique single-volume authoritative reference guide to British elections and electoral systems from the Glorious Revolution to the present day. The main focus is on general elections and associated by-elections, but Chris Cook and John Stevenson also cover national referenda, European parliament elections, municipal elections, and elections to the Welsh and Northern Irish assemblies and the Scottish parliament. The outcome and political significance of all these elections are looked at in detail, but the authors also discuss broader themes and debates in British electoral history, for example: the evolution of the electoral system, parliamentary reform, women's suffrage, constituency size and numbers, elimination of corrupt practices, and other important topics. The book also follows the fortunes not only of the major political parties but of fringe movements of the extreme right and left. Combining data, summary and analysis with thematic overviews and chronological outlines, this major new reference provides a definitive guide to the long and varied history of British elections and is essential reading for students of British political history.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History 1800 2000

Labour's victory.34 The next two general elections (1950 and 1951) saw the party's share of the vote increase further, to 48.8 per cent in ... 36 C. Cook and J. Stevenson, A History of British Elections since 1689 (Abingdon, 2014), pp.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History  1800 2000

The two centuries after 1800 witnessed a series of sweeping changes in the way in which Britain was governed, the duties of the state, and its role in the wider world. Powerful processes - from the development of democracy, the changing nature of the social contract, war, and economic dislocation - have challenged, and at times threatened to overwhelm, both governors and governed. Such shifts have also presented challenges to the historians who have researched and written about Britain's past politics. This Handbook shows the ways in which political historians have responded to these challenges, providing a snapshot of a field which has long been at the forefront of conceptual and methodological innovation within historical studies. It comprises thirty-three thematic essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field. Collectively, these essays assess and rethink the nature of modern British political history itself and suggest avenues and questions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History thus provides a unique resource for those who wish to understand Britain's political past and a thought-provoking 'long view' for those interested in current political challenges.

Disjunctive Prime Ministerial Leadership in British Politics

The Popular Press and Political Culture in Interwar Britain. ... In R. Michie & P. Williamson (Eds.), The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Century (pp. 215–235). ... A History of British Elections Since 1689.

Disjunctive Prime Ministerial Leadership in British Politics

This book illustrates the cyclical pattern in the kinds of dilemmas that confront political leaders and, in particular, disjunctive political leaders affiliated with vulnerable political regimes. The volume covers three major episodes in disjunction: the interwar crisis between 1923 and 1940, afflicting Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald and Neville Chamberlain; the collapse of Keynesian welfarism between 1970 and 1979, dealt with by Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and James Callaghan; and the ongoing crisis of neoliberalism beginning in 2008, affecting Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May. Based on this series of case studies of disjunctive prime ministers, the authors conclude that effective disjunctive leadership is premised on judicious use of the prime ministerial toolkit in terms of deciding whether, when and where to act, effective diagnostic and choice framing, and the ability to manage both crises and regimes.

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis

The historical example in Britain is the replacement of the Liberal Party by the Labour Party in 1931, the culmination of a decade-long process. Chris Cook and John Stevenson, A History of British Elections since 1689 (London: Routledge ...

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis

Is the world facing a serious threat to the protection of constitutional democracy? There is a genuine debate about the meaning of the various political events that have, for many scholars and observers, generated a feeling of deep foreboding about our collective futures all over the world. Do these events represent simply the normal ebb and flow of political possibilities, or do they instead portend a more permanent move away from constitutional democracy that had been thought triumphant after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989? Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? addresses these questions head-on: Are the forces weakening constitutional democracy around the world general or nation-specific? Why have some major democracies seemingly not experienced these problems? How can we as scholars and citizens think clearly about the ideas of "constitutional crisis" or "constitutional degeneration"? What are the impacts of forces such as globalization, immigration, income inequality, populism, nationalism, religious sectarianism? Bringing together leading scholars to engage critically with the crises facing constitutional democracies in the 21st century, these essays diagnose the causes of the present afflictions in regimes, regions, and across the globe, believing at this stage that diagnosis is of central importance - as Abraham Lincoln said in his "House Divided" speech, "If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it."

Newspapers War and Society in the 20th Century

Cook and Stevenson, A History of British Elections Since 1689,422. Calder, “The Common Wealth Party,” Volume II, 1–13. Taylor, English History, 1914–1945, 549; see also Cudlipp, The Prerogative of the Harlot; Cecil King, ...

Newspapers  War and Society in the 20th Century

This book offers fresh research and insights into the complex relationship between the press, war, and society in the 20th century, by examining the role of the newspaper press in the period c.1900– 1960, with a particular focus on the Second World War. During the warfare of the 20th century, the mass media were used to sustain domestic morale and promote combatants’ views to an international audience. Topics covered in this book include British newspaper cartoonists’ coverage of the Russo- Japanese War, the role of the French press in Anglo- French diplomacy in the 1930s, Irish press coverage of Dunkirk and D- Day, government censorship of the press in wartime Portugal, the reporting of American troops in North Africa, and how the Greek press became the focus of British government propaganda in the 1940s. Particular attention is given to the role of the British press in the Second World War: its coverage of evacuation, popular politics, and D- Day; the war as seen through commercial press advertising; the wartime Daily Mirror; and Fleet Street’s role as a ‘national’ press in wartime. This book explores how— and why— newspapers have presented wars to their readers, and the importance of the press as an agent of social and political power in an age of conflict. This book was originally published as a special issue of Media History.

Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles

C. Cook and J. Stevenson, eds., A History of British Elections since 1689 (Abingdon, 2014), 118–23; M. Farr, ”Waging Democracy. The British General Election of 1918 Reconsidered,” Cercles 21 (2011): 65–94. WC 312(18)9, 3 January 1918, ...

Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles

Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles looks at some key issues involving British policy and the Treaty of Versailles, one of the twentieth century’s most controversial international agreements. The book discusses the role of experts and the Danzig Question at the Paris Peace Conference; the establishment of diplomatic history as a field of academic research; and the role of David Lloyd George and his Vision of Post-War Europe. Contributors also look at the restitution of cultural objects in German possession, and after the war, the Treaty’s impact on both Britain’s enemy, Germany, and its ally, France, revealing how it profoundly affected the European balance of power. Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles will be of great interest to scholars of diplomatic history as well as modern history and international relations more generally. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Diplomacy & Statecraft.

The Wealth Effect

Wars and Revolutions: Britain 1760–1815. ... 'Managing and Transforming Policy Stigmas in International Finance: Emerging Markets and Controlling Capital Inflows after the Crisis'. ... A History of British Elections since 1689.

The Wealth Effect

Shows how the politics of banking crises has been transformed by the growing 'great expectations' among middle class voters that governments should protect their wealth.

William Cobbett Romanticism and the Enlightenment

He is currently Professor in English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University. ... 2007), The Opinions of William Cobbett (with J. Grande and R. Thomas, 2013) and A History of British Elections since 1689 (with C. P. Cook, 2014).

William Cobbett  Romanticism and the Enlightenment

Cobbett was one of the greatest journalists of his day. Following a career in the British army he began writing as the loyalist 'Peter Porcupine' in the United States, defending all things British against the French Revolution and its supporters. This is the first collection on Cobbett and contains essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines.

State Surveillance Political Policing and Count 1880 1914

Hindu Mahasabha in Colonial North India, 1915–1930: Constructing Nation and History. ... Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science. ... A History of British Elections since 1689.

State Surveillance  Political Policing and Count   1880 1914

Examines the formation of state surveillance and the emergence of institutionalized political policing in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

The Second Colonial Occupation

Emmanuel Cherry, Urban Change and Planning: A History of Urban Development in Britain Since 1750 (London: G. T. Foulis & Co Ltd., ... Chris Cook and John Stevenson, A History of British Elections Since 1689 (Oxon: Routledge, 2014), 83.

The Second Colonial Occupation

This book addresses the crisis of development in Africa by locating it in its colonial historical past. Using Nigeria as a case study, it argues that the nature and practice of British colonialism in this populous African colony created social and economic deficiencies that have left a legacy of underdevelopment.

The Royal Navy in the Age of Austerity 1919 22

Cook, Chris. and Stevenson, John, A History of British Elections since 1689, London: Routledge, 2014. Cowling, Maurice, The Impact of Labour: The Beginning of Modern British Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

The Royal Navy in the Age of Austerity 1919 22

This book thoroughly explores and analyses naval policy during the period of austerity that followed the First World War. During this post-war period, as the Royal Navy identified Japan its likely opponent in a future naval war, the British Government was forced to “tighten its belt” and cut back on naval expenditure in the interests of “National Economy”. G.H. Bennett draws connections between the early 20th century and the present day, showing how the same kind of connections exist between naval and foreign policy, the provision of ships for the Royal Navy, business and regional prosperity and employment. The Royal Navy in the Age of Austerity 1919-22 engages with a series of important historiographical debates relating to the history of the Royal Navy, the failures of British Defence policy in the inter-war period and the evolution of British foreign policy after 1919, together with more mundane debates about British economic, industrial, social and political history in the aftermath of the First World War. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of British naval history.

The First Modern Risk

Workplace Accidents and the Origins of European Social States Julia Moses. 4 Dick Geary, European labour protest, 1848–1939 (London, ... 6 Chris Cooke and John Stevenson, A history of British elections since 1689 (London, 2014), p.

The First Modern Risk

During the late nineteenth century, many countries across Europe adopted national legislation that required employers to compensate workers injured or killed in accidents at work. These laws suggested that the risk of accidents was inherent to work and not due to individual negligence. By focusing on Britain, Germany, and Italy during this time, Julia Moses demonstrates how these laws caused a major transformation in thinking about the nature of individual responsibility and social risk. The First Modern Risk illuminates the implications of this conceptual revolution for the role of the state in managing problems of everyday life, transforming understandings about both the obligations and rights of individuals. Drawing on a wide array of disciplines including law, history, and politics, Moses offers a fascinating transnational view of a pivotal moment in the evolution of the welfare state.

