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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > British politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In practical terms, the political head of the country is the Prime Minister (currently Anthony C. (Tony) Blair since May 2, 1997), who must have the support of the House of Commons.
Most of these belong to a political party, although this is by no means a necessity and there is little recognition within the parliamentary constitution of parties.
In the 20th century the Labour Party was established, leading to the demise of the Whigs as the liberal force in British Politics.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/br/British_politics   (3111 words)

 Manas: History and Politics, British India
British rule was justified, in part, by the claims that the Indians required to be civilized, and that British rule would introduce in place of Oriental despotism and anarchy a reliable system of justice, the rule of law, and the notion of 'fair play'.
The British annexation of Awadh, and the character of the Nawab, were made the subjects of an extraordinary film by Satyajit Ray, entitled The Chess Players ("Shatranj ke Khilari").
This was by far the greatest threat posed to the British since the beginnings of their acquisition of an empire in India in 1757, and within the space of a few weeks in May large swathes of territory in the Gangetic plains had fallen to the rebels.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/BrIndia.html   (998 words)

 Politics of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the United Kingdom take place in the framework of a parliamentary representative democracy, in which the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government.
The British Sovereign possesses many hypothetical powers, including the right to choose any British citizen to be her Prime Minister and the right to call and dissolve Parliament whenever she wishes.
Originally, the Conservatives and the Liberals dominated British politics, but the Liberal Party collapsed in the early twentieth century and was largely replaced by the Labour Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_United_Kingdom   (5719 words)

 BPG Home Page
The BPG was founded in 1975 specifically to encourage the study of British politics in North America.
Activities of the British Politics Group include annual sponsorship of panels on British politics at the largest political science meeting in the world, that of the American Political Science Association, a quarterly newsletter, an annual bibliography of books on British politics published in the United Kingdom.
British Politics Group panels at the APSA in recent years have featured a variety of topics and participants.
www.uc.edu /bpg   (409 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Is British politics ideology-free?
In this guise politics is less dogmatic with all sides open to ideas whatever their origin and with the historical role of ideas and philosophies little in evidence in the policies pursued by parties.
In this guise there is a consensus on the political agenda, the big differences in the visions for society have gone and many of the big choices have been settled.
But, it is entirely possible that there could be consensus in politics but that this has arisen to obscure both the presence of a dominant ideology and the choices associated with the alternatives.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4904198.stm   (1853 words)

 Peaktalk - British Politics Archives
British intelligence officials believe that al-Qaida is determined to attack the UK with a nuclear weapon, it emerged yesterday.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday rejected calls from within his party to name a date for his departure but promised to give his successor ample time to settle in before the next election.
Political parties know that it is very unlikely that they will be in power much longer if they have won four consecutive elections.
www.peaktalk.com /archives/cat_british_politics.php   (9420 words)

 British politics
But British voters, it seems, are heartily sick of the adversary tone of their politics.
British political debate may be nasty, but politicians on the stump are, by American standards, reticent.
British politics has a certain intimacy because a candidate for Parliament can personally canvass his whole constituency: Britain's 646 districts have an average population of 91,000, compared to our 435 congressional districts' average population of 678,000.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1403976/posts   (842 words)

American Politics: This site is aimed at those students studying American Politics at an Advanced level (17 to 18 year olds) and most sections have been updated to include the 2000 election result and issues that have arisen in the current government of George Bush.
Politics in Britain: 1750-1950: An encyclopedia of politics in Britain between 1750 and 1950.
Political Cartoons: The Political Cartoon Society is a non-profit making organisation for those interested in History and Politics through the medium of cartoons.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVpolitics.htm   (9607 words)

 ::The Prime Minister and British Politics::
The Prime Minister is the most important person in British politics.
The Prime Minister appoints his cabinet and makes the final decisions on major issues such as whether a referendum should be held on an issue such as the Euro or whether Britain should join a potential American attack on Iraq.
He has made it clear that he does not support any British involvement in an attack on Iraq unless it is backed by the United Nations, whereas some believe that Blair supports the Americans in an attack on one of the ‘axis-of evil’ nations.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /prime_minister_british_politics.htm   (1256 words)

