Rational choice and British politics [electronic resource] : an analysis of rhetoric and manipulation from Peel to Blair / Iain McLean
- McLean, Iain
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages) : illustrations
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington and the Repeal of the Corn Laws -- App. 2.1 Variables Used in the Rollcall Analysis -- 3.Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the Relaunching of the Tory Party 1846-86 -- 4.The Great Victorian Realignment -- 5.The Failure of Imperialism: Joseph Chamberlain and Enoch Powell -- App. 5.1 Did Enoch Powell win the 1970 General Election for the Conservatives? Did he win the February 1974 General Election for Labour? -- 6.Lloyd George: Supreme Tactician and Ambitious Strategist -- 7.The Patriot Game: Rhetoric and Heresthetic in the Anglo-Irish Treaty Negotiations of 1921 -- App. 7.1 Articles of Agreement for a Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland, December 6, 1921 -- App. 7.2 Extracts from the Diary of Erskine Childers 1870-1922, Secretary to the Irish Delegation -- App. 7.3 Preference Orderings -- App. 7.4 The Irish Decision Sequence, 5 December 1921 -- 8.'There is no alternative': Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair -- 9.Conclusion.
- This study explores the course of British parliamentary politics over 150 years. It combines social science and analytical narrative history to analyse turning points in British politics such as the repeal of the Corn Laws.
- Rhetoric—Political aspects—Great Britain—History—19th century
- Rhetoric—Political aspects—Great Britain—History—20th century
- Manipulative behavior—Political aspects—Great Britain—History—19th century
- Manipulative behavior—Political aspects—Great Britain—History—20th century
- Great Britain—Politics and government—1837-1901
- Great Britain—Politics and government—20th century
- 9780191599873 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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