My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History Britain c 1860 1930 The Changing Position of Women

Do you agree with the viewthat the extension ofthe franchise to women in local elections was a significant step towards sexual ... andJohn E. Findling,Events that Changed Great Britain since 1689, published 2002) In the later decades of.

My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History  Britain  c 1860 1930  The Changing Position of Women

Written by senior examiners and experienced teachers, this student revision workbook for Edexcel AS History Unit 2: The Changing Position of Women closely combines course content with revision activities and advice on exam technique. This allows students the opportunity to improve the skills needed to perform well in exam conditions through interacting with the content they need to revise. In addition each section has a model answer with exam tips for students to analyse and better understand what is required in the exam.

The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689 1901

"Reading this book makes me want to jump in the car, drive down to Washington and look at these monuments with new eyes.

The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689 1901

The period 1689-1901 was 'the golden age' of the sermon in Britain. Sermons out-sold other books until the mid-nineteenth century and were a key part of peoples' religious worship. Sermons influenced the outcome of elections, they challenged science and were used as vehicles for popular campaigns such as that for the abolition of slavery. The popularity of sermons should not be underestimated. Preachers attracted huge crowds, the Baptist minister Charles Spurgeonregularly preached to 5,000 people, and the popular demand for sermons was never higher. Sermons were also taken by missionaries and clergy across the British empire. Sermons varied widely in form, andthis enabled preaching to be adopted and shaped by every denomination, so that in this period most religious groups could lay claim to a sermon culture.

The Long Eighteenth Century

British Political and Social History 1688-1832 Frank O'Gorman ... frequently' following 'free elections'. in practice, Parliament came to meet annually after 1689, because Britain was at war with France almost continually between 1689 ...

The Long Eighteenth Century

This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.

A Dictionary of British and Irish History

CONVENTION PARLIAMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES (1689–90) The assembly summoned by William of Orange following the flight of James VII/II (elections ordered 28 and 29 Dec. 1688). It met on 22 Jan.

A Dictionary of British and Irish History

An authoritative and extensive resource for British and Irish history Quickly access basic information on the history of the British Isles from this reliable resource. A Dictionary of British and Irish History provides concise information covering all periods of prehistory and history for every part of the British Isles. Within this one book, you’ll find summary accounts of events, biographies, definitions of terms, and far more. Using alphabetically organized headwords, readers will easily locate the content and details they seek. A Dictionary of British and Irish History not only serves as a reference tool, but also stimulates broader learning. Entries are interrelated and cross-referenced to help you expand your knowledge of different areas of history. Discover comparable entries on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales See overviews of major topics and historical events Get facts instantly or browse entries Use the Dictionary as an information source or a launch point for expanding knowledge This reference book will become an essential resource for students of British and Irish history as well as for professionals, journalists, teachers, and those who use historical information in their work. Further, anyone wanting to establish the basics of the history of the British Isles will find this a valuable addition to their library.

My Revision Notes Edexcel AS A level History Britain 1625 1701 Conflict revolution and settlement

In the long term, frequent elections increased party rivalry and the growing divisions between the Whig and Tory parties. These reached their height ... It is a remarkable fact that the English Parliament has met every year since 1689.

My Revision Notes  Edexcel AS A level History  Britain  1625 1701  Conflict  revolution and settlement

Exam Board: Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Target success in Edexcel AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline

The Politics of the People in Eighteenth Century Britain

22–33, 159–67; Mark Goldie, 'The Roots of True Whiggism 1688–1694, History of Political Thought, 1 (1980), 195—236; Edmund Ludlow: A Voyce from the ... 238,240–1; and Some Observations concerning the regulating of Elections (1689), p.

The Politics of the People in Eighteenth Century Britain

This challenging and original study examines the most important aspects of popular political culture in eighteenth-century Britain. The first part explores the way the British people could influence existing political institutions or could exploit their existing powers, by looking at the role of the people in parliamentary elections, in a wide range of pressure groups, in their local urban communities, and in popular demonstrations. The second part shows how the British people became increasingly politicised during the eighteenth century and how they tried to shape or defend their political world.

Voting in Provincial America

The book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the election system in the thirteen colonies.

Voting in Provincial America

The book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the election system in the thirteen colonies. It describes in clear-cut fashion what provincial politics was about, who ran for office and why, how candidates were nominated and elected, how balloting took place, who could and did vote, and why they did so.

The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy

The Revolutions of 1688-91 in Their British, Atlantic and European Contexts Alasdair Raffe, Lionel K. J. Glassey, ... fined and had his estates seized, in 1689 testified that 'he looked upon himself as murdered' since he would have ...

The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy

Written in a lively and engaging style, and designed to be accessible to a broader audience, this collection combines new research with the latest scholarship to provide a fresh and invigorating introduction to the revolutionary period that transformed Britain and its empire.