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The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain

The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain

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S. J. D. Green, R. C. Whiting, Jose Harris, Michael Bentley, David Marquand, Robert Skidelsky, Roger Middleton, G. C. Peden, Alan Deacon, Anne Digby, Adrian Wooldridge, J. M. Winter, Charles Townshend, Bryan Wilson, Christie Davies
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  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521522229

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  • This innovative book provides an essential historical perspective on the boundaries of the state in modern Britain. At a time of intense debate about the state, the collection of interdisciplinary studies gathered here emphasizes the sheer variety of public involvement in British life, the ebb and flow of that involvement and its dynamics, and the wider implications this has for civil society and intellectual life. These new essays contribute to current debates not only by providing a historical analysis but also by looking to future developments.

    • Interdisciplinary - covering history, economics, politics, sociology
    • Concerned with both theory and practice of the state
    • Identifies and emphasises the role of the state across a wide range of issues e.g. religion, nationality, political violence, life and death
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...this collection remains a valuable summary of issues centering around the scope of central power in modern Britain....The general topic is bound to be a popular one at century's end. Its treatment here is a good start." James B. Christoph

    "An excellent work, recommended for upper-division undergraduates through faculty." H. Steck, Choice

    "This collection is strong on the state as a concept and as a deliverer(or withholder)of services....The general topic is bound to be a popular one at century's end. Its treatment here is a good start." Albion

    "...this collection remains a valuable summary of issues centering around the scope of central power in modern Britain. The general topic is bound to be a popular one at century's end. its treatment here is a good start." James B. Christoph, Albion

    "This volume provides seventeen historical and interpretative essays exploring the expansion and contraction fo teh British State's involvement in people's lives. The essays are informative, providing a wealth of insight, history and references." Joel Wolfe, British Politics Group Newsletter

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    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521522229
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.718kg
    • contains: 17 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the shifting boundaries of the State in modern Britain S. J. D. Green and R. C. Whiting
    Part I. The State and Political Theory:
    2. Political thought and the state Jose Harris
    3. 'Boundaries' in theoretical language about the British state Michael Bentley
    4. The twilight of the British state? Henry Dubb versus sceptered awe David Marquand
    5. Thinking about the state and the economy Robert Skidelsky
    Part II. The Economy:
    6. The size and scope of the public sector Roger Middleton
    7. The boundaries of taxation R. C. Whiting
    8. Economic knowledge and the state in modern Britain G. C. Peden
    Part III. Welfare and Social Policy:
    9. The dilemmas of welfare: Titmuss, Murray and Mead Alan Deacon
    10. Medicine and the English state Anne Digby
    11. The English state and educational theory Adrian Wooldridge
    Part IV. Conflict and Order:
    12. British national identity and the First World War J. M. Winter
    13. A state of siege: the state and political violence Charles Townshend
    Part V. Religion and Morality:
    14. Survival and autonomy: on the strange fortunes and peculiar legacy of ecclesiastical establishment in the modern British state, c.1920 to the present day S. J. D. Green
    15. Churches, sects and the state Bryan Wilson
    16. The British state and the power of life and death Christie Davies
    17. Conclusion: on the past developments and future prospects of the state in modern Britain S. J. D. Green and R. C. Whiting.

  • Editors

    S. J. D. Green, University of Leeds

    R. C. Whiting, University of Leeds

    Contributors

    S. J. D. Green, R. C. Whiting, Jose Harris, Michael Bentley, David Marquand, Robert Skidelsky, Roger Middleton, G. C. Peden, Alan Deacon, Anne Digby, Adrian Wooldridge, J. M. Winter, Charles Townshend, Bryan Wilson, Christie Davies

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