 Politics of British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Politics of British Columbia involves not only the governance of British Columbia, Canada, and the various political factions that have held or vied for legislative power, but also a number of experiments or attempts at political and electoral reform.
In the face of mounting unpopularity and numerous scandals, the party was defeated at the polls and collapsed in 1991.
British Columbia is the only province in Canada with recall election and initiative legislation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_British_Columbia   (847 words)

 bowblog: British Politics Archives
The man's been off the British political scene for half a decade and yet he can fly back into town and secure the Nation's premier political interview slot as if he'd never been away and, while he's at it, exercise real influence (as if from beyond the grave) on the succession.
Of course it's politically impossible to use the only real justification for taxing inheritance which is the perfectly sound but paternalistic economic argument that you should leave your money to someone who knows how to invest it and probably not to your idiot offspring.
Blair's vision goes much further, I think, to a political scene without parties – where parties, in fact, are irrelevant, where the idea of a party is absurd – to a 'policy marketplace' of shifting personalities and issues and platforms.
www.bowblog.com /archives/cat_british_politics.html   (6792 words)

 Amazon.ca: Contemporary British Politics: Books: Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins,Robert Leach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise but definitive introduction to British politics and government after more than five years of new Labour government.
As well as according greater attention to the growing role of the European Union in politics, this edition provides full coverage of the major changes in constitutional arrangements and governance under Tony Blair and makes comparisons throughout between politics in the United Kingdom and in other democratic political systems.
Politics is a subject that arouses conflicting emotions. Read the first page
www.amazon.ca /Contemporary-British-Politics-Bill-Coxall/dp/140390507X   (304 words)

 Palgrave Macmillan: Politics
Newspapers have their own political bias, which should be taken into account when checking out material on their websites.
The Political Studies Association has a much fuller website www.psa.ac.uk, which includes useful web links under various heading, although membership is necessary to visit its various journals on line.
Useful sites include those of the Confederation of British Industry, www.cbi.org.uk, the Trades Union Congress, www.tuc.org.uk, the Countryside Alliance, www.countryside-alliance.org, Greenpeace, www.greenpeace.org.uk, Friends of the Earth, www.foe.co.uk, the League Against Cruel Sports, www.league.uk.com, the National Farmers Union, www.nfu.org.uk, the Ramblers’ Association, www.ramblers.org.uk.
www.palgrave.com /politics/coxall/internet.htm   (936 words)

 British Politics
British Politics is a new journal from Palgrave Macmillan, incorporating a range of research papers and review articles from all theoretical perspectives, and on all aspects of British politics.
The launch issue of British Politics is available free online for the whole of 2006.
Articles include ‘In Defence of British Politics: The Past, Present and Future of the Discipline’ by Peter Kerr and Steven Kettell and ‘Interpretive Approaches to British Government and Politics’ by Mark Bevir and R A W Rhodes.
www.palgrave-journals.com /bp   (103 words)

 British politics : Politics of the United Kingdom
British politics : Politics of the United Kingdom
Governments with a small majority, or coalition governments, are much more vulnerable, and sometimes have to resort to extreme measures, such as "wheeling in" sick MPs, to get the necessary majority.
However, the British political culture isn't a 'pure' two-party system as smaller parties, such as the Liberal Democrats have members at Westminster.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_the_United_Kingdom.html   (3125 words)

 British Politics: 11/09/2003 - 11/16/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sure, we might occasionally bump into a slim American, but they are watched with a kindly interest, as one would gaze at a laboratory hamster, to see whether they will start scoffing burgers or taking leads in west end musicals.
The Westminster political mojo is in his favour.
The intent would be a thousand word e-mail on the horse race aspects of politics, with my unique brand of serious comment and dodgy jokes (ahem).
britishspin.blogspot.com /2003_11_09_britishspin_archive.html   (2728 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Society and Culture: Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Isles - The political structure and brief history of the British Isles.
British Politics Page - Online resource centre of UKPOL Magazine, providing impartial information on all aspects of British politics, from election results since 1945 to the latest political news.
Politics at the University of York - Courses, case studies, research links and bibliography.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics   (481 words)

 The British Journal of Politics & International Relations - Journal Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In other words, British Politics broadly defined will be a core (but not the exclusive) concern of The Journal and will provide its identity.
Academics operating in a broad range of fields in political science and international relations will be interested in the new journal and able to contribute to it.
Similarly, in political theory it will encourage articles on the work of the key figures in British political thought, on modern issues in political theory which have particular importance in the British context, and on the contribution of modern British political theory to the study of politics.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /submit.asp?ref=1369-1481   (1161 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: British Politics Today: Books: Bill Jones,Dennis Kavanagh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
British Politics in Focus: AS Level by Roberts
Since the 1970s British politics has undergone something of a revolution: the collapse of strong class allegiance to parties; the recovery of an economy once perceived to be in terminal decline; the near 20-year rule of the Tories; and the extraordinary emergence and establishment of the Blaire New Labour Party.
It explains, analyses and interprets the changing mosaic of political life in Britain since the 1970s.
www.amazon.co.uk /British-Politics-Today-Bill-Jones/dp/0719065097   (508 words)

 British Politics Society Norway - Official Webpage
The Winter edition of British Politics Review will be out in mid-January 2007.
The membership fee is 50 NKR for one year, and includes subscription to our quarterly newsletter British Politics Review, the right to vote at our Annual General Meeting, as well as access to any event organised by the British Politics Society, Norway.
British Embassy, Ambassador welcomes launch of British Politics Society, 18 aug 2006.
www.britishpoliticssociety.no   (317 words)

 Hi all - British Politics forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I'm in the UK and we've just started a new British Politics Forum at www.LibDemUK.tk.
Don't be put off by the name, it's a discussion forum for all British politics.
I would be grateful if you keep me up to date on your idea which inspite of the name seems a good idea.
www.politicalforum.com /viewtopic.php?t=1188   (423 words)

 In British politics, intrigue emerges as king | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
All of the big parties, and their supporters in the media, devote much manpower to monitoring the behavior of their opponents and leaping on anything that might be cited as evidence that this person cannot be trusted to hold public office.
Rather, they have become tools of the political class and sections of the media, a means of embarrassing one's foes out of office.
Ginsberg argue, the public becomes a group of "virtual citizens" who can only "watch political struggles in which we are not invited to participate." As politics becomes like the courts of old, the people once again become plebs who observe their masters bickering.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0405/p09s02-coop.html   (943 words)

 British Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
British High Commission in Ottawa and The British Council in Canada (United Kingdom's international network for education, culture and development services)
Political Resources on the Net - United Kingdom and Northern Ireland - Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and Elections
British Election Studies Information System - BESIS (data and documents for cross-sectional studies - London Guildhall University and University of Essex)
web2.uwindsor.ca /courses/ps/dartnell/uk.htm   (998 words)

 British Politics
So, to maintain your political focus over the next few days, I'll be writing a piece on the challenges of each of the major parties over the next year, starting with the Conservatives.
Watching the news yesterday and today, I reflected on the difference between the political debate of the day on family breakdown and the news of the day the three murders of prostitutes in Ipswich.
This chance encounter led Nick Davies to try and discover what had happened to this boy, his friends, and from there he went from inner city to inner city, from youths who burnt out pubs to families trying desperately to hold their area together.
britishspin.blogspot.com   (3018 words)

 Amazon.com: The New British Politics (3rd Edition): Books: Ian Budge,Ivor Crewe,David McKay,Ken Newton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Written by internationally known specialists from the top Politics Department in the UK, the book combines incisive and original analysis with clear and direct presentation.
Written by internationally-known specialists from the top politics department in the UK, the book combines incisive and original analysis with clear and direct presentation, specially tailored to the needs of lecturers, teachers and students of British politics from A-level to second year university.
Political News — For the latest political news, visit latimes.com.
www.amazon.com /New-British-Politics-3rd/dp/0582473357   (1263 words)

 BUBL LINK: British politics
Brief histories of ten British political parties and pressure groups, and the results of the twenty general elections between 1832 and 1918.
Database of Early Day Motions, which are motions introduced by Members of Parliament that are generally not debated but are rather used to draw attention to a particular issue or gather support for it by having other MPs add their signatures.
There is also an extensive index of British political resources, arranged alphabetically, including information on constitutions, electoral systems, political parties and speeches.
bubl.ac.uk /link/b/britishpolitics.htm   (503 words)

 SkyMinds.Net (British Politics : Inequality and Race)
According to Seymour-Ure (in The Political Impact of Mass Media, 1974), the disturbances in Notting Hill in 1958 symbolised a turning point in British race relations.
Previously, immigration had been a relatively peripheral political issue ; after 1958 it became one of the most important and the most sensitive.
In 1962, the Conservative Government passed the Commonwealth Immigration Act, introducing controls through a voucher system to limit the flow of West Indian and Indian sub-continent immigrants.When the Labour Government came to power, instead of repealing the legislation, as they might have (cf.
www.skyminds.net /politics/gb_09_inequality_and_race.php   (843 words)